IELTS test in the UK – May 2019 (General Training)

Our friends P and A collectively remembered the following questions from their recent IELTS exam in the UK:

Writing testIELTS test in the UK

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are working at a company. Write a letter to your manager to recommend opening a cafeteria at work. In your letter say

– Why is it required?
– Give recommendations how and where to do it.
– Explain why it would be beneficial to all workers.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays parents give more freedom to their children than in the past. Is it a positive or negative development? Give your opinion and include relevant examples.

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 was your previous job?
– What changes have you made at the workplace?
– Do you like shoes?
– Do you buy shoes online or in a shop? Why?
– What style of shoes do you like?
– Do you like pictures?
– Do you have a portrait of yourself drawn by someone?

Cue Card

Talk about a beautiful city that you would like to visit. Please say

– Where and what is it?
– Why do you want to visit it?
– Who will you go there with?


– How did you know about it?
– Why do modern countries have tall buildings?
– What are the differences between the city and country life?
– Where do you prefer to live?
– Why is it so?

IELTS test in India – May 2019 (Academic Module)

T took the IELTS test in India and below are the Reading topics along with the Writing and Speaking questions she remembered:

Reading testIELTS test in India

Passage 1. How deserts were formed.

Passage 2. About the energy of the ocean and how it can be used.

Passage 3. About airplane design.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table and a chart showing the time spent on leisure and household activities in 2008.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many museums and historical sites are mostly visited by foreign tourists, but not local people. Why do you think it happens? What can be done to attract local visitors to these sites?

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 for work?
– What do you like about your job?
– What could be useful to you in study/work?

Cue Card

Describe a job that one of your grandparents was doing. Please say

– What was the job?
– Did he/she like it?
– Why did you remember it?


– What jobs are difficult, in your opinion? Why?
– What jobs are easy to do?
– Do you think easy jobs can be interesting? Why?
– Are robots capable of doing any job? Why?
– What jobs can’t be done by robots? Why?
– Is it possible that robots will replace teachers one day?



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