IELTS test in the UAE – May 2019 (Academic Module)

Our friend recently took the IELTS test in the UAE and shared the following Writing and Speaking questions with us:

Writing testIELTS test in the UAE

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two line graphs showing the number of visitors from France and America in the UK. One was showing visitors for business, and the other – for tourism. We had to summarise and compare both graphs.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays shops have extended opening hours almost every day of the week in many countries. Is it a positive or negative development for shoppers and local community?

Speaking test


– 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 a flat?
– Do you use sunglasses?
– Do you like to receive sunglasses as a gift?
– Did you ever lose sunglasses?
– What is your favourite colour? Why?
– What colour would you use for a bedroom?
– Is colour of a car important to you?
– Do you think people were more patient in the past? Why?
– What jobs need patience? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a meeting or discussion about fake news. Please say

– What was it about?
– When and where did it happen?
– Did it distract you?


– Why do people believe in fake news?
– Are social media apps spreading fake news?
– Why do people read or watch fake news?
– Are you planning to use social media apps in the future?
– Why does the media spread fake news?
– When are fake news very dangerous or destructive?

IELTS test in Ahmedabad, India – May 2019 (General Training)

J took the IELTS test in India and below are the Writing and Speaking questions he remembered:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to the local council about the closure of a playground in your area because children don’t use it much. In your letter say

– Why don’t many children use it?
– How is the playground important for children?
– Give some suggestions how to increase the playground’s usage.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people associate money with happiness and think that the more money one has, the happier they should be. Do you agree with this statement? Give relevant examples from your own experience.

Speaking test


– 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?
– How long have you been living there for?
– Can you describe the area?
– Did this area change compared to the past?
– Do you share anything with others?
– Did your parents teach you to share as a child?
– What do you like to share with others?
– What kind of things are not suitable for sharing? Why?
– What is the most popular transport in your hometown?
– Is driving to work or study popular in your country?
– What transport do you usually use? Why?
– Do you think the trend of car sharing will increase in the future?

Cue Card

Describe a party that you have attended and liked. Please say

– What was it?
– Who did you go there with?
– What happened at the party?


– Do you like parties?
– Do people organise parties in your country? Why?
– Do you think people now more socially connected compared to the past?
– Are there many festivals in your country?
– What is your favourite festival? Why?
– What is the most popular national festival in your country?
– Do festivals attract many tourists in your country?
– What do international and domestic tourists do during a festival?



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