Recent IELTS Test Questions and Topics Worldwide – February to November 2020

Welcome to our new latest IELTS exam questions page! Here you will find the most recent IELTS questions that test takers remembered and shared, updated daily in real time. Test questions are organised by country of origin, with countries in alphabetical order. Identical questions that appeared in two or more countries on the same day posted only once (no duplicates). The NEW label indicates most recently added questions.

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Recent IELTS exam questions from Australia
Recent IELTS exam questions from Azerbaijan
Recent IELTS exam questions from Bangladesh
Recent IELTS exam questions from Belgium
Recent IELTS exam questions from Bulgaria
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Recent IELTS exam questions from China
Recent IELTS exam questions from Germany
Recent IELTS exam questions from Ghana
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IELTS test in Australia

Recent IELTS questions from Australia

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by A.K. who took IELTS in Melbourne.

Listening test

Part 1. An enquiry about holiday accommodation.
Part 2. Promotional talk about a gym.
Part 3. About locations on a map.
Part 4. A presentation about bee hives and colonies of bees.

Reading test

Passage 1. About marketing tactics.
Passage 2. A text on pearl diving in Bahrain.
Passage 3. About optimism and its effect on memory functions.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps of one site drawn 20 years apart. We were asked to compare them.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some think that young people should be free to choose any career they like, while others say that they should think more realistically about their future. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– When was the last time you did something in a hurry?
– Can you perform well in a hurry?
– What are some things you would never do in a hurry?
– Are people more likely to make mistakes when they are in a hurry? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an energetic person that you know. Please say:

– Who this person is
– How you know him/her
– Why he/she is so energetic
– And explain how you feel about him/her.

Part 3 (Discussion)

In Part 3 the questions were related to the Cue Card topic. Unfortunately A.K. did not remember the exact questions.

IELTS test paper #2 (General)

Shared by N.M. who took a computer-delivered test.

Listening test

Part 1. A talk describing packages and trips to New Zealand and South Africa, things to do and prices.
Questions: fill in the blanks.

Part 2. A talk explaining the necessary steps to get a drivers license.
Questions: dragging words into gaps.

Part 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. The history of modern inventions such as radio and cash registers.

Passages 2-4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are doing an evening course. Write a letter to the principal of your school and explain that the course that you are taking is slightly different in the way it is delivered from what the school offered. In your letter

– provide the details of the course.
– explain what the problem is
– give some suggestions to fix the problem.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that the Internet will soon become the preferred method of delivery of the news and information, causing the newspapers and magazines to gradually disappear. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and include examples from your knowledge or experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What did you like about the house you lived in when you were a child?
– Describe the house that you live in now.
– What would be your ideal house like?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a person who taught you a skill when you were a child. Please say
– Who the person was
– What skill he/she taught you
– Whether it was easy to learn the skill and why.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about jobs.
– Do companies prefer multi-tasker workers or specialist staff nowadays? Why?

IELTS test paper #3 (Academic)

Shared by D.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two diagrams showing Darwin city waterfront in 2009 and after 2014 reconstruction. We had to compare and describe both of them.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays online shopping is extremely popular. Discuss the impact of it on the environment and on people, who lost their jobs because of it.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like cakes and sweets?
– Do you like spending time by yourself?
– Do you like your house? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a uniform that you wore in the past. Please say

– Describe it.
– Where and when was it?
– How did you feel about wearing a uniform?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Who bought it for you?
– Why is it important to wear a uniform?
– Does the fashion industry influence the dressing style of younger people?
– Is children’s dressing style influenced by their peers?

IELTS test paper #4 (Speaking)

Shared by T.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you prefer working in the morning or afternoon?
– Has your job changed recently?
– Do you go to parks?
– What do you usually do at the park?
– Did you play in a park as a child?
– Do you laugh a lot?
– Do you make people laugh?
– How do you do it?
– When was the last time you laughed?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an important journey that was delayed for some reason. Please say

– Describe the journey.
– Why was it delayed?
– How did you feel about it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about travel.
– Do you like to travel?
– Do you do it often?
– What mode of transport do you use?
– What is the difference between modern transport and the old transport?
– What impact does it have on people and the environment?
– Do you prefer using your own car or public transport?
– What is the importance of traveling?

IELTS test paper #5 (General)

Shared by P.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

There are insufficient sport facilities in your hometown for people your age. Write a letter to the local council. In your letter

– Tell them where you live
– Describe the problem
– Explain what you would like them to do about it

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays more and more people prefer to wear fashionable clothes. Is this a good or a band trend?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Is it important to enjoy your work?
– Do you like the people you work with?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you felt happy. Please say

– What made you happy
– Where you were
– Who was there with you
– And why you felt happy about this.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What things can make you happy?
– Do you think money makes people happy?
– What kind of people do you think are most likely to be happy?
– Is there a connection between a person’s age and their happiness?
– Do you think old people are happier than young people?

IELTS test paper #6 (General)

Shared by D.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You relocated to a new country for work. Write to your previous co-worker. In your letter

– Tell him/her where you live in the new country
– Describe how you feel
– Explain what you are doing at work
– Invite him/her for a visit.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that public libraries are necessary, while others believe that nowadays public libraries are no longer important. What is your opinion?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What is the most interesting part of your hometown?
– Did you ever live in the countryside?
– Do you like living in the city or in the countryside more?
– What do you like about living in the countryside?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about something that you borrowed from a person you know. Please say:

– What you borrowed
– When you borrowed it
– Why you borrowed it
– And when you returned it.

Follow up question: do you borrow things often?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Is borrowing things good or bad, in your opinion?
– Would you let someone borrow a valuable thing from you?
– Should people be keeping the things they borrowed for a long time?
– Is it a good idea to borrow books, or is it better to buy your own?

IELTS test paper #7 (Speaking)

Shared by K.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like about your work?
– Do you like eating fish?
– Is it easy to buy in the area where you live?
– Is fishing popular in your country?
– Do you know any good fishing spots?
– Would you keep fish as pets?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a person you saw on TV recently. Please say

– when it was
– who it was
– why he/she was on TV

Follow up question: Do you watch the news often?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How is today’s news different compared to the past?
– Does social media have any influence on the news?
– Who does a better job reporting the news, social media or TV channels?
– Is TV news more informative?
– Is TV news more influential than the news online or in a newspaper?

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IELTS test in Azerbaijan

Recent IELTS questions from Azerbaijan

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by V.

Listening test

Part 1. A phone conversation with a travel agency.

Part 2. A Map description of a new library including books’ locations.

Part 3. A discussion about some presentation.

Part 4. A science study about dolphins.

Reading test

Passage 1. About bovid (cloven-hoofed mammals) and their natural habitats.

Passage 2. About fibers in clothing.

Passage 3. An article about English as an international language.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given one pie chart and one triple-line graph. The pie chart showed the distribution of workforce in 2003. There were three groups of people – born in Australia, English-speaking and non-English-speaking countries. The line graph compared the unemployment rates of those groups between 1993 and 2003.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that restoration of old buildings costs too much; we should demolish them and build new ones instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by V.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you like to hang pictures on the wall?
– How often do you go to art galleries?
– Did you like art lessons in school?
– Let’s talk about numbers.
– Can you memorise phone numbers easily?
– Did you like studying math in school?
– Why is that?
– Are numbers important for your current study?
– Why or why not?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an incident where someone apologised to you. You should say:

– Who was it?
– When was it?
– What did the person say?
– Why was this incident memorable to you?

Follow up question: Do people in your country apologise often?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of apology means more to you, words or actions?
– Why are people selfish?
– Should we be more thoughtful?

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IELTS test in Bangladesh

Recent IELTS questions from Bangladesh

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by F.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your family is going to celebrate an occasion and your child need a day off from school. Write a letter to the headmaster of the school. Include the following in your letter:

– What the occasion is
– Why it is important that your child attends the celebration, and
– How your child is going to make up for the missed lessons.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that when travellers visit other countries for business or holiday purposes, they should follow the local customs such as table manners, greetings and dress code traditions. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the common mode of transportation in your country?
– What kind of transportation system would you like to see in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a place you recently visited that has been affected by pollution. Please say

– When you went there
– What was polluted the most
– How you felt about that.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are the main causes of pollution in your city?
– What can be done about it?
– Does the government need to help people reduce pollution?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by M.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given one line graph showing three household appliances used in three countries within three years’ time.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays celebrities earn more money than politicians. What are the reasons for this? Is it a positive or negative development?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your work?
– What are your responsibilities there?
– Would you like to work there in the future?
– Does your job require full concentration?
– What do you mean by concentration?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about advice you received from someone that was very helpful. Please say

– What was the advice?
– Who gave it to you?
– Why was it helpful?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you often get advice from older people?
– Do you like to give advice to others?
– Why don’t many people follow good advice?

IELTS test paper #3 (Academic)

Shared by M.

Listening test

Part 1 Questions: Fill in the gap (one word only).
Part 2 Questions: Multiple choice.
Part 3 Questions: Multiple choice.
Part 4 Questions: Fill in the gap (one word only).

Reading test

Part 1 Questions: True/False/Not Given, Fill in the gap (one word only).
Part 2 Questions: Matching headings, Fill in the gap (one word only).
Part 3 Questions: Multiple choice, Match sentence endings, Yes/No/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar graphs describing the numbers of Australian employed men and women, by age groups (15-19, 35-44, 61-64) in years 1984, 2004 and 2014.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In many countries students do not want to study science subjects at university. Why is this happening? What will be the consequences of this for the society?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Let’s talk about the place where you live.
– What things don’t you like about your hometown?
– Let’s talk about haircuts.
– How long have you had your current haircut?
– How often do you get a haircut?
– Have you ever had an unpleasant haircut experience?
– Do you like to change the colour of your hair? Why or why not?
– Let’s talk about walking.
– Do you walk a lot?
– Do you walk more now than you did in the past?
– Do you think people will walk more in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a place where you read and write, apart from your home. Please say

– What place is this?
– How often do you visit it?
– Why do you like this place?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Can you tell me about some other places where you can read or write?
– Why do you think home can be a convenient place to study?
– Do you think that children can create a disturbance to your study at home?
– Some people think that a public park can be a great place to study. Why?

IELTS test paper #4 (Academic)

Shared by A.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the migration of people between five European countries in 2011.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Full-time university students spend a lot of time studying, however they should perform other activities too. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Tell me about the previous house you lived in.
– Tell me about the house where you live now.
– What type of house do you dream to live in?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a person you like very much. You should say

– What is the name of the person?
– When did you meet for the first time?
– What do you do together?
– Why do you like him/her?

Follow up questions:

– Are you happy when you are with him/her?
– Does he/she feel the same way about you?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think happiness is a universal thing?
– Does it depend on anything?
– Is job satisfaction important?
– What is the relationship between a high salary and happiness in the workplace?
– What should companies do to make their employees happy?
– How can the company benefit from this?
– Do companies in your country do this?

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IELTS test in Belgium

Recent IELTS questions from Belgium

IELTS test paper #1 (Speaking)

Shared by M.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe the city you are living in now.
– What do you like or dislike about it?
– Why is it so?
– What languages do you speak?
– What do you do to learn another language?
– Would you like to learn another one?
– Do you think English is a difficult language to learn?
– Why do you think so?
– Let’s talk about voice.
– Do you think your voice changed since you were a child?
– Do you have a voice similar to someone in your family?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a movie you watched that you liked. Please say

– What was the movie?
– Why did you like it?
– Would you recommend it to a friend?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of movies do people usually watch in your country?
– Do you think watching movies is a good way to relax?
– Do you think the way people watch movies nowadays is different from the past?
– What do you think an actor has to do, to become famous?
– Do you think actors earn a good salary?

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IELTS test in Bulgaria

Recent IELTS questions from Bulgaria

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by A.M.

