IELTS Speaking test in India – January 2019

N recently took the IELTS Speaking test in India and remembered the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– What is your name?
– What should I call you?
– Where do you live?
– Do you like your hometown?
– Would you recommend it to others?
– Let’s talk about water. Do you drink tap or bottled water?
– Is bottled water affordable where you live?
– Were you ever in a situation when you couldn’t find drinking water?

Cue Card

Talk about an occasion when someone gave you something you really wanted. Please say:

– What it was
– When you got it
– Who gave it to you
– How you felt when you received it.

Follow up question: What did you do with this item?


– Do you think people own more things than they really need these days?
– Are some things more important than others to show a person’s status in the society?
– What kind of things?
– Why do you think people want to show their social status?
– Has this also been people’s desire in the past, or is this a recent change?

IELTS Speaking test in Nigeria – January 2019

B remembered the following IELTS Speaking questions from a recent test in Nigeria:

Speaking testIELTS test in Nigeria


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do like photography?
– Do you prefer to take pictures with your phone or a dedicated camera?
– Would you like to learn more about photography?
– What do you do with pictures after taking them?

Cue Card

Talk about a job that one of your grandparents did. Please say

– Who was he/she?
– What was the job?
– Would you recommend it to anyone?


– Do you think some jobs are more difficult than others? Why?
– Should people doing difficult jobs be paid more?
– Do you prefer easy jobs or difficult ones?
– Why is it so?



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