IELTS test in Iran – April 2010 (General Training)

IELTS test in Iran was described by S (thank you!) and here is what she remembered:

The first 3 sub-tests (Listening, Reading and Writing) were just like in IELTS in Dubai that we published yesterday. Speaking, of course, was different.

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you study or work?
– What type of study you are doing?
– How was your first day at work?
– Is the first day at work important? Why?
– Describe a book that you like.

Cue Card

Tell me about a famous historical place that you have visited. You should include in your answer
– what place it was,
– where it is located,
– what about that place interests you the most.


– Tell me about some of the famous historical places in your country. Where are they located?
– Do you agree that people must pay to visit these historical places and museums?
– Do you think TV is a good medium to learn about the history of any place?
– Do you think parents should teach their children about history?
– Do you think history should be taught at school?
– Do you think people are keen on visiting historical places?

IELTS test in Dubai, UAE – April 2010 (General Training)

IELTS exam in Dubai, UAE was remembered and shared by I (thanks a lot!), who described it as follows:

Listening test

Section 1. A phone conversation between a passenger and Train officer about lost items.
Section 2. A teacher was explaining about wild life.
Sections 3 and 4: Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Mail order form.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Travel and tourism related.
Questions: locate information in the passage.

Passage 3. Job Interview, hiring and recruiting policy of a company.
Questions: multiple choice.

Passage 4. Noise related text.
Questions: matching headings to paragraphs, multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to one of your English-speaking friends, who is coming to visit you. You were supposed to meet him/her at the airport. Due to some reasons you are not able to meet him/her. In your letter explain:
– the reason why you are not able to meet him / her,
– how he/she can get to your house,
– what you have arranged for him/her during his/her stay.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In some schools or colleges, cooking is taught to both girls and boys. How does it affect people’s habits in their adult life?

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Where is your home town?
– What is good about your home town?
– If someone was to visit your home town, what would he/she like?

Cue Card

Talk about the way you spend your time when you are tired from studies or work. Please say:
– How did you spend your time?
– Who was with you then?
– How did you feel about it?


– Why younger and older people have different ways of spending their time?



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