IELTS test in India – August 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friend S took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A conversation between an employer and a job seeker.
Section 2. Don’t remember.
Section 3. About a sea treasure hunt.
Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. The Riviera of Colorado.
Passage 2. Injuries in Australian sports.
Passage 3. About the Piraha language.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart depicting website visits during the first and second years of opening.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

It is more important for school children to learn about the local history rather than world history. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– Do you work or study?
– How hard does one have to study in your major?
– How do you usually spend your weekends?
– How often do you talk with your friends?
– Do you like spending time with friends and how do you spend it?
– Do you think you’ll make lots of friends in the future?
– What kinds of things do you have to bring when you go out?
– Do you carry different things in the morning and in the evening?
– How do you remind yourself to take them?
– Did you ever forget to bring something?

Cue Card

Talk about a well paid job you would like to get in the future. Please say:

– what job this is
– how you would get it
– why you are interested in this job


– Which occupation should be given a better pay?
– What makes a person choose a job apart from the salary?
– Is high salary important?
– What do you think is important for job satisfaction?
– What should workers do if they’re not provided incentives?
– What is important for motivation?
– Does a company get benefits by providing motivation to workers?

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