IELTS test in Jordan and the UAE – November 2014 (General Training)

Thanks to U and K who took their IELTS exams in the UAE and Jordan we bring you the recent Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Jordan

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are planning to spend a holiday in a country where your friend lives. Write a letter to him/her and say:

– What is your travel route?
– What activities do you plan to do there?
– Ask for suggestions about places worth visiting.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Shopping has developed from a necessary activity to a kind of entertainment. To what extent do you agree or disagree? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this development? Give reasons for your answer and examples from your own knowledge and experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Is it an apartment or a house?
– What is your most favourite place at home?
– What are your favourite colours? Why?
– What colour is your bedroom?
– Do people in your country like to use bright colours?
– What is your favourite colour for a car?

Cue Card

Describe your favourite TV show or a program. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you like it?
– How often do you watch it?


– What is the main difference between TV, radio and the Internet?
– Is there a need to have government restrictions on the Internet and TV?
– What is the potential risk of TV and the Internet for children?
– Can TV and the Internet be used for educational purposes?
– What is the best way to do it?

IELTS test in the UAE – November 2014 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from the UAE (thanks, A!) remembered the following questions from a recent IELTS exam:

Listening testIELTS test in the UAE

Section 1. About an international art exhibition.

Section 2. About a travel through parts of Russia, China and Mongolia by train.

Section 3. Information about different courses at the university.

Section 4. A lecture about vitamins in fruits. There was also a comparison between fruits grown in the USA, Kenya, Indonesia, New Zealand and their vitamin content.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the history of malaria in Italy.

Passage 2. Comparison of fruits and vegetables in Africa and Europe.

Passage 3. Comparison of animals in Australia and Africa.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing four categories of car owners in the UK. The graph showed people owning one, two, three and four cars respectively between 1975 and 2005.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that advanced technology can prevent most crimes. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you have a lot of friends?
– Do you prefer few or many friends?
– Do you have a lot of shoes?
– Do you like comfortable or fashionable shoes? Why?
– What shoes do you wear to work?
– How often do you buy shoes?

Cue Card

Describe a mobile device or a tablet that is important in your life. Please say

– What is it?
– When did you buy it?
– How often do you use it?


– Why do you think it’s so useful?
– How does technology affect people?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of technology on a personal level?



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