IELTS test in the USA – June 2013 (Academic Module)

This IELTS exam update was shared by A from the USA (thank you!)

Listening testIELTS test in the USA

Section 1. A conversation before applying for a summer job.

Section 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A dialogue about minority languages around the world.

Reading test

Passage 1. About tourism and culture as a business.

Passage 2. Studies about children’s behavior, different points of view and theories by famous psychologists such as John B. Watson, Salvador Luria and others.

Passage 3. About seeds and plant sources for medicinal herbs and also their botanical origin and evolution.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given three graphs about education, universities, and socio-economic status of the students in a period between 1994 and 2002. The graph also showed investment in the education system by the government for the same period.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Most of the big cities are overpopulated. Why do people still move to big cities? Give your opinion and 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.
– Are there any interesting places in your city? Why?
– Would you like to live there in the future?
– What is the weather like in your country?
– What is your favorite season?
– How was the weather in the place you grew up?

Cue Card

Describe a TV program that you have learned something important from. Please say

– What was the program?
– Where and when did you see it?
– Why was this TV program important to you?


– What kind of TV programs do people in your country watch the most?
– Do you think television has evolved over time?
– What kind of TV programs do older people and children in your country like to watch?
– What do you think about kids and television?
– Do you have some advice for the parents?

IELTS Speaking test in Australia – May 2013

Our friend S shared the Speaking questions asked in a recent IELTS exam in Australia:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– What should I call you?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What is your favorite room?
– Do you plan to move in the future?
– Do you prefer to be busy or to have nothing to do?
– Was there a time when you were stressed out because of a busy schedule?

Cue Card

Talk about a photograph that you like. Please say

– What is on that picture?
– When was it taken and by whom?
– Why do you like it?


– Do you think there is a benefit to including images in an advertisement?
– Do you think sometimes particular images should not be shown?
– Do you think it is important that images are included in the news?
– Do you remember a particular photo that impressed you?



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