IELTS test in Sri Lanka – April 2019 (General Training)

S remembered the following IELTS test questions after a recent exam in Sri Lanka:

Writing testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You made an online purchase, but haven’t received that item yet. Write a letter to the company manager about it and say

– What is the item?
– Why is it important to you?
– What can the company do about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that residents must take responsibility for cleaning and tidying up of their neighbourhood. Others believe that the government should take care of it. Discuss and include your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?

Cue Card

Talk about a plant, flower or tree that you like, that is growing in your country. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you like it?
– What is it good for?


– Why do you think trees are good for your country?
– Do you have a lot of trees in your city?
– Do children need to know about trees?
– What would you do to increase the number of trees in your city?

IELTS test in Iran – April 2019 (Academic Module)

L remembered the following IELTS topics and questions after taking the test in Iran:

Writing testIELTS test in Iran

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram describing the results of a survey among university students about their satisfaction rate with different courses.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays most people spend less time at their homes. What are the causes for it? What are the effects on the society and individuals?

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?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– Would you like to move out of there in the future?
– What part of your home do you like the most?
– Where do you usually go on your day out? Why?
– Do you prefer to go out with your friends or alone?
– How often do you write letters or postcards?
– Do you write more postcards now than in the past?
– Do you prefer to get a postcard or an email from your friends?

Cue Card

Describe a difference that your first mobile phone made to your life. Please say

– When and where was it?
– How did you get it?
– How did it change your life?


– At what age children in your country start to use mobile phones?
– Is it good to start using mobiles from this age, in your opinion?
– What are the advantages of using mobile phones for children?
– Do you think children find mobile phones more attractive than personal interaction?



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