IELTS Speaking test in Bahrain – October 2011

The Speaking questions below were shared by F after her IELTS exam in Bahrain.

Speaking test IELTS test in Bahrain


– What is your full name?
– May I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– How difficult was it to get this job?
– Do you like the people you work with?
– Have you taken dancing classes in your childhood?
– Do you like dancing?
– Do people in your country dance? When?

Cue Card

Talk about a leader that you admire. Please say:
– Who is he/she?
– How did you know about him/her?
– Explain why ou admire him/her.


– What qualities should the leaders have?
– Do you think society plays an important role in raising leaders or they are born as leaders?
– Why are some people afraid of being leaders?
– Do you think that a leader must set a good example? Why?

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

The IELTS exam below was shared by our Bulgarian friend P from Sofia. Here are the questions P remembered:

Listening test IELTS test in Bulgaria

Section 1. Different types of university accommodation.

Section 2. A discussion between a student and a professor about university research.

Section 3. How to build a certain kind of structure.
Questions: diagram / map labeling.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Articles about art.
Questions: matching titles to paragraphs.

Passage 2. About a rehabilitation gym.

Passage 3. About a new public transportation system.

Passage 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have bought a damaged item from an online store, write a letter to the manager and say:

– What was the item that you bought?
– What was wrong with it?
– What actions do you expect the manager to take?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Young people spend less of their free time with their family nowadays. What are the reasons for this? Are there more negative or positive sides to it?



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