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IELTS speaking and writing task questions

October 23rd, 2012 in IELTS

Writing test

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

IELTS writing tasks

There are two tasks. The first task is to write a letter of 150 words. The second task is to write an essay of at least 250 words.

Task 1 (Letter)


You are not happy with the course you are currently pursuing and therefore you would like to change to a different course of study. Your letter should mention:

What course you are currently pursuing

Why you aren’t happy with the course

Which course you would like to change to

Writing Task 2 (an essay)


In some countries people get married and have children at a later age. What are the positive and negative aspects of this trend?

Speaking test

The speaking test takes only about 15 minutes. It has three parts.


What is your name?

Are you working or studying?

Are you happy with your job? Would you like to stay in this job for a long time?


Students were asked to speak about a country or city they would like to visit. A cue card was given with the following questions:

Which country / town is it?

Whom would you like to go with?

Why do you want to visit that country / city?

How would you reach there?


Do you think people will be travelling more in the future? If your answer is yes, say why? If your answer is no, say why not? How has technology improved travelling?