IELTS test in the UK – April 2012 (Academic Module)

Our kind friend E from the UK shared this IELTS exam (thank you!)

Listening test IELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A teacher was talking to a father about his daughter and classes she can attend.
Questions: multiple choice, match statements to courses, short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Section 2. A woman was giving some instructions to the students who are going to work in a museum.
Questions: multiple choice, short-answer questions (no more than X words), map labeling.

Section 3. Students talked about their university. One of them was giving some advice about a future dissertation to the other.
Questions: diagram labeling, multiple choice.

Section 4. A tutor was giving instructions to the students about what things they should do before and after they start their assignment.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than X words).

Reading test

Passage 1. Air pollution by airplanes and ways to reduce it.
Questions: Match statements to paragraphs, True/False/Not Given, match a person’s name or organization to their statement.

Passage 2. Malaria in Italy. About the false information that people had in the past and how the cure was found. Very similar to the passage from this exam.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than X words), multiple choice.

Passage 3. About how some mistakes can contribute to making great things. There were a few examples, first how was the recipe of cornflakes found, second how saccharin (sweetener) was invented. The text suggested that modern businesses do not accept these mistakes and regard them as not eligible.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We had a bar graph showing the prices of imported clothes into the European Union from 7 different countries such as Indonesia, Turkey, Bangladesh and so on. They were showing prices in Euro per 1 kilogram of clothes, from 1997 to 2003.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that museums should entertain people, while others believe that the purpose of museums is to educate. Discuss both views and give you own opinion.

IELTS Speaking test in Dhaka, Bangladesh – April 2012

The speaking questions below were shared by Z from Bangladesh (thank you!)

Speaking test IELTS test in Bangladesh


– What is your full name?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy it? Why?
– Do you think getting such a job is difficult?
– When did you first use the Internet?
– Do you think your life would be harder without the Internet?

Cue Card

Describe a foreign music event that you have been to. Please say

– When was it?
– Where was it?
– How did you feel there?


– What is the impact of music on people’s lives?
– Why do people like different types of music?
– Does any social factor play a role in choosing music?
– What is the importance of music in people’s lives? Discuss different categories of music.



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