IELTS test in Saudi Arabia – February 2017 (Academic Module)

A test taker from Saudi Arabia (thanks, J!) remembered the following details from a recent IELTS exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Section 1. Inquiry about rental accommodation.

Section 2. Conversation about parades.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. Discussion about cube houses.

Reading test

Passage 1. About pessimistic approach and its disadvantages.

Passage 2. About insects’ communication system.

Passage 3. About a planet without sunlight.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph showing information about books sold in bookstores, on the Internet and in supermarkets in some European countries from 2005 and until 2020 (a projection).

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that modern designs for schools and offices with more open spaces are necessary. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such spaces? Give your opinion.

IELTS Speaking test in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – February 2017

Our kind friend B took the IELTS Speaking test in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and remembered the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Uzbekistan


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– What are your future plans?
– What is your favorite color?
– Was it the same when you were a child?
– What color wouldn’t you choose to decorate your home?
– Do you like sports?
– Do you do physical exercises?
– What exercises do you do to stay fit?

Cue Card

Describe a sport centre in your hometown. Please say

– Where is it situated?
– What facilities does it have?
– How important is it for your city?


– Do you think there should be more sport centres in your city?
– Why do people watch sport competitions?
– Can you mention some sports that men or women engage in?
– What are the pros and cons of hosting the Olympic Games?
– Why do you think so?



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