Listening test

Part 1. A conversation between a woman and a photographer. She was booking his services for her granddaughter’s wedding.
Part 2. Don’t remember. The questions were to label a map and 5 multiple choice questions.
Part 3. A conversation between two students.
Part 4. A lecture on sound perception.

Reading test

Part 1. A text about New Zealand tree species.
Part 2. A text about how pencils are made.
Part 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We got a bar chart describing the percentage of people with a secondary school level of education in two different age groups: 55 and older, and 25 to 35 years old.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many cities are replacing cars with bicycles. What are the reasons for this? Which do you think is better?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Let’s talk about the place where you live.
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Did you enjoy painting at school?
– What do you think about passion and success?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a goal that you wanted to achieve and succeeded. Please say

– What did you want to achieve?
– Why did you have this goal?
– How did you do it?
– How did you feel after achieving it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Some more questions related to achieving goals.
– Is success important?

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IELTS test in Canada

Recent IELTS questions from Canada

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by K.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table of the number of male and female workers per sector in 1993 and 2003.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people argue that public libraries have become unnecessary because nowadays information can be accessed from home using the Internet. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you study or work?
– Do you stay up late at night?
– What do you do at night?
– How do you feel about staying up late at night?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a time when you experienced a lot of noise. Please say

– When it happened
– What kind of experience it was
– What you did about the noise.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Why do some people make noise?
– What kind of noise do you often hear in the city?
– Do you think the government should regulate noise?
– Do you think we should accept some exceptions?

IELTS test paper #2 (General)

Shared by P.K.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently joined an evening course but you are finding it difficult to attend. Write a letter to the course coordinator. In your letter

– Provide the course details.
– Explain why you are finding it difficult to attend.
– Suggest what could be done.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many children nowadays are spending more and more time inside rather than outside. Is this a positive or negative trend? Give reasons for your answer and include examples from your knowledge or experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your name ?
– Do you study or work?
– What do you do in your free time?
– Do people in your country like to go fishing?
– Is there a place where you can see a lot of fish?
– Do you eat fish?
– Have you ever kept fish as a pet?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about one sport that you would like to play for the first time. Please say

– What sport is that?
– How you can you learn it?
– Would it be easy or difficult to learn?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Are people playing sports enough these days?
– Should they play sports more often?
– Should the government allocate more funding to support sports?
– Why do people pay so much money to watch sports?

IELTS test paper #3 (Speaking)

Shared by J.K.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do for a job?
– Is it an easy job for you?
– Do you find it interesting?
– Do people in your country prefer handwriting or typing?
– When do you prefer handwriting?
– Do you think the skill of handwriting will disappear in the near future?
– Why do you think so?
– How often do you send text messages?
– Do you prefer to call or text people?
– Who do you usually send messages to?
– Describe a message you received that was confusing to you.
– In what situations should we call instead of texting?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a photograph of yourself that you like the most. Please say

– When and where was it taken?
– Who took it?
– Explain how you feel about it.
– Why do you like it so much?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do people take too many pictures?
– On what occasions do people take pictures?
– How do people take pictures?
– Why doesn’t everyone have a professional camera?
– What do you think about photos in advertisements?
– How are advertisements’ pictures different from the rest?
– Why do textbooks have pictures in them?
– Do you think advertisements’ pictures are fake?
– What do you like about advertisements’ pictures?
– What is the role of historical pictures?
– What type of pictures can be terrible to see?

IELTS test paper #4 (Academic)

Shared by H.S. and T.A.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about Bovines (a type of animal).
Questions: fill in the blanks, match kinds of animals to statements.

Passage 2. Synthetic fibers.
Questions: fill in the blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. About the English language.
Questions: matching headings, matching statements to people, summary completion.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram on recycling of cans. We had to describe it in a 150-word report.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

These days the fashions in clothing are constantly changing. Is this affecting individuals and the environment in a positive or a negative way? Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your knowledge and experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you study?
– Why do you find this subject interesting?
– Who is more important to you, your teachers or your fellow students?
– Do you like holidays?
– Do you prefer one long holiday or several shorter holidays?
– Where do you like to go on holidays?
– What is a better holiday destination, a city or the countryside?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you spent a long time choosing a gift for someone. Please say

– Who the recipient was
– What the gift was
– How you chose it
– And explain why you spent so long choosing the gift.

Follow up question: Did the person appreciate your gift?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Why do people spend so much time choosing gifts?
– Is there a difference between the gifts that men or women choose to give?
– Why is there a difference?
– How important is the price when choosing a gift?

IELTS test paper #5 (General)

Shared by M.K.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your friend is planning to go on a business trip to a city you know well. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter

– tell him/her about some attractions to go sightseeing
– recommend a restaurant to eat
– give some advice on transportation

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that team sports are more beneficial than individual sports. What are the benefits of playing in a team? How can it help later in life?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Would you change your job in the future?
– Are clothes important to you?
– What kind of clothes do you prefer to wear?
– Do you like reading?
– Do you prefer reading a book or watching a movie? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a book you have read and found it useful or interesting. You should say

– what book it was
– when you read it
– why you decided to read the book
– and why you found it useful or interesting.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Why do people read books?
– Are younger people interested in the same books as older people?
– Do you think e-books will replace print books in the future?
– Are books telling the story better than movies do?

IELTS test paper #6 (General)

Shared by N.K.

Listening test

Part 1. A person was enquiring about furniture.
Part 2. A gardening lesson.
Part 3. A discussion between two students and a professor.
Part 4. About different parenting approaches.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You experienced an incident on public transport that caused you distress. Write a letter to the manager of the public transport company. In your letter

– describe the incident
– explain how this incident affected you
– suggest what could be done about it.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that studying at school in not important because most important things are learnt outside the school. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Let’s talk about where you live.
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Do you have a park nearby?
– Do you have stores nearby?
– Do you like spending time in a park?
– Did you enjoy playing in a park as a child?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a job that you would not like to do. Please say

– What job is it?
– How do you know about it?
– Is it hard or easy to do?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What interests people more, a good salary or an interesting job?
– Can people with different levels of income be equally happy?
– Is pay raise the best motivation tool for workers?
– What else can employers do to motivate their employees to perform better at work?

IELTS test paper #7 (General)

Shared by G.M.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your trainer to let him/her know that you cannot continue doing a sport activity with him/her. In your letter
– Give details of the sport activity and your session times
– Explain why you are leaving
– Tell the trainer what you liked about him/her.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In many countries youngsters are more aggressive and disrespectful now compared to the past. Why is this happening? What can be done to improve the situation?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Let’s talk about you.
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do at work?
– Do you like your work? Why?
– Would you like to continue doing this in the future?
– What are some common topics of your conversations with friends?
– Did these topics change since you were young? Why?
– Are you a tidy person?
– Are you tidier at home or work?
– Are you tidier than your other family members?
– Were you this tidy when you were younger?
– Is it important to be tidy all the time?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a sports activity you would like to learn. Please say

– what activity you would like to learn
– where you would like to learn it
– how this activity would be beneficial to you

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Why is it important to learn new sports?
– Do sports activities only help to keep fit?
– Is spending money on buying expensive front row tickets to sports matches a good idea or a waste of money?
– Should the government spend money on sports?

IELTS test paper #8 (General)

Shared by T.D.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently organized an event that was mentioned in a newspaper article. The article had some incorrect information about the event. Write a letter to the newspaper editor and include the following in your letter:

– When and where the article was published
– What information in the article was wrong
– How you expect the editor to correct the error

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that school children should be given individual class work, while others think that working in small groups is better for them. Discuss both approaches and include your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your name?
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of work do you do?
– Do you like your work?
– Why did you choose to work in this field?
– Do you laugh often?
– Do you watch comedy series or movies?
– Why do you like them?
– Share the funniest incident you saw on TV.
– Do you think your friends would laugh at the same topics that you find funny?
– Why is it important to laugh?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a person who taught you something. Please say

– Who the person was
– Where you met the person
– What the person taught you
– How and where they taught you

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think university education should be made compulsory?
– Do you think technology has helped in university courses?
– Do you think computers will take over universities in the future?

IELTS test paper #9 (General)

Shared by L and M.

Listening test

Part 1. A conversation about an insurance policy.
Questions: a form to fill in.

Part 2. A map with some locations marked.
Questions: labelling a map and multiple choice.

Part 3. The topic wasn’t shared.
Questions: multiple choice.

Part 4. A lecture about the Australian food market.
Questions: fill in the blanks.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You read a newspaper article that captured your attention. Write letter to your friend and recommend reading the article. Include the following in your letter:

– Where and when the article was published
– What the article was about
– Why it is important that your friend reads it.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In some countries people of all age groups are engaging in too many sports or over-exercising. Are there more advantages or drawbacks to this development?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you make your friends laugh?
– Do you consider yourself to be funny?
– Is it important to laugh?
– Have you ever borrowed things from others?
– What kind of things have you borrowed?
– Is it good to borrow books from friends?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an interesting old person you know. Please say

– Who he/she is
– How you met him/her
– What you do together
– Why you think he/she is interesting.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think elderly people should live with their family or in nursing homes?
– Whose responsibility do you think it is to care for the elderly?

IELTS test paper #10 (General)

Shared by U.K.

Listening test

Part 1. A conversation regarding a festival.
Questions: a form to fill in.

Part 2. The questions for this recording were multiple-choice followed by table matching. The speaker’s accent was unusual.

Part 3. The questions were multiple choice with 4 options followed by table matching.

Part 4. A monologue about New Zealand study program.

Reading test

Passage 1. A hotel brochure.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Match titles on tourist bags to their features.

Passage 3. Employer Bike Program.
Questions: matching titles.

Passage 4. Rail Ticket program offered by an employer.
Questions: sentence completion.

Passage 5. A text about twins and a study on twins by many scientists.
Questions: multiple-choice, matching scientist names to statements and sentence completion from one paragraph.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your friend to ask him/her to develop a website for your business. In your letter

– Give a brief description of the business
– Mention what you’d like to be there on the website
– Provide some ideas on use of images on the web site.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Scientists believe that the world is in danger due to environmental changes. Some people say that personal lifestyle changes should be made to reduce the damage to environment, while others think that the government should do something to help. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What motivates you to go to the office every day?
– Do you think that being alone sometimes is important?
– How often do we need to be alone and think about ourselves?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you were in a crowded place. Please say

– Where and when it happened
– Who was there with you
– What you did there
– How you felt in that environment.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you like being in crowded places?
– Why do people go to crowded places?
– Do children love going there?
– What are some crowded places in your area?
– What changes can you observe in people’s behaviour when they are in crowded places?
– Do you think industrialisation is a cause for environmental problems?
– Do we really need industrialisation? If yes, to what extent?

IELTS test paper #11 (General)

Shared by N.S.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

A friend of yours is living in another country. You would like to work in his/her country for a while. Write a letter to your friend and say

– Explain why you would like to work in his/her country
– Describe your skills and experience
– Ask for some information about working in his/her country

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people hold the view that a good teacher is more important for education success while others think the student’s attitude is more important to succeed in education. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What kind of house do you live in?
– Do you like living there?
– Is it similar to the house where you grew up?
– What do you remember about the house where you grew up?
– What is the difference between that house and one you live in now?
– Do you go to museums often?
– When was the last time you visited a museum?
– Do you like learning about history?
– Do you think it is important to learn about history?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you couldn’t use your mobile phone. Please say

– When it happened
– Where it happened
– Why you couldn’t use your mobile phone
– How it made you feel

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Is using a mobile phone always appropriate?
– Where in your country people can’t use a mobile phone?
– Do you think as a society we should have clear rules when a phone can’t be used?
– Nowadays many children have mobile phones. Do you think it is a good idea?
– At what age should children be given phones? Why?
– Many parents use phones to keep their kids busy, is this a good idea?

