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IELTS test in the USA – July 2013 (Academic Module)

The details of an IELTS test in the USA were shared by N, who remembered the following:

Listening testIELTS test in the USA

Section 1. About buying concert tickets.

Section 2. Two teachers were discussing an article on technology in schools.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps showing a radio station 10 years ago and today, which we had to compare.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think the main benefit of international cooperation is in protection of the environment, while others think that the main benefit is in the worldwide business. Discuss both views and include your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you prefer international or local news?
– Would you like to become a news reporter?
– Do you discuss news with your friends?

Cue Card

Talk about an old person whom you know. Please say

– How did you meet him/her?
– Why is he/she important to you?
– What personality does this person have?


– Why are elderly people important for us?
– Is it better to care for the elderly at home or in a nursing home?
– What qualities should one have to take care of the elderly?
– What can the elderly teach young people?

IELTS test in Australia and New Zealand – July 2013 (Academic Module)

Below are the details of IELTS exams in Australia and New Zealand (thanks to E and K for sharing!):

Reading testIELTS test in New Zealand

Passage 1. About the construction of a bridge in Australia.

Passage 2. Emotion recognition in babies.

Passage 3. About the first migration to Patagonia.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the percentages of business, maths and science students who received a good rating after their first year. There were also figures for study aids they used (course resources, tutor, library, online research and so on).

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Humans tend to copy one another, especially in fashion, choice of clothes and consumer goods. Do you agree or disagree? Provide your view and examples from your own experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What was your favorite toy as a child?
– Why did you like it so much?
– Do you still have it?
– Would you buy the same toy for your children?

Cue Card

Describe your favorite street in the city/town where you live. Please say:

– Where is it?
– What do you like about it?
– How often do you go there?


– What do you know about internet shopping?
– Do you shop online?
– Do you find it useful?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of online shopping?
– How often do you shop online?



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