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Posted on Jul 19, 2018

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Gentle breeze

Posted on Apr 3, 2017

I attended exam on 22nd October 2016. My speaking Que card topic was Describe a experience about visiting wildlife
With whom you went there?
Why that was interesting to you?



Posted on Sep 7, 2016

pls post the reading 19,20,21,22 answer key.thank u.



Posted on Aug 8, 2016

IELTS speaking exam conducted in Abudhabi 6/8/16.
Part 1
Why do you like your job?
3)any outdoor activity did as a child
And explain your reasons for choosing it?
4)are there any parks in your town?
-benefits of parks
5)importance of birthdays
– why do you like your birthday
– do you celebrate it with friends or. family ?
-what do children do on their birthdays

CUE Card

Describe someone who you want to spend time with
– your relationship with that person
– how often do you spend time together
– why you enjoy spending time with that person

Part 3

1) in this world what is the importance of communication? Give me your reasons.
2)is talking face to face same as that of chatting? Reasons
3)what are the ways to prevent this?
4)what will happen to communities in future? Your opinion to overcome.

My heartfelt thank you IELTS material. Thanks for your support in my studies. Hoping to get a good band.


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Posted on Aug 8, 2016

Thank you so much! Please let us know your IELTS score shortly after you get it.
Wish you all the best!

Suki Ahmad

Posted on May 19, 2016

IELTS Writing Test in Vietnam (May, 2016)

IELTS Writing Task 2: It can be seen that not enough students are choosing science subjects in universities. What are the causes? And what are the effects on society?


IELTS Material

Posted on May 14, 2016

Speaking Part 1 (in May,2016 in Vietnam)
Where do you live?
Is public transportation there convenient?
Talk about the city you are living
What kind of flower do you like?
When do u send flowers to others?
Have u ever send flowers to yourself ?
Do your house grow flowers?
What do children do on their birthday?
What’s the most important birthday for people in your country?
Do people ride bikes in your country?
Did you ride when you were a child?
Do you enjoy dancing?
Do you watch science programs?
Are there any science museums in your city?
Do you like parks?


Bao Chau

Posted on May 7, 2016

IELTS Writing (7 May, 2016) in Vietnam

Task 1: Line graph
Task 2: Nowadays, more and more people decide to have children later in their life. What are the reasons? Do advantages of this outweigh disadvantages?

Hope it helps 🙂


Tong Hua

Posted on May 3, 2016

IELTS speaking test in Singapore – April, 2016


– 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?
– Do you like your home? Why?
– Would you change something in your place?
– Let’s talk about research.
– Have you done any research?
– Did you work with a group or by yourself?
– What problems can you encounter in group studying?
– How can they be resolved?

Cue Card

Talk about a recent event that made you happy. Please say

– What and where was it?
– Who was there with you?
– Why did it make you happy?


– Let’s talk about happiness.
– Do you usually feel happy?
– What makes you happy?
– Is happiness an environmentally or genetically acquired feeling?
– What makes old and young people happy?
– What is the difference between them?


IELTS Material

Posted on Apr 28, 2016

Current Topics for Part1 of the Speaking Test April 2016 – Nanjing China

Work or study
Home week (maybe homework?)
Being in a hurry
Stay at home
Bus or Taxi
Social Network
Flat or Home
Music/live concert
Primary School



Posted on Apr 28, 2016

Hi, I would love to share IELTS Speaking Part 2 Questions in India (March, 2016).

Cue Card:

Describe a family (not your own family) that you like. You should say

how you know this family
who the people in the family are
what the members of the family are like
and explain why you like this family.

Hope it helps 🙂



Posted on Apr 25, 2016

IELTS Speaking Test in India – April, 2016
– 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 like about your home?
– What changes do you wish to make there?
– How do you usually communicate?
– Do you still write letters?
– How can you describe communication these days?

Cue Card
Talk about a place you recently visited that was affected by pollution. Please say

– What is this place?
– What is the effect of pollution on it?
– What causes the pollution?


Rob Burton

Posted on Apr 20, 2016

Recent IELTS Part 2 Questions – in Nanjing, China April 2016 – from my High School Students

What is your favourite Television Programme.

Tell me about a Story you saw on TV

A Happy Event

A country I want to visit

A street that I like


Gunay Talibli Ismayilova

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

IELTS Writing Task 2 in India (19th March)

Young generation is the valuable resource of every country. But they often ignore by people running country . How government can solve this problem?



Posted on Apr 13, 2016

Is there any major difference between IELTS (academics) and IELTS (general). Can there be post on IELTS (General) as there seem to be more suggestions on IELTS (Academics) here?
I thank you.


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IELTS Material

Posted on Apr 14, 2016

The listening and speaking sections are the same for IELTS Academic and General Training.

For Reading:
There are forty questions in total and candidates have one hour to complete the test. The reading passages in IELTS Academic test are more academically orientated than the general training texts.

