IELTS test in Jakarta, Indonesia – September 2018 (Academic Module)

The following IELTS test questions were remembered and shared by L who took the exam in Jakarta, Indonesia:

Writing testIELTS test in Indonesia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar charts showing noise pollution produced by traffic, trains and other industries during day and night times in cities and rural areas in France.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

When children start school teachers have a bigger influence on their academic and social development compared to their parents. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and relevant examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your job, please.
– What did you study in college?
– Why did you choose this course?
– Where do you live now?
– Why did you choose to live there?
– What is the difference between living in a city and a rural area?
– What city would you like to visit in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about an exercise or a trick that helps you concentrate at home or at work. Please say

– What do you do?
– When and where do you do it?
– Why is it important for you to concentrate?


– Do you always do the exact same thing to concentrate?
– Does it help you every time?
– Why do people find it difficult to concentrate?
– Why can’t people be more focused nowadays?
– Do you think there are professions where you need to concentrate more?
– Where is focus really important, in your opinion?
– Do you know any other jobs where concentration is important?
– Is it possible to learn to concentrate more?
– Why do people find it particularly difficult to concentrate for long periods of time?
– Do you think machines are better than humans, because humans get distracted more easily?

IELTS Speaking test in Bangladesh – September 2018

The IELTS test questions below were shared by R from Bangladesh:

Speaking testIELTS test in Bangladesh


– 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 neighbours in your area?
– What is your favourite colour?
– Why do you like it?
– What colour would you choose for your room?
– Why would you choose it?
– Do you drink tap or bottled water? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a language that you would like to learn apart from English. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you want to learn it?
– What benefits will you have from learning it?


– What are the difficulties of learning this language?
– Why do people learn a foreign language?
– How can we learn languages easily?
– Do you think everyone should learn a foreign language?
– Why do some people learn faster than others?
– Is there an influence of a foreign culture on your culture?
– How can we learn about other cultures apart from language study?



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