IELTS Speaking test in New Zealand – March 2012

The questions below were shared by A from New Zealand (thanks!)

Speaking test IELTS test in New Zealand


– What is your full name?
– What country are you from originally?
– Do you study or work?
– Who had helped you to get this job?
– Did you work overseas?
– Do you like your neighbors?
– How do they help you?

Cue Card

Talk about your favorite thing that you have lost recently. Please say:

– What did you lose?
– How did that happen?
– Why was that item important to you?


– Do you often lose your things?
– What things do people lose the most?
– Why do people forget things?
– What precautions should people take to care for their belongings?
– How do people show their moral principles when they find someone’s lost property?
– If you find something, what would you do to return it to the owner?

IELTS test in Saudi Arabia – March 2012 (General Training)

Our kind friend N from Saudi Arabia shared the IELTS exam below:

Listening test IELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Section 1. A father and his daughter were choosing a hotel for her wedding.

Section 2 – 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A tutor was talking to a student about his assignment.

Reading test

Passage 1. About paid family leave in California.

Passage 2 – 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. About the painting of a woman by Johannes Vermeer, a Dutch painter.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a thank you letter to the public transport authority about the manager who helped you to find something you lost and say

– What did you lose?
– Why was it so important to you?
– How did the manager help you find it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that for a hobby to be enjoyable it should be difficult to a degree. Do you agree or disagree?



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