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IELTS test in the USA and Jordan – August 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friends V and S recently took their IELTS exams in the USA and Jordan, and by the topics and questions these seemed identical. Here is what they collectively remembered:

Listening testIELTS test in USA

Section 1. A registration form for a driving school.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. About an old city.
Questions: map labeling, multiple choice.

Section 3. A research about farming.
Questions: multiple choice and matching information.

Section 4. About women’s and men’s performance at work.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About construction of dams, wildlife around them and other issues related to that.
Questions: True/False/Not given.

Passage 2. About the importance of sport for children and misconceptions related to injuries in sports.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Passage 3. About the Maori people and their life.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the number of visits to a community website by first-year and second-year students.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that for children learning about the local history is more important than knowing the World history. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

IELTS Speaking test in Nigeria – August 2017

A helpful IELTS test taker from Nigeria remembered the following questions from the recent Speaking test:

Speaking testIELTS test in Nigeria


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– Do you like it?
– Will you change it in the future?
– Let’s talk about house chores.
– What house chores do you do at home?
– Is there any housework that you don’t like doing? Why?
– Did you do it in the past?

Cue Card

Talk about plans that you have for the future, not related to your work. Please say

– What do you plan to do?
– When do you want to start?
– How will you achieve it?


– Who else is involved in this plan?
– ‎Is it good to have plans for the future?
– Why do you think so?
– Did you have plans or dreams when you were younger?
– What are they?
– How should parents help their children with their future plans, in your opinion?
– What can the government do to help young people succeed in the future?



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