IELTS test paper #12 (General)

Shared by A.K. and M.S.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your local council is closing the children’s playground in your locality as not many children visit the park. Write a letter to the council requesting not to close it. Include the following in your letter:

– How important is the playground for children?
– Why don’t children go to the playground?
– What can be done to bring children back to the park?

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people think that money is important to achieve happiness. What is the importance of money to happiness? Give reasons for your answer and include examples from your experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy eating cakes?
– Did you like cakes as a child?
– Do you enjoy baking?
– Have you baked anything recently?
– On what occasions do people bake a cake in your country?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a challenge you faced lately and found it hard. You should say

– What was the challenge?
– Why did you find it hard?
– What did you do to overcome it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do children and adults face the same kind of challenges?
– What kind of challenges do children face?
– Should parents allow their children to be challenged?
– Are parents too protective of their children nowadays? Why?
– What are the differences between challenges in individual and team sports?
– Today more people are engaged in dangerous sports. What are the reasons?

IELTS test paper #13 (Academic)

Listening test

Part 1. A hotel venue booking for a party.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).

Part 2. Historical buildings map description.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Part 3. Don’t remember.

Part 4. About new ways to overcome flood problems.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a recycling process.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Passage 2. Description of detergents or soap making.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Passage 3. About the process of textile cotton production.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart showing health care distribution in three different countries in Europe. We had to summarize the data and draw a conclusion.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that women should be treated as equal to men when applying for a job with police or the military. Others think women are less suitable for this kind of job. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

IELTS test paper #14 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Where do you stay now?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– How long did you live there?
– Describe your favorite room.
– Why is it your favorite place?
– Do you think people smile a lot nowadays?
– Are their smiles artificial or genuine mostly?
– When do you usually smile?
– Why is that?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a person who came up with a new idea or invention, whom you know well. Please say

– Who is that person?
– Where and when did you meet?
– What was his/her idea or invention?

Follow up question: Why did you appreciate it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How can people innovate or make new discoveries?
– How do they come up with these innovations?
– At what age do children learn to form their own opinions and make decisions?
– Who helps them?
– Why do they start having their own opinions at a certain age?
– Do you think their opinions are likely to be similar to their parents’ opinions?
– Why is that?

IELTS test paper #15 (General)

Shared by G.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to an English speaking friend who wants to come for a short stay, to let them know that unfortunately you will be busy during their visit. In your letter

– Explain your situation.
– Suggest alternative dates to meet.
– What activities could you do together?

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that it is better to get advice from old people compared to young people. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and include relevant examples.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you prefer to work in the morning or afternoon?
– Why is that?
– What do you do for a job?
– Did your job change recently?
– What did you do in the past?
– What do you like the most about this job?
– Do you like running? Why?
– Did you participate in any running races?
– Do you watch athletic games on TV?
– Do you have suitable places for running in your neighborhood?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a goal that you set up for yourself and how you achieved it. Please say

– What was the goal?
– What did you do to achieve it?
– What was the hardest part for you?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is your goal now?
– Is it good to have one?
– Why do you think so?
– How hard is it to stick to your goals or ideas?
– Why is it so?

IELTS test paper #16 (General)

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to the city council complaining about a road near you. In your letter

– Introduce yourself and say where you live
– Explain the problem
– Say what you want done.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many organisations and companies ask their staff to wear a uniform. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this? What kind of jobs should have a work uniform?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Where do you prefer living, in the country or in the city?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you take breaks at work?
– Do you like history?
– Have you read any books about history?
– Do you watch historical movies?
– Do you visit museums?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a dream home you would like to live in. Please say

– What kind of home would it be?
– Why would you like to live in it?
– Who would you like to live with?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What type of houses do people in your country prefer to live in?
– What considerations do people have when choosing a place to live?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in an old house?
– Is living in a new house always better than living in an old house?
– Do you think preserving historical buildings is important, and why?

IELTS test paper #17 (General)

Shared by A.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have been travelling to another city and you left some of your documents at the hotel while checking out. Write a letter to the hotel manager. In your letter
– Say what you left at the hotel
– Explain why the documents are important
– Tell the manager what you want him/her to do with the documents.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that a good training course can prepare anyone to become a good teacher. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Note: The speaking test was a little different from the previous IELTS exams (before Coronavirus) since there was a glass that separated me from the examiner and the examiner checked my identification card from a distance.

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification card?
– Just open the first page and show me from behind the glass.
– Can you tell me what you liked about the house you grew up in?
– Tell me about the house that you live in now.
– What type of house do you dream to live in?
– Have you ever borrowed something?
– Do you think it is a good idea to borrow things that you need?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an elderly person you know who influenced your life. Please say

– When did you see him/her?
– What do you do together?
– Why do you like him/her?
– How did he/she influence your life?

Follow up questions:

– How do you feel about him/her?
– Does she/he feel the same way about you?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think elderly people are important? Why?
– How should we behave with them?
– How will the future generations behave with elderly people?

IELTS test paper #18 (Speaking)

Shared by P.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like running?
– How often do you run?
– Where do you go for a run?
– Are there many places suitable for running in your hometown?
– Have you ever participated in a marathon?
– Would you watch a marathon on TV? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an incident when someone apologised to you. Please say

– what happened
– who apologised to you
– how you reacted
– how you felt after the incident.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– In what cases should people apologise?
– Why do people need to apologise?
– Do people always mean what they say when they apologise?
– Why do people apologise when they don’t really mean it?
– Do you feel that people are more selfish now than in the past?
– Are children selfish too, or just adults?
– Do you think the influence of modern society makes people more selfish?
– Is it good for people to be selfish?

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IELTS test in China

Recent IELTS questions from China

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by M.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You want to improve your knowledge of foreign language which can help you at work. Write a letter to a foreign language teacher and say

– Where did you hear about the teacher?
– Why do you want to learn the foreign language?
– Ask some questions about the course.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that it is fine for professional sportsmen and sportswomen to misbehave on or off the field, as long as they are playing well. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
– Do you like reading books?
– What type of books do you read?
– Are you reading a book presently?
– Would you like to write a book in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a situation where you had to tell a lie to your friend. Please say

– What was the lie?
– When and where did you lie?
– Why did you do it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Are you a patient person in your life?
– When did you get impatient recently?
– Why did it happen?

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IELTS test in Germany

Recent IELTS questions from Germany

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by M. H.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart that showed the percentages of top ten sports played in Canada in 1998 and 2002.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some say that because the Internet has made a lot of information accessible, it is not important to learn facts related to history or science anymore. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– Is your job interesting?
– Would you like to change your job in the future?
– Do you go shopping often?
– What do you buy?
– Do you bargain?
– Do you compare prices of items and why?
– Have you seen any celebrities in your life?
– Name one celebrity would you like to interview. Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a mistake that you have made. Please say

– What the mistake was
– When you made it
– How you felt about it

Follow up question: Did you tell anyone about your mistake?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What can parents do about the mistakes of their children?
– What can you learn from your mistakes?
– Should your employer point your mistakes out?
– If top officials make mistakes, what influence does it have on the general public?
– How can human error be avoided or minimised?
– Would self-driven cars resolve traffic problems of today?

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IELTS test in Ghana

Recent IELTS questions from Ghana

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by F.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

Two bar charts were given. One was describing the percentage of men in 3 different age groups who were employed in 1984, 2001 and 2014. The other bar chart described the percentage of women, also in three age groups (same as men), who were employed in 1984, 2001 and 2014. We were asked to write a report describing and comparing the charts.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The number of students studying science at university is constantly declining. What do you think are the causes? What effects will this have on our society?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Where are you from?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– Why do you like living in this house?
– Are there shops in your neighborhood?
– Are you working or studying?
– When was the last time you laughed?
– Do you like comedy movies?
– Do different people find the same things to be funny?
– Do you like spending time by yourself?
– What did you do the last time you were alone?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an incident where someone apologised to you. You should say:

– Who was it?
– When was it?
– What did the person say?
– Why was this incident memorable to you?

Follow up question: Do people in your country apologise often?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of apology means more to you: words or actions?
– Why are people selfish?
– Should we be more considerate?
– What teaches us to be considerate?

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IELTS test in Hong Kong

Recent IELTS questions from Hong Kong

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by C.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your friend would like to come and work in your country for 6 months. Write a letter to him/her, in your letter

– Recommend a city where your friend could find work
– Suggest some jobs your friend could do
– Give your friend some ideas how to connect with the local community

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

For some people learning in a group is the most effective way, while others prefer one-on-one instruction. Discuss both views. What is your opinion?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like about studying
– What subject are you studying?
– Why did you choose to study that?
– Is it a difficult subject to study?
– Is this subject a popular choice in your country?
– What kind of job would you choose after graduation?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you were forced to change your plans because of the weather. Please say

– When did this happen?
– Where were you?
– What kind of weather was is?
– Explain why you had to change your plans.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How does the weather influence people’s lives?
– Do you think that people’s mood can be affected by the weather?
– Do you think extreme weather events we are experiencing now are related to climate change?
– How has the climate change influenced your country?
– Do you think only the governments should be responsible for dealing with climate change, or individuals too?
– What measures can be taken to tackle climate change on the government and individual level?

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IELTS test in India

Recent IELTS questions from India

IELTS test paper #1 (Speaking)

Shared by S.G.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your passport?
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of things do you discuss with your friends? Why?
– Have topics of your conversations with friends change over time?
– In what way did things you talk about change?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a long car journey you went on. Please say

– Where you went
– What you did there
– Who you went there with
– And explain why you went on that journey by car.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Is car travel popular in your country?
– What are the advantages of using a car?
– Are there any other advantages?
– Are cars affordable in your country?
– Is it a good thing for everyone to own a car?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by M.V.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your passport?
– Where do you live?
– Is your neighborhood a good place to live with family and children? Why?
– What facilities are available in your neighborhood?
– How well do you know your neighbors?
– Do you meet them often?
– What kind of furniture do you have in your house?
– Which piece of furniture is your favourite? Why?
– Did anyone give you any furniture as a gift? Why?
– What kind of furniture would you like to buy in the future?
– Do you make a list before going shopping? Why?
– Why do people make a list?
– Why don’t some people like making a list?
– Do you prefer using a piece of paper or making a list on your phone?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an area of science (physics, psychology and so on) that interests you. Please say

– What it is?
– How do you know about it?
– Why are you interested in it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is the best invention in the past 100 years?
– What is the influence of science on human life?
– Do you think it is mandatory to teach science in schools?
– Do you think children love to learn science nowadays? Why?
– What are the modern methods of teaching science subjects to children?
– Are they effective? Why do you think so?
– Do you think that museums help to educate children about science? Why?
– In your daily life where can you see or practice science?
– Are all mysteries solved by science?

IELTS test paper #3 (Speaking)

Shared by B.K.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What room is your favourite in the house? Why?
– Would you change anything about your home? Why/why not?
– Would you like to move to a different home in the future?
– Are you a tidy person?
– Are you tidier at home or at work?
– Are your family members tidy?
– Is it important to be tidy?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about something you did that was a waste of time. Please say

– What the thing was
– When you did it
– How you did it
– And explain why it was a waste of time.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Are you good at managing your time?
– How do you usually organise your time?
– Do you think planning is important for time management?
– Do you think children should learn to manage time?
– Why do some people find it hard to follow their plans?
– How would you teach your children time management?
– Do old people and young people manage time in a similar way?

IELTS test paper #4 (General)

Shared by J.P. and P.S.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently discovered that there are plans to construct an airport in your locality. Write a letter to the local authority. In your letter

– Explain how you came to know about the plans
– Describe the negative effect of the construction on your neighbourhood
– Suggest a possible solution to the problem.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people in today’s society enjoy watching movies or TV programs about crime. What makes them so appealing to people? What is the impact of this on individuals and the society?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can I see your ID?
– What is your full name?
– What shall I call you?
– Do you work or study?
– What are you studying?
– Do you have a lot of furniture at home?
– What type of furniture do you like?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a movie that made you laugh. Please say

– What is the name of the movie?
– Who watched the movie with you?
– What made you laugh?
– Why do you still remember that movie?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you like comedy or a different genre of movies?
– What kind of movies do you like?
– Why do you think people of all ages like cartoons?
– Does humour help in business?

