IELTS test in the UK and Sri Lanka – January 2018 (Academic Module)

Our friends took their IELTS exams in the UK and Sri Lanka, and here is what they remembered:

Writing testIELTS test in the UK

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given three pie charts showing four types of vehicle crossings over bridges in the UK in 1965, 1985 and 2005. We had to compare the data.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In many countries senior positions have higher salaries compared to those of young workers of the same company. Some people think this isn’t justified. 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?
– When do people give presents in your culture?
– Do you enjoy selecting gifts for others? Why?
– What was the last gift that you received?
– Who was it from?
– What was the occasion?
– Have you received any gift that you didn’t like?

Cue Card

Describe an activity you enjoy doing with an elder family member. Please say

– What is the activity?
– How often do you do this?
– Why do you enjoy doing this?


– What relationship do the younger and older people have in your culture?
– What does the younger generation think about relationships with their elders?
– Did it change compared to the past?
– How important is it to keep the whole family together?

IELTS Results competition winners in December 2017

Starting a new life in 2018 was probably a New Year’s Resolution many of us made – but here are 5 people who certainly managed to achieve it!

Let’s give a round of applause to the wonderful winners of IELTS Results Competition in December 2017:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 9 in IELTS

  • Sulaiman Khan from the USA, Band 8
  • Zainab Khan from the USA, Band 8

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Jossan Singh from India, Band 7

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Rohan Sharma from India, Band 8.5

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Royal Gasimov from Azerbajan, Band 7.5

Congratulations to the winners! As a token of our appreciation we are sending your certificates of achievement to your emails. Winning IELTS results will be displayed in the IELTS-Blog hall of fame – so if you won, please feel free to show them off to your friends!

We were delighted to hear that one of the winners – Jossan from India – gives our book “Target Band 7” the credit for changing his life. We’d love to find out what other winners did to score this high!

So, if you won in this competition, please write and tell us what IELTS books you used, how you prepared and studied, and what helped you achieve success in IELTS. Anything the winners wish to share will be posted on IELTS-Blog without delay, so everyone can use the same technique and get a better score in their own exam this month.

P.S. IELTS results competition runs every month, and everyone is welcome to participate. Learn how to enroll here.



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