IELTS test in Pakistan and Greece – January 2020 (Academic Module)

Below are the IELTS questions from recent exams in Pakistan and Greece. The two exams were held on the same day and the questions were identical, thank-you to J, N and V for sharing.

Listening testIELTS test in Pakistan

Part 1. A conversation between two people about a holiday prize.
Questions: 2 questions were fill in the blanks, 5 questions were multiple choice (instead of fill in the blanks that we are used to) and 3 questions were ‘choose 3 items from 7’.

Part 2. A map with questions on it.

Part 3. Two students were talking about academic subjects.
Questions: multiple choice, sentence completion.

Part 4. A scientist was talking about a plant.
Questions: 10 fill in the blanks.

Note: We had 45 seconds to check the answers at the end of every Part.

Reading test

Passage 1. Floods in the Great Canyon.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, fill in the blanks.

Passage 2. Schools in Msekeni in Africa.
Questions: matching headings to paragraphs, fill in the blanks, match a writer to information.

Passage 3. Innovation in companies and fears.
Questions: matching paragraphs to sentences, True/False/Not Given, multiple choice.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We received two pie charts with information about vehicle exports by a company in three years (1996, 2006 and 2016). We were asked to report the main features and compare/contrast where possible.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people believe that individuals are responsible for their own happiness, while others think happiness is dependent on other external factors. Discuss both views and include your own opinion. Give reasons for your answer and examples from your experience.

IELTS test in India and Iran – January 2020 (General Training)

Our friends H. and S. took their General Training IELTS tests in India and Iran (the two tests taken on the same day were identical). Here are the topics and questions they remembered:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Part 1. Job details.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Part 2. About a harbour and different events held there, map and table of programs and their information.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 3. Two students were discussing taking different courses.
Questions: multiple choice, information matching.

Section 4. A plant used for biofuel production.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about camera exhibition.

Passage 2. Don’t remember.

Passage 3. Tokyo restaurant and its recipe.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently took a trip to another city, and you had a plan to visit your friend who is living there. However, you couldn’t see him/her. Write a letter to your friend, and say

– Apologize for not being able to meet.
– Give your reasons.
– Suggest how you can meet some other time.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In the past people wore their traditional clothes and followed their culture. These days most people wear similar clothes and therefore look very similar to one another. Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What do you like about the area you live in?
– Let’s talk about hair.
– How long have you had your current hair style?
– Do you like to color your hair?
– Do you like going to your hairdresser?
– Have you ever been dissatisfied with your haircut?
– Let’s talk about jeans.
– Why are they popular?
– Do you wear them?
– Did you wear them when you were in school?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a toy you had when you were a child. Please say

– What was it?
– Who gave it to you?
– How did you play with it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about toys.
– Comparing traditional and new toys, which ones are better?
– Is there any benefit to playing online games?
– What kinds of toys are popular in your country?
– What can children learn from playing with their toys?



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