IELTS test in Almaty, Kazakhstan – February 2013 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Kazakhstan (thank you E!) shared the topics and questions below:

Listening testIELTS test in Kazakhstan

Section 1. A man was making a reservation of an accommodation.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 2. Two students were answering questions asked by professor, about their internship.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to paragraphs.

Section 3. A woman was giving information about a museum, its history and modern conditions.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. About marketing techniques.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About El Niño (when water temperature increases in rivers and oceans)
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About the history of automotive industry and first manufactured automobiles in particular.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. About amusia, a rare musical disorder.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

University’s library plans for 1990 and 2010 were given and we had to compare them.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Subjects at schools are selected by authorities such as the central government (not by the teachers). Some say that these subjects should be chosen by teachers. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons and examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What do you do to have a healthy lifestyle?
– What activities would you like to do for healthier lifestyle?
– Can you tell me about seasons in your country?
– What season did you like the most as a child? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting lesson or training that you have attended. Please say

– Where did it take place?
– What was the lesson/training?
– Why did you like/dislike it?


– Should lessons taught at school be fun? Why?
– Describe an image of the perfect teacher, in your view.
– What do you think about the statement “It is never too late to learn”?
– Do you agree with it? Why?
– Do you think government should support elderly people who want to study?

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