IELTS test in Ukraine and Azerbaijan – November 2014 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers from Ukraine and Azerbaijan remembered the following information about their (apparently identical) exams:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. Registration for a club – we had to fill in a date, course type and other data according to a membership application form.

Section 2. Two students were discussing their project.

Section 3. A person was talking about an experiment in which he had participated.

Section 4. An explanation about materials and specifics of Iron Age buildings.

Reading test

Passage 1. About seeds and their expansion.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. A text about an IQ test and intellect in general.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs, match an opinion to a person.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two pie charts and had to describe them.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that with the development of modern technology printed books, newspapers and magazines lose their importance. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your apartment.
– Do you like your handwriting?
– Do you prefer to type or to write on paper?
– Do you like receiving postcards?

Cue Card 1

Describe your last journey. Please say

– When and where did you go?
– Did you like that journey?
– Would you recommend it to your friends?

Cue Card 2

Talk about a good law in your country. Please say

– Where did you hear about it?
– What is it about?
– Why is it important in your opinion?


Don’t remember.

IELTS Speaking test in Sudan – November 2014

An IELTS test taker from Sudan (thanks, M!) remembered being asked the following questions in the Speaking test:

Speaking testIELTS test in Sudan


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What did you do after finishing your studies?
– Do you like your work or study?
– Tell me about a teacher that you liked.
– Are you still in contact with him/her?
– Do you want to become a teacher? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you had to wait for someone. Please say

– When and where was it?
– How long were you waiting for him/her?
– What did you do during that time?


– When do you think people wait?
– What is the difference between waiting for a person and waiting in a restaurant for your order, for example?
– Why do you think some people are patient and others aren’t?
– Why do you think businesses try to use time effectively?
– Do you think being short-tempered can cause problems at work?
– How can you make people use their time effectively at work?



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