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IELTS Speaking test in Iran – August 2014

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The IELTS test taker A from Iran remembered being asked the following questions in Speaking:

Speaking testIELTS test in Iran


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- What kind of work do you do?
- Why do you do this job?
- Do you like it?
- What do you like about it in particular?

Cue Card

Talk about a country that you would choose for travel if you had a chance to go anywhere. Please say

- What country would it be?
- How long would you be staying there?
- What time of the year would you go there?


- When was the last time you used a taxi?
- Why did you use a taxi?
- Do you think the taxi service is good?
- Is travelling abroad popular with young people in your country?
- Why is it so popular?
- What is your opinion about the advantages and disadvantages of tourism?
- Have you ever faced or heard about cultural invasion caused by tourism?

IELTS test in Iran – August 2014 (Academic Module)

The IELTS test taker F from Iran remembered and shared the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Iran

Section 1. A student was applying for a part-time job.

Section 2. A speaker was talking about swimming lessons.

Section 3. Two students were talking about their presentation.

Section 4. A speaker was talking about a museum.

Reading test

Passage 1. The invention of a new method of time-keeping on ships.

Passage 2. About different types of renewable energy in Australia.

Passage 3. How honey bees can be used in agriculture.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart showing the amount of money spent in five different retail outlets in Australia between 2009 and 2011.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people believe that university students should pay tuition fees in full themselves, because they gain education for their own benefit and not for the society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Do you work or study?
- Where are you from?
- Do you like living there?
- Is it an appropriate place for families?
- Do you know a lot of people there?
- What type of food do you like?
- How often do you eat fast food?
- Did you learn to cook when you were a child?
- What types of material can be recycled?
- Do you think people’s attitude toward recycling has changed?
- Can people be motivated to recycle? How?

Cue Card

Talk about an object you have bought recently, that you did not use. Please say

- What is it?
- When and where did you buy it?
- Why did you buy it?
- Explain why you did not use it.


- What do you think about advertisements?
- Are they effective?
- Are they useful for people?
- Can you compare advertisements on TV and in magazines?
- Is the difference only in extent of the audience?
- Are their methods always ethical?



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