IELTS test in India – November 2017 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from India shared the following topics and questions he remembered from a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A conversation between two people on student tour about facilities available on the campus.

Section 2. A history of an island. When the first person reached it and why he stayed there.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 3. A talk between a student and a teacher about student’s research.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. A talk about public and private sector employees.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the tongue and the sense of taste.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 2. About bird migration.

Passage 4. About paintings.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the monthly average income in Japan compared with prices of colour and black-and-white TV’s.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Human activity has had adverse effects on plants and animals. Some people think that its too late to solve this issue, while others believe that necessary steps should be taken to overcome this problem. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why did you chose this subject?
– Have you been on a boat before?
– Did you enjoy boating?
– Is boating popular in your country or not? Why?
– What type of transport do people prefer in your country?
– How did you travel here today?

Cue Card

Describe a piece of furniture at your home. Please say

– What is it?
– How often do you use it?
– How do you feel about it?


– Do your friends like your furniture or not? Why?
– How does decoration of a home influence people?
– Why do you think it is so?

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