IELTS test in Vietnam – September 2018 (Academic)

The IELTS test questions from Vietnam, below, were shared by A after a recent exam. A only remembered the Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Vietnam

Writing task 1 (a report)

We had to describe two diagrams of a building. One showed the current layout and the other the proposed layout. We had to write about the changes that were planned.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays there are many medical surveys of treatments to reduce health problems. Who should conduct them, governments, individuals or private companies, in your opinion? Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your 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?
– Why do you live there?
– Do you know any neighbours in your area?
– Do you have breakfast every day?
– Is it important to have breakfast, in your opinion?
– Do you eat the same breakfast every day?
– Do you want to change your daily routine in the future?

Cue Card

Describe a time when you received money as a gift. Please say

– When did you receive it?
– What did you do with it?
– How did you feel about it?


– Do you think people prefer to receive gifts instead of money? Why?
– Do you think parents should teach children how to save money?
– How often do you go to parks?
– Do you like to have leisure activities in open park spaces?
– What improvements would you make in parks?
– Do you usually use cash or a credit card?
– What are advantages of having a credit card?
– Do credit cards have drawbacks?
– Do you think cash will be replaced by credit cards in the future?

IELTS test in India – September 2018 (Academic Module)

The IELTS test questions below are from India. They were remembered and shared by J after his recent IELTS exam – thank you J!

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart showing the results of a survey for places where people gain access to the Internet from 1998 to 2004.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The international community must act immediately to ensure that all countries reduce their consumption of fossil fuels such as gas, oil and coal. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What school do you go to?
– Where is it?
– Do you like your school? Why?
– What don’t you like about the school?
– What is the worst thing for you there?

Cue Card

Describe an interesting person that you would like to meet in the future. Please say

– Who is the person?
– What do you like about him/her?
– What is the interesting thing about that person?


– Explain how you would like to meet this person.
– Do you want to become a social person?
– Some people talk well and are easy to connect to. What makes them different from other people?
– Some people socialize easily and others don’t. What is the reason?
– Some people feel lonely in a big crowded city. What is the reason for that?



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