Latest IELTS Test Questions and Topics Worldwide – February to August 2020

Welcome to our new latest IELTS exam questions page! Here you will find the most recent IELTS questions that test takers remembered and shared, updated daily in real time. Test questions are organised by country of origin, with countries in alphabetical order. Identical questions that appeared in two or more countries on the same day posted only once (no duplicates). The NEW label indicates most recently added questions.

Click below to jump to latest IELTS questions from your country:

Latest IELTS exam questions from Australia
Latest IELTS exam questions from Azerbaijan
Latest IELTS exam questions from Bangladesh
Latest IELTS exam questions from Belgium
Latest IELTS exam questions from Canada – NEW!
Latest IELTS exam questions from China
Latest IELTS exam questions from Ghana
Latest IELTS exam questions from Hong Kong
Latest IELTS exam questions from India
Latest IELTS exam questions from Iran
Latest IELTS exam questions from Italy
Latest IELTS exam questions from Japan
Latest IELTS exam questions from the Netherlands
Latest IELTS exam questions from New Zealand
Latest IELTS exam questions from Nigeria
Latest IELTS exam questions from Oman
Latest IELTS exam questions from Pakistan
Latest IELTS exam questions from Russia
Latest IELTS exam questions from Saudi Arabia
Latest IELTS exam questions from South Korea
Latest IELTS exam questions from Taiwan
Latest IELTS exam questions from Thailand
Latest IELTS exam questions from Turkey
Latest IELTS exam questions from the UAE
Latest IELTS exam questions from the UK
Latest IELTS exam questions from the USA
Latest IELTS exam questions from Vietnam


IELTS test in Australia

Latest IELTS questions from Australia

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by D.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two diagrams showing Darwin city waterfront in 2009 and after 2014 reconstruction. We had to compare and describe both of them.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays online shopping is extremely popular. Discuss the impact of it on the environment and on people, who lost their jobs because of it.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– 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 cakes and sweets?
– Do you like spending time by yourself?
– Do you like your house? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a uniform that you wore in the past. Please say

– Describe it.
– Where and when was it?
– How did you feel about wearing a uniform?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Who bought it for you?
– Why is it important to wear a uniform?
– Does the fashion industry influence the dressing style of younger people?
– Is children’s dressing style influenced by their peers?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by T.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– 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 prefer working in the morning or afternoon?
– Has your job changed recently?
– Do you go to parks?
– What do you usually do at the park?
– Did you play in a park as a child?
– Do you laugh a lot?
– Do you make people laugh?
– How do you do it?
– When was the last time you laughed?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an important journey that was delayed for some reason. Please say

– Describe the journey.
– Why was it delayed?
– How did you feel about it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about travel.
– Do you like to travel?
– Do you do it often?
– What mode of transport do you use?
– What is the difference between modern transport and the old transport?
– What impact does it have on people and the environment?
– Do you prefer using your own car or public transport?
– What is the importance of traveling?

IELTS test paper #3 (General)

Shared by P.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

There are insufficient sport facilities in your hometown for people your age. Write a letter to the local council. In your letter

– Tell them where you live
– Describe the problem
– Explain what you would like them to do about it

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays more and more people prefer to wear fashionable clothes. Is this a good or a band trend?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Is it important to enjoy your work?
– Do you like the people you work with?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you felt happy. Please say

– What made you happy
– Where you were
– Who was there with you
– And why you felt happy about this.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What things can make you happy?
– Do you think money makes people happy?
– What kind of people do you think are most likely to be happy?
– Is there a connection between a person’s age and their happiness?
– Do you think old people are happier than young people?

IELTS test paper #4 (General)

Shared by D.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You relocated to a new country for work. Write to your previous co-worker. In your letter

– Tell him/her where you live in the new country
– Describe how you feel
– Explain what you are doing at work
– Invite him/her for a visit.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that public libraries are necessary, while others believe that nowadays public libraries are no longer important. What is your opinion?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What is the most interesting part of your hometown?
– Did you ever live in the countryside?
– Do you like living in the city or in the countryside more?
– What do you like about living in the countryside?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about something that you borrowed from a person you know. Please say:

– What you borrowed
– When you borrowed it
– Why you borrowed it
– And when you returned it.

Follow up question: do you borrow things often?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Is borrowing things good or bad, in your opinion?
– Would you let someone borrow a valuable thing from you?
– Should people be keeping the things they borrowed for a long time?
– Is it a good idea to borrow books, or is it better to buy your own?

IELTS test paper #5 (Speaking)

Shared by K.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like about your work?
– Do you like eating fish?
– Is it easy to buy in the area where you live?
– Is fishing popular in your country?
– Do you know any good fishing spots?
– Would you keep fish as pets?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a person you saw on TV recently. Please say

– when it was
– who it was
– why he/she was on TV

Follow up question: Do you watch the news often?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How is today’s news different compared to the past?
– Does social media have any influence on the news?
– Who does a better job reporting the news, social media or TV channels?
– Is TV news more informative?
– Is TV news more influential than the news online or in a newspaper?

Go to top

IELTS test in Azerbaijan

Latest IELTS questions from Azerbaijan

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by V.

Listening test

Part 1. A phone conversation with a travel agency.

Part 2. A Map description of a new library including books’ locations.

Part 3. A discussion about some presentation.

Part 4. A science study about dolphins.

Reading test

Passage 1. About bovid (cloven-hoofed mammals) and their natural habitats.

Passage 2. About fibers in clothing.

Passage 3. An article about English as an international language.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given one pie chart and one triple-line graph. The pie chart showed the distribution of workforce in 2003. There were three groups of people – born in Australia, English-speaking and non-English-speaking countries. The line graph compared the unemployment rates of those groups between 1993 and 2003.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that restoration of old buildings costs too much; we should demolish them and build new ones instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by V.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you like to hang pictures on the wall?
– How often do you go to art galleries?
– Did you like art lessons in school?
– Let’s talk about numbers.
– Can you memorise phone numbers easily?
– Did you like studying math in school?
– Why is that?
– Are numbers important for your current study?
– Why or why not?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an incident where someone apologised to you. You should say:

– Who was it?
– When was it?
– What did the person say?
– Why was this incident memorable to you?

Follow up question: Do people in your country apologise often?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of apology means more to you, words or actions?
– Why are people selfish?
– Should we be more thoughtful?

Go to top

IELTS test in Bangladesh

Latest IELTS questions from Bangladesh

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by M.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given one line graph showing three household appliances used in three countries within three years’ time.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays celebrities earn more money than politicians. What are the reasons for this? Is it a positive or negative development?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– 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 work?
– What are your responsibilities there?
– Would you like to work there in the future?
– Does your job require full concentration?
– What do you mean by concentration?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about advice you received from someone that was very helpful. Please say

– What was the advice?
– Who gave it to you?
– Why was it helpful?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you often get advice from older people?
– Do you like to give advice to others?
– Why don’t many people follow good advice?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by M.

