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?

IELTS test in Nigeria – January 2019 (General Training)

Our friend O remembered the following IELTS questions after taking his test in Nigeria:

Writing testIELTS test in the UAE

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You work a part-time job in a company and the company posted an advert seeking a person for a full-time position. Write a letter to your manager requesting to apply for the advertised position. In your letter say

– Why do you want to apply?
– What are your future goals?
– Why would it be beneficial for the company?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people believe that learning a foreign language is a very difficult task. What are the most difficult things about learning a foreign language? What is the best way to overcome them? Explain and include your personal experience or knowledge of these problems.

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 like about your job?
– What would you improve for better work experience?
– Do people drink coffee or tea in your country?
– Why do you think it is?
– What do you prefer, personally?

Cue Card

Talk about something you own, but don’t use often. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and when did you buy it?
– Why don’t you use it much?


– What do you think about recycling?
– Is recycling done in your country?
– Do you think recycling is important?
– What things can be recycled, in your opinion?
– How can the government encourage people to recycle?
– Let’s talk about magazines and TV ads.
– What do you prefer?
– Why is that?
– Did you buy anything that you saw advertised?



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