Latest IELTS Test Questions and Topics Worldwide – February 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.

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Latest IELTS exam questions from Australia – NEW!
Latest IELTS exam questions from Azerbaijan
Latest IELTS exam questions from Bangladesh
Latest IELTS exam questions from Canada
Latest IELTS exam questions from China
Latest IELTS exam questions from Ghana
Latest IELTS exam questions from India
Latest IELTS exam questions from Iran
Latest IELTS exam questions from Italy
Latest IELTS exam questions from Nigeria


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?

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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?

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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?

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IELTS test in Canada

Latest IELTS questions from Canada

IELTS test paper #1 (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 letter)

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 #2 (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?

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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?

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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?

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IELTS test in India

Latest IELTS questions from India

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 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 #2 (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?

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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?

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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?

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IELTS test in Nigeria

Latest IELTS questions from Nigeria

IELTS test paper #1 (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.

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