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IELTS test in Saudi Arabia – April 2012 (Academic Module)

Our friend A from Saudi Arabia shared the IELTS exam below (thanks, A!).

Listening test IELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Section 1. Sports club membership application form-filling.

Section 2. Preschool classes.

Section 3. Swimming pool regulations.

Section 4. University course in Tourism.

Reading test

Passage 1. Wild horses and a conservation program in Mongolia.

Passage 2. The sense of smell and its relationship with memory.

Passage 3. About extinct languages.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar graphs showing population per square km in 6 countries and describing changes in urban population in same time span.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Computer games for children are supported by some families because of their advantages, while other parents are against them. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– Do you come from a big city or a small town?
– Tell me about your home city.
– How close is the relationship between people in your community?
– Do you think your community is safe for bringing up children? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about your best friend. Please say

– Who is your best friend?
– How did you meet him/her?
– Do you see him/her often these days?
– Why is he/she your best friend?
– Please describe his/her personality.


– Is friendship important to you?
– Is friendship a problem at workplace? Why?
– Why do some friends break up?
– What is more important: friends or family? Why?
– Do you have a friendly relationship with your kids?

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