IELTS test in Canada – June 2013 (Academic Module)

Our friend M shared the topics from a recent IELTS exam in Canada:

Listening testIELTS test in Canada

Section 1. A job interview on the phone.

Section 2. Introducing a zoo (map).

Section 3. A student interviewed by a counselor.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About parks in the USA.

Passage 2. Don’t remember.

Passage 3. The concept of beauty.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given one graph showing the number of heavy vehicles transporting goods in the USA between 1995 and 2010, one line graph of fuel used in these years and one bar graph dealing with carbon emission of airplanes, heavy vehicles, ships and so on.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that theoretical subjects should not be taught in universities because most students prefer to study practical subjects. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– What is your ideal home?
– What chores do you do at home?
– Do you think that children should do chores at home?
– Did you help at home when you were a child?

Cue Card

Talk about a situation where you were late. Please say

– How did it happen?
– What did you feel?
– What did you do?


– Do you think that nowadays people are busier than in the past?
– What do you do to manage your time?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran – June 2013

The speaking questions below were shared by S who took the IELTS test in Iran.
Speaking testIELTS test in Iran


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do exactly at your job?
– How is your relationship with your colleagues?
– Do you consider yourself as a patient person?
– Do you consider people of your country patient?
– What do you do to be patient?
– In a situation such as waiting for a bus, what do you do to be patient?

Cue Card

Describe an outdoor activity that you would like to try. Please say

– What is it?
– When and where would you do it?
– What preparations and equipment would you need?
– Why is it important for you?


– What do you do regularly to be physically active?
– At what time of the day are you more efficient?
– What are the advantages of physical activities?
– How would you encourage people to be physically active?



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