IELTS test in India and Saudi Arabia

The following questions were asked on IELTS Writing and speaking tests held in India and Saudi Arabia in January 2012. The two exams weren’t exactly identical, but it looks like they were very similar. Source:

Writing task 1 (a report)

A bar chart showing the growth of population in four countries (India, China, Japan and the US) were given. The chart showed data for the years 1969 and 2002. Suggested figures for the year 2050 also were given. Test takers were asked to write a report consisting of at least 150 words based on the information given in the chart.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Do you think that artists like writers, musicians and painters are valuable to society? Discuss.

IELTS Speaking test


Tell me something about the house you live in.

What is it that you like or dislike most about it?

Are there any electrical appliances that you would like to buy?

What kind of products sell well in your country?

Is it important for your country to export products to other countries?

How should a company train its staff?

Cue Card

Speak about an old building you visited recently. Please say:

What the building is.

Where it is located.

Why you visited it.

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