IELTS test in Egypt, India and Iran – September 2014 (Academic Module)

Test takers from Egypt, India and Iran reported seeing the same topics and questions in their exams. Here is what they remembered:

Listening testIELTS test in Egypt

Section 1. A conversation about places to go on vacation with their details.

Section 2. A lecture about recycling.

Section 3. A conversation of two students about their presentation.

Section 4. A part of lecture, with some different dialogues about rural developments in comparison to urban ones.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the power of business in Australia.

Passage 2. About recycling and landfills in the USA and Germany.

Passage 3. About technology development in general and mobile technology in particular.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the percentage of people using public transport for daily commuting in seven cities in Australia, in 1996 and 2000.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

There is a growing demand for fresh water nowadays and this is becoming a global problem. Discuss the possible causes for it. What measures can be taken by governments and individuals to overcome this problems?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Did you select this subject for study? Why?
– Do you think your hand writing is good or bad? Why?
– Can we really learn about someone’s personality by seeing his/her handwriting?

Cue Card

Talk about something you did for your good health. Please say

– What did you do?
– How did you do that?
– Did you enjoy doing that?


– What can people do for a healthier lifestyle?
– How can school help to promote healthy lifestyle to children?
– What do you think about advertisements on TV?
– Do you like them? Why?
– Do like to watch them on TV or through the Internet? Why?
– Do you think advertisements on TV can help to spread awareness of healthy lifestyle?
– Do you think newspapers are helpful too?
– Do you think street advertisements are helpful? Why?

IELTS test in Serbia and India – September 2014 (General Training)

Two IELTS test takers (thanks, V and B!) shared the writing and speaking questions from a recent IELTS exam. The topics apparently were the same in Serbia and India.

Writing testIELTS test in Serbia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You want to learn a foreign language for work purposes from a teacher in your locality. Write a letter to him/her and say

– Explain the reason for learning.
– How will it help with your work?
– Ask a few details about the course.
– How did you hear about him/her?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In some countries flights have become much cheaper compared to other forms of transportation. Some people think this is a good development, while others are concerned about this situation. Discuss both views and include your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Where is this place?
– Is it a place where your parents were born?
– Is it a good place to grow up in? Why?
– Do you like to write letters?
– Do you consider your handwriting to be clear?
– Do you like to receive letters?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like your job? Why?
– Is it easy to find a job in your country?
– Do you think there is a difference between working conditions now and in the past?

Cue Card 1

Describe something you have worked on that was a total waste of time. Please say
– What was it?
– When and where did it take place?
– Why do you think it was a waste of time?

Cue Card 2

Describe a job that is very important in your country. Please say

– Why do you think it is important?
– What is needed to be able to do this job?
– Why do you think it is important to have such people in the country?


– What age is suitable for young people to start working a full time job?
– Are there many young people who decide not to study after they finish high school in your country?
– Why do you think it is happening?
– How can young people be motivated to do their job better?
– Do you think that money aspect is important when looking for a job?



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