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IELTS test in the UAE, India and Nigeria – July 2014 (General Training)

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It appears that the recent IELTS exams in the UAE, India and Nigeria were the same (thanks to A, U, M, and C for sharing the topics and questions!).

Listening testIELTS test in the UAE

Section 1. A conversation between a personal trainer and a student about different scheduled programs of physical exercises such as walking, yoga and so on.

Section 2. A lecture given by a university professor about history and evolution of sea horses.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A conversation between two students about their projects and subjects in their forthcoming educational year.

Reading test

Passage 1. About Yellow Pages and advertisements in it.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Passage 2. About 9 various types of advertisements given in a magazine.
Questions: information matching.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. A text about different work models for 24/7 employment. Day and night shift workers, hazardous workers, permanent and temporary employees. Also about well-being and policies regarding night and day workers in the organization.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 3 words), matching headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have forgotten an important thing or document in a taxi on your recent trip. Write a letter to the taxi company manager and say

- Give details of your journey.
- Describe the importance of what you left in that taxi.
- What do you expect the taxi company manager to do?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays many parents are sending their kids abroad to acquire good education. Discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of this trend. Give your own opinion.

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Which city are you living in now?
- Do you work or study?
- What kind of job do you do?
- Do you enjoy doing your job?
- Which day of the week is the busiest at work?
- Which is the slowest? Why?
- Do you use taxis a lot?
- When did you last travel by taxi?
- Are there traffic concerns in your city?

Cue Card

Talk about the first school you went to. Please say

- Where and when was it?
- What is the most important thing you remember about that place?
- What were the surroundings like in the school?


- How good were the teachers in your school?
- Do you think young children have too much pressure in school today?
- Is it easy to make friends at school?
- Do teachers have a lot of influence on young kids?
- Have you had any negative experience in your school?

IELTS test in Australia and Cambodia – July 2014 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers (thank you M and S) shared the details about their exams in Australia and Cambodia, and it seems the two countries had the same exam. No one remembered the Listening and Reading topics, so we only received the Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given multiple line graphs showing the percentage of people in the USA using different internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and others between 2009 and 2011.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some say that young people are not suitable for decision-making positions in governments; others, however, disagree. Discuss both views and 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?
- Can you tell me where you live?
- Do you like the place you live in? Why?
- What TV programs do you like to watch? Why?
- What has changed on TV over time?
- Did you watch TV more as a child than now?
- Do your children watch TV?
- Do you like them to watch it?
- What do you think about advertisements on TV?
- Is it a good thing or not?

Cue Card 1

Describe one advertisement that you liked the most. Please say

- What was it about?
- When did you see it?
- Why did you like it?

Discussion 1

- What is good and bad about advertisements in your view?

Cue Card 2

Talk about an important email that you have sent to someone. Please say

- Whom did you send it to?
- When did you send it?
- What was the email about?
- Please tell about the importance of this email.

Discussion 2

- Did you send an email to anybody recently?
- Do you think people will write or communicate via internet only in the future?
- What is the effective way of communication in your view?
- Why do sometimes people write a message rather than call somebody?
- When do you think there should be personal communication?



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