IELTS Speaking test in Iran – May 2017

Thanks to A from Iran we are able to share these recent IELTS Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Iran


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What do you like the most about your job?
– Do you like history?
– Do you watch TV programs about history?
– Who is the famous person from history are you interested in? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a free item you were offered as a promotion in a shopping centre. Please say

– Why were you offered it?
– What was the item?
– What did you do with it?


– Is it a good idea for manufacturers to give people their products as free samples?
– Do you think spraying perfume in shopping malls to introduce them to people is a good way?
– Do people in your country like to get free goods?
– Do you have any religious or traditional custom involving free food or things being offered to others?

IELTS test in the UAE – May 2017 (General Training)

Two IELTS test takers H and M from the UAE shared the following topics and questions from their recent exam:

Reading testIELTS test in the UAE

Passage 1. About a vacation in wildlife camps in New Zealand, and Auckland libraries.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About employment opportunities and conditions at a company.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. About Leaf-cutter ants.
Questions: filling in blanks, match information to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently travelled with a certain airline and the company asked for your customer feedback. Write a letter to the airline.
In your letter say

– Explain why have chosen this airline
– What you liked or disliked, and why
– What you would recommend to improve their service.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people usually retire at the age of 60 or 65, but some want to keep working as long as they can. Is this a positive or a negative development? Give you own opinion and relevant examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you were waiting for a special moment. Please say

– What was the moment?
– How did you feel while waiting? Why?
– How were you preparing for that moment?


– Is it good to be a patient person?
– What are the benefits of being patient nowadays?



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