IELTS test in India – July 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friend R took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph showing the population figures of three cities from 1990 to 2000 and the predicted population for 2020. We had to summarize and describe it.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Scientists believe that in the near future cars will be driven by computers. What are the reasons behind it? Would it be a positive or negative development, in your opinion?

Speaking test


– 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 it so far?
– What are your plans for the future?
– Let’s talk about birthday celebrations.
– Do you celebrate your birthdays?
– How do you do it?
– What was the most memorable birthday for you?
– Why is that?
– Do you like marriage celebrations or weddings?
– When was the last one you attended?
– Who did you go there with?

Cue Card

Describe a happy married couple that you know well. Please say

– Who are they?
– When and where did you meet them?
– What is the secret of their happiness, in your opinion?


– Is parenting a hard task? Why?
– Should parents have long maternity/paternity leave or not?
– Why do you think so?

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