Listening test

Part 1 Questions: Fill in the gap (one word only).
Part 2 Questions: Multiple choice.
Part 3 Questions: Multiple choice.
Part 4 Questions: Fill in the gap (one word only).

Reading test

Part 1 Questions: True/False/Not Given, Fill in the gap (one word only).
Part 2 Questions: Matching headings, Fill in the gap (one word only).
Part 3 Questions: Multiple choice, Match sentence endings, Yes/No/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar graphs describing the numbers of Australian employed men and women, by age groups (15-19, 35-44, 61-64) in years 1984, 2004 and 2014.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In many countries students do not want to study science subjects at university. Why is this happening? What will be the consequences of this for the society?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Let’s talk about the place where you live.
– What things don’t you like about your hometown?
– Let’s talk about haircuts.
– How long have you had your current haircut?
– How often do you get a haircut?
– Have you ever had an unpleasant haircut experience?
– Do you like to change the colour of your hair? Why or why not?
– Let’s talk about walking.
– Do you walk a lot?
– Do you walk more now than you did in the past?
– Do you think people will walk more in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a place where you read and write, apart from your home. Please say

– What place is this?
– How often do you visit it?
– Why do you like this place?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Can you tell me about some other places where you can read or write?
– Why do you think home can be a convenient place to study?
– Do you think that children can create a disturbance to your study at home?
– Some people think that a public park can be a great place to study. Why?

IELTS test paper #3 (Academic)

Shared by A.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the migration of people between five European countries in 2011.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Full-time university students spend a lot of time studying, however they should perform other activities too. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Tell me about the previous house you lived in.
– Tell me about the house where you live now.
– What type of house do you dream to live in?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a person you like very much. You should say

– What is the name of the person?
– When did you meet for the first time?
– What do you do together?
– Why do you like him/her?

Follow up questions:

– Are you happy when you are with him/her?
– Does he/she feel the same way about you?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think happiness is a universal thing?
– Does it depend on anything?
– Is job satisfaction important?
– What is the relationship between a high salary and happiness in the workplace?
– What should companies do to make their employees happy?
– How can the company benefit from this?
– Do companies in your country do this?

Go to top

IELTS test in Belgium

Latest IELTS questions from Belgium

IELTS test paper #1 (Speaking)

Shared by M.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe the city you are living in now.
– What do you like or dislike about it?
– Why is it so?
– What languages do you speak?
– What do you do to learn another language?
– Would you like to learn another one?
– Do you think English is a difficult language to learn?
– Why do you think so?
– Let’s talk about voice.
– Do you think your voice changed since you were a child?
– Do you have a voice similar to someone in your family?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a movie you watched that you liked. Please say

– What was the movie?
– Why did you like it?
– Would you recommend it to a friend?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of movies do people usually watch in your country?
– Do you think watching movies is a good way to relax?
– Do you think the way people watch movies nowadays is different from the past?
– What do you think an actor has to do, to become famous?
– Do you think actors earn a good salary?

Go to top

IELTS test in Canada

Latest IELTS questions from Canada

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by U.K.

Listening test

Part 1. A conversation regarding a festival.
Questions: a form to fill in.

Part 2. The questions for this recording were multiple-choice followed by table matching. The speaker’s accent was unusual.

Part 3. The questions were multiple choice with 4 options followed by table matching.

Part 4. A monologue about New Zealand study program.

Reading test

Passage 1. A hotel brochure.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Match titles on tourist bags to their features.

Passage 3. Employer Bike Program.
Questions: matching titles.

Passage 4. Rail Ticket program offered by an employer.
Questions: sentence completion.

Passage 5. A text about twins and a study on twins by many scientists.
Questions: multiple-choice, matching scientist names to statements and sentence completion from one paragraph.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your friend to ask him/her to develop a website for your business. In your letter

– Give a brief description of the business
– Mention what you’d like to be there on the website
– Provide some ideas on use of images on the web site.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Scientists believe that the world is in danger due to environmental changes. Some people say that personal lifestyle changes should be made to reduce the damage to environment, while others think that the government should do something to help. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What motivates you to go to the office every day?
– Do you think that being alone sometimes is important?
– How often do we need to be alone and think about ourselves?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you were in a crowded place. Please say

– Where and when it happened
– Who was there with you
– What you did there
– How you felt in that environment.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you like being in crowded places?
– Why do people go to crowded places?
– Do children love going there?
– What are some crowded places in your area?
– What changes can you observe in people’s behaviour when they are in crowded places?
– Do you think industrialisation is a cause for environmental problems?
– Do we really need industrialisation? If yes, to what extent?

IELTS test paper #2 (General)

Shared by N.S.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

A friend of yours is living in another country. You would like to work in his/her country for a while. Write a letter to your friend and say

– Explain why you would like to work in his/her country
– Describe your skills and experience
– Ask for some information about working in his/her country

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people hold the view that a good teacher is more important for education success while others think the student’s attitude is more important to succeed in education. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What kind of house do you live in?
– Do you like living there?
– Is it similar to the house where you grew up?
– What do you remember about the house where you grew up?
– What is the difference between that house and one you live in now?
– Do you go to museums often?
– When was the last time you visited a museum?
– Do you like learning about history?
– Do you think it is important to learn about history?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you couldn’t use your mobile phone. Please say

– When it happened
– Where it happened
– Why you couldn’t use your mobile phone
– How it made you feel

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Is using a mobile phone always appropriate?
– Where in your country people can’t use a mobile phone?
– Do you think as a society we should have clear rules when a phone can’t be used?
– Nowadays many children have mobile phones. Do you think it is a good idea?
– At what age should children be given phones? Why?
– Many parents use phones to keep their kids busy, is this a good idea?

IELTS test paper #3 (General)

Shared by A.K. and M.S.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your local council is closing the children’s playground in your locality as not many children visit the park. Write a letter to the council requesting not to close it. Include the following in your letter:

– How important is the playground for children?
– Why don’t children go to the playground?
– What can be done to bring children back to the park?

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people think that money is important to achieve happiness. What is the importance of money to happiness? Give reasons for your answer and include examples from your experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy eating cakes?
– Did you like cakes as a child?
– Do you enjoy baking?
– Have you baked anything recently?
– On what occasions do people bake a cake in your country?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a challenge you faced lately and found it hard. You should say

– What was the challenge?
– Why did you find it hard?
– What did you do to overcome it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do children and adults face the same kind of challenges?
– What kind of challenges do children face?
– Should parents allow their children to be challenged?
– Are parents too protective of their children nowadays? Why?
– What are the differences between challenges in individual and team sports?
– Today more people are engaged in dangerous sports. What are the reasons?

