IELTS test in the UK – July 2013 (Academic Module)

The IELTS exam update below was shared by R who recently took the test in the UK.

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A conversation between two neighbors regarding the nearby swimming pool facility.

Section 2. A conversation between two class mates about preparation for a presentation.

Section 3. An announcement by the head of the department to the pupils regarding their course outline, followed by the introduction of faculty members and their roles during the course.

Section 4. A customer was talking to a travel agent about car hire companies, public transport and currency in Ghana.

Reading test

Passage 1. A story about the Olympic torch.

Passage 2. About sleep and who needs it more. How long should people and animals sleep, different sleep patterns and their effects.

Passage 3. Different teaching methods for children in different countries. A type of research topic with many experts and experiments with people’s thoughts.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart showing the percentages of nine most popular household items in the years 2001 and 2008.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

There is an increasing trend of antisocial behavior by individuals and in most cases it is blamed on the society. What needs to be done about such individuals? Who should take care of them?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Describe a library that you visit. Please say:

– Where is the library located?
– When did you go there?
– Why do you visit this library?


Don’t remember.

IELTS Speaking test in Canada – July 2013

An IELTS test taker from Canada (thanks, S!) shared his Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Canada


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do after work?
– Do you use public transport?
– What type of transport do use most often?
– How can the city transport system be improved?

Cue Card

Talk about online shopping. Please say

– What did you buy online recently?
– Why did you buy online?
– Were you happy with the product?


– Do you see a difference between restaurants here and in your home country?
– Would you like to be a news reporter?
– What qualities should you have to become a news reporter?
– Do you watch local or world news mostly?
– Do you prefer to read news in a newspaper or online? Why?
– Do you share news with your co-workers or friends?



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