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IELTS tests in India, Saudi Arabia and Iran – July 2013 (General Training)

Thanks to the efforts of IELTS test takers P, J, S and V we know this much about the recent exams in India, Saudi Arabia and Iran:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A conversation about joining the fitness club, a person was asking for details.

Section 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A study about two types of dolphins in Australia.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a water supply company.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 2. About a library in New Zealand.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. Reading a map.
Questions: map labeling, locating 4 positions on the map.

Passage 4. About the Inca Empire.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your English speaking friend about a movie that you are planning to watch. Please say

– What is special about this movie?
– How is it related to your friend?
– Suggest an arrangement to see this movie together.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people prefer to be in the same kind of job their entire life, but others like to change their jobs frequently. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of home would you prefer?
– Why don’t you like living in a flat?

Cue Card

Talk about a country that you would like to visit. Please say

– What country is it?
– Why do you want to go there?
– What would you be doing there?


– What are the advantages of global tourism?
– How does tourism help the economy of a country?
– What are the disadvantages of tourism?
– Do you agree that cultural differences of tourists may affect locals?

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