IELTS test in the UK – February 2018 (Academic Module)

Our friend F took the IELTS test in the UK and remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A phone conversation where a lady was trying to book a camp site in Southern California.

Section 2, 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about American libraries.

Passage 2. About Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the hours spent on domestic chores at three time points, broken down by gender and whether the person was in full or part time employment or unemployed. We had to summarise and describe it.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think parents are responsible for transporting their children to school. Others think it is the government’s responsibility. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Describe your hometown, please.
– What time do you have your meals usually?
– Have your eating habits changed since you were a child?
– Why do you think it is so?

Cue Card

Talk about a traditional product from your country. Please say

– What is it?
– Why is it so popular?
– Do you use it yourself?


Further discussion on the importance of traditional customs and who is responsible for upholding them.

IELTS test in London, UK – February 2018 (General Training)

Our friends L and K took the IELTS test in London and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in the UK

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have a neighbor who is often burning rubbish at their house. Write a complaint about it to the local council and say

– What is happening?
– How is your family harmed by that?
– What could be the solution, in your opinion?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that several short holidays from school are better, while others think one long summer holiday for the year is better for children. Discuss and include your own opinion and relevant examples from your experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
– Do you like reading books?
– What type of books do you read?
– Are you reading a book presently?
– Would you like to write a book in the future?

Cue Card 1 (that L had)

Talk about a situation where you had to be very polite. Please say

– What was the situation?
– How did you keep being polite?
– How did you feel after that?

Cue Card 2 (that K had)

Talk about a museum you have visited. Please say

– What did you like or dislike there?
– What was the theme of this museum?
– Who did you go there with? Why?


– Do you like to travel long distances?
– Why or why not?
– Would you like to travel to the space?
– How many public places do you know?
– Do young people like to visit the same public places as old people?



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