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IELTS test in the UAE – August 2015 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker N from the UAE remembered the following information about a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in the UAE

Section 1. Description of a map Location of a recording studio.

Section 2, 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. A discussion about a successful band.

Passage 2, 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently had a good meal in a local restaurant with your family. Write a letter to your local newspaper and say

- Describe the restaurant.
- What meal did you have there?
- Why do you think this restaurant is worth visiting?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In most developed countries the average life expectancy is constantly increasing. Discuss the positive and negative aspects of this trend.

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 ambition that you have. Please say

- What is your ambition?
- Why do you want to do this?
- What have you done to achieve it?


- Why do people have ambitions?
- Is it important to have ambitions in life?
- Do you have financial goals that you want to achieve?
- What are good ambitions for children, in your opinion?
- What should people do to get good results?

IELTS test in India and Israel – August 2015 (Academic Module)

Thanks to S, B and A we have the topics and questions from two recent exams in India and Israel for you:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. About a lady who was interested to visit New Zealand.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About genetics and sports performance.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About productivity of crops, its benefits and disadvantages.

Passage 2. About bilingual people and their abilities.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table comparing two groups of people, club members and general public, their opinions about a new theatre in London in 2012.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that governments should not spend money on international aid, as long as there are disadvantaged people such as unemployed and homeless within their own country. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- What do you like the most about your study?
- What is more important for you, teachers or friends? Why?
- Did you like to read books as child?
- Do you still have these books from your childhood?
- What are the benefits of reading books? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a person who has learned a foreign language. Please say

- Who is he/she?
- What language is it?
- Why did he/she choose this language?


- Do you think he/she is good at using the language?
- Would you like to learn a foreign language? Why?
- How do you start to learn a foreign language?
- Is it beneficial for children to learn a foreign language?
- Do you think internet plays an important role in developing language skills?
- Do you think knowing foreign languages will be important in the future?



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