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IELTS test in Nigeria and Sri Lanka – June 2014 (General Training)

IELTS test takers from Nigeria and Sri Lanka (thank you, P and S!) shared the following speaking and writing topics (the exam was the same in these two countries).

Writing testIELTS test in Nigeria

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have been selected for a training course on computer skills that you cannot attend. Write a letter to your employer and say:

– Explain how this training course would help you.
– Why won’t you be able attend it?
– Suggest a way to have that training again.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In some countries young people at the age of eighteen are considered adults and can drive a car, vote and get married, while other countries don’t allow it. What age do you think is the best to be considered an adult? Give reasons and examples from your own knowledge and experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where are you living now?
– Do you like the place?
– Why do you like it so much?
– Do you interact with your neighbours?
– How well do you know them?
– Is your neighbourhood suitable for children?
– Do you like gifts? Why?
– Do you like to give or receive gifts?
– Do you have time for leisure?
– Do you prefer open spaces or gardens?

Cue Card

Describe the school you went to when you were young. Please say

– Where and what school was it?
– Why did you like it?
– Describe a teacher that you liked the most.


– Do you think teachers should have psychological skills?
– Do you think young children would benefit from extra classes? Why?
– What do you prefer, smaller or larger classrooms?

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