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IELTS test in Saudi Arabia – April 2012 (Academic Module)

Our friend A from Saudi Arabia shared the IELTS exam below (thanks, A!).

Listening test IELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Section 1. Sports club membership application form-filling.

Section 2. Preschool classes.

Section 3. Swimming pool regulations.

Section 4. University course in Tourism.

Reading test

Passage 1. Wild horses and a conservation program in Mongolia.

Passage 2. The sense of smell and its relationship with memory.

Passage 3. About extinct languages.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar graphs showing population per square km in 6 countries and describing changes in urban population in same time span.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Computer games for children are supported by some families because of their advantages, while other parents are against them. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

– Do you come from a big city or a small town?
– Tell me about your home city.
– How close is the relationship between people in your community?
– Do you think your community is safe for bringing up children? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about your best friend. Please say

– Who is your best friend?
– How did you meet him/her?
– Do you see him/her often these days?
– Why is he/she your best friend?
– Please describe his/her personality.

Discussion

– Is friendship important to you?
– Is friendship a problem at workplace? Why?
– Why do some friends break up?
– What is more important: friends or family? Why?
– Do you have a friendly relationship with your kids?

IELTS test in India and Saudi Arabia – April 2012 (General Training)

This IELTS exam was shared by our kind friend D from India.

Listening test IELTS test in India

Section 1. A girl’s father and her teacher were talking about her class discussion.

Section 2. A radio presenter was discussing his FM channel and the type of services it provides to the local community.

Section 3. A professor was discussing with students the course of action before, during and after placements.

Section 4. A flow chart of a certain process in a company.

Reading test

Passage 1. Railway facilities and the discounts available to frequent users.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. A description of various restaurants and particular questions about each restaurant.

Passage 3. About a university and its rules and regulations.
Questions: short-answer type (no more than X words).

Passage 4. About the Dodo bird.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, match paragraphs to statements.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to the event organizer to let them know you are not happy with the hotel that was booked for your meeting. Please say

– What meeting was it?
– Why didn’t you like the hotel?
– Suggest what the organizer should have done differently.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people are forgetting national celebrations and enjoying themselves on other days that are important to them personally. Discuss and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

– What type of house do you live in?
– What transport is normally used in your city?
– Which kind of transport do you use often?
– Are you annoyed by other passengers while traveling in public transport?

Cue Card

Talk about a culture you became familiar with recently. Please say

– What culture was it?
– When did you learn about it?
– What was the occasion?

Discussion

– Is knowing a culture can be an advantage?
– If you know the language is it easier to learn the culture?
– Does technology help in learning a culture?
– Is it necessary to go to another country to learn about the culture?

 

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