IELTS test paper #5 (Speaking)

Shared by R.P.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can I see your ID?
– What is your full name?
– What shall I call you?
– Where do you live?
– Describe the furniture in your home.
– Which piece of furniture is your favourite?
– Did anyone ever give you furniture as a gift? Why/why not?
– What kind of furniture would you like to buy?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you saw a child misbehaving in public. Please say

– where it was
– what the child was doing
– how others reacted to it
– how you felt about this.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are some examples of children’s bad behaviour?
– Are parents these days stricter than in the past?
– How should the parents should stop their children misbehaving?
– And a few more questions on the same topic that R.P. didn’t remember.

IELTS test paper #6 (General)

Shared by N.D.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Recently you saw an article in a newspaper/journal about a city/town you know and some of the information in the article was incorrect. Write a letter to the editor regarding this. Include the following in your letter:

– How you know about this city/town
– What information was incorrect
– What the editor should do about this.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people are trying to have a successful career and happy family life at the same time. What problems could this create? How can people overcome them? Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your personal knowledge or experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can I see your ID?
– What is your full name?
– What shall I call you?
– Where do you live?
– Do you like the place where you live?
– Is it a safe place to live in with children and family?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a family you know (not your own). Please say

– How you know that family
– Where they live
– Why you like this family

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Are grandparents important in your culture?
– Who is the main decision maker of the family? Why?
– What are the benefits of living in the same household with grandparents?

IELTS test paper #7 (Speaking)

Shared by K.M.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or are you a student?
– What do you do at work?
– Do you enjoy your work?
– What changes happened at your workplace while you were working there?
– Did you like these changes?
– Would you change your profession? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

– Talk about a country where you would like to work for a short period of time. Please say

– How you came to know about it
– Why you would like to work there
– What kind of job would you like to do there.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do people prefer working in other countries or in their home country?
– What kind of job can people do in other countries for a short time?
– Do you think they would enjoy doing it?
– Why don’t some people want to work in other countries?
– Do you think they are missing out on some important experience in life?

IELTS test paper #8 (Speaking)

Shared by M.S.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or are you a student?
– What do you do at work?
– Do you love your job? Why?
– Do you borrow books?
– How do you feel when someone borrows something from you?
– Do you borrow money from your friends?
– Would you lend your phone to someone?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a occasion when you helped one of your family members. Please say

– Whom you helped
– Why he/she needed help
– What you did to help, and
– How you felt about helping him/her.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How can children help their parents?
– Do you think children should be rewarded for helping?
– How can the government help citizens?
– How can citizens help their community?
– Do you think countries should help one another?

IELTS test paper #9 (Academic)

Shared by A.A.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph describing the places where people in the UK accessed internet, from 1998 to 2002. The places were as follows: home, workplace, library and school.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some children have a natural ability to grasp foreign languages and for that reason it should not be a mandatory subject in the academic curriculum. Do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Do you study or work?
– Tell me about the home you live in now.
– Do you like living there?
– Are there any shops near your home?
– Do you enjoy laughing with your friends?
– Is it necessary to laugh with your friends?
– When was the last time you enjoyed a comedy?
– Did it make you laugh? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe something you bought that was difficult to use at first. Please say

– What it was
– Where you bought it
– Why it was difficult to use, and
– How you feel about it now.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Why are some products difficult to use at first?
– Should things we buy come with instructions?
– Do you think instruction leaflets could help?
– Do you think younger people would have difficulty using this type of equipment?

IELTS test paper #10 (Academic)

Shared by K.S.

Listening test

Part 1. A conversation between a real estate agent and a lady about a property sale.
Part 2. A map of water sports locations.
Part 3. Two students were discussing a field trip.
Part 4. The rise and fall of tin cans.

Reading test

Passage 1. The invention of flash freezing and its benefits.
Passage 2. Music and its influence on a person.
Passage 3. Earth houses and their benefits.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two museum layouts, in the years 1998 and 2008. We were asked to compare the two layouts and describe any changes.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

The development of modern technology in communication has benefited some people; however, others have had no benefits at all. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Do you study or work?
– Do you enjoy your work?
– What kind of house do you live in?
– Do you like your house? Why?
– Are there any shops near your house?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a skill that you recently acquired and mastered. Please say

– What skill it is
– When you acquired it
– Why you acquired it
– And explain how you feel about the skill.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Is it important to acquire new skills?
– Do you think older generations need to learn new skills?
– Why is it important to acquire new skills?
– If there was one skill that must to be learned nowadays, which skill would that be?
– Finally, do you think it’s worth spending time on learning?

IELTS test paper #11 (General)

Shared by S.N.

Listening test

Part 1. A phone conversation about a reservation at Oope resort including the facilities for kids and adults, and activities available.
Part 2. A monologue by a tour guide about the accommodation, facilities and walking trails.
Part 3. A conversation between two students on a tourism project.
Part 4. A monologue about different marketing schemes/offers in supermarkets.

Reading test

Passage 1. Instructions for washing Orenta silk garments safely.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. A text on different kinds of garden cafes and their features .
Questions: matching information.

Passage 3. A text outlining safety instructions for workers on a construction site.
Questions: fill in the blanks.

Passage 4. A text on the London Smog, its history and works of art influenced by the London Smog.
Questions: fill in the blanks, multiple choice.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your friend about a job opportunity you came across that they might find interesting. In your letter

– give some details about the job
– mention how you came across the job opportunity
– explain why you feel the job would be suitable for your friend.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people argue that eating junk food has led to an unhealthy lifestyle. This problem has become more common among young people these days. Do you agree or disagree that junk food is the cause of the issue?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Tell me a little bit about the house you grew up in. Did you like it?
– What did you like about it?
– What about the house you live in now? Do you like it?
– Do you like it when your friends crack jokes?
– Do you like cracking jokes?
– What about comedy shows in your country? How popular are they?
– Would you watch a stand-up comedy show?
– Do you like shopping online?
– Do you think that higher prices necessarily mean better quality?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a mistake you once made. Please say

– when the incident occurred
– why you made the mistake
– what you learnt from this mistake

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about human mistakes.
– Why do you think humans are expected to not make mistakes, compared to other living beings?
– What do you think parents should teach children about mistakes?
– Do you think mistakes should be corrected immediately, or should time be taken before correcting a mistake?
– How about mistakes at work?
– How should they be dealt with?
– Do you think advances in technology will reduce the number of mistakes we make? Why?

IELTS test paper #12 (Academic)

Shared by K.S.

Listening test

Part 1. A phone conversation.
Questions: multiple choice, fill in the blanks.

Part 2. A monologue about an old ship.
Questions: multiple choice, matching information.

Part 3. A conversation regarding some project work.
Questions: multiple choice, fill in the blanks (no more than 2 words).

Part 4. A study related to babies.
Questions: fill in the blanks (no more than 1 word).

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about some lizard species.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, fill in the blanks.

Passage 2. Impact of music on people.
Questions: matching headings, True/False/Not Given, fill in the blanks.

Passage 3. A study regarding working from home.
Questions: fill in the blanks, sentence completion, 1 multiple choice.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph describing the Australian exports to four different countries (India, US, Japan and China) from 1990 to 2012.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

It’s believed that people who read for pleasure develop their imagination more and acquire better language skills compared to people who prefer watching television. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What do you like best about your home?
– Some questions on tidiness/cleanliness.
– Some questions about newspapers, magazines and comics.

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a dinner you had with your friends. Please say:

– when and where you had the dinner
– what you had
– who you went with
– whether or not you enjoyed the dinner and why.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How often you go out for dinner with your friends?
– What is the significance of food on various occasions?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of people from different age groups eating together?
– Did you share your food with others when you were young?
– Do you prefer to eat at home or in restaurants?

IELTS test paper #13 (Speaking)

Shared by A.G.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or are you a student?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why have you chosen this subject?
– What will you do after finishing your studies?
(I said I would look for a suitable job to secure my future, and the examiner asked “Why?”)
– Do you like to listen to your friends’ jokes?
– Why aren’t you good at cracking jokes?
– Are comedy programmes popular in your country?
– Why do people like to watch such programmes?
– Would you like to watch a comedy in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a city you have visited and would like to visit again in the future. Please say

– what city it is
– when you visited it
– what you liked about it
– why you would like to visit it again

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Are cities developing fast today?
– What facilities are available now that weren’t available before?
– Why is remarkable infrastructure important in cities?
– Why do youngsters love living in the cities?
– Are people living in the countryside more friendly than those who live in the cities?
– Is the environment in the countryside healthier compared to cities?
– What problems are arising in the cities?

IELTS test paper #14 (Academic)

Shared by P.J. (computer-based)

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a triple line graph describing how 3 different countries spent their money.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays nations are becoming more interesting and developing better thanks to the mixing of different nationalities and cultures. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Is there a shopping centre close to where you live?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a uniform that you had to wear in the past. Please say

– When it was
– What uniform it was
– Why it was important to wear it
– How you felt about wearing that uniform.

Follow up question: Do you still have that uniform?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you like wearing a uniform?
– Do all children like to wear a uniform?
– Why do companies have a uniform?
– Do all employees like to wear a uniform?
– How does a uniform remind employees to be loyal to their company?

IELTS test paper #15 (General)

Shared by K.S. and O.V.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are renting an apartment. Write a letter to your landlord regarding a noise problem from your neighbors. Include the following in your letter:

– What is the problem?
– What have you done about it?
– What would you like the landlord to do?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people prefer to spend time with their own age group while others like to spend their time with different age groups. Discuss both approaches and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Describe your previous home.
– How do you feel about your current home?
– What would your dream home look like?
– Is fishing popular in your country?
– Do you like fish as a meal?
– Would you keep fish as pets?
– Where do people go fishing in your country?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when someone made noise that disturbed you. Please say

– when it happened
– where it happened
– how the noise disturbed you, and
– what you did about it

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you dislike noise?
– What types of noise are there in your daily life?
– Do you think our cities are becoming noisier?
– How does that affect people’s health, in your opinion?

IELTS test paper #16 (Academic)

Shared by J.T.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were asked to describe a diagram showing the percentages of total wheat production by Europe, Asia and Rest of the World.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

It is common for people to travel long distances for work and study. Some argue that longer commute times affect people in a negative way while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Are you tidier at home or at work?
– Do your family members know you as a very tidy person?
– Why do you need to be tidy at home?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a place (other than your home) where you go to relax. Please say

– What place it is
– Where it is
– What you do in this place
– Why you like to relax there

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are some different places where people go to relax?
– What measures do employers take to help their employees relax?

IELTS test paper #17 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe your hometown.
– What don’t you like about it?
– Why is that?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an interesting person that you have met. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– Where and when did you meet?
– Explain why he/she was interesting.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What topics do men and women usually discuss together?
– Would you like to change the colour of your hair? Why?
– Why do most people lack confidence while doing public presentations?

IELTS test paper #18 (General)

Shared by P.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently been invited to talk about your country at the American academy. Write a letter to the administrator and say

– Accept the invitation and suggest possible dates.
– What topics would you like to talk about?
– What will you need for your talk?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people suggest that bringing up children by the whole family including uncles, aunts and grandparents is better, rather than only by parents. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and examples.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– What is the most interesting place to visit in your hometown?
– Do many tourists visit your country?
– Do you like long or short holidays?
– Where do you like to go on holidays?
– Do you prefer beach holidays or city holidays?
– Do you have close friends?
– What do you value the most in your friends?
– Do you meet often with your friends?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a new public building you want to visit. Please say

– What is the building?
– Where and when was it build?
– Why do you want to visit it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What types of buildings are there in your hometown?
– Is it a good trend to have skyscrapers in the city?
– Do you think buildings’ shapes and structures will change in the future?
– Would you like to live in a different-shaped building, round or triangular?
– Why is that?

