IELTS test in Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia – December 2016 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers (thank you, N and M!) remembered the following details about their seemingly identical exams in Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia:

Reading testIELTS test in Azerbaijan

Passage 1. About New Zealand wood production.

Passage 2. About Sherlock Holmes book and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the recycling process of old car batteries to create new ones and other products. We had to summarize the process of new batteries’ production.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays many people use social media to communicate with others in social and professional life. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of social media. Give your own opinion and relevant examples.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What school did you go to?
– Do you exercise?
– Why do you do it?
– Where do you usually exercise?

Cue Card

Describe how you save money. Please say

– Where and when do you do it?
– Is it an easy way for you?
– What do you save money for?

Discussion

– How can we teach children to save money?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran – December 2016

When M took the IELTS Speaking test in Iran he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Iran

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe the building where you live.
– What does it look like?
– What do you see from the window?
– What do you do when there are guests at your home?
– What do you prefer, being a guest at someone’s home or being a host? Why?
– Do you like chocolate?
– What kind of chocolate do you like?
– Why do you like it?
– Why is chocolate so popular?
– Have you ever given chocolate as present to someone? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a situation in your life that made you laugh a lot. Please say

– What was the situation?
– When and where did it take place?
– How did you feel about it later?

Discussion

– What is your idea of funny advertisement?
– Do men and women like the same comedies? Why?
– What is the difference between comedies on TV and comedy books?

 

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