IELTS Speaking test in Saudi Arabia – July 2011

Below are the questions that our friend C remembered from her speaking test in Saudi Arabia.

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– What is your job?
– What are your responsibilities at work?
– Please describe your city.
– Have you been to a live concert before?
– Can you describe it?
– Are there any differences between live music and music played on a CD?
– When was the last time you watched a concert on TV?
– How do you manage your time?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you helped somebody. Please say

– Who was he/she?
– When did it take place?
– How did you help him/her?


– Are there families that need help?
– What help does the government provide for such families?
– Are there non-government organizations that can help people in your country?
– Did you experience help coming from the government?

IELTS test in Sofia, Bulgaria – July 2011 (General Training)

A Bulgarian IELTS test taker P shared the Writing and Speaking topics below (he couldn’t remember the Listening and Reading).

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend in a foreign country. Ask him/her

– What kind of job would you be able to get there?
– Why would you want to work there?
– What are the working conditions there?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that giving a weekly allowance will help children to succeed in life when they grow up. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Please state your full name.
– Do you work or study?
– What city are you from?
– Do you think this is a good place to live in?
– Do you like movies?
– When you were a child what kind of movies did you like to watch?
– What do you think about art?
– Did you like painting when you were a child?
– What were you writing as a child?

Cue Card

Talk about an activity that you do to keep yourself healthy. You should say:

– what this activity is,
– when you do it,
– where you do it,
– whether you would recommend this to others and why.


I was asked more questions on the topic above.



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