IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam – May 2019

Our friend S took the IELTS test in Vietnam and remembered the Speaking questions, below:

Speaking testIELTS test in Vietnam


– 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 are you living there?
– Is there anything special about your place?
– What changes would you like to make in your area?
– Let’s talk about marriage.
– What do you think about it?
– What age is good to get married, in your opinion?
– How are weddings organised?
– What is the divorce rate in your country?
– Why do you think it is so?

Cue Card

Talk about a time when you had to make an important decision, but were confused. You should say

– When and where was it?
– What was your decision?
– Why were you confused?


– How did you make that decision?
– Were you happy with the results?
– How did you feel about it later?
– What decisions confuse people the most?
– What generation makes most of the decisions?
– Do you think children should be allowed to make their own decisions? Why?
– What are decisions that mostly result in chaos?
– Why is that?

IELTS test in the UAE – May 2019 (Academic Module)

Our friend recently took the IELTS test in the UAE and shared the following Writing and Speaking questions with us:

Writing testIELTS test in the UAE

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two line graphs showing the number of visitors from France and America in the UK. One was showing visitors for business, and the other – for tourism. We had to summarise and compare both graphs.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays shops have extended opening hours almost every day of the week in many countries. Is it a positive or negative development for shoppers and local community?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in a house or a flat?
– Do you use sunglasses?
– Do you like to receive sunglasses as a gift?
– Did you ever lose sunglasses?
– What is your favourite colour? Why?
– What colour would you use for a bedroom?
– Is colour of a car important to you?
– Do you think people were more patient in the past? Why?
– What jobs need patience? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a meeting or discussion about fake news. Please say

– What was it about?
– When and where did it happen?
– Did it distract you?


– Why do people believe in fake news?
– Are social media apps spreading fake news?
– Why do people read or watch fake news?
– Are you planning to use social media apps in the future?
– Why does the media spread fake news?
– When are fake news very dangerous or destructive?



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