IELTS Speaking questions from Iran – April 2010

IELTS Speaking questions from Iran were shared by two caring people (we appreciate your help, S and N). Thanks to their memory we also know that the Iranian exam was just like in the US.

Speaking Test 1


– What’s your name?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live?
– Where is it located?
– Where do you parents live?

Cue Card

Describe the school where you studied in your childhood, please say:
– what good memory do you have about it?
– what is something that you will never forget about your school?
– was it a public school or a private one?


– What are the qualities necessary for a good teacher?
– Why do some people like to be a teacher and what are the effects of being a teacher on those people?
– Is it easy to become a teacher these days for young people? Is it a good job for them?

– The educational system of your country now – how does it compare to the past?
– How many students are there in a typical classroom? is it an appropriate number?
– Why do some people collect things?
– What did you collect in your childhood and what do you collect now?

Speaking Test 2


– What’s your full name?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you recommend people to go and visit in your hometown?
– How did you learn to cook when you where a child?
– Do you like cooking now?

Cue Card

Describe a TV program you have seen and didn’t like, you should say:
– where and when you have seen it,
– what it was about and
– why you didn’t like it.


– What qualities make a star?
– Should they be role models for young people?
– Some people say that movie stars earn too much, what do you think?
– What responsibilities should they have regarding their society?

IELTS Speaking questions from Saudi Arabia – April 2010

IELTS Speaking module from Saudi Arabia was shared by S who also collected the questions from her classmates – nicely done, S! The rest of the exam was just like in the USA.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Where are you from?
– Describe the place you live in.
– Did you eat fruits and vegetables when you were a child?
– Why do you think fruits and vegetables are important?
– To what extent do you think the electronic messages are a positive development in our life?
– When was the last time you send electronic message and what for?

Cue Card 1

Talk about a conversation that affected your life, please say:
– What was the situation?
– Who did you have it with?
– What happened after that conversation?

Cue Card 2

Talk about a family that you know:
– Describe it.
– How do you feel about them?
– How do they affect your life?

Discussion 1

– What do you think the differences in conversations between men and conversations between women are?
– Do you think that the conversations between women changed compared to those in the past?
– What do you think the benefits of electronic conversations are?

Discussion 2

– What do you think the difference is when grandparents are living with their grandchildren, compared to families that live separately?
– Tell me about a traditional story from your country.
– What is the stories’ effects on the children in your country?



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