IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam – August 2019

The IELTS Speaking questions below were remembered and shared by N from Vietnam after a recent test that he took:

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?
– Do you like your job?
– How much time did you spend on studies?
– Do people in your country like tea or coffee?
– Have you ever invited a visitor to your home for tea or coffee?
– What do you prefer to drink?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Describe an item that you bought recently. Please say

– What was it?
– When and where did you buy it?
– Do you like it or not? Why?


– How do people shop in your country?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of shopping in a large shopping complex?
– Have you noticed any change in the way people shop in your country?
– What are the things that people recycle in your country?
– Is it important to recycle, in your opinion?
– Why do you think so?

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

D shared the following IELTS test questions after a recent exam in Sri Lanka:

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. A phone conversation about credit card application.

Section 2. Description of a city park map.
Questions: diagram / map labelling.

Section 3. A book review by university students and a lecturer.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 4. A research presentation about pine trees.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1. A notice about dog registration procedure.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, multiple choice.

Passage 2. An article on grievances procedures of employment.
Questions: filling in blanks, summary form.

Passage 3. An article about Concorde flight.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have a spare room in your apartment that you would like to rent out to a student. Write a letter to the Student Accommodation Officer of local college and say

– Where is your apartment located?
– When will the room be available?
– What are your requirements for a student to stay there?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Science gives people life expectancy of close to one hundred years or even more. Some people view it in a positive light, but others believe it creates some problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.



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