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IELTS test in Brazil – July 2017 (Academic Module)

Thanks to S who took the IELTS test in Brazil we know this much about a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Brazil

Section 1. A woman got a job and was calling the company to receive more information.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. Description of a park map, including cycling routes, buildings in the area and meeting points.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice, map labeling.

Section 3. An academic lecture about caves, bats, rats, what they eat and where they live.

Section 4. About salamanders and their classification.

Reading test

Passage 1. About spaceships and astronauts.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 2. About art in New Zealand.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given three diagrams describing different solar panel types. The first type was being used for power, the second type to heat the air, and the third for water heating. We had to summarize and explain what the main differences are in their performance.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that success is about hard work and determination. Others think that success has connection with money and personal appearance. Discuss both of views. Give your opinion and some of your own experiences.

IELTS test in Libya and UAE – July 2017 (General Training)

Two IELTS test takers (thanks, K and T!) remembered the following details after taking their exams in Libya and UAE:

Listening testIELTS test in the UAE

Section 1. A conversation between two people about a certain river and it’s natural inhabitants such as puppies, bees, snakes and rats.

Section 2. A conversation between some students and their teacher about the project they are doing.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a car park and payment solutions. The payment can be done in cash, debit/credit card or at the Post office.

Passage 2. About night shift work including start and finish time, restrictions and remuneration.

Passage 3. About the Lake George Monster Hoax that became extinct 65 million years ago.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have seen an advertisement recruiting volunteers for the upcoming major sport event in your city. Write a letter to the manager of the event and say

– Why do you want to participate?
– How can you help?
– What benefit will you get from this job?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many parents are unhappy with the amount of violence in video games, TV programs and other leisure activities. How harmful could this be to children? What could be done to solve this problem?



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