IELTS speaking and writing tests in India and Egypt (academic module)

The following questions were asked in IELTS tests held in Egypt and India. Source: IELTS Blog

Writing task 1 (a report)

The students were asked to write a report based on information given in two line graphs. The graphs showed forecasts for carbon emissions and the change in global temperature between year 2020 and 2100.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people argue that governments should stop supporting the professional sporting events and cultural programs, and instead support schools from where students can take up sports and arts. What is your opinion?

You can find a sample response for this task here.

Speaking test


Do you work or study?

Do you like sport?

What sport is the most popular in your country? Why?

Topic card

Students were asked to talk about a village / city / town that they like the most.

In this speech they had to:

  • Include a short description of the place
  • Explain why they like it
  • And state what in particular they like about that place


Why do you call an area a city?

Do you think the cities are too crowded?

What impact do overcrowded cities have on the environment?

What can be done to decrease this impact?

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