IELTS test paper #4 (Academic)

Listening test

Part 1. A hotel venue booking for a party.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).

Part 2. Historical buildings map description.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Part 3. Don’t remember.

Part 4. About new ways to overcome flood problems.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a recycling process.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Passage 2. Description of detergents or soap making.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Passage 3. About the process of textile cotton production.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart showing health care distribution in three different countries in Europe. We had to summarize the data and draw a conclusion.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that women should be treated as equal to men when applying for a job with police or the military. Others think women are less suitable for this kind of job. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

IELTS test paper #5 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– 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?
– Where do you stay now?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– How long did you live there?
– Describe your favorite room.
– Why is it your favorite place?
– Do you think people smile a lot nowadays?
– Are their smiles artificial or genuine mostly?
– When do you usually smile?
– Why is that?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a person who came up with a new idea or invention, whom you know well. Please say

– Who is that person?
– Where and when did you meet?
– What was his/her idea or invention?

Follow up question: Why did you appreciate it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How can people innovate or make new discoveries?
– How do they come up with these innovations?
– At what age do children learn to form their own opinions and make decisions?
– Who helps them?
– Why do they start having their own opinions at a certain age?
– Do you think their opinions are likely to be similar to their parents’ opinions?
– Why is that?

IELTS test paper #6 (General)

Shared by G.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to an English speaking friend who wants to come for a short stay, to let them know that unfortunately you will be busy during their visit. In your letter

– Explain your situation.
– Suggest alternative dates to meet.
– What activities could you do together?

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that it is better to get advice from old people compared to young people. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and include relevant examples.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you prefer to work in the morning or afternoon?
– Why is that?
– What do you do for a job?
– Did your job change recently?
– What did you do in the past?
– What do you like the most about this job?
– Do you like running? Why?
– Did you participate in any running races?
– Do you watch athletic games on TV?
– Do you have suitable places for running in your neighborhood?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a goal that you set up for yourself and how you achieved it. Please say

– What was the goal?
– What did you do to achieve it?
– What was the hardest part for you?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is your goal now?
– Is it good to have one?
– Why do you think so?
– How hard is it to stick to your goals or ideas?
– Why is it so?

IELTS test paper #7 (General)

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to the city council complaining about a road near you. In your letter

– Introduce yourself and say where you live
– Explain the problem
– Say what you want done.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many organisations and companies ask their staff to wear a uniform. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this? What kind of jobs should have a work uniform?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Where do you prefer living, in the country or in the city?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you take breaks at work?
– Do you like history?
– Have you read any books about history?
– Do you watch historical movies?
– Do you visit museums?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a dream home you would like to live in. Please say

– What kind of home would it be?
– Why would you like to live in it?
– Who would you like to live with?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What type of houses do people in your country prefer to live in?
– What considerations do people have when choosing a place to live?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in an old house?
– Is living in a new house always better than living in an old house?
– Do you think preserving historical buildings is important, and why?

IELTS test paper #8 (General)

Shared by A.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have been travelling to another city and you left some of your documents at the hotel while checking out. Write a letter to the hotel manager. In your letter
– Say what you left at the hotel
– Explain why the documents are important
– Tell the manager what you want him/her to do with the documents.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that a good training course can prepare anyone to become a good teacher. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Note: The speaking test was a little different from the previous IELTS exams (before Coronavirus) since there was a glass that separated me from the examiner and the examiner checked my identification card from a distance.

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification card?
– Just open the first page and show me from behind the glass.
– Can you tell me what you liked about the house you grew up in?
– Tell me about the house that you live in now.
– What type of house do you dream to live in?
– Have you ever borrowed something?
– Do you think it is a good idea to borrow things that you need?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an elderly person you know who influenced your life. Please say

– When did you see him/her?
– What do you do together?
– Why do you like him/her?
– How did he/she influence your life?

Follow up questions:

– How do you feel about him/her?
– Does she/he feel the same way about you?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think elderly people are important? Why?
– How should we behave with them?
– How will the future generations behave with elderly people?

IELTS test paper #9 (Speaking)

Shared by P.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like running?
– How often do you run?
– Where do you go for a run?
– Are there many places suitable for running in your hometown?
– Have you ever participated in a marathon?
– Would you watch a marathon on TV? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an incident when someone apologised to you. Please say

– what happened
– who apologised to you
– how you reacted
– how you felt after the incident.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– In what cases should people apologise?
– Why do people need to apologise?
– Do people always mean what they say when they apologise?
– Why do people apologise when they don’t really mean it?
– Do you feel that people are more selfish now than in the past?
– Are children selfish too, or just adults?
– Do you think the influence of modern society makes people more selfish?
– Is it good for people to be selfish?

Go to top

IELTS test in China

Latest IELTS questions from China

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by M.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You want to improve your knowledge of foreign language which can help you at work. Write a letter to a foreign language teacher and say

– Where did you hear about the teacher?
– Why do you want to learn the foreign language?
– Ask some questions about the course.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that it is fine for professional sportsmen and sportswomen to misbehave on or off the field, as long as they are playing well. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– 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 do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
– Do you like reading books?
– What type of books do you read?
– Are you reading a book presently?
– Would you like to write a book in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a situation where you had to tell a lie to your friend. Please say

– What was the lie?
– When and where did you lie?
– Why did you do it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Are you a patient person in your life?
– When did you get impatient recently?
– Why did it happen?

Go to top

IELTS test in Ghana

Latest IELTS questions from Ghana

IELTS test paper #1 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– 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 enjoy your job?
– Do you prefer to work in the morning or in the afternoon?
– Do you like to watch movies?
– What genre of films do you like?
– Do you like to watch comedies?
– When did you watch a good comedy?
– Do you think you and your friends will laugh at the same things?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a sports or work team where you participate. Please say

– What is it?
– When and why did you join it?
– Can you give a brief description of the team members?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Explain why you were chosen to be part of this team.
– What is the importance of international teamwork?
– Can you give examples of teamwork among children?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by F.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

Two bar charts were given. One was describing the percentage of men in 3 different age groups who were employed in 1984, 2001 and 2014. The other bar chart described the percentage of women, also in three age groups (same as men), who were employed in 1984, 2001 and 2014. We were asked to write a report describing and comparing the charts.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The number of students studying science at university is constantly declining. What do you think are the causes? What effects will this have on our society?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Where are you from?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– Why do you like living in this house?
– Are there shops in your neighborhood?
– Are you working or studying?
– When was the last time you laughed?
– Do you like comedy movies?
– Do different people find the same things to be funny?
– Do you like spending time by yourself?
– What did you do the last time you were alone?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an incident where someone apologised to you. You should say:

– Who was it?
– When was it?
– What did the person say?
– Why was this incident memorable to you?

Follow up question: Do people in your country apologise often?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of apology means more to you: words or actions?
– Why are people selfish?
– Should we be more considerate?
– What teaches us to be considerate?

