Update from an Academic IELTS exam, Australia

For this update we should thank Kamal – good job, pal!

Listening test

All I could remember is

Section 1. Two students were asking their professor about an assessment.
Questions: We had to fill in the blanks the kind of assessment, length requirement, other criteria.

Section 2. A student was asking about what information he can get form the company on work placement.

Reading test

Passage 1. Let’s go bats.
Passage 2. About crocodiles.
Passage 3. About an experiment involving walking on different mats and an invention called “rounded soles shoes”

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report

There were two diagrams of an island – before and after and a comparison was needed.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that the government should pay the tuition fees for the university students, do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– Do you study or work?
– Do you have friends in you class?
– Would you like to be friends with them after you finish studying?
– How often do you go shopping (for clothes)?
– How important is color when we choose clothes?

Cue Card

Talk about the favorite book of your childhood.


– What is the important thing about the library in your town?
– The effect of internet on reading and writing skills.

Update from a General IELTS exam, UK

We received this update from the UK – many thanks, Hemank!

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)
This is not the exact wording of the examination, but anyway –
You are in an English speaking country, write a letter to the head of a voluntary organization to apply for some voluntary work. In your letter
– explain what you can offer the organization
– how the job would benefit you and
– why you are applying for the job

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people are choosing unhealthy foods (fast foods), which cause various health problems. Explain what is done in you country to deal with this problem and what actions is the government taking to solve it.

Speaking test

Cue Card

Talk about the person whom you like speaking to the most. Please say
– who the person is
– what you talk about
– why you like speaking to this person


– What do you think about communication?
– How important is it?
– How important is communication in an organization?



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