For Writing:
Both the academic and general training writing tests have two sections and students are advised to spend twenty minutes on section 1 and forty minutes on section 2, making one hour For Writing Task 1:
For General Training, IELTS candidates write a short letter (more than 150 words) for Writing Task 1 while in IELTS Academic module they have to describe the information (more than 150 words) presented as a pie chart, a line graph, a table, a bar chart or a process.
For Writing Task 2:
It is very similar (though different questions) and IELTS candidates have to to write a short essay (more than 250 words) on a topic of general interest.

You should take IELTS Academic, If you want to:
– study at university at undergraduate or postgraduate level; or
– join a professional organisation in an English-speaking country

You should take IELTS General Training, if you want to:
– train or study at below degree level
– work or undertake work-related training in an English-speaking country
– emigrate to an English-speaking country

Hope you find it helpful 🙂

Admad Suki

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

IELTS test in Malaysia – March 2016 (Academic Module)

Listening testIELTS test in Malaysia
Section 1. A business owner was looking for an office she could rent.
Section 2. About life and work of a photographer.
Section 3. Two students were discussing their work with a professor.
Section 4. A speech about lost texts and historical words.

Reading test
Passage 1. The history of oil and fuel.
Passage 2 About western Africa’s culture.
Passage 3. About evolutionary psychology at work.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two graphs showing the average, maximum and minimum temperatures over a one-year period for Tokyo and Sydney.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people think that it is good for a country’s culture to broadcast foreign films and TV shows. Others, however, think it is best to produce local films and shows. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you usually take a bus or a taxi? Why?
– Is it easy to use a bus or a taxi in your area?
– Do you write to your friends?

Cue Card
Describe a goal that you hope to achieve in the future. Please say
– What has this goal to do with your life?
– When did you start thinking about this goal?
– How will you achieve it?

– Why is it important for you to achieve it?
– Do you think people should talk to others about their goals?
– What is more rewarding, working towards the goal or achieving it?
– Do you think it’s important to have realistic goals?


Secret Girl in Pakistan

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

IELTS test in Islamabad, Pakistan – March 2016 (Academic Module)

Listening test:
Section 1. A conversation between a man and a woman about renting an apartment.
Section 2. A conversation between two friends about university studies and some particular program that one of them is already doing.
Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test
Passage 1. About fluoridation of water.
Passage 2. About memory ability and skills.
Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a bar graph showing the percentage of male and female population in secondary schools and in higher education system in Europe, Latin America, South Africa and East Asia in the year of 2000.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that crime rate can be reduced by giving a long punishment, while others say there are alternate ways to reduce crime. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test
Part 1:
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Is it a house or an apartment?
– Please describe your house.
– Which room do you like the most? Why?
– What would you change in your house, if you had a chance? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a difficult choice that you had to make and realised later it was the right decision. Please say
– When and where did you make this decision?
– How did you know it was the right decision?
– Why was this decision important to you?

– What kind of choices do we make in our daily life?
– What kind of choices do children make in daily life?
– Is it important to go for a walk in a park these days?
– What do you do in a park?
– Do you think people these days prefer free time or money?
– When people work long hours, does that affect their family life? Why?



Posted on Apr 13, 2016

I just took the IELTS test in Canada and remembered the following details:

1. Listening test

Section 1. A conversation about tourist places and attraction of the park including tours available in the surroundings.

Section 2. A description of a recreation center map including gym, changing area, tennis court, library and other facilities.

Section 3. A conversation between a professor and a student about books on insects.

Section 4. A seminar on how to develop a blog website for students.
Questions: multiple choice and choose 3 suitable options out of 6.

2. Reading test

Passage 1. About bus routes system in New Zealand.
Questions: match sentences to paragraphs.

Passage 2. Some guidelines about London post and shipping.
Questions: short answer (no more than 2 words).

Passage 3. About human memory and brainstorming techniques.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, match headings to paragraphs.

3. Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to your classmates from school to invite them to a reunion ceremony that is being organised by you. Please say

– Where and when will it take place?
– Give an overview of the function.
– Explain what is going on with your life.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that the government should help the unemployed or just laid off from work on a weekly basis. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion.

4. Speaking test

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your hometown.
– Is it a safe place for kids to grow up?
– What is the government doing to make sure children can be raised in a better atmosphere?

Cue Card
Talk about someone who flies more often than normal due to some reasons. Please say
– When and where did you meet him/her?
– What are his/her reasons for flying so much?
– Does he/she like this job and the amount of flying involved?

– What steps should the government take to decrease the amount of air pollution due to air traffic?
– Do you think business people fly more than others? Why?
– Why do you think people prefer to travel by air rather than other means of transportation?
– Do you prefer comfort over price?
– Why is that?



Posted on Apr 13, 2016

I’m from INDIA. I just took IELTS exam last week and would love to share with you my IELTS Writing Topics:

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps of the same housing estate, the first was of its current state and the second after the redevelopment that will take place in the near future. We had to describe and compare the two maps.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people believe that schools should teach children to become good citizens and workers rather than independent individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion and relevant examples.


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