Go to top

IELTS test in Hong Kong

Latest IELTS questions from Hong Kong

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by C.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your friend would like to come and work in your country for 6 months. Write a letter to him/her, in your letter

– Recommend a city where your friend could find work
– Suggest some jobs your friend could do
– Give your friend some ideas how to connect with the local community

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

For some people learning in a group is the most effective way, while others prefer one-on-one instruction. Discuss both views. What is your opinion?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like about studying
– What subject are you studying?
– Why did you choose to study that?
– Is it a difficult subject to study?
– Is this subject a popular choice in your country?
– What kind of job would you choose after graduation?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you were forced to change your plans because of the weather. Please say

– When did this happen?
– Where were you?
– What kind of weather was is?
– Explain why you had to change your plans.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How does the weather influence people’s lives?
– Do you think that people’s mood can be affected by the weather?
– Do you think extreme weather events we are experiencing now are related to climate change?
– How has the climate change influenced your country?
– Do you think only the governments should be responsible for dealing with climate change, or individuals too?
– What measures can be taken to tackle climate change on the government and individual level?

Go to top

IELTS test in India

Latest IELTS questions from India

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by K.S. and O.V.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are renting an apartment. Write a letter to your landlord regarding a noise problem from your neighbors. Include the following in your letter:

– What is the problem?
– What have you done about it?
– What would you like the landlord to do?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people prefer to spend time with their own age group while others like to spend their time with different age groups. Discuss both approaches and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Describe your previous home.
– How do you feel about your current home?
– What would your dream home look like?
– Is fishing popular in your country?
– Do you like fish as a meal?
– Would you keep fish as pets?
– Where do people go fishing in your country?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when someone made noise that disturbed you. Please say

– when it happened
– where it happened
– how the noise disturbed you, and
– what you did about it

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you dislike noise?
– What types of noise are there in your daily life?
– Do you think our cities are becoming noisier?
– How does that affect people’s health, in your opinion?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by J.T.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were asked to describe a diagram showing the percentages of total wheat production by Europe, Asia and Rest of the World.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

It is common for people to travel long distances for work and study. Some argue that longer commute times affect people in a negative way while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Are you tidier at home or at work?
– Do your family members know you as a very tidy person?
– Why do you need to be tidy at home?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a place (other than your home) where you go to relax. Please say

– What place it is
– Where it is
– What you do in this place
– Why you like to relax there

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are some different places where people go to relax?
– What measures do employers take to help their employees relax?

IELTS test paper #3 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– 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?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe your hometown.
– What don’t you like about it?
– Why is that?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an interesting person that you have met. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– Where and when did you meet?
– Explain why he/she was interesting.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What topics do men and women usually discuss together?
– Would you like to change the colour of your hair? Why?
– Why do most people lack confidence while doing public presentations?

IELTS test paper #4 (General)

Shared by P.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently been invited to talk about your country at the American academy. Write a letter to the administrator and say

– Accept the invitation and suggest possible dates.
– What topics would you like to talk about?
– What will you need for your talk?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people suggest that bringing up children by the whole family including uncles, aunts and grandparents is better, rather than only by parents. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and examples.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– What is the most interesting place to visit in your hometown?
– Do many tourists visit your country?
– Do you like long or short holidays?
– Where do you like to go on holidays?
– Do you prefer beach holidays or city holidays?
– Do you have close friends?
– What do you value the most in your friends?
– Do you meet often with your friends?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a new public building you want to visit. Please say

– What is the building?
– Where and when was it build?
– Why do you want to visit it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What types of buildings are there in your hometown?
– Is it a good trend to have skyscrapers in the city?
– Do you think buildings’ shapes and structures will change in the future?
– Would you like to live in a different-shaped building, round or triangular?
– Why is that?

IELTS test paper #5 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like your work?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Is there a park near your home?
– Do you go to a park regularly?
– What do you do there?
– When do you usually go to the park?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a situation where you helped or offered help to somebody. Please say

– When and where was it?
– What kind of help did you offer?
– Who was the person you offered it to?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you usually offer help to people?
– Do you like to help them?
– Are your neighbours helpful to you?
– How do they help you?
– What kind of help would you offer to a blind person?
– How are pets helpful to us?

IELTS test paper #6 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe your hometown.
– What do you like or dislike about your hometown?
– Why is that?
– Do you like listening to music?
– What type of music do you listen to?
– Where and when do you listen to it?
– What music do young people in your country like?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a celebration you had after some achievement. Please say

– What was the achievement?
– How did you celebrate it?
– Who did you celebrate it with?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you tell your friends about your achievements?
– How do youngsters celebrate their birthdays?
– Do older people celebrate in the same way?
– How are festivals celebrated in your country?
– Describe a wedding ceremony in your country.
– Why do some people feel happy when their favorite sport team wins?
– What is more important, a personal achievement or a victory of a team as a whole?
– Why do you think so?

IELTS test paper #7 (Academic)

Shared by M.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart with figures describing new house construction starts between 1999 and 2002.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

The reason why people buy products is to fulfil their needs and because of the products’ quality. Advertisements don’t increase products’ sales; they can only be considered a form of entertainment. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of work do you do?
– What languages do you speak?
– What languages do you use at work?
– What is more important, to do a job that you like or to work with people that you like?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a place where you go to read and write (except for your home). Please say

– What place this is
– Where it is located
– With whom you go there
– How often you visit this place.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What do you prefer, reading or writing? Why?
– What do you think is more important, reading or writing?
– What way of learning is better, by reading books or by watching videos?
– Are there things you can only learn from books?
– What is the best age to teach children to read and write?
– When do you think children should start school?

IELTS test paper #8 (Academic)

Shared by N.

Listening test

Part 1 Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).
Part 2 Questions: multiple choice, matching information.
Part 3 Questions: multiple choice, matching information.
Part 4 Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Reading test

Passage 1 Questions: True/False/Not Given, short-answer questions.
Passage 2 Questions: filling in blanks, matching information.
Passage 3 Questions: matching information, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the steps in the process of making cheese. We were asked to describe the diagram.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that music plays an important role in society. Others, however, disagree and say that music is merely a form of entertainment. Discuss both views and state your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– Is it a safe area?
– Would you consider moving somewhere else? Why?
– Do you like wearing jeans? Why?
– Do you wear jeans often?
– How do people buy jeans?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a place that is full of colour. Please say

– What place this is
– Where it is located
– What people do there
– How you learned about this place.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What colours do people like and why?
– Why do people avoid certain colours, such as red for example?
– When children buy a cake, do they choose a colourful one or a cake full of flavour?

