IELTS test in Sri Lanka – August 2019 (General Training)

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

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. A phone conversation about credit card application.

Section 2. Description of a city park map.
Questions: diagram / map labelling.

Section 3. A book review by university students and a lecturer.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 4. A research presentation about pine trees.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1. A notice about dog registration procedure.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, multiple choice.

Passage 2. An article on grievances procedures of employment.
Questions: filling in blanks, summary form.

Passage 3. An article about Concorde flight.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have a spare room in your apartment that you would like to rent out to a student. Write a letter to the Student Accommodation Officer of local college and say

– Where is your apartment located?
– When will the room be available?
– What are your requirements for a student to stay there?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Science gives people life expectancy of close to one hundred years or even more. Some people view it in a positive light, but others believe it creates some problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

IELTS test in Australia – August 2019 (Academic Module)

B took the IELTS test in Australia and remembered the following questions from the Writing and Speaking test:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We got a line graph and a pie chart showing the work force participation in Australia in the year of 2003.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In some countries the quality of life in larger cities is declining. Why do you think this is happening? What measures can be taken to stop it?

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?
– Do you like it?
– Do you like movies?
– What kind of movies do you like?
– What is your favourite film or actor? Why?

Cue Card

Describe an intelligent person that you know. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How did you meet him/her?
– Why do you like him/her?


– What is intelligence, in your opinion?
– How can teachers help students to become more intelligent?



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