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IELTS test in Sri Lanka – March 2017 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from Sri Lanka (thanks, I!) remembered and shared the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. A lady complained about fridge malfunction, which was under warranty.

Section 2. A person described his experience of living in an ancient set up (a Stone Age village or similar).

Section 3. Two students talked about energy saving on their campus.

Section 4. About Great Britain’s famous photographers.

Reading test

Passage 1. Description of three different types of travel passes, each to suit individual passenger requirements.

Passage 2. About holiday workers for British agricultural farms. Including details of travel insurance, directions, and mobile houses.

Passage 3. Explanation on the job search on BBC website. How to find a region, reference number, contact details and about vacancy alert system.

Passage 4. About an Antarctic expedition to drill the old ice layers to determine whether the global warming is a normal cyclical effect or caused by greenhouse gas emissions.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently saw an advertisement about helpers for children summer holiday camp. Write a letter to camp organizers and say:

– Describe the areas where you can help.
– Give the time period you are available.
– Ask some questions about the camp.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays the population of the world is increasing rapidly. New homes and accommodation should be built for this additional population. Some believe that more houses should be constructed in existing towns and cities. Others believe that creating entirely new towns in the countryside to accommodate these houses is the best way. What is your opinion?

IELTS test in Azerbaijan – March 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friend K took the IELTS test in Azerbaijan recently and shared the following topics/questions (K didn’t remember anything about the Listening part):

Reading testIELTS test in Australia

Passage 1. About different varieties of pears and their hybridization.

Passage 2. Discussion about the importance of siblings for children.

Passage 3. About children and their ability to remember numbers.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the usage of oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear fuel to produce electricity in the UK between 1990 and 2006.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that professional workers such as doctors and teachers should be paid more than sports and entertainment personalities. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and relevant examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your hometown.
– Let’s talk about handwriting.
– How often do you write by hand?
– Do you prefer handwriting or typing on a computer?
– Let’s talk about teaching.
– Do you enjoy teaching?
– Have you ever taught somebody?

Cue Card

Describe a foreign country where you would like to work for a period of time. Please say

– What country would it be?
– What would you like to do there?
– Why do you want to go to this place?


– What is so special about this country?
– Why do people choose going abroad to study or work?
– What are the advantages of working or studying abroad?
– Will it benefit you back in your country?



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