IELTS test in Iran – September 2013 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Iran (thanks, A!) shared this exam update:

Listening testIELTS test in Iran

Section 1. A conversation between a woman and a school secretary about registering her son in the school.

Section 2. A radio program about hosts helping people in foreign countries.

Section 3. Two students were talking about their assignment on the topic of children’s psychology.

Section 4. A talk about the expansion of a supermarket.

Reading test

Passage 1. An experiment about cognitive ability of animals.

Passage 2. An article about lean manufacturing practices.

Passage 3. An article about methods of teaching science in schools.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given 3 bar charts showing information about air and water temperature in 3 different lakes in Europe in 3 different seasons.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Today’s teaching methods and communication between teachers and students will disappear by the year 2050. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

IELTS Speaking test in Riga, Latvia – September 2013

The Speaking questions below were shared by M who took the IELTS test in Latvia.

Speaking testIELTS test in Latvia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you live in a house or in an apartment?
– In which room do you spend most of the time? Why?
– Do you prefer to watch news on TV or to read them in newspapers?
– Do you prefer to write an e-mail or call someone?
– Do you like to write letters or e-mails?
– To whom do you usually write e-mails?
– From whom do you usually receive e-mails?
– What do you prefer – to write a letter by hand or type it on a computer? Why?
– Do you often use your mobile phone?
– Are you a patient person? Why?
– What do you do while waiting for somebody?
– Why are people in some countries more patient than in other countries?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting person that you have met recently. Please say

– Who is that person?
– When and where did you meet him/her?
– Why does he/she seem interesting to you?


– What do you think is the most important for the development of a child’s personality?
– Are parents responsible for their child’s personality?
– What about school? Does it have a role in child’s personality?



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