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IELTS test in Ireland, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia – October 2014 (Academic Module)

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Three IELTS test takers from Ireland, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia (thanks P, A and R!) remembered the following information about their exams:

Listening testIELTS test in Ireland

Section 1. A conversation between a construction company representative and a customer.

Section 2. About ways to become a millionaire.

Section 3. A description of three different kinds of sharks.

Section 4. A holiday plan, including sightseeing and places to visit.

Reading test

Passage 1. The history of pencils.

Passage 2. About different kinds of parrots.

Passage 3. About children, literature and education.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the process of production of electrical energy using both black and brown coal. We had to write a report on energy production and loss using these two energy sources.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that our behaviour, customs and traditions are no longer relevant, and have to change due to the influence of modern ways of life. Do you agree or disagree? Include any relevant examples in your response.

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- What do you do?
- Do you like your job?
- Do you like wearing comfortable or fashionable shoes?
- How often do you buy shoes?
- What kind of shoes are convenient for you?

Cue Card

Describe a nice conversation that you had with someone you know. Please say

- Who was that person?
- Where was it?
- What were you talking about?


- Why did you like that conversation?
- Nowadays what do men and women like to talk about?
- Why do people feel nervous when talking in front of a big audience?
- Do you think the use of pictures and graphs helps during public speaking?

IELTS test in Iran and Pakistan – September 2014 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers from Iran and Pakistan (thanks N and F!) remembered the following information about a recent exam. It appears that these two countries had the same exam.

Listening testIELTS test in Pakistan

Section 1. Information about a camping trip.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. Project discussion between two students.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 3. A student was getting some advice from a friend about a course in Arts.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. About an air pollution problem.
Questions: filling in blanks, information matching.

Reading test

Passage 1. About waste recycling in different countries.

Passage 2. About the mobile phone technology and its use in real life.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, summary completion, match information to paragraphs.

Passage 3. About a corporation and production of body spray.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table that compared percentages of 7 different social groups in Australia that use public transport.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Decreasing levels of fresh water sources are becoming a global issue. What are the reasons? What can be done by governments to prevent it?

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Where do you live?
- Describe the home where you live.
- Is spending holidays in a countryside better than in the city? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a project that you did during your studies. Please say

- What was the project?
- Why did you choose this topic?
- How did you feel after finishing it?


- What do you think about homework?
- Is it good for children to have homework?
- If children do their work at school, how will they spend time at home?
- Should they spend some time learning something at home?



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