IELTS test in Kuwait – March 2013 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker B from Kuwait (thank you!) shared these topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Kuwait

Section 1. A conversation between a travel agent and a client about the South Island in New Zealand.

Section 2. Two students were discussing their market research project.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Don’t remember.

Passage 2. Animals’ behavior change – self-curing by chimpanzees, other monkeys, birds.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice,

Passage 3. An article trying to define what real art in literature is.
Questions: multiple choice, True / False / Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart and a table showing the total population and its life expectancy in the USA, China and Spain (years 1950, 2000 and a prediction for 2050).

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Sport today is turning into a business, with many companies involved and ever growing prize money for the sportsmen. Do you think it’s a positive or negative development?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the most difficult task in your job?
– Would you recommend this job to someone? Why?
– What does your daily schedule look like?

Cue Card

Describe a training session that you have attended. Discuss the most exciting and memorable part of it.


– What is your view of the latest technology?
– Do you think face to face learning is better than internet distance learning?
– Do you think schools are still needed or not?

IELTS Speaking test in the USA – March 2013

These speaking questions from a recent IELTS exam were shared by A (thank you!)

Speaking testIELTS test in the USA


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like about your job?
– Why did you choose this profession?
– Is wedding ceremony important in your country?
– Who gets invited to a wedding in your country?
– What activities do you have at the wedding?
– What is the major difference between weddings today and 20 years ago?

Cue Card

Describe a city in your country. Please say

– What city is it?
– Where is it located?
– Why do you like this city?
– What would you do to improve the city?


– What is the difference between living in a city and countryside?
– What would you suggest to improve living conditions in suburbs?
– What do you think the government should do to improve country living?



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