IELTS test in Canada and the USA – May 2014 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers from Canada and the USA shared the Writing and Speaking questions from their exams (which were the same in these two countries):

Writing testIELTS test in Canada

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph showing obesity percentages for men and women in five different years between 1970-2010 in Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people believe that the world’s most urgent problems can only be solved by international collaboration. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Tell me about your hometown.
– Do you like it?
– Do you wear a special kind of clothes to social gatherings?
– What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
– Do you value time? Why?
– Do you wear a watch? Why?
– How do you feel if others have to wait for you?

Cue Card

Talk about a subject that many people discuss with you. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you think they discuss it with you?
– How do you feel talking about it?


– Why are quiz programs popular these days on TV?
– What is your opinion about TV as an educational tool?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of it?
– Do you think academic research is important to today’s society? Why?
– Do you think the research findings should be accessible to all? Why?

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