IELTS test in India and Nepal – December 2013 (General Training)

IELTS test takers V and S shared the following questions from the exams they took in India and Nepal (except for the Listening test which they didn’t remember):

Reading testIELTS test in India

Passage 1. Electricity system in New Zealand.

Passage 2. Requirement of a chemical engineering company.

Passage 3. Research about glaciers.

Passage 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are doing a full time job and would like to continue that job on part-time basis. Write a letter to your manager and say

– What are the reasons for your decision?
– Which days would you like to work?
– Suggest solutions so that workload would not be impacted.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that bicycles are the best mode of transport in the cities, while others disagree. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


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

Cue Card

Talk about science subjects that you have learned at school. Please say

– What subjects did you learn exactly?
– Did you enjoy these studies?
– Do you think learning sciences is important? Why?


– Do you think science has brought any advantages to the mankind?
– What do you think about the involvement of governments and corporations in scientific research?
– Do you believe scientists play a significant role in social development?
– What is your view of research without further practical implementation?
– Do you think playing with toys had any significance in your life?
– Which toys did you play with as a child?
– What was your favourite toy in the childhood? Why?

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