IELTS test in New Zealand – October 2013 (Academic Module)

Our friend V shared this update after a recent IELTS exam in New Zealand:

Listening testIELTS test in New Zealand

Section 1. A mother was talking to a school principal about her son who is new in this school.

Section 2. An adviser was taking to students about their presentation.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A person was giving information about campus and its facilities for new students.

Reading test

Passage 1. About banana and its health benefits.

Passage 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the process a person has to go through to get a driving licence. We had to describe the process.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Economic progress is one factor that is being considered to measure the success of a country, but there are other factors that should be considered when measuring the success of a country. Do you agree or disagree? What other factors do you think should be considered? Do you think one factor is more important than others?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– What can I call you?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– What subjects are you studying?

Cue Card

Describe a special meal that you would like to have. Please say

– What is it?
– Where do you want to have it?
– Why is it so special?
– Whom would you like to have it with?


– What do you think is the impact of importing food from other countries?

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

Our friend Y shared the following questions after taking the IELTS exam in the USA:

Listening testIELTS test in the USA

Section 1. A phone conversation about a car club membership. A guy was inquiring about the fees, club location and so on.

Section 2. A conversation between 2 friends regarding refereeing.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Section 1. About farmers’ markets, their history and role in our society today.

Section 2. About childrens’ behaviour, the role of mother and siblings in it.

Section 3. About pessimism and optimism.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph showing the amount of gym membership subscriptions for certain age groups in a 10-year period.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

We are seeing a significant increase in online shopping today. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend? Give your own opinion and relevant examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Can you tell me more about your hometown?
– Is it in a countryside or a big city?
– What do you like or dislike about it?
– How long have you been living there?
– Do you like walking? Why?
– Where do you prefer to walk, in the country or the city? Why?
– Would you like to increase your walking time in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a place that you would like to visit. Please say

– What and where is this place?
– Why would you like to visit it?
– Do you see yourself going there soon?


– Why do you think people like to visit new places?



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