Go to top

IELTS test in Iran

Latest IELTS questions from Iran

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by N.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given three pie charts showing vehicle exports by a particular company. We had to summarize and compare all three categories: cars, motorcycles and trucks.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people think that every individual is responsible for their happiness, but some people believe there are other external factors that influence us. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you study?
– Why did you choose this course?
– What are some drawbacks of using social media?
– Do you use more social media now compared to the past?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a singer or a music band which you listen to frequently. Please say

– Who are they?
– When and where did you hear them for the first time?
– Why do you listen to them?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What other music or band do you like?
– Why do you think people listen to music?
– Would you like to sing or play yourself?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by M.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What do you like about your work?
– Does the type of your work change from time to time?
– Do people in your city like to go to parks?
– Do you like to go to parks?
– What do you do there?
– Did you use to go to parks as a child?
– What is your favorite park?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an interesting event you have participated in recently. Please say

– When and where was it?
– What was the event?
– Why was it interesting for you?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are some social events in your country?
– What benefits do sponsors get from social events?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of international events?
– Why do you think so?

IELTS test paper #3 (Speaking)

Shared by S.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– In your school days what did you use more, a pen or a pencil?
– Do you prefer writing in pen or pencil now?
– Have you ever received a pen as a gift?
– Did you like it?
– Do you have shops near your house?
– What can you see from your windows?
– Does your house have nice views?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you have visited a crowded place. Please say

– What the place was
– Why you went there
– With whom you went there
– And whether or not you enjoyed your visit.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What crowded places are there in your city (Tehran)?
– Why do some people go to these places?
– Does it say something about these people’s personality?
– How can cities be redesigned for better living?
– What are the effects of lack of beautiful views in cities on people?

IELTS test paper #4 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Did you like the place where you grew up?
– What is your favorite type of house to live in?
– Are you a tidy person?
– Do people think of you as a tidy person?
– Should people be tidy?
– Are you more tidy at work or at home?
– Do you enjoy working with others?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about something that you have done with a group of people and you enjoyed it. Please say

– what it was
– when you’ve done it
– who was there with you
– why you enjoyed it so much.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Is it important for children to be in touch with older people?
– How can children learn to have a relationship with others?
– Is it important for girls and boys to play together in childhood?
– Can you name some activities to be done in a group and alone, and compare them?
– Is it hard to work in a group?
– What kind of people are harder to work with in a group?
– Is it important for a group to have a good leader?
– How important is it for a group to have a strong leadership?

Go to top

IELTS test in Italy

Latest IELTS questions from Italy

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by G. and L.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two pie charts showing and comparing the difference between the proportion of children under 18 years old that play a musical instrument in 1996 and 2016. There was also a bar chart showing the changes in their contribution to different musical genres.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Scientific researches should be the responsibility of governments rather than commercial organizations. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Let’s talk about numbers.
– Can you memorize phone numbers easily?
– Did you like studying math at school?
– Why is that?
– Are numbers important for your current studies?
– Why or why not?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a teacher that influenced you in high school. Please say

– Describe him/her.
– When and where was it?
– How did he/she influence you?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are the main skills needed to be a good learner?
– Do you think it’s easier to study when you are young?
– Is it more efficient to study in class or by yourself, in your opinion?

Go to top

IELTS test in Japan

Latest IELTS questions from Japan

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by K.

Listening test

Part 1. Holiday plan.
Questions: filling in blanks (no more than 1 word).

Part 2. A map description.
Questions: multiple choice, map labeling.

Part 3. A conversation between a university student and his professor.
Questions: multiple choice, filling in blanks (no more than 3 words)

Part 4. About the Perfume Museum.
Questions: multiple choice.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two line graphs showing the monthly price of rice in Thailand and Vietnam between 2009 and 2012.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some cities create new housing for their growing populations by constructing a smaller number of high-rise buildings. Other cities create more of low-rise buildings. Which solution is better, in your opinion?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– What do you do?
– What do you like about your work?
– Which sport is more popular in your country, baseball or soccer?
– Why do you think that?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a sport you would like to try for the first time. Please say

– What is the sport?
– How can you learn it?
– Is it difficult to do that?
– Why would you like to try it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Some people say that children should play outside, not inside. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
– Which is better for children, team sports or individual sports? Why?
– Why do people play sports?
– Do people need to relieve stress? Why?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by K.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– Do you like living there?
– Do you prefer to write in pen or pencil? Why?
– When was the last time you purchased a pen or a pencil?
– Have you ever bought a pen as a gift to someone?
– How would you feel if someone gave you a pen as a gift?
– What was your favourite subject in school?
– What elective subjects are popular in high schools in your country? Why?
– Are there subjects that are more popular with boys than girls?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you had to change your plans because of the weather. Please say

– What your plans were
– Why you had to change them
– What you did instead
– How you felt about this.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think the weather these days is different from the weather in the past?
– How does climate change affect the weather?
– Does weather have an effect on people’s behaviour?
– What are the effects of weather on farming?

IELTS test paper #3 (Speaking)

Shared by R.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– Do you work or are you a student?
– Did you learn art at school?
– Do you like art?
– What kind of art do you like?
– Have you ever visited an art gallery?
– Are art galleries beneficial for children?
– Let’s talk about laughter.
– What kind of things make you laugh?
– Do your friends laugh at the same things as you?
– Is it important for people to laugh? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about something you bought that was difficult to use at first. Please say

– What is it?
– When did you buy it?
– What does it do?
– Why was it difficult to use for the first time?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you feel that the increase in production of consumer goods affects the environment?
– What are some of the effects of increased production on the environment?
– What are the main causes of damage to our environment?
– Do you think that only the governments are responsible for protecting the environment?
– Should large companies and organisations be more environmentally conscious? How?

Go to top

IELTS test in the Netherlands

Latest IELTS questions from the Netherlands

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by P.

Listening test

Part 1. Summer camp application form.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).

Part 2. A map description.
Questions: multiple choice, map labeling.

Part 3. A conversation between a university student and his professor.
Questions: multiple choice.

Part 4. About rural areas and environment in general.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Reading test

Passage 1. About deep sea bioluminescent fish and other sea creatures.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 1 word), True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Don’t remember.

Passage 3. A research conducted at a workplace of both managers and general workers.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps showing an old museum and a renovated/new museum. We had to summarize and compare the changes.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people believe that big businesses in addition to generating profits should be involved in and responsible for the social life of the community. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

Go to top

IELTS test in New Zealand

Latest IELTS questions from New Zealand

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by S.C.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about drinking water supply in Australia.

Passage 2. A text about clusters of IT companies.

