IELTS Speaking test in Qatar – October 2010

The following questions were shared by H from Qatar. Here is what she remembered:

Speaking test


– What’s your full name?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you enjoy more, working or studying?
– Do you have a lot of free time?
– Would you prefer going out with friends or watching TV?
– What kind of food did you eat in your childhood?
– If you had children, would you prefer them to eat in restaurants or at home?

Cue Card

Tell me about a story that people in your country know well. Please say
– what is that story?
– who told you that story?
– why do you remember that story?


– What type of stories do children like?
– Would you prefer telling your children a story or reading to them?
– Do you believe it is important to tell traditional stories to children?
– Do you think the modern generation is interested in traditions?
– Is it important to keep our traditions?
– If so, how can one prevent traditions from disappearing?

IELTS test in Iran and Lithuania – October 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS exams in Iran in Lithuania were described by M and K and sound very similar. Here is what these kind people collectively remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A woman wanted to book a restaurant for a party, the questions included the date of party, her phone number, the number of people at the party, the kind of food, etc.

Section 2. A man was describing an island and mentioning several details about the place.

Section 3. A tutor was advising a student about the structure and contents of his proposal (introduction, body, conclusion, etc).

Section 4. A man was describing whales and dolphins and the conditions they live in.

Reading test

Passage 1. About sleeping after lunch (day nap).

Passage 2. About various birds.

Passage 3. About e-learning and its usage in companies, its advantages and disadvantages.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There were 2 bar charts that illustrated the influence of bedroom TV and computer on children’s scores in the following subjects: reading, writing, mathematics.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that tourists should accept social and environmental responsibility while others believe that tourists should not accept any responsibility at all. To what extent do you agree or disagree?



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