IELTS test paper #19 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like your work?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Is there a park near your home?
– Do you go to a park regularly?
– What do you do there?
– When do you usually go to the park?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a situation where you helped or offered help to somebody. Please say

– When and where was it?
– What kind of help did you offer?
– Who was the person you offered it to?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you usually offer help to people?
– Do you like to help them?
– Are your neighbours helpful to you?
– How do they help you?
– What kind of help would you offer to a blind person?
– How are pets helpful to us?

IELTS test paper #20 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe your hometown.
– What do you like or dislike about your hometown?
– Why is that?
– Do you like listening to music?
– What type of music do you listen to?
– Where and when do you listen to it?
– What music do young people in your country like?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a celebration you had after some achievement. Please say

– What was the achievement?
– How did you celebrate it?
– Who did you celebrate it with?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you tell your friends about your achievements?
– How do youngsters celebrate their birthdays?
– Do older people celebrate in the same way?
– How are festivals celebrated in your country?
– Describe a wedding ceremony in your country.
– Why do some people feel happy when their favorite sport team wins?
– What is more important, a personal achievement or a victory of a team as a whole?
– Why do you think so?

IELTS test paper #21 (Academic)

Shared by M.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart with figures describing new house construction starts between 1999 and 2002.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

The reason why people buy products is to fulfil their needs and because of the products’ quality. Advertisements don’t increase products’ sales; they can only be considered a form of entertainment. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of work do you do?
– What languages do you speak?
– What languages do you use at work?
– What is more important, to do a job that you like or to work with people that you like?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a place where you go to read and write (except for your home). Please say

– What place this is
– Where it is located
– With whom you go there
– How often you visit this place.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What do you prefer, reading or writing? Why?
– What do you think is more important, reading or writing?
– What way of learning is better, by reading books or by watching videos?
– Are there things you can only learn from books?
– What is the best age to teach children to read and write?
– When do you think children should start school?

IELTS test paper #22 (Academic)

Shared by N.

Listening test

Part 1 Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).
Part 2 Questions: multiple choice, matching information.
Part 3 Questions: multiple choice, matching information.
Part 4 Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Reading test

Passage 1 Questions: True/False/Not Given, short-answer questions.
Passage 2 Questions: filling in blanks, matching information.
Passage 3 Questions: matching information, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the steps in the process of making cheese. We were asked to describe the diagram.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that music plays an important role in society. Others, however, disagree and say that music is merely a form of entertainment. Discuss both views and state your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– Is it a safe area?
– Would you consider moving somewhere else? Why?
– Do you like wearing jeans? Why?
– Do you wear jeans often?
– How do people buy jeans?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a place that is full of colour. Please say

– What place this is
– Where it is located
– What people do there
– How you learned about this place.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What colours do people like and why?
– Why do people avoid certain colours, such as red for example?
– When children buy a cake, do they choose a colourful one or a cake full of flavour?

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IELTS test in Iran

Recent IELTS questions from Iran

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by N.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given three pie charts showing vehicle exports by a particular company. We had to summarize and compare all three categories: cars, motorcycles and trucks.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people think that every individual is responsible for their happiness, but some people believe there are other external factors that influence us. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you study?
– Why did you choose this course?
– What are some drawbacks of using social media?
– Do you use more social media now compared to the past?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a singer or a music band which you listen to frequently. Please say

– Who are they?
– When and where did you hear them for the first time?
– Why do you listen to them?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What other music or band do you like?
– Why do you think people listen to music?
– Would you like to sing or play yourself?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by M.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What do you like about your work?
– Does the type of your work change from time to time?
– Do people in your city like to go to parks?
– Do you like to go to parks?
– What do you do there?
– Did you use to go to parks as a child?
– What is your favorite park?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an interesting event you have participated in recently. Please say

– When and where was it?
– What was the event?
– Why was it interesting for you?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are some social events in your country?
– What benefits do sponsors get from social events?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of international events?
– Why do you think so?

IELTS test paper #3 (Speaking)

Shared by S.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– In your school days what did you use more, a pen or a pencil?
– Do you prefer writing in pen or pencil now?
– Have you ever received a pen as a gift?
– Did you like it?
– Do you have shops near your house?
– What can you see from your windows?
– Does your house have nice views?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you have visited a crowded place. Please say

– What the place was
– Why you went there
– With whom you went there
– And whether or not you enjoyed your visit.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What crowded places are there in your city (Tehran)?
– Why do some people go to these places?
– Does it say something about these people’s personality?
– How can cities be redesigned for better living?
– What are the effects of lack of beautiful views in cities on people?

IELTS test paper #4 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Did you like the place where you grew up?
– What is your favorite type of house to live in?
– Are you a tidy person?
– Do people think of you as a tidy person?
– Should people be tidy?
– Are you more tidy at work or at home?
– Do you enjoy working with others?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about something that you have done with a group of people and you enjoyed it. Please say

– what it was
– when you’ve done it
– who was there with you
– why you enjoyed it so much.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Is it important for children to be in touch with older people?
– How can children learn to have a relationship with others?
– Is it important for girls and boys to play together in childhood?
– Can you name some activities to be done in a group and alone, and compare them?
– Is it hard to work in a group?
– What kind of people are harder to work with in a group?
– Is it important for a group to have a good leader?
– How important is it for a group to have a strong leadership?

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IELTS test in Italy

Recent IELTS questions from Italy

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by G. and L.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two pie charts showing and comparing the difference between the proportion of children under 18 years old that play a musical instrument in 1996 and 2016. There was also a bar chart showing the changes in their contribution to different musical genres.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Scientific researches should be the responsibility of governments rather than commercial organizations. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Let’s talk about numbers.
– Can you memorize phone numbers easily?
– Did you like studying math at school?
– Why is that?
– Are numbers important for your current studies?
– Why or why not?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a teacher that influenced you in high school. Please say

– Describe him/her.
– When and where was it?
– How did he/she influence you?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are the main skills needed to be a good learner?
– Do you think it’s easier to study when you are young?
– Is it more efficient to study in class or by yourself, in your opinion?

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IELTS test in Japan

Recent IELTS questions from Japan

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by K.

Listening test

Part 1. Holiday plan.
Questions: filling in blanks (no more than 1 word).

Part 2. A map description.
Questions: multiple choice, map labeling.

Part 3. A conversation between a university student and his professor.
Questions: multiple choice, filling in blanks (no more than 3 words)

Part 4. About the Perfume Museum.
Questions: multiple choice.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two line graphs showing the monthly price of rice in Thailand and Vietnam between 2009 and 2012.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some cities create new housing for their growing populations by constructing a smaller number of high-rise buildings. Other cities create more of low-rise buildings. Which solution is better, in your opinion?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– What do you do?
– What do you like about your work?
– Which sport is more popular in your country, baseball or soccer?
– Why do you think that?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a sport you would like to try for the first time. Please say

– What is the sport?
– How can you learn it?
– Is it difficult to do that?
– Why would you like to try it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Some people say that children should play outside, not inside. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
– Which is better for children, team sports or individual sports? Why?
– Why do people play sports?
– Do people need to relieve stress? Why?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by K.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– Do you like living there?
– Do you prefer to write in pen or pencil? Why?
– When was the last time you purchased a pen or a pencil?
– Have you ever bought a pen as a gift to someone?
– How would you feel if someone gave you a pen as a gift?
– What was your favourite subject in school?
– What elective subjects are popular in high schools in your country? Why?
– Are there subjects that are more popular with boys than girls?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you had to change your plans because of the weather. Please say

– What your plans were
– Why you had to change them
– What you did instead
– How you felt about this.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think the weather these days is different from the weather in the past?
– How does climate change affect the weather?
– Does weather have an effect on people’s behaviour?
– What are the effects of weather on farming?

IELTS test paper #3 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– Do you work or are you a student?
– Did you learn art at school?
– Do you like art?
– What kind of art do you like?
– Have you ever visited an art gallery?
– Are art galleries beneficial for children?
– Let’s talk about laughter.
– What kind of things make you laugh?
– Do your friends laugh at the same things as you?
– Is it important for people to laugh? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about something you bought that was difficult to use at first. Please say

– What is it?
– When did you buy it?
– What does it do?
– Why was it difficult to use for the first time?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you feel that the increase in production of consumer goods affects the environment?
– What are some of the effects of increased production on the environment?
– What are the main causes of damage to our environment?
– Do you think that only the governments are responsible for protecting the environment?
– Should large companies and organisations be more environmentally conscious? How?

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IELTS test in Lithuania

Recent IELTS questions from Lithuania

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by L.U.

Listening test

Part 1. A conversation about a National Park camp site. A woman called to book a trip there and to get information on prices, possible guided tours and the duration of the trip.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Part 2. A conversation about the London Underground map.
Questions: filling in blanks, choose answers from given options.

Part 3,4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Many advertisements and separate statements were provided.
Questions: we had to match the correct statement to each advert.

Passage 2. An article about the Sydney Fish Market.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 3. An article about childcare centers.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You promised a friend that you’ll teach their child English. Write a letter to an English teacher that you know to ask for some study books. In your letter

– Give details of the child
– Explain how you will teach him/her
– Say what books you’d like to borrow.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some say that when a person achieves success in their job, it means that he/she is selfish and doesn’t care about others. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Lets talk about you, do you work or study?
– What do you do at work?
– Do you enjoy working there? Why?
– Do you want to do this in the future?
– Let’s talk about public transport.
– Is there a lot of it in your city?
– Do you use public transport?
– Are there many people who use the public transport in your city and why?
– Let’s talk about borrowing things, do you borrow books? Why?
– Do you think borrowing money is OK?
– What about your phone, would you let someone borrow it?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a country you wish to learn more about. Please say

– How is it different from your home country?
– What are the best ways to learn about it?
– Why do you want to learn about it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

In this part the examiner started a discussion about national identity.

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IELTS test in Malaysia

Recent IELTS questions from Malaysia

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by C.K.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were asked to describe a line graph.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In some cities there are few controls over the design and construction of homes and other buildings, and owners can decide on the design of their houses. Do the advantages of this outweigh the drawbacks?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– What do you do, work or study?
– Why did you choose that degree?
– What do you plan to do in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a program or an app that you use. Please say

– What app or program it is
– Why you use it
– Who introduced it to you
– What you enjoy the most about it.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What other programs do people use?
– Why do you think some people choose not to use any apps?
– Do young people and old use the same apps or programs?
– Do you think the constant development of technology can affect people? In what way?

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IELTS test in Nepal

Recent IELTS questions from Nepal

IELTS test paper #1 (Speaking)

Shared by P.S.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your name?
– Can I see your passport?
– Where are you from?
– Do you study or work?
– Do you prefer writing by hand or typing on a computer?
– Can a computer replace writing by hand in the near future?
– Is writing by hand still popular in your country?
– Why are people nowadays still writing by hand?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about someone who is always sharing everything with others. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– What is your relationship with him/her?
– How did you meet him/her?
– Why does he/she share everything with others?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Why do people share their feelings?
– In you country, who shares their feelings more, adults or children?
– Why do men talk less about their feelings than women?
– Does sharing feelings help people?
– In what situations can sharing your feelings put you at a disadvantage?

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IELTS test in the Netherlands

Recent IELTS questions from the Netherlands

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by P.

Listening test

Part 1. Summer camp application form.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).

Part 2. A map description.
Questions: multiple choice, map labeling.

Part 3. A conversation between a university student and his professor.
Questions: multiple choice.

