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IELTS test in Colombia – December 2014 (General Training)

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An IELTS test taker from Colombia (thanks, G!) remembered the following information about a recent IELTS exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Colombia

Section 1. A ranger was giving instructions to people who were going to a park. She talked about parking, what to bring, activities and so on.

Section 2. A teacher was explaining to his students about confidential policies, patents, copyright rights and so on.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. There were different publications intended for tourists, talking about different attractions such as parks, a farm and an old ship. These publications helped visitors understand how people spent their time traveling many years ago an so on.

Passage 2. About ants and their roles in a colony (the queen, workers, soldiers and so on).

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have seen a man a few days ago in your local park, causing damage. Write a letter to the park management and say

- What did you see?
- Who are you?
- What do you think should be done about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that modern technology has more negative effects on our lives than positive ones. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Why did you choose this career?

Cue Card

Describe a primary school that you went to. Please say

- How was it?
- What things were there?
- Do you remember your first teacher?


- Do you still have any friends from primary school?
- What are the benefits of being a primary school teacher?
- Do you think that teachers demand more or less from children now compared to the past?

IELTS test in Portugal – December 2014 (Academic Module)

A recent IELTS exam in Portugal was shared by F – here is what we know:

Listening testIELTS test in Portugal

Section 1. A hotel brochure.

Section 2. About South Pole penguins.

Section 3. Nursing school students at the end of their first year talking about their future plans.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Bridge quality control.

Passage 2. About Ghana.

Passage 3. About the Greek language.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the percentage of drug company sales in a few regions (North America, Europe, Africa, South America and Asia) between 2002 and 2006.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

These days more fathers stay at home and take care of their children while mothers go out to work. What are the reasons for it? Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Describe your home.
- Let’s talk about seasons.
- What is your favorite season? Why?
- Do you prefer to live in a place with one season or different seasons?

Cue Card

Talk about an occasion when you invited friends over. Please say

- How was it?
- How did they like it?
- Were you cooking for them?


- Do you think food is basic in invitations and occasions?
- What is the difference between cooking a regular meal and for a family gathering?
- Do you think the production of food has changed recently?
- How can seasons affect food production?