Two IELTS test takers from India and Kenya (thanks, M and O!) had apparently identical questions in the writing test. Here are the details they remembered:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph that was showing information about the use of renewable energy in six different countries from 1976 to 2006.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The best way to reduce poverty in developing countries is by giving up to 6 years of free education to children, so that they can at least read, write and use numbers. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Why did you choose this subject?
– Do you prefer to study individually or in a group?
– How do people usually show their happiness?

Cue Card 1

Describe a skill that you learnt in your childhood. Please say

– What is it?
– How did you learn it?
– Do you still use it?

Cue Card 2

Describe a favorite toy that you had in your childhood. Please say
– What was it?
– Who gave it to you and when?
– Do you still have it?


– What is the difference between toys 20 years ago and now?
– What toys do children prefer these days?

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