Part 4. About rural areas and environment in general.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Reading test

Passage 1. About deep sea bioluminescent fish and other sea creatures.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 1 word), True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Don’t remember.

Passage 3. A research conducted at a workplace of both managers and general workers.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps showing an old museum and a renovated/new museum. We had to summarize and compare the changes.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people believe that big businesses in addition to generating profits should be involved in and responsible for the social life of the community. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

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IELTS test in New Zealand

Recent IELTS questions from New Zealand

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by L.K.

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have a meeting with your manager the next day. Write a letter telling him/her what you are going to discuss in the meeting. Include the following in your letter:

– What have you done for the company in the year you worked there?
– What changes would you like to recommend?
– What training do you require?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Most people prefer shopping in supermarkets nowadays. How does this affect the local shops? What are the positive and negative impacts of this development?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your name?
– Can I see your identification, please?
– Where are you from?
– Let’s talk more about yourself. Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy your work?
– Will you continue in this job in the future?
– Do you stay out late at night?
– When was the last time you were late home?
– How do you feel after returning home late at night?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an indoor game you enjoyed in your childhood. Please say:

– What the name of game was
– With whom you played
– Why you enjoyed it so much

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are some of the other indoor games that children play?
– Is there any difference between boys’ and girls’ games?
– Do you think there should be different games for the different genders?
– What do you think is better, for children to play with their parents or friends?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by S.C.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about drinking water supply in Australia.

Passage 2. A text about clusters of IT companies.

Passage 3. A text about music as a talent.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a picture showing the use of renewable energy as a proportion of the total energy from 1971 to 2006. We were asked to summarise the information by selecting and reporting main feature and make comparisons where relevant.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

People are spending more hours at workplace in some countries. What are the positive and negative impacts of this trend?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Tell about the home you grew up in.
– Was it a house or an apartment?
– What kind of place do you currently live in?
– What would you prefer for the future, a house or an apartment and why?
– Do you like comedy?
– What kind of comedy is there in your country?
– Would you like to watch a live comedy show?
– Do you tell jokes to your friends?
– Do they laugh?
– Do you think you are funny when you tell jokes?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a foreign country you would like to know more about. Please say

– What country is it?
– What do you want to know about it?
– How is it different from your country?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is the meaning of a person’s national identity?
– How is it different from a person’s global identity?
– What should one have, a national or a global identity?

IELTS test paper #3 (Academic)

Shared by M.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar charts with percentages of distribution of number of people sharing a house in the UK in 2 different time periods.
It was similar to explaining/comparing pie charts but there were bar charts instead of pie charts.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some schools prefer to teach specialised subjects to students after the age of 15, while others suggest that all the subjects should be taught throughout school life. What are the benefits of these 2 approaches? Which one is better, in your opinion?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Describe the house you live in.
– Why do you like the house?
– Are there shops around it?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a performance you have watched. Please say

– Where was it?
– What kind of performance was it?
– What did you like the most about it?

Follow up question: Would you go to a similar concert again?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How likely are cultural performances to be accepted at international levels?
– Should the government provide financial support to cultural performances?
– What is the impact of TV on cultural performances?

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IELTS test in Nigeria

Recent IELTS questions from Nigeria

IELTS test paper #1 (Speaking)

Shared by S.O.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do for work?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you like it there?
– Is this place suitable for families with children?
– What do you think about recycling items?
– How well do you recycle items?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you forgot something important. Please say:

– What you forgot
– Why you forgot it
– How you felt when you realised you forgot it.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Why do people forget things?
– Do you know many people who forget things?
– What can help people to remember names of others?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by M.T.

Listening test

Part 1. A conversation between a woman and a staff member of a gym. The woman was trying to book her son for some swimming lessons.

Part 2. A tour of a newly renovated community library. The questions were multiple choice, selecting various contributors to the renovation ranging from money to labour and equipment from various organizations.

Part 3. A conversation between two students about their trip to Norway, specifically looking at architectural and city designs.

Part 4. A lecture on the sense of smell and its importance.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about theatres and cinemas.

Passage 2. A text about a trip to an uninhabited island.

Passage 3. Random discoveries from mistakes and unplanned processes in relation to business models and products.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We got six pie charts about a new theatre, in two categories. The respondents were interviewed regarding the quality of performances, the facilities at the complex and a third component I can’t remember. The two categories were club members and the general public.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

People after retirement often require financial assistance. Should the government be responsible for this or should the individuals make provisions for themselves? Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name?
– Can I see your identification card?
– Let’s talk about the place where you live.
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Do you enjoy eating cakes and sugary foods after your meals?
– Do you like cakes?
– On what occasions in your locality do people eat cakes?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a person who influenced you. Please say

– Who the person is
– How you met this person
– In what way the person influenced you.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– The examiner asked some more questions related to achieving goals.
– Is it important for everyone to get a university education?
– What kind of people are easy to be taught?
– Why do some individuals like studying alone and not in a group?

IELTS test paper #3 (Academic)

Shared by V.Y.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two diagrams (pictures) of a small town called Bridgetown. The first was a picture of the town in 1700 and the second was in the year 2000. We had to make comparisons between the two images and basically state the noticeable differences/similarities/features in the town’s appearance in those two years.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that economic development is the only way to end world poverty and hunger. Others argue that economic development is damaging the environment and needs to stop. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you work with others?
– What do you like about your work?
– Do you lose patience easily?
– Is patience important?
– Do you like hair styling?
– Do you change your hair style from time to time?
– Why is that?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about different kinds of local food available in your country. Please say

– What are they?
– Do you buy or make these kinds of food?
– Can you find these dishes in other countries?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What do you think about international trade activity?
– Let’s talk about world inventions.
– What is the most important invention in the recent past?
– Why do you think it is important?
– How did you hear about it?

IELTS test paper #4 (General)

Shared by A.

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently visited a local school in your community. It needs people who can help renovate the building and also help with some activities. Write a letter to the principal of the school and say

– How would you be able to help?
– When and why would you do it?
– Who will help you to do it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many parents complain about violence promoted to their children through video games, TV programs and other media. Why is it happening? What can be the solution for it?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– What do you do for entertainment there?
– What music do you listen to?
– Do you like to listen to music alone or with friends?
– Do you wear jeans?
– What is your opinion about people who wear jeans?
– Why do you think so?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a recent celebration that you were invited to. Please say

– What were you celebrating?
– Who did you celebrate it with?
– Why did you celebrate it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about convocations.
– What are the main reasons for them?
– Did you take part in any graduations?
– How is naming ceremony celebrated?
– Explain about church marriages in your country.

IELTS test paper #5 (Speaking)

Shared by N.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you prefer using a pen or a pencil to write?
– When was the last time you bought a pen or a pencil?
– Do you have a lucky number?
– Are you good at remembering numbers?
– Did you like mathematics in school?
– Were you good at math?
– It is useful to you now?
– Do you think you will use math in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an article you read online that was about healthy living. Please say

– When you read it
– What in particular it was about
– What you learnt from it

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think people follow the health advice in the articles they read?
– Is it easier now to lead a healthy lifestyle?
– Is being active / playing sports popular in your country?
– What do people do to keep fit in your country?
– Who is responsible for keeping people fit, individuals or the government?
– Should the government provide health services free of charge to everyone?

IELTS test paper #6 (General)

Shared by T.

Listening test

Part 1. A recording about registering in a Frisco’s health club.
Part 2. A recording about a charity called Eyesavers.
Part 3. A labelled diagram of an oil-less compressor.
Part 4. A discussion between a lecturer and a student about a school project

Reading test

Passage 1. A passage about different restaurants.
Questions: information matching.

Passage 2. A passage about Bart train schedules.
Questions: information matching.

Passage 3. A passage about the Latest Management model adopted by LCP technologies.

Passage 4. A passage on the history of Shimla in India.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently went on a business trip and stayed in a hotel. Upon your return home you realized you left some things at the hotel. Write a letter to the hotel manager, stating:

– The details of your stay
– The items you left behind
– What you want the manager to do.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe it is better to raise children in the city, while others consider countryside to be a more suitable choice. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– What can I call you?
– Can I see your ID?
– Tell me about the building that you live in.
– Do you love living there?
– Are there shops around where you live?
– Tell me about the kind of challenges that children face.
– What lessons do children learn from challenges?
– In the recent times, do you think parents allow their children to go through challenges?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a challenge you encountered. Please say

– What was the challenge?
– When and where was the challenge?
– How did you overcome it?
– What made it unforgettable?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is the most vital challenge the world is facing presently?
– Do you think we have a chance to overcome it?
– Can science help people overcome that challenge?

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IELTS test in Oman

Recent IELTS questions from Oman

IELTS test paper #1 (Speaking)

Shared by F. A.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name?
– Can I see your identification?
– Where do you live?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy your work?
– Do you intend to continue working there in the future?
– Are you a tidy person?
– Are you tidier at home or at work?
– Do your family members think you are tidy?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally. You should say:

– What the activity is
– Where you do this activity
– Who you do this activity with

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are some popular expensive things people love to buy?
– Do men and women buy the same expensive things or different ones?
– Do you feel that the most enjoyable things don’t have to be expensive?
– What are the advantages of having a lot of money?
– Can it cause problems if someone suddenly gets a lot of money?
– Could rich people use their money to benefit others more? In what way?
– Why do so many people seem interested in the lives if rich people?
– What would be the result if rich people had to pay very high taxes?
– If everyone in a society had the same amount of money, could that be a good thing?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by Y.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph showing annual salaries for language-related jobs in five international cities.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays online shopping is rapidly replacing physical shopping in stores. What are the positives and negatives of this development, in your opinion? Give some relevant examples.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you work with others?
– What do you like about your work?
– Do you lose patience easily?
– Is patience important?
– Do you like hair styling?
– Do you change your hair style from time to time?
– Why is that?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about different kinds of local food available in your country. Please say

– What are they?
– Do you buy or make these kinds of food?
– Can you find these dishes in other countries?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What do you think about international trade activity?
– Let’s talk about world inventions.
– What is the most important invention in the recent past?
– Why do you think it is important?
– How did you hear about it?

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IELTS test in Pakistan

Recent IELTS questions from Pakistan

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by I.I.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given one pie and one bar chart showing carbon dioxide emissions in five different European countries. We had to summarize and explain the data.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people think that TV has a positive impact on children’s creativity skills, while others believe that watching TV is damaging creative skills. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your name?
– Can I see your identification?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you study?
– Where do you study it?
– Why did you choose this subject?
– Do you read newspapers or books?
– What do you find more interesting, newspapers or novels?
– As a child did you enjoy reading comics?
– What was the most memorable gift you ever received?
– Do you enjoy purchasing gifts for others?
– Did you ever make a gift for someone by yourself?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a place outside your home that you visit when you feel stressed. Please say

– What and where is it?
– Why do you go there?
– How often do you go there?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is the difference between indoor and outdoor relaxation places?
– What places do people in your country visit usually?
– Do they visit them on a regular basis? Why is that?
– What is a perfect work-life balance, in your opinion?
– Is it different now compared to the past?
– Will this situation get worse in the future? Why?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by N.K.

Reading test

Passage 1. About some special ants.
Passage 2. About sculptures.
Passage 3. About a study conducted in New Zealand.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We got three pie charts showing percentages of musics sales of 4 companies in three different years.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In many parts of the world, women study science and technology but do not work in these fields. What measures can be taken to encourage women to work in science and technology?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your name?
– Can I see your identification?
– Where are you from?
– What kind of house do you live in?
– Do you like living there? Why?
– Are there any shops close to were you live?
– Did you write with a pen or pencil when you were little?
– What do you prefer now?
– When was the last time you bought a pen or pencil for yourself?
– Would you like it if someone gave you a pen or pencil as a gift? Why?
– Do you like spending time alone? Why?
– What do you do when you are alone?
– Why do you do that particular thing?
– When was the last time you spent time by yourself? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a time when you could not use your mobile phone. Please say

– When did it happen?
– Why couldn’t you use it?
– Why did you want to use it?
– How did you feel about it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you always carry your phone with you?
– Do you see any bans on using phones in everyday life?
– Do you think there should be rules for mobile phone use? Why?
– What about its use in a public place?
– What do you think about social rules?
– Why are they important?
– Have there been changes to social rules over time?
– Are they more strict or less strict now?
– Do you think older and younger people respond differently to these rules?

