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IELTS test in South Korea – December 2018 (Academic Module)

The Writing and Speaking questions below were shared by T who recently took the IELTS test in South Korea (thanks, T!)

Writing testIELTS test in Korea

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two line graphs showing the percentages of trains running late and cancelled over the research period in a big city.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people try to balance their work with other things in life, but only some could actually achieve it so far. What are the reasons for that? How can we solve this problem?

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 your job?
– Please describe the city you live in now.
– What is your favourite colour?
– Did you like bright colours when you were younger?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Describe an activity you would do when you are alone and have some free time. Please say

– What is the activity?
– How often do you do it?
– Why would you like to do this activity?


– When and where do you usually do it?
– Should parents choose a hobby for their children?
– Why do people like to go to cafes these days?
– Do you feel that time passes faster now than before? Why?

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