IELTS test in the UK – August 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS exam in the UK was shared by A and G (thanks a lot!) who sent us the following information:

Listening test

Section 1. A video shop, the manager was instructing her staff where to put the CD’s, video recorder and other things on the shelves.

Questions: we were given a map of the shop to label.

Section 2..4 – can’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a termite nest.
Passage 2..3 – can’t remember.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

We had 2 graphs, the 1st graph was describing the number of films released in 1996 and 2006 in European countries. The 2nd graph was describing the number of tickets sold in 1996 and 2006.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some employers think that in the modern word academic qualifications for new employee are more important than experience and personal qualities. Is this a positive or a negative development?

Speaking test


– Do you like the place where you live?
– Have you ever asked your neighbors for help?

Cue card

Talk about a famous person (not from your country) that you want to meet, please say

– Who is this person?
– Why did you choose this person?
– Where do you want to meet this person?


– Do you like sounds?
– Do you like a quiet place when you study? Why?
– What sound can you remember from your country?

IELTS test in Australia – August 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS exam in Australia was described by our kind friend P. Here is what she remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. Two people were talking at uni about booking a holiday.
Section 2. A map / directions for getting around in the university.
Section 3. Two people were talking about an assignment.
Section 4. About types of fruit and its quality.
Questions: multiple choice, filling in the map, filling in the gaps.

Reading test

Passage 1. Don’t remember.
Passage 2: About fossil fuels discovery.
Passage 3: About memorizing history.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There was a bar chart describing sales figures for different games, such as mobile phone games, console games, online games, etc from 2000 to 2006 in Britain.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The major cities are growing and it causes problems. What problems are these? How are young people affected by them? What can be done to improve the situation?

Speaking test


– Describe your home town.
– What do you like there?
– What do you do in your free time there?
– What needs to be done there to improve it?

Cue Card

Tell about a job advertisement which you recently read, please say
– What job was it for?
– Where did you read it?
– Would you like to apply for that position, and why?


– Which color do you like the most?
– What color will you choose to paint the walls of your room?
– Is there a particular color that is important to people in your country?



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