IELTS test paper #3 (Speaking)

Shared by F.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What do you think about numbers?
– Do you think numbers help people in their daily life?
– Some people think numbers affect their fortune, what is your opinion?
– Do you think this is true?
– Do you want to change something in your home?
– In your school days did you attend art classes?
– What did you enjoy the most about art classes?
– Did you study mathematics?
– Do you think maths help you in your daily life?
– Let’s talk about history. Do you find history an interesting subject?
– Did you learn history in school?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a situation when you were late. Please say

– What you were late for
– Why you were late
– What happened because you were late
– How you felt about it

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about tourism and transportation.
– Do you think transportation has changed compared to the past?
– If you wanted to improve your country’s transportation system what would you recommend?
– What are the benefits of tourism?
– What would you recommend to the government for improvement of tourism in your country?
– Some tourists choose to visit remote places, what do you think about that?
– What steps should be taken to protect the nature?

IELTS test paper #4 (Speaking)

Shared by K.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– What should I call you?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like most about your work?
– Do you like working in the morning or evening?
– When was the last time you laughed a lot?
– Do you make people laugh?
– Is it important for you to laugh together with friends?
– Have you ever played water sports is past?
– Why aren’t water sports very popular in your country?
– Did you like water in your childhood?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a small successful company you know, you should say

– How do you know about this company?
– How long do you know them?
– Why do you think they are successful?

Follow up question: What made them so successful, in your opinion?

Part 3 (Discussion)

Let’s talk about business development in your country.
– Do you think it is easier to do business now than before?
– Why is that so?
– How do you compare a business now and in the past?
– What are the important factors for a successful business?
– Will online businesses replace the conventional businesses in the future?
– In what other ways can Information Technology help you in your business?

IELTS test paper #5 (General)

Shared by K and R

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your local city council has decided to pull down the oldest building in your area because of monetary problems. Write a letter to the planning manager. In your letter

– Say why this building is important to you
– Explain what purpose this building can serve in the future
– Suggest possible ways to generate funds for the repair work.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people believe that modern technology has made people more sociable, while others think that it has isolated them. Discuss both ideas and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– What should I call you?
– Where do you live?
– What are the most important places in your hometown?
– Has your hometown changed recently? In what way?
– How do you feel about strangers?
– How often do you meet new people?
– Is it easy for you to meet new people?
– Is people’s opinion about you important to you?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you made a mistake. Please say

– what mistake it was
– when it happened
– how you made this mistake
– how it affected you.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you make mistakes often?
– What can people learn from their mistakes?
– How can people avoid making mistakes?
– Can mistakes help people become more successful?
– Is it more acceptable for children to make mistakes, compared to adults?
– What should teachers do when children make mistakes?

IELTS test paper #6 (Speaking)

Shared by A.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What do you do in your free time?
– Do people in your country like to go to the park?
– What do people do in a park?
– Do you also like to visit parks?
– What do you do while in the park?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a goal you have achieved in your life. Please say

– What was the goal?
– When did you set it?
– How was it achieved?
– How did you feel about it later?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do people usually set goals for themselves?
– What is the reason for setting goals?
– Does having a goal in life help to become successful?
– Should parents teach their children to set goals?

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IELTS test in Russia

Recent IELTS questions from Russia

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by A.S.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about sugar cane production in Australia.

Passage 2. A text about the methods of investigation of carbon footprint.

Passage 3. A text about the connection of self-esteem with appearance and academic and work performance.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two layouts of the City Hall Centre, one from 2010 and another after redesign in 2025. We were asked to compare them and describe the changes.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

More and more people decide to eat healthy food and exercise regularly. What are the reasons for this trend? What can be done to encourage more people to eat healthier and exercise?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Where do you live?
– Do you have any large shops near your house?
– Where would you like to live in the future? Why?
– Do you usually take breaks? Why?
– What do you do during breaks? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about of a piece of advice that someone gave you. Please say

– What was the advice?
– Who did you receive it from?
– When was it?
– And say how you felt about it.

Part 3 (Discussion)

Some questions about education and teaching (couldn’t remember clearly).

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IELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Recent IELTS questions from Saudi Arabia

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by S.F.

Listening test

Part 1. A phone call to an insurance agency to make a claim for loss of baggage.
Questions: 6 fill in the blanks and one form completion task with 4 blanks to fill in.

Part 2. A monologue about a journey to the mountains.
Questions: 8 multiple choice and then ‘select two from five options’.

Part 3. A conversation regarding nurses during the 1950s.
Questions: 5 multiple choice, 5 fill in the blanks.

Part 4. A study about the pre-historic era.
Questions: fill in the blanks (one word only).

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about pearls cultivation in Qatar.
Questions: fill in the blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. A text about the best editor who edited few of the most known writers’ work.
Questions: matching headings, complete a summary, match a title to the passage.

Passage 3. A study about extra-terrestrial life and aliens.
Questions: Multiple choice, Yes/No/ Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps describing how a city changed from past to present, one map was from 1950 and the other from the present time. It was difficult as there were many changes to be typed within 20 minutes.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that excessive use of modern technologies, such as computers and smartphones, is negatively affecting the reading and writing skills of our young people. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you currently live?
– Are there good shops near your residence?
– Are there any parks close to you?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an unusual animal you saw in the past. Please say:

– when and where you saw the animal
– what the animal was
– what was unusual about the animal
– why you still remember it

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are the common animals you see in your hometown?
– Do you like to keep pets? Why/why not?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of keeping pets?
– Where is it better to keep pets, in an urban or rural environment?
– Some more questions I don’t remember.

IELTS test paper #2 (General)

Shared by M. A.

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your manager to report a mistake you found in a magazine article about your company. In your letter

– Describe the magazine and the article.
– What was the mistake?
– Explain what you would like the manager to do about it.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some parents say that children should play individually more than in a group. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this and include your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– What should I call you?
– Describe your home.
– Can you tell me about the area where you live?
– Let’s talk about laughing.
– Do you like when other people laugh?
– When was the last time you laughed?
– What were you laughing about?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a day when the weather prevented you from doing something you planned. Please say

– What did you plan to do?
– Why couldn’t you do it?
– What did you do instead?
– How did you feel about it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is the weather like in your country?
– Do people in your country talk about the weather often?

IELTS test paper #3 (Speaking)

Shared by M.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– On what occasions people in your country eat cakes?
– Have you ever baked a cake?
– Do you normally have dessert at the end of your meal?
– Do you like art?
– What kind of art is your favourite?
– Did you visit an art gallery recently?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you couldn’t use your mobile phone. Please say

– when it happened
– what happened to your phone
– how it made you feel

Follow up question: Do you switch off your phone often?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is a good age for children to start using mobile phones?
– Are there places where mobile phones are prohibited in your country?
– Do you think mobile phones can cause harm in certain places?
– Should there be areas where mobile phones aren’t allowed?
– Do you think using a mobile phone can appear impolite sometimes?
– Do you think it would be impolite in another country or culture?

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IELTS test in South Korea

Recent IELTS questions from South Korea

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by S.

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have just read a newspaper article which contained incorrect information. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper. In your letter

– Let the editor know about the mistake
– Correct the mistake in the article
– Suggest what the newspaper should do about this

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that children should stay in school until the age of 18. Others suggest that educating children until the age of 14 is enough. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– What is your hometown?
– How long have you lived there?
– Let’s talk about perfumes.
– Do you have a favourite perfume?
– Do you spend a lot of money on perfumes?
– Have you ever bought a perfume as a gift for someone?
– Do you get together with your friends often?
– Where do you meet?
– Would you rather visit a friend or a relative? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a special, memorable moment. Please say

– When it was
– What happened
– Why it was special
– How you felt at the time.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What childhood memories do you still have?
– What do you wish you remembered from your childhood?
– What can help people remember more about their childhood?
– What is more helpful to remember an event from the past, a photograph or a video?
– Are diaries helpful to remember events from the past?

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IELTS test in Taiwan

Recent IELTS questions from Taiwan

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by L. N.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were asked to describe a bar chart that showed the percentages of migrants from five different countries to Australia in 1962, 1982 and 2002.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that international news is more important than local news. Others argue that local news is more important. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Do you like the home where you grew up?
– Do you like the place you live in now?
– Where would you like to live in the future?

– Let’s talk about staying up late.
– How often do you stay up late?
– What do you normally do when you stay up late?
– Do you think you will continue to stay up late in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a foreign country you would like to learn about. Please say

– which country it is
– what you already know about this country
– why you want to learn more about this country

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How can we learn about other countries?
– What can we learn from foreign countries?
– Do you think it is important to have a national identity?
– What is the most important thing that shows your country’s characteristic features?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by B.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe the house you live in now.
– Do you have a good view from your house?
– Do you take photos of it?
– Are there any shops around your house?
– Do you do a lot of writing?
– Do you prefer to use a pen or a pencil? Why?
– Did anyone buy a pen for you?
– How would you feel if you received a pen as a gift?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a famous person that you would like to meet. Please say

– Who is that person?
– What is he/she famous for?
– Why would you like to meet this person?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about news.
– Why are famous people often on the news?
– What is more important, international or national news?
– Why do you think so?
– Why are local news important to many people?
– Do you think news are always trustworthy?

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IELTS test in Thailand

Recent IELTS questions from Thailand

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by T.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two pie charts and a table showing the percentage of people shopping online on overseas websites, local websites and on both overseas and local websites between 2009 and 2012.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The most effective way to solve traffic and transport problems in the cities is to encourage people from suburbs or the countryside to live in the cities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Tell me about a present/gift you received that you liked the most.
– What are the differences between gifts that you give to boys and girls?
– Are you good at choosing gifts?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a city you have visited that you would like to visit again. You should say

– What is the name of the city?
– When did you go there?
– What did you do?
– Why did you like it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are some of the problems that you find in the cities?
– What do you like about living in a city?
– In what way have cities changed in the last 10 years?
– What are the benefits of living in cities?
– Do you agree that people in the countryside are more friendly than people in the cities?

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IELTS test in Turkey

Recent IELTS questions from Turkey

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by O.

Writing task 1 (a letter)

There is a problem with the changing room in your gym. You reported it several times, but it was not resolved. Write a letter to the gym manager. In your letter

– Describe the problem.
– Explain what the gym’s response was when you reported the problem.
– Say what you would like the manager to do about the problem.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people prefer to relax by doing physical activities, while others choose mental activities such as crossword puzzles or chess. Discuss the both views and include your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like the most about your job?
– Are you good with numbers?
– Were you good at math when you were a child?
– Will you use numbers for your work in the future?
– Do you laugh often?
– When was the last time you laughed?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an event when you were excited. Please say

– When did it happen?
– Who were there with you?
– Why did you get excited?

Follow up question: Would you like to experience this moment again?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of events are celebrated in your country?
– Why do some people spend lots of money on such events?
– Is it important?
– What do you think about public events?
– Do you think governments should spend money on such public events?
– Is sponsoring important to these events?

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IELTS test in the UAE

Recent IELTS questions from the UAE

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by R.A.

Listening test

Part 1. About a recreation centre & associated activities such as windsurfing, camping etc.
Part 2. A map of a market place and available stalls.
Part 3. An academic research-oriented conversation between a professor and a student.
Part 4. Don’t remember the topic.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a university & the associated services/departments.
Questions: matching headings to paragraphs.

