IELTS test in Spain and Qatar – November 2014 (Academic Module)

The IELTS exams in Spain and Qatar, according to two test takers S and M, were identical. Here are the topics and questions they remembered:

Listening testIELTS test in Spain

Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a roller coaster, its origin and evolution throughout the decades.

Passage 2. About the effect of noise on people, mainly on children’s process of concentration and learning.

Passage 3. About DNA.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar graphs comparing family spending per month in 1997 and 2007 in a country in Europe.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In the past people used to live in one house their whole life. Nowadays people live in several different places during their life. What are the reasons for this change? Is it a positive or a negative trend?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your favourite colour? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an old friend that you had at school. Please say

– Describe him/her.
– When did you meet him/her?
– Why did you become friends?


– Do you like street markets?
– What are their benefits?
– Are street markets common in your country?
– Let’s talk about maps.
– How often do you use maps?
– Do you prefer electronic or paper maps?

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