IELTS Speaking test in Saudi Arabia – February 2017

Our friend M took the IELTS Speaking test in Saudi Arabia and was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Saudi Arabia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why do you like your job?
– Does your job involve reading?
– Do you like to read?
– Do you prefer print books or e-books?
– Do you like spending time by the sea?
– Is it important to you?

Cue Card

Talk about a small business that you would like to start in the future. Please say

– What kind of business it would be
– Where it would be located
– When you would start the business
– Why you would start this kind of business


– Would you prefer working for a company or being your own boss?
– Do you think academic education is more important than experience in the field?
– What skills are required to start a small business?
– What are the risks of running your own business?

IELTS test in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – February 2017 (Academic Module)

After taking the IELTS test in Tashkent, Uzbekistan our friend B remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Uzbekistan

Section 1. A woman registered for a driving test.

Section 2. About a certain game and its rules.

Section 3. About paintings and different artists.

Section 4. About children’s development.

Reading test

Passage 1. About obesity issues.

Passage 2. About Space exploration and robotics.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given three pie charts showing different types of accommodation holidaymakers chose in the recent years.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays most people choose to throw away broken things instead of repairing them, and replace them with new ones. Why is this happening? What problems may it lead to?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Describe your hometown, please.
– Do you like watches?
– Do you wear one?
– What type of watches do you like?

Cue Card

Talk about your future plans that aren’t related to studies or work. Please say

– What do you have planned?
– When are you going to do it?
– Why did you make these plans?


– What do you think about planning?
– What is more important at the workplace, team or salary?
– Why do you think so?



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