Passage 3. A text about music as a talent.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a picture showing the use of renewable energy as a proportion of the total energy from 1971 to 2006. We were asked to summarise the information by selecting and reporting main feature and make comparisons where relevant.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

People are spending more hours at workplace in some countries. What are the positive and negative impacts of this trend?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Tell about the home you grew up in.
– Was it a house or an apartment?
– What kind of place do you currently live in?
– What would you prefer for the future, a house or an apartment and why?
– Do you like comedy?
– What kind of comedy is there in your country?
– Would you like to watch a live comedy show?
– Do you tell jokes to your friends?
– Do they laugh?
– Do you think you are funny when you tell jokes?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a foreign country you would like to know more about. Please say

– What country is it?
– What do you want to know about it?
– How is it different from your country?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is the meaning of a person’s national identity?
– How is it different from a person’s global identity?
– What should one have, a national or a global identity?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by M.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar charts with percentages of distribution of number of people sharing a house in the UK in 2 different time periods.
It was similar to explaining/comparing pie charts but there were bar charts instead of pie charts.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some schools prefer to teach specialised subjects to students after the age of 15, while others suggest that all the subjects should be taught throughout school life. What are the benefits of these 2 approaches? Which one is better, in your opinion?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Describe the house you live in.
– Why do you like the house?
– Are there shops around it?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a performance you have watched. Please say

– Where was it?
– What kind of performance was it?
– What did you like the most about it?

Follow up question: Would you go to a similar concert again?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How likely are cultural performances to be accepted at international levels?
– Should the government provide financial support to cultural performances?
– What is the impact of TV on cultural performances?

Go to top

IELTS test in Nigeria

Latest IELTS questions from Nigeria

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by V.Y.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two diagrams (pictures) of a small town called Bridgetown. The first was a picture of the town in 1700 and the second was in the year 2000. We had to make comparisons between the two images and basically state the noticeable differences/similarities/features in the town’s appearance in those two years.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that economic development is the only way to end world poverty and hunger. Others argue that economic development is damaging the environment and needs to stop. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name?
– Can I see your identification card?
– Tell me where you come from.
– Describe the home, whether a flat or a house that you live in.
– Do you enjoy where you live now?
– Do you have any supermarket or place to buy things around your house?
– Did you like art in school?
– Have you been to an art gallery before?
– Do you think that having a profession in art is interesting?

– Let’s talk about cakes and sweets.
– Did you like cakes and sweets as a child?
– Have you baked a cake before?
– What kind of cakes or sweets have you had as a result of your culture or of cultural influence on you?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an enjoyable journey you had via public transport. You should say:

– when and where you went
– who you went with
– the reason for going on the journey
– what things you did that made the journey more enjoyable.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk a bit more about public transportation.
– What do you think are some challenges that come along with making use of public transportation?
– Would providing free public transport reduce congestion in city centers?
– Do you think public transportation should be made free?
– What do you think public transportation will be like in the future in relation to self-driving cars?

IELTS test paper #2 (General)

Shared by A.

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently visited a local school in your community. It needs people who can help renovate the building and also help with some activities. Write a letter to the principal of the school and say

– How would you be able to help?
– When and why would you do it?
– Who will help you to do it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many parents complain about violence promoted to their children through video games, TV programs and other media. Why is it happening? What can be the solution for it?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– What do you do for entertainment there?
– What music do you listen to?
– Do you like to listen to music alone or with friends?
– Do you wear jeans?
– What is your opinion about people who wear jeans?
– Why do you think so?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a recent celebration that you were invited to. Please say

– What were you celebrating?
– Who did you celebrate it with?
– Why did you celebrate it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about convocations.
– What are the main reasons for them?
– Did you take part in any graduations?
– How is naming ceremony celebrated?
– Explain about church marriages in your country.

IELTS test paper #3 (Speaking)

Shared by N.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you prefer using a pen or a pencil to write?
– When was the last time you bought a pen or a pencil?
– Do you have a lucky number?
– Are you good at remembering numbers?
– Did you like mathematics in school?
– Were you good at math?
– It is useful to you now?
– Do you think you will use math in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an article you read online that was about healthy living. Please say

– When you read it
– What in particular it was about
– What you learnt from it

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think people follow the health advice in the articles they read?
– Is it easier now to lead a healthy lifestyle?
– Is being active / playing sports popular in your country?
– What do people do to keep fit in your country?
– Who is responsible for keeping people fit, individuals or the government?
– Should the government provide health services free of charge to everyone?

IELTS test paper #4 (General)

Shared by T.

Listening test

Part 1. A recording about registering in a Frisco’s health club.
Part 2. A recording about a charity called Eyesavers.
Part 3. A labelled diagram of an oil-less compressor.
Part 4. A discussion between a lecturer and a student about a school project

Reading test

Passage 1. A passage about different restaurants.
Questions: information matching.

Passage 2. A passage about Bart train schedules.
Questions: information matching.

Passage 3. A passage about the Latest Management model adopted by LCP technologies.

Passage 4. A passage on the history of Shimla in India.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently went on a business trip and stayed in a hotel. Upon your return home you realized you left some things at the hotel. Write a letter to the hotel manager, stating:

– The details of your stay
– The items you left behind
– What you want the manager to do.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe it is better to raise children in the city, while others consider countryside to be a more suitable choice. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– What can I call you?
– Can I see your ID?
– Tell me about the building that you live in.
– Do you love living there?
– Are there shops around where you live?
– Tell me about the kind of challenges that children face.
– What lessons do children learn from challenges?
– In the recent times, do you think parents allow their children to go through challenges?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a challenge you encountered. Please say

– What was the challenge?
– When and where was the challenge?
– How did you overcome it?
– What made it unforgettable?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is the most vital challenge the world is facing presently?
– Do you think we have a chance to overcome it?
– Can science help people overcome that challenge?

Go to top

IELTS test in Oman

Latest IELTS questions from Oman

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by Y.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph showing annual salaries for language-related jobs in five international cities.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays online shopping is rapidly replacing physical shopping in stores. What are the positives and negatives of this development, in your opinion? Give some relevant examples.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– 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 work with others?
– What do you like about your work?
– Do you lose patience easily?
– Is patience important?
– Do you like hair styling?
– Do you change your hair style from time to time?
– Why is that?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about different kinds of local food available in your country. Please say

– What are they?
– Do you buy or make these kinds of food?
– Can you find these dishes in other countries?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What do you think about international trade activity?
– Let’s talk about world inventions.
– What is the most important invention in the recent past?
– Why do you think it is important?
– How did you hear about it?

