IELTS Speaking test in the UAE – February 2015

An IELTS test taker from the UAE (thanks C!) remembered being asked the following questions in a recent Speaking test:

Speaking testIELTS test in the UAE


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you think your job is easy? Why?
– Do you like reading?
– Do you like to read in a group?
– When do you like to read? Why?
– Do you have experience reading in public places?

Cue Card

Talk about the favourite song of your childhood. Please say

– Where and when did you hear it for the first time?
– Why do you remember it?
– How do you feel about this song now?


– Do you think music is important? Why?
– Where do you usually listen to music?
– Many shopping centres are playing music. Why?
– What is the best music to be played in the children’s department?
– When does music become just a white noise in your opinion?
– When is the right time to stop playing music?
– How does music represent your culture?

IELTS test in the Netherlands and India – February 2015 (Academic Module)

Three IELTS test takers J, G and R remembered the following topics from their recent exam (apparently India and the Netherlands had the same test):

Listening testIELTS test in Holland

Section 1. About different Insurance policies.

Section 2. About some repair contractors.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About some historical monuments.

Reading test

Passage 1. About pine forests.

Passage 2. About different gestures and mimics.

Passage 3. About a theatre in England.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a flow chart showing the process of making canned fish. We had to describe it.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that children should have some classes outside their schools, visiting local companies or public enterprises for some real life experience. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subjects are you studying?
– Why did you choose those subjects?
– What will you do after finishing your studies?
– Let’s talk about advertisements.
– Do you watch advertisements on TV or the Internet?
– Do you enjoy watching advertisements showing up in the middle of a TV program?
– Do you like watching advertisements on the street?
– Let’s talk about colours.
– What is your favourite colour? Why?
– What other colours do you like?

Cue Card

Describe a person that you would like to be similar to. Please say

– Who is that person?
– What is he/she doing?
– Why would you like to be similar to him/her?


– What is the difference between children in the past and nowadays?
– Do you think famous people should be good role models in your country?
– Do you think companies should use famous people in advertisements to attract children?



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