IELTS Speaking test in Dubai – June 2018

Our friend S took the IELTS Speaking test in Dubai and remembered the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in the UAE


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What are your responsibilities?
– Do you like your job?
– How do you greet people when they come to your home?
– Do you meet your friends and strangers in the same way?
– How often do you meet your friends?
– Have you bought a gift for someone?
– Do you like to buy gifts for others?
– Do you like to receive gifts too?
– Did you ever receive a handmade gift?
– What was it?
– Who gave it to you?
– Do you remember any advertisements from your childhood?
– Why do people advertise on media?
– Do you think people buy unnecessary things when they see them advertised?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you saved money for a certain purpose. Please say

– Why did you save money?
– How long did it take you?
– How did you feel after getting what you saved for?


– Do you often save money?
– Are you good at it?
– Why do people buy things using credit cards?
– How do credit cards motivate people to buy even if they really don’t want it?
– People in different countries prefer online shopping, what are the reasons for that?

IELTS test in Iran – June 2018 (General Training)

When A took the IELTS test in Iran, they were given the following topics/questions in Writing and Speaking:

Writing testIELTS test in Iran

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have lost a driver’s license, but someone found it for you. Write a letter to that person and say

– Explain why you need it.
– Ask about how he/she found it.
– Ask how you could thank him/her.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays families move to different countries for work. Some people think it has a negative effect on children, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– What should I call you?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– How far it is from here?
– Do you like music?
– What kind of music do you like?
– Do people in your country like music?
– Were you listening to music when you were younger?
– Do you think music will change in the future?

Cue Card

Describe your favourite season. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you like it?
– Do you have a holiday during this season?


– Do you think people should go on holidays more? Is it beneficial?
– Do you think companies would benefit if the employees were to take long holidays?
– Do you think people should spend more on holidays?
– What is better, to take multiple but less expensive holidays, or to take few expensive ones?



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