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IELTS test in Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia – December 2016 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers (thank you, N and M!) remembered the following details about their seemingly identical exams in Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia:

Reading testIELTS test in Azerbaijan

Passage 1. About New Zealand wood production.

Passage 2. About Sherlock Holmes book and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the recycling process of old car batteries to create new ones and other products. We had to summarize the process of new batteries’ production.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays many people use social media to communicate with others in social and professional life. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of social media. Give your 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?
– What school did you go to?
– Do you exercise?
– Why do you do it?
– Where do you usually exercise?

Cue Card

Describe how you save money. Please say

– Where and when do you do it?
– Is it an easy way for you?
– What do you save money for?


– How can we teach children to save money?

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