Go to top

IELTS test in Pakistan

Latest IELTS questions from Pakistan

IELTS test paper #1 (Speaking)

Shared by F.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What do you think about numbers?
– Do you think numbers help people in their daily life?
– Some people think numbers affect their fortune, what is your opinion?
– Do you think this is true?
– Do you want to change something in your home?
– In your school days did you attend art classes?
– What did you enjoy the most about art classes?
– Did you study mathematics?
– Do you think maths help you in your daily life?
– Let’s talk about history. Do you find history an interesting subject?
– Did you learn history in school?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a situation when you were late. Please say

– What you were late for
– Why you were late
– What happened because you were late
– How you felt about it

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about tourism and transportation.
– Do you think transportation has changed compared to the past?
– If you wanted to improve your country’s transportation system what would you recommend?
– What are the benefits of tourism?
– What would you recommend to the government for improvement of tourism in your country?
– Some tourists choose to visit remote places, what do you think about that?
– What steps should be taken to protect the nature?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by K.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– What should I call you?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like most about your work?
– Do you like working in the morning or evening?
– When was the last time you laughed a lot?
– Do you make people laugh?
– Is it important for you to laugh together with friends?
– Have you ever played water sports is past?
– Why aren’t water sports very popular in your country?
– Did you like water in your childhood?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a small successful company you know, you should say

– How do you know about this company?
– How long do you know them?
– Why do you think they are successful?

Follow up question: What made them so successful, in your opinion?

Part 3 (Discussion)

Let’s talk about business development in your country.
– Do you think it is easier to do business now than before?
– Why is that so?
– How do you compare a business now and in the past?
– What are the important factors for a successful business?
– Will online businesses replace the conventional businesses in the future?
– In what other ways can Information Technology help you in your business?

IELTS test paper #3 (General)

Shared by K and R

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your local city council has decided to pull down the oldest building in your area because of monetary problems. Write a letter to the planning manager. In your letter

– Say why this building is important to you
– Explain what purpose this building can serve in the future
– Suggest possible ways to generate funds for the repair work.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people believe that modern technology has made people more sociable, while others think that it has isolated them. Discuss both ideas and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– What should I call you?
– Where do you live?
– What are the most important places in your hometown?
– Has your hometown changed recently? In what way?
– How do you feel about strangers?
– How often do you meet new people?
– Is it easy for you to meet new people?
– Is people’s opinion about you important to you?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you made a mistake. Please say

– what mistake it was
– when it happened
– how you made this mistake
– how it affected you.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you make mistakes often?
– What can people learn from their mistakes?
– How can people avoid making mistakes?
– Can mistakes help people become more successful?
– Is it more acceptable for children to make mistakes, compared to adults?
– What should teachers do when children make mistakes?

IELTS test paper #4 (Speaking)

Shared by A.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What do you do in your free time?
– Do people in your country like to go to the park?
– What do people do in a park?
– Do you also like to visit parks?
– What do you do while in the park?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a goal you have achieved in your life. Please say

– What was the goal?
– When did you set it?
– How was it achieved?
– How did you feel about it later?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do people usually set goals for themselves?
– What is the reason for setting goals?
– Does having a goal in life help to become successful?
– Should parents teach their children to set goals?

Go to top

IELTS test in Russia

Latest IELTS questions from Russia

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by A.S.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about sugar cane production in Australia.

Passage 2. A text about the methods of investigation of carbon footprint.

Passage 3. A text about the connection of self-esteem with appearance and academic and work performance.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two layouts of the City Hall Centre, one from 2010 and another after redesign in 2025. We were asked to compare them and describe the changes.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

More and more people decide to eat healthy food and exercise regularly. What are the reasons for this trend? What can be done to encourage more people to eat healthier and exercise?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Where do you live?
– Do you have any large shops near your house?
– Where would you like to live in the future? Why?
– Do you usually take breaks? Why?
– What do you do during breaks? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about of a piece of advice that someone gave you. Please say

– What was the advice?
– Who did you receive it from?
– When was it?
– And say how you felt about it.

Part 3 (Discussion)

Some questions about education and teaching (couldn’t remember clearly).

Go to top

IELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Latest IELTS questions from Saudi Arabia

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by M. A.

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your manager to report a mistake you found in a magazine article about your company. In your letter

– Describe the magazine and the article.
– What was the mistake?
– Explain what you would like the manager to do about it.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some parents say that children should play individually more than in a group. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this and include your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– What should I call you?
– Describe your home.
– Can you tell me about the area where you live?
– Let’s talk about laughing.
– Do you like when other people laugh?
– When was the last time you laughed?
– What were you laughing about?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a day when the weather prevented you from doing something you planned. Please say

– What did you plan to do?
– Why couldn’t you do it?
– What did you do instead?
– How did you feel about it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is the weather like in your country?
– Do people in your country talk about the weather often?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by M.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– On what occasions people in your country eat cakes?
– Have you ever baked a cake?
– Do you normally have dessert at the end of your meal?
– Do you like art?
– What kind of art is your favourite?
– Did you visit an art gallery recently?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you couldn’t use your mobile phone. Please say

– when it happened
– what happened to your phone
– how it made you feel

Follow up question: Do you switch off your phone often?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is a good age for children to start using mobile phones?
– Are there places where mobile phones are prohibited in your country?
– Do you think mobile phones can cause harm in certain places?
– Should there be areas where mobile phones aren’t allowed?
– Do you think using a mobile phone can appear impolite sometimes?
– Do you think it would be impolite in another country or culture?

Go to top

IELTS test in South Korea

Latest IELTS questions from South Korea

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by S.

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have just read a newspaper article which contained incorrect information. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper. In your letter

– Let the editor know about the mistake
– Correct the mistake in the article
– Suggest what the newspaper should do about this

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that children should stay in school until the age of 18. Others suggest that educating children until the age of 14 is enough. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– What is your hometown?
– How long have you lived there?
– Let’s talk about perfumes.
– Do you have a favourite perfume?
– Do you spend a lot of money on perfumes?
– Have you ever bought a perfume as a gift for someone?
– Do you get together with your friends often?
– Where do you meet?
– Would you rather visit a friend or a relative? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a special, memorable moment. Please say

– When it was
– What happened
– Why it was special
– How you felt at the time.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What childhood memories do you still have?
– What do you wish you remembered from your childhood?
– What can help people remember more about their childhood?
– What is more helpful to remember an event from the past, a photograph or a video?
– Are diaries helpful to remember events from the past?

Go to top

IELTS test in Taiwan

Latest IELTS questions from Taiwan

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by L. N.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were asked to describe a bar chart that showed the percentages of migrants from five different countries to Australia in 1962, 1982 and 2002.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that international news is more important than local news. Others argue that local news is more important. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Do you like the home where you grew up?
– Do you like the place you live in now?
– Where would you like to live in the future?

– Let’s talk about staying up late.
– How often do you stay up late?
– What do you normally do when you stay up late?
– Do you think you will continue to stay up late in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a foreign country you would like to learn about. Please say

– which country it is
– what you already know about this country
– why you want to learn more about this country

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How can we learn about other countries?
– What can we learn from foreign countries?
– Do you think it is important to have a national identity?
– What is the most important thing that shows your country’s characteristic features?

