IELTS Speaking test in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – January 2019

M remembered the following IELTS Speaking questions after taking his test in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:

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?
– What do you enjoy about your job?
– Lets talk about public holidays.
– Do you like the New Year celebration?
– How many public holidays are there in your country?
– What do you do during these holidays?
– Which places are normally crowded in your country during holidays?
– Do you enjoy being in crowded places?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you received bad service. Please say

– Where and when was it?
– Who provided the service?
– What did you do after that?


– Do you receive bad service often?
– Why do you think it is happening?
– What should people do about it?
– Why do you think some people choose to be quiet and walk away after receiving bad service?

IELTS test in Uzbekistan – January 2019 (Academic Module)

Thanks to good memory of D from Uzbekistan we can share the following IELTS test questions from a recent exam in her country:

Reading testIELTS test in Uzbekistan

Passage 1. About a song and its lyrics.

Passage 2. About solar power and sailboats.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing water distribution in four countries. We had to summarise and describe it.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

While recruiting a new employee, the employer should pay more attention to their personal qualities, rather than qualifications and experience. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and include relevant examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you work or study?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of your hometown?
– Why do you think so?
– What is your favourite colour?
– What colour would you use on your bedroom walls?
– Did you wear bright coloured clothing as a child?
– Do you know your neighbours well?
– Do you meet them often?
– When did you go to a park or a garden last time?
– What do you prefer, to visit outdoor or indoor gardens?

Cue Card

Describe a skill that took you a long time to master. Please say

– What is it?
– Who helped you to master it?
– How long did it take?


– How did you feel after learning it?
– Most people think new skills are difficult to learn. Why do they think so?
– What jobs require one to be patient?



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