IELTS test in Sri Lanka – August 2019 (Academic Module)

A. shared the following IELTS test questions after a recent exam in Sri Lanka:

Reading testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Passage 1. About astronomy.
Passage 2. About bird migration.
Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing water usage in different sectors in six countries. We had to analyse the information and point out the most significant features.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many studies have shown that most criminals have a low level of education. Some people say that to reduce the crime rate, criminals must be educated within prisons. It will improve their prospects of employment when they are released. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your 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?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Can you describe your hometown?
– What would you change in your home town? Why?
– Do you think people should be patient?
– What is the difference between hard and easy jobs?
– Should hard jobs to be paid higher salaries?

Cue Card

Describe a job that one of your grandparents did. Please say

– What was it?
– Was it a hard job?
– Did he/she like it or not? Why?


– Can all workers be replaced with robots?
– In what jobs can robots replace workers easily?
– What are the advantages or disadvantages of such a replacement?

IELTS test in Saudi Arabia – August 2019 (Academic Module)

When N recently took the IELTS test in Saudi Arabia the following topics and questions appeared in the exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Section 1. Travel guide to some ancient city.

Section 2. Library map description.

Section 3. About academic essay writing.

Section 4. Invention of different languages in the world.

Reading test

Passage 1. About barrel formation.

Passage 2. A research about chemical and hormonal activities in the human body.

Passage 3. The value of nature related words in dictionaries today.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing different technologies used in households from 1997 to 2001 in one European country. These included DVDs, computers, mobile phones and the Internet. All had positive trends, but the Internet and mobile phones were twice as popular as others.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Students from disadvantaged families and rural areas are finding it difficult to get a university education. Some people believe that universities should help them. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include examples from your experience.



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