IELTS test paper #2 (Speaking)

Shared by B.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe the house you live in now.
– Do you have a good view from your house?
– Do you take photos of it?
– Are there any shops around your house?
– Do you do a lot of writing?
– Do you prefer to use a pen or a pencil? Why?
– Did anyone buy a pen for you?
– How would you feel if you received a pen as a gift?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a famous person that you would like to meet. Please say

– Who is that person?
– What is he/she famous for?
– Why would you like to meet this person?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about news.
– Why are famous people often on the news?
– What is more important, international or national news?
– Why do you think so?
– Why are local news important to many people?
– Do you think news are always trustworthy?

Go to top

IELTS test in Thailand

Latest IELTS questions from Thailand

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by T.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two pie charts and a table showing the percentage of people shopping online on overseas websites, local websites and on both overseas and local websites between 2009 and 2012.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The most effective way to solve traffic and transport problems in the cities is to encourage people from suburbs or the countryside to live in the cities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Tell me about a present/gift you received that you liked the most.
– What are the differences between gifts that you give to boys and girls?
– Are you good at choosing gifts?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a city you have visited that you would like to visit again. You should say

– What is the name of the city?
– When did you go there?
– What did you do?
– Why did you like it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are some of the problems that you find in the cities?
– What do you like about living in a city?
– In what way have cities changed in the last 10 years?
– What are the benefits of living in cities?
– Do you agree that people in the countryside are more friendly than people in the cities?

Go to top

IELTS test in Turkey

Latest IELTS questions from Turkey

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by O.

Writing task 1 (a letter)

There is a problem with the changing room in your gym. You reported it several times, but it was not resolved. Write a letter to the gym manager. In your letter

– Describe the problem.
– Explain what the gym’s response was when you reported the problem.
– Say what you would like the manager to do about the problem.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people prefer to relax by doing physical activities, while others choose mental activities such as crossword puzzles or chess. Discuss the both views and include your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like the most about your job?
– Are you good with numbers?
– Were you good at math when you were a child?
– Will you use numbers for your work in the future?
– Do you laugh often?
– When was the last time you laughed?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an event when you were excited. Please say

– When did it happen?
– Who were there with you?
– Why did you get excited?

Follow up question: Would you like to experience this moment again?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of events are celebrated in your country?
– Why do some people spend lots of money on such events?
– Is it important?
– What do you think about public events?
– Do you think governments should spend money on such public events?
– Is sponsoring important to these events?

Go to top

IELTS test in the UAE

Latest IELTS questions from the UAE

IELTS test paper #1 (General)

Shared by A.H.

Listening test

Part 1 Questions: Fill in the gap (one word and/or a number), Multiple choice.
Part 2 Questions: Map labelling, Multiple choice.
Part 3 Questions: Multiple choice, choose answers from the box.
Part 4 Questions: Fill in the gap (one word and/or a number).

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about some trips and the features of each trip.
Passage 2. A text about diving lessons.
Passage 3. Don’t remember.
Passage 4. About mountain climbing (a hard text).

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You work for a company and have recently decided to leave it. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter

– Tell him/her that you will leave the company.
– Explain what you learned while working for the company.
– Tell him/her what you liked about the company.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that there should be a gap year after finishing high school (secondary school) and before starting university. To what extent you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Tell me about your work.
– Are you planning to change your work?
– Do you stay up late?
– Do your kids stay up late?
– Why do you think staying up late is not good?

– Do you prefer to read newspapers or magazines?
– Which kind of news do you like?
– Which kind of stories did you read during your childhood?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you helped someone in your family. Please say

– Who you helped
– How you helped him/her
– How he/she felt at that time

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think helping people is important?
– Do you think it is necessary to teach children to help at home?
– What kind of tasks are suitable for teenagers at home?
– Should parents urge children to help?
– Is it a good idea to punish children for not helping?

– Do you think neighbors nowadays know each other?
– Do you think it is important for neighbors to know each other?
– Do you think in the future neighbors are going to know each other?

Go to top

IELTS test in the UK

Latest IELTS questions from the UK

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by H.A.

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph describing 4 different sports played in a European country: badminton, tennis, rugby, basketball.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people around the world believe that competition is important, while others say it has its drawbacks. Do you think the positives of competition outweigh the negatives?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Tell me about the house you grew up in.
– What kind of house do you live in now?
– What kind of house do you want in the future?
– Do you read newspapers or magazines?
– What kind of news do you like to read about?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a time when you got lost somewhere. Please say

– Where was it?
– How did you get lost?
– What did you do?
– How did you find your way back?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about exploring places and exploration in general.
– Why do people like visiting new places?
– What kind of challenges do they face?
– What kind of things should they know about before visiting a place?
– Do you think because of social media people are becoming very similar?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by R.K.

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table with responses of participants and researchers about what they consider vital to prevent climate change.

Both participants and researchers had 5 responses, which were ranked from most important to least important and included some categories such as energy-efficient fuel, deforestation, recycling.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some schools have restricted the use of mobile phones. Is this a positive development or a negative one?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Are science subjects important in your school?
– Do you think maths is important in your work?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you felt happy. Please say

– What made you happy
– Where you were
– Who was there with you
– And why you felt happy about this.

Part 3 (Discussion)

Why are advertisements more common in festivals?

Go to top

IELTS test in the USA

Latest IELTS questions from the USA

IELTS test paper #1 (Academic)

Shared by P.T.

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two line graphs with forecast A and forecast B, describing the level of CO2 emissions and temperatures in years 2020 and 2100.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Today children are spending much more time watching TV compared to the past. Why do you think this happens? Is this a positive or a negative change?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– Do you like wild animals?
– Where did you see them?
– Do you like going to the zoo?
– Do you like walking?
– Do you think people today walk more than in the past?
– Did you walk a lot when you were a child?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a conversation that you had in the past, please say

– what the conversation was about
– with whom you had this conversation
– what you learned from it
– and why the conversation was memorable

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Are the topics that men talk about different from the topics women have conversations about?
– What topics do men and women talk about?
– What do you think of people who do their presentation for the first time?

Go to top

IELTS test in Vietnam

Latest IELTS questions from Vietnam

IELTS test paper #1 (Speaking)

Shared by P.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– 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 work?
– Do you visit beautiful places?
– How often do you do it?
– What places did you visit so far?
– What do you usually do there?
– Why do people visit such places?
– Would you spend more on accommodation with a good view?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an incident when you were delayed or late. Please say

– What was it?
– What did you do?
– How did you get there?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of transportation is popular in your country?
– What changes in transportation would you like to see in the future?
– Do you think people would visit beautiful places in the future?
– Thinking about tourism in general, is it a positive or negative development?
– Why do you think so?

Go to top

Share this to help your friends do better in IELTS!

 

Awards

  • Top 25 IELTS Blogs Winner Award
  • Best Australian Blogs 2014 Competition - People's Choice Winner

Sponsors

Online course

Practice tests

Site Search

New Services

Latest Posts: