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IELTS test in Qatar and the UK – February 2013 (Academic Module)

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The IELTS test takers D and S shared this recent exam update:

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A patient was talking to a receptionist.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. Conversation between two students regarding university studies.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 3 words), multiple choice.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. The speaker talked about information technology.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About dolphins and their behavior.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About the Stone Age.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 3. About rain development.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 4. Different types of personalities.
Questions: multiple choice, matching headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing spending habits of UK families on six categories such as food, shelter, leisure and so on, in the period from 1988 to 2002.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some say that students should concentrate only on the subjects that they like. Others suggest that they should focus on all school subjects. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where do you live?
- Is it a house or an apartment?
- What is your dream house like?
- Are buildings in your country mostly traditional or modern?
- What is your favorite time of the day (morning, afternoon or evening)? Why?

Cue Card 1

Describe an event or a situation when you were late. Please say

- What was the event?
- What was the reason that you were late?
- How did you feel about it?

Cue Card 2

Talk about a situation when you helped somebody. Please say:

- Who the person was,
- Why they needed help,
- How you helped them.

Discussion

- In your view, should children be taught to help others?
- How can charity organizations help people?
- What works better: big or small charity organizations?
- Should all countries come together to resolve main issues? How?

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