IELTS test in Iran – May 2012 (Academic Module)

Our Iranian friend A has shared the writing and speaking questions from his recent IELTS exam. Enjoy!

Writing test IELTS test in Iran

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar-charts. One was about the average number of holidays in five European countries in a typical year. Another one was about the average working hours in those countries.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The news about violent crimes may frighten people or, on contrary, encourage them to commit a crime. Therefore, some believe that these types of news should not be reported in newspapers or on TV. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Describe your home, please.
– What are the special features of your home that you really like?
– Do you prefer to live in an area with a colder or warmer climate?
– Do you want to live in a big house?

Cue Card

Talk about a movie that you recently saw, please say

– What was the movie title?
– Whom did you see it with?
– When did you see it?
– What was it about?
– Explain why you liked this movie.


– Do you think movies convey messages better than books?
– Why do some people like to watch old films?
– How can movies help language learners?

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