IELTS test in Saudi Arabia and Turkey – August 2014 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers (thanks, G and M!) shared these details about their exams which were the same in Saudi Arabia and Turkey:

Listening testIELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Section 1. Someone was applying for a part time job.

Section 2. A student was talking about the requirements for a presentation.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A lecture about underground structures, their history and features.

Reading test

Passage 1. Don’t remember.

Passage 2. About renewable energy sources.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. About honeybees.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to paragraphs, sentence completion.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the spending in millions of dollars in five types of retail stores in Australia in March 2009 and March 2011.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

University students must pay all costs associated with their education, because it benefits mostly them individually, rather than the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Are you a morning or an afternoon person?
– What is your favourite wild animal? Why?
– Do you like watching animals in zoos?
– What kind of music do you like to listen to?
– Did your music preferences change over the years? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a subject that people always ask you about. Please say

– What is it?
– Where did you learn it?
– Why do they ask you about it?
– How do you feel about it, when they ask?

Discussion

– Is it necessary to be well-informed?
– What is the best way of acquiring information? Why?
– What do you think about knowledge quizzes on TV?
– Is it necessary to be aware of the general issues around us?
– Do you think internet sources provide reliable information?

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