Recent IELTS Test Questions and Topics from Nigeria

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IELTS test paper #1 (Speaking)

Shared by S.O.

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 for work?
  • Where do you live now?
  • Do you like it there?
  • Is this place suitable for families with children?
  • What do you think about recycling items?
  • How well do you recycle items?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an occasion when you forgot something important. Please say:

  • What you forgot
  • Why you forgot it
  • How you felt when you realised you forgot it.

Part 3 (Discussion)

  • Why do people forget things?
  • Do you know many people who forget things?
  • What can help people to remember names of others?

IELTS test paper #2 (Academic)

Shared by M.T.

Listening test

Part 1. A conversation between a woman and a staff member of a gym. The woman was trying to book her son for some swimming lessons.

Part 2. A tour of a newly renovated community library. The questions were multiple choice, selecting various contributors to the renovation ranging from money to labour and equipment from various organizations.

Part 3. A conversation between two students about their trip to Norway, specifically looking at architectural and city designs.

Part 4. A lecture on the sense of smell and its importance.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about theatres and cinemas.

Passage 2. A text about a trip to an uninhabited island.

Passage 3. Random discoveries from mistakes and unplanned processes in relation to business models and products.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We got six pie charts about a new theatre, in two categories. The respondents were interviewed regarding the quality of performances, the facilities at the complex and a third component I can’t remember. The two categories were club members and the general public.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

People after retirement often require financial assistance. Should the government be responsible for this or should the individuals make provisions for themselves? Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

  • Can you tell me your full name?
  • Can I see your identification card?
  • Let’s talk about the place where you live.
  • Do you live in a house or an apartment?
  • Do you enjoy eating cakes and sugary foods after your meals?
  • Do you like cakes?
  • On what occasions in your locality do people eat cakes?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a person who influenced you. Please say

  • Who the person is
  • How you met this person
  • In what way the person influenced you.

Part 3 (Discussion)

  • The examiner asked some more questions related to achieving goals.
  • Is it important for everyone to get a university education?
  • What kind of people are easy to be taught?
  • Why do some individuals like studying alone and not in a group?

IELTS test paper #3 (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)

  • 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?

IELTS test paper #4 (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 #5 (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 #6 (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?

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