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IELTS test in Iran – August 2014 (Academic Module)

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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?

IELTS test in Sri Lanka and India – August 2014 (General Training)

Thanks to A and J who took IELTS in Sri Lanka and India (and had the same exam) we can share the topics below:

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. A conversation between a man and a woman about a holiday trip, hotel reservation and activities organized by the hotel.

Section 2. A conversation between a man and a woman about the soap opera they watched.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. A conversation between three people about videography.

Section 4. A monologue about the culture of chimpanzees.
Questions: multiple choice, sentence completion.

Reading test

Passage 1. A leaflet with Museum information, including opening days and hours and other details.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About car pool initiative at a certain organisation.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. About ergonomic chairs.
Questions: multiple choice, sentence completion.

Passage 4. About the Maldive Islands’ tourism and marine wildlife protection.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your company has sent you to attend a course at college in a different country. You have completed the course and received a certificate, but you lost it on the way back. Write a letter to the Principal of the college and say

- How did you lose the certificate?
- Why do you need it?
- What do you expect the principal to do?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that dangerous sports should be banned, while others disagree. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Do you like your work? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a movie that you watched and didn’t like. Please say

- what movie it was
- what was the movie about
- why you didn’t like the movie.


- What do people do in their leisure time?
- Is there any difference between the previous and current generations in the way they spend leisure time?



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