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

The IELTS exam below was shared by our kind friends A and J from the UK.

Listening test IELTS test in the UK

Section 1. About a woman asking for repairs in her apartment.

Section 2. A conversation between two students – one of them wanted to change the course she was studying.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A lecture about a science phenomenon of seeing colors that was connected to music.

Reading test

Passage 1. About learning the behavior of animals.

Passage 2. About the effect of global warming on animals.

Passage 3. About graffiti on New York City streets.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the amount of tourists visiting Australia and a bar graph showing holidays spent in Australia during 1995-2005.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Men and women employed in full-time jobs have to share evenly household chores and caring for children at home. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Where do you come from?
– Did you borrow books from the library when you were young?
– What is your favorite book?
– How does reading books in foreign language help you to communicate with other people?

Cue Card

Talk about a special meal you want to have. Please say

– Whom do you want to share it with?
– What kind of food would you like to eat?


– Are there a lot of thefts nowadays?
– What are the reasons behind this? Why?
– How can you protect your own possessions?
– What can you say about the London riot?
– Have you lost something before?
– How did you feel about it?
– When did it happen?

IELTS test in India – April 2012 (General Training)

The following exam was shared by our kind friend S from India (thank you!).

Listening test IELTS test in India

Section 1. About different types of advertisements.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 2. About whales and a survey related to the topic.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About a photographer’s work described by a student as a study assignment.

Reading test

Passage 1. About glaciation in the Arctic region.
Questions: True / False / Not Given and matching headings to paragraphs.

Passage 2 and 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. Bus services in countryside.
Questions: filling in blanks, True / False / Not Given.
Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend about an item you borrowed last week, that accidentally got damaged. In your letter

– Describe the item.
– What was the damage?
– What do you intend to do to rectify the problem?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some say that people should continue to work in the same job for a lifetime; others say they should change the job at least once in their career. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion and support it with examples.

Speaking test


– Talk about your city.
– What do you like about your city?
– Why do you feel this city is not safe for youngsters?
– How is the climate in your city?
– Do many people like this city?

Cue Card

Talk about a wedding you have recently attended. Please say

– Whose wedding was it?
– What did you do there?
– What was so special about this event that made you remember it?


– Should weddings be kept small and humble, or big and fancy?
– Why do people want to spend so much money on weddings?
– What type of wedding do you think is better?
– Do you think grand weddings are a waste of money?
– What is your opinion on the current state of marriages?



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