IELTS test in Kazakhstan and the UAE – April 2013 (Academic Module)

The questions below were shared by two IELTS test takers (thanks E and M!), who remembered the following about the writing and speaking sections of their exams:

Writing testIELTS test in Kazakhstan

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the participation of both girls and boys in six different kinds of sports in 2010.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

These days more emphasis is being placed on university education. Vocational training is not encouraged, and thus there are few qualified tradespeople. To which extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Do you like your home?
– What would your dream home look like?
– What old building do tourists usually visit in your country?

Cue Card 1

Describe your favorite room at home. Please say
– What are the main features of this room?
– Why do you like to spend your time there?
– What do you usually do there?

Discussion 1

– Do you use a boat?
– What do people in your country use boats for?
– Would you like to have your own boat? Why?

Cue Card 2

Talk about your favorite subject at school/university. Please say
– What was the subject?
– What did you learn about?
– Why was it your favorite subject?

Discussion 2

– What do you think about new methods of teaching children?
– What are those methods?
– Do you think our current education system will change in the future?

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