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IELTS test in Saudi Arabia and India – July 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friends K and J took their IELTS tests in Saudi Arabia and India, and remembered some of the questions they had:

Writing testIELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart showing the consumption of bottled water and soft drinks per person in five different countries in 2002. We had to summarize the information.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many countries aim to improve their standard of living through economic development. Sometimes this may bring loss of social values as a result. Do the advantages of higher standard of living outweigh its disadvantages?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Talk about an occasion when you received a good service from a person. Please say

– What was the service?
– When and where did you receive it?
– Why did you like it so much?


– How did you feel after it?
– What is the difference between services from a big or small companies?
– What jobs require staff to get in touch with a lot of people?
– What qualities should the staff member have for such job? Why?
– What should people do when they receive bad service?

IELTS test in Taiwan – July 2017 (General Training)

K recently took the IELTS test in Taiwan and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in Taiwan

Section 1. A conversation with a real estate agent about a rental property.

Section 2. A tour guide talk about an Australian national park.

Section 3. Two students talked about their study.

Section 4. About changes in architecture to reflect climate changes.

Reading test

Passage 1. A guide on writing a good CV.

Passage 2. About the history of mining industry in France.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your local council about the improvement of tourist facilities in your area. Include the following in your letter:

– What are the current tourist facilities in your area?
– What are the benefits tourism brings to local community?
– Suggest improvements that need to be done, in your opinion.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that parents should not give their children expensive presents. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and examples based on you own experience.



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