IELTS Speaking test in Iran – June 2014

These Speaking questions were shared by A who recently took the IELTS test in Iran. The second cue card was contributed by A’s friend.

Speaking testIELTS test in Iran


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like the place where you live?
– Do you know your neighbours there?
– Is this place suitable for children? Why?
– Do you like to visit museums or art galleries?
– Do you think people should visit museums more? Why?
– Do you like shopping?
– Why do people prefer to buy from street shops?
– Do you like to visit street shops in other countries?

Cue Card 1

Talk about money that you have saved for a special thing. Please say

– What was it?
– How long were you saving for?
– How did you feel when you eventually bought it?

Cue Card 2

Talk about a good advice that you have ever received from someone. Please say

– What was the advice? 
– When and where did it take place? 
– Who gave you this advice? 


– Do you usually listen to someone’s advice?
– Do you prefer to listen to your relatives’ or friends’ advice? Why?
– Who should give young people advice about their future career? Why?
– How can people get information about their career? Why? 

IELTS test in Qatar – June 2014 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from Qatar (thanks, M!) shared the Writing and Speaking questions he remembered:

Writing testIELTS test in Qatar

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your friend is involved in an import/export business. You have some ideas that might be helpful. Write to him/her and say

– Suggest a product and explain what is good about it.
– Tell him/her about the product in your country.
– Advise what he/she should do with this product.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Schools don’t give proper health education to young people. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion and examples based on your experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you bumped into an old friend unexpectedly after a long time. Please say

– What was your reaction?
– What did you talk about?
– How did you feel after it?


– Do you have many friends?
– Do you think friendship is important? Why?



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