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Recent IELTS exams

Real students tell about their recent IELTS exams: IELTS questions, topics, tasks, answers.

IELTS Speaking questions from Kuwait and Sri Lanka – February 2010

IELTS Speaking tests in Kuwait and Sri Lanka were described by H. and J., here are the questions:

Speaking test in Sri Lanka


– What is your full name?
– What shall i call you?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– Tell me about your first day at work.
– Why was it important?
– Do you like cooking?

Cue card

Describe a place that you visited in the past, you should say:
– Where it was,
– when it was,
– what that place was
– why you remembered that place.


– How did you learn history in your childhood?
– What do you suggest the schools should do to improve the learning of history in your country?

Speaking test in Kuwait

– Can you tell me your family name?
– What do you do?
– Where are you from?

Cue Card

Describe the leisure time activity that you would like to do, please say
– what the activity is,
– how would you do it,
– what are the materials required,
– where would you do it.


– Do you think having hobbies are a waste of time?
– Many people feel that hobbies are a waste of time, do you think they are right?
– Children are wasting a lot of time on leisure activities, when they should be concentrating on their studies. Do you think this is right?
– What do you think should be done?

IELTS Speaking questions from Dubai – February 2010

Another generous IELTS teacher from Dubai shares the questions his student remembered (thank you, BHS), here they are:

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– What should I call you?
– Let’s talk about your neighbors, have you ever met your neighbors?
– What problems can a person face because of their neighbors?
– How neighbors can be a great help?

Cue Card

– Talk about an old person that you have known in your past, you should say:
– who that person is,
– how you met that person,
– what influence that person had on you,
– how you feel about that person.


– How often do you meet this person?
– What do you think about the old people in the family?
– What do you think is the attitude of today’s generation towards the elderly?
– What difference do you see in the attitude of youngsters towards old people in the past and now?
– If a country has more of the old age people than working people, what would be the economic condition of the country?
– How can the old age people contribute in a country’s economics?