IELTS test in Egypt – September 2012 (Academic Module)

Our kind friend A shared this IELTS update from Egypt:

Listening testIELTS test in Egypt

Section 1. Brochure making.
Section 2. Holiday in Australia.
Section 3. Don’t remember.
Section 4. Industry and materials.

Reading test

Passage 1. Discovering of new lands.
Passage 2. Teaching a foreign language.
Passage 3. Society and Business.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart showing the amount of tea and coffee imported by four countries.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Teaching primary school students foreign languages has more advantages than disadvantages. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What’s your name?
– What does your name mean?
– Do you have another member in your family with the same name? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a city that you have visited. Please say
– What city is it?
– Where did you go in the city?
– What did you see?
– Explain why you have chosen to visit this city.


– What is the relationship between tourism and economy?
– Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of traveling abroad.

IELTS Speaking test in the Philippines – September 2012

The following Speaking topics were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in the Philippines (thank you F!).

Speaking testIELTS test in the Philippines


– What is your full name?
– How can I address you?
– What do you do?
– Do you work or study?
– Lets talk about birthdays.
– How do you celebrate your birthday now?
– Is it different from the way you have celebrated it in the past?
– What was your most memorable birthday?
– Let’s talk about cars.
– Do you drive a car?
– What type of car do you like? Why?

Cue card

Talk about a holiday you spent on a lake, river or near the ocean. Please say

– Where was it?
– What did you do?
– When did it take place?


– What type of water sports is played there?
– Do you think boats are still useful as transport nowadays?



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