IELTS exam in Moscow and Bahrain – February 2010 (General Training)

Thanks to T. from Moscow and M. from Bahrain we know that the IELTS exams there were identical. Here is what these kind people remembered:

Listening test

Section 1: Hotel room reservation.
Questions: Filling in 10 gaps.

Section 2: Universities comparison.
Questions: Multiple choice, choose what each University provides you with.

Section 3. About electrical cars and research on car batteries.
Questions: Multiple choice.

Section 4: Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1: Four advertisements about apartments.
Questions: About the facilities each apartment provides, multiple choice, filling in the blanks.

Passage 2: About CV writing.
Questions: Filling in the blacks (one or two words from the passage).

Section 3: The history of tennis.
Questions: Information matching (about centuries it was played, 4 questions), True/False/Not Given (8 questions).

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

A construction company is building new shops next to your apartment and it is disturbing you.
Write a letter to a construction company manager:
– tell him who you are,
– say what exactly is disturbing you,
– let the manager know what you want him to do regarding this situation.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that fashion for young people is becoming an important thing. This is causing a problem for the society and has its negative effects on young people. Do you agree or disagree? Give examples from your experience.

IELTS Speaking questions from Kuwait and Sri Lanka – February 2010

IELTS Speaking tests in Kuwait and Sri Lanka were described by H. and J., here are the questions:

Speaking test in Sri Lanka


– What is your full name?
– What shall i call you?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– Tell me about your first day at work.
– Why was it important?
– Do you like cooking?

Cue card

Describe a place that you visited in the past, you should say:
– Where it was,
– when it was,
– what that place was
– why you remembered that place.


– How did you learn history in your childhood?
– What do you suggest the schools should do to improve the learning of history in your country?

Speaking test in Kuwait

– Can you tell me your family name?
– What do you do?
– Where are you from?

Cue Card

Describe the leisure time activity that you would like to do, please say
– what the activity is,
– how would you do it,
– what are the materials required,
– where would you do it.


– Do you think having hobbies are a waste of time?
– Many people feel that hobbies are a waste of time, do you think they are right?
– Children are wasting a lot of time on leisure activities, when they should be concentrating on their studies. Do you think this is right?
– What do you think should be done?



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