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IELTS test in Saudi Arabia – May 2013 (Academic Module)

The questions and topics below were shared by D who took the IELTS test in Saudi Arabia.

Listening testIELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Section 1. A mother wanted to enroll her daughter in a new school.

Section 2. A talk about a sports event.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A talk about eating habits of the youth these days.

Reading test

Passage 1. About ancient wells in India.

Passage 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the percentage of women participating in or watching sports of different kinds.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Countries should provide enough food for their own people and therefore lessen exportation of food abroad, if needed. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you feel close to your friends?
– Have you experienced stress at work?
– Are you a patient person?
– How do you handle stress?

Cue Card

Describe an outdoor activity that you would like to try for the first time. Please say

– What is it?
– When and where would you do it?
– What preparations and equipment would you need?


– What do you think about extreme sports like skydiving?
– Would you encourage youth to do extreme sports?
– What are the advantages of physical activities?
– How would you encourage people to be physically active?

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