Passage 2. Don’t remember the topic.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. A passage about employee promotions and their dealings.
Questions: fill in the blanks.

Passage 4. A passage on Human Resources.
Questions: Yes/No/Not Given and four multiple choice questions.

Passage 5. Don’t remember the topic.
Questions: fill in the blanks.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your photograph has won a prize in a photography contest. Write a letter to your friend to invite him/her to the event. In your letter

– give him/her details about the contest,
– explain what the photograph is about and where you took it,
– tell him/her about the prize you won.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many cities in the world are facing issues due to traffic congestion. Why is this happening? What can be done to improve the situation? Give reasons for your answers and include examples from your experience, related to your country.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What do you like about your job?
– Are you looking for a career change?
– Are you a tidy person?
– Do you keep your office or home tidy?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you wore your best clothes. Please say

– when it was
– where it was
– who was there with you
– how you felt about it.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you prefer casual or formal clothes?
– Do you often wear traditional clothes?
– What is your opinion about wearing traditional clothes?
– Do you prefer wearing jeans? Why or why not?
– Do you think it is important to be fashionable nowadays?

IELTS test paper #2 (General)

Shared by A.H.

Listening test

Part 1 Questions: Sentence completion (one word and/or a number).
Part 2 Questions: Map labelling, multiple choice.
Part 3 Questions: Multiple choice, choose answers from the box.
Part 4 Questions: Sentence completion (one word and/or a number).

Reading test

Passage 1 Questions: True/False/Not Given.
Passage 2 Questions: Fill in the gaps.
Passage 3 Questions: Information matching (which paragraph mentions some statement).
Passage 4 Questions: Fill in the gaps.
Passage 5. A text about the flax (a type of plant).
Questions: True/False/Not Given and one Multiple choice question (choose a title for the passage).

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your former employer to ask him/her for a reference letter to give to your new employer. In your letter

– Remind him/her about what you were doing in the company.
– Tell him/her about the responsibilities in your new job.
– Ask him/her for a reference letter.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that nowadays there is less communication between family members. Do you agree or disagree? Give relevant examples from your experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What things do you like about your work?
– Are you planning to change your work?
– Do you stay up late at night? Why or why not?
– When you were a child, did you like to stay up late at night?
– Do your kids stay up late at night?
– Let’s talk about fish.
– Do you like fish?
– Do people in your country like fish?
– How often do you eat fish?
– Where can children see fish?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a sport you would like to do. Please say

– What is the sport and how can you do it?
– Why do you like it?
– Why is it useful?
– And explain whether it is easy to do.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What other sports are popular in your country?
– Why do you think that football is popular?
– Why do people like a particular kind of sports?
– Who should be responsible to make children do sports?
– What kind of sport would you prefer for your kids, an individual or a team sport?

IELTS test paper #3 (General)

Shared by A.H.

Listening test

Part 1 Questions: Fill in the gap (one word and/or a number), Multiple choice.
Part 2 Questions: Map labelling, Multiple choice.
Part 3 Questions: Multiple choice, choose answers from the box.
Part 4 Questions: Fill in the gap (one word and/or a number).

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about some trips and the features of each trip.
Passage 2. A text about diving lessons.
Passage 3. Don’t remember.
Passage 4. About mountain climbing (a hard text).

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You work for a company and have recently decided to leave it. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter

– Tell him/her that you will leave the company.
– Explain what you learned while working for the company.
– Tell him/her what you liked about the company.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that there should be a gap year after finishing high school (secondary school) and before starting university. To what extent you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Tell me about your work.
– Are you planning to change your work?
– Do you stay up late?
– Do your kids stay up late?
– Why do you think staying up late is not good?

– Do you prefer to read newspapers or magazines?
– Which kind of news do you like?
– Which kind of stories did you read during your childhood?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you helped someone in your family. Please say

– Who you helped
– How you helped him/her
– How he/she felt at that time

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think helping people is important?
– Do you think it is necessary to teach children to help at home?
– What kind of tasks are suitable for teenagers at home?
– Should parents urge children to help?
– Is it a good idea to punish children for not helping?

– Do you think neighbors nowadays know each other?
– Do you think it is important for neighbors to know each other?
– Do you think in the future neighbors are going to know each other?

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IELTS test in the UK

Recent IELTS questions from the UK

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by H.A.

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph describing 4 different sports played in a European country: badminton, tennis, rugby, basketball.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people around the world believe that competition is important, while others say it has its drawbacks. Do you think the positives of competition outweigh the negatives?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Tell me about the house you grew up in.
– What kind of house do you live in now?
– What kind of house do you want in the future?
– Do you read newspapers or magazines?
– What kind of news do you like to read about?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a time when you got lost somewhere. Please say

– Where was it?
– How did you get lost?
– What did you do?
– How did you find your way back?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about exploring places and exploration in general.
– Why do people like visiting new places?
– What kind of challenges do they face?
– What kind of things should they know about before visiting a place?
– Do you think because of social media people are becoming very similar?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by R.K.

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table with responses of participants and researchers about what they consider vital to prevent climate change.

Both participants and researchers had 5 responses, which were ranked from most important to least important and included some categories such as energy-efficient fuel, deforestation, recycling.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some schools have restricted the use of mobile phones. Is this a positive development or a negative one?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Are science subjects important in your school?
– Do you think maths is important in your work?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you felt happy. Please say

– What made you happy
– Where you were
– Who was there with you
– And why you felt happy about this.

Part 3 (Discussion)

Why are advertisements more common in festivals?

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IELTS test in the USA

Recent IELTS questions from the USA

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by S.S.

Writing task 1 (a report)

There were two maps of a place showing how it looked in the past, and how it looks now. We had to describe and compare the maps.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Introducing two or more foreign languages in the school curriculum has been in trend lately. Do you think the benefits of this trend outweigh its drawbacks?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your name?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live now?
– Is this a good place for a family with children?
– Do you know your neighbors?
– What kind of clothes do you prefer to wear?
– Do you wear the same clothes during the week and at the weekend?
– What kind of colors do you usually wear? Why?
– Why do you like to dress up when you go somewhere special?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an occasion when you had a conversation in a foreign language for the first time. Please say

– When it was
– Who you spoke with
– Where it happened
– And how you felt about it later.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are the important aspects of learning foreign languages?
– Is there any specific age that is good to start learning new languages?
– Do you think the school curriculum should incorporate foreign languages?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by P.T.

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two line graphs with forecast A and forecast B, describing the level of CO2 emissions and temperatures in years 2020 and 2100.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Today children are spending much more time watching TV compared to the past. Why do you think this happens? Is this a positive or a negative change?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– Do you like wild animals?
– Where did you see them?
– Do you like going to the zoo?
– Do you like walking?
– Do you think people today walk more than in the past?
– Did you walk a lot when you were a child?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a conversation that you had in the past, please say

– what the conversation was about
– with whom you had this conversation
– what you learned from it
– and why the conversation was memorable

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Are the topics that men talk about different from the topics women have conversations about?
– What topics do men and women talk about?
– What do you think of people who do their presentation for the first time?

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IELTS test in Uzbekistan

Recent IELTS questions from Uzbekistan

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by M.U.

Listening test

Part 1. A man was asked about some kind of internet participation.
Questions: fill in the blanks (no more than one word or a number).

Part 2. A diagram of some kind of equipment.
Questions: multiple choice, diagram labelling.

Part 3. About some courses.
Questions: multiple choice.

Part 4. Don’t remember the topic.
Questions: fill in the blanks (no more than one word or a number).

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about the Sahara Desert.
Questions: fill in the blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Don’t remember the topic.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs, complete a table, match some information to a paragraph.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two diagrams that showed the layouts of typical Japanese and American offices. We were asked to describe and compare the diagrams.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram has replaced face-to-face communication in our everyday life. Do the advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Do you work or are you a student?
– Why are you studying English?
– Where can you see fish in Uzbekistan?
– Would you keep fish in the future? Why?
– What do you like to talk about with your friends?
– Do you prefer to talk or to listen?
– Have your discussion topics changed since you were a child?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a sport that you would like to try in the future. You should say

– What sport you would like to try
– When you would like to try this sport
– Whether it is difficult to learn this sport, and
– Why you would like to try this sport.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What type of sport is popular in Uzbekistan?
– Why it is popular?
– Should children do team sports?
– Is it important to do sports to keep fit?
– Are children doing more or less sport these days?

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IELTS test in Vietnam

Recent IELTS questions from Vietnam

IELTS test paper #1 (Speaking)

Shared by P.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your work?
– Do you visit beautiful places?
– How often do you do it?
– What places did you visit so far?
– What do you usually do there?
– Why do people visit such places?
– Would you spend more on accommodation with a good view?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an incident when you were delayed or late. Please say

– What was it?
– What did you do?
– How did you get there?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of transportation is popular in your country?
– What changes in transportation would you like to see in the future?
– Do you think people would visit beautiful places in the future?
– Thinking about tourism in general, is it a positive or negative development?
– Why do you think so?

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IELTS Indicator: a new IELTS test to take from the safety of your home

This is great news for anyone who hasn’t been able to book an IELTS test because testing was suspended in their country.

From 22 April you can book an IELTS Indicator test – an online test that will give you an indicative IELTS score that may be accepted by universities and educational institutions. It is important to know that not all organisations will accept this score, so check with your organisation whether they accept it before booking the test. The list of organisations that accept IELTS Indicator score is available here.

The purpose of IELTS indicator test is to act as a temporary replacement for an in-person IELTS test in locations where tests were suspended due to COVID-19. The list of countries where you can take the IELTS Indicator test is here (expand the answer to “Where is the IELTS Indicator being offered?”).

IELTS Indicator can be completed at home, online. You will receive a score in all the 4 sub-tests (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking), just like in a normal IELTS test. This is an official IELTS exam which can be trusted. Your answers will be marked and evaluated by real IELTS examiners (not computer/AI).

All you need to take this test is a PC or Mac (the test doesn’t work on mobile devices), a reliable internet connection, headphones for the Listening test, and a camera + microphone for the Speaking test.

The cost of the test may vary between countries, it is approximately $150. The exact price for your country will be shown to you in the process of booking a test, prior to payment.

The test is only available for the Academic module at present (there is no General Training version), and it takes place once a week. The time limits are the same as for an in-person IELTS test, it can’t be paused and continued later. Listening, Reading and Writing are taken in one sitting, and the Speaking test is taken separately. The test interface is similar to that of computer-based IELTS.

You will receive the results within a week of completing the test. The results are available for download electronically (you won’t receive a physical IELTS certificate in mail).

Book your test here from 22 April.

IELTS Indicator FAQ

Where is IELTS Indicator available?

At the time of writing this IELTS Indicator is available in the following countries:
Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, SAR of China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

Are there age restrictions for test takers to be allowed to take IELTS Indicator?

In general this test is recommended for ages 18 and over, though people aged 16 and 17 can take it too. They will need a signed consent document by a parent/guardian and they will need to be accompanied by an adult during the Speaking test. The test isn’t available to anyone 15 years old and younger.

How is the Speaking test done?

The Speaking test is done on Zoom video meetings platform and you will need a working web camera and microphone on your computer for it.

How long does it take to get the results of IELTS Indicator test?

The results will be available within 7 days of taking the test.

How should I prepare for the IELTS Indicator Speaking test?

We recommend our Interactive Speaking test as a great way to prepare for the IELTS Indicator Speaking test, because it allows you to see what video conferencing is like, and it also lets you check how well your internet connection, camera and microphone are working for a video meeting. In a report that you will receive our Speaking assessor will let you know in detail what aspects of your Speaking need improvement and how you can get a higher score. You can read more about our interactive Speaking tests and book a test here (it can be taken any time, day or night, mid-week or at the weekend).

Good luck with your exam!

 

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