IELTS test in India – November 2013 (General Training)

Our Indian friends shared the Writing and Speaking questions from their recent IELTS exam:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are having a party soon and want to invite your friend. Write a letter and say

– What is the special occasion?
– What are you planning to do?
– Suggest to him/her transport and accommodation solutions.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think about learning a foreign language but cannot use it frequently. What are the difficulties that people face while learning a foreign language? What can be done to overcome them?

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 a celebration when a number of guests came to your place. Please say

– How did you entertain them?
– What was special about it?
– How did you feel about it later?


– How are the guests usually entertained in your country?
– On what occasions do you invite guests?
– Where would you like to stay in another city, with your friend or in a hotel?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of staying in a hotel or at a friend’s place?

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