IELTS test in Russia, Estonia And Turkey – November 2012 (Academic Module)

Thanks to A, K and M we know about these topics and questions that appeared in IELTS exams in Russia, Estonia and Turkey (apparently, the exams were very similar).

Listening test IELTS test in Russia

Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about two ancient tribes that lived in green Sahara.

Passage 2. A text about early history of photography.

Passage 3. Evolutionary psychology in business.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

Three bar charts showing different types of courses that were available in one university/college in 1984, 1994, 2004.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that governments should pay for health care and education; others, however, think this is not the governments’ responsibility. What is your opinion?

Speaking test


– Have you ever sent postcards?
– Would you send postcards now?
– Tell me about your hometown where you were born and grew up.
– What kind of entertainment do you have in your city?
– Speak about a town that you enjoyed visiting.
– How can tourism be useful for a city?
– Is it always useful?
– Why do some people like cities and others do not?
– How can local authorities attract more tourists?

Cue Card

Talk about an activity you did with your friends recently. Please say

– What was it?
– How did you feel about it?
– How often do you do it?


Don’t remember.

IELTS Speaking test in Melbourne, Australia – November 2012

Thanks to L who took the IELTS test in Melbourne, Australia, we have these Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– Please introduce yourself.
– Which country are you from?
– What do you do?
– What made you choose this subject to study at the University?
– What do you do for relaxation?
– Which method works the best to help you relax?
– Do you think people have less time for relaxation these days?

Cue Card

Describe an important event in your life. Please say

– What was it?
– Why was it so important for you?
– Why do you still remember it?


– What factors affect children growing up?
– Do you think children grow up faster compare to the past?
– Why do you think they grow up faster?
– Which factors affect them?
– Do you think children nowadays can cope with technology better than in the past?



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