IELTS Writing and Speaking Questions

The following questions were asked on an IELTS test recently held in Russia.

IELTS Writing

The first task was to write a report based on a given diagram. Students had to write at least 150 words in less than 20 minutes.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

While some secondary schools provide general education in a range of traditional subjects, others offer specialized training in a few subjects. Which approach is better for children and why?

Speaking test

The following questions were asked on an IELTS speaking test recently held in Russia.


Where are you coming from?
Are you coming from a rural or an urban area?
What do you like or dislike about your place of living?
What are the advantages or disadvantages of living in that area?
Do you like dancing?
Have ever wanted to learn dancing? Why?
What languages do you speak?
What languages would you like to learn? Why?

Cue Card

Test takers were asked to speak about their favorite TV program. A cue card was given with the following questions.

When do you watch that program?
Why do you watch it?
What do you find interesting about that program?


Do you think people spend a lot of time watching TV?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of watching TV programs?
What do you think about famous TV personalities?
Do you think they are really talented or just popular?