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IELTS test in Japan – August 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friend H took the IELTS test in Japan and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Japan

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two tables showing the number of average working hours per week in three European countries: the Netherlands, Germany and the UK in 2012. The first table showed full-time jobs, the second table described part-time positions, also women and men separately. We had to summarize the information.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that computer skills should be added to primary subjects in elementary school such as reading, writing and math. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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?
– Is there anything you dislike about your job?
– What kind of TV programs do you watch?
– Do you watch TV alone or with somebody?
– How often do you watch TV?
– Who is your best friend?
– Where and when did you meet?
– What do you usually do together?
– Explain the reasons of your strong friendship.

Cue Card

Talk about a speech you heard recently or an interesting conversation you had. Please say

– Who was the speaker/the person you had the conversation with?
– When and where did you hear the speech/had the conversation?
– What was it about?
– Why was it interesting to you?


– Do you think that it is necessary for children to listen to speeches or lectures in English?
– Why do you think so?
– Many people will be nervous when speaking or presenting to an audience. Why do you think it happens?
– Did you ever do a presentation using a PowerPoint or a similar tool?

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