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

An IELTS test taker from Almaty, Kazakhstan (thanks A!) shared the information below:

Listening testIELTS test in Kazakhstan

Section 1. Insurance claim form.

Section 2. A talk about theme parks.

Section 3. A conversation between a tutor and a student about his project.

Section 4. A story about dolphins.

Reading test

Passage 1. Public transport in the future.

Passage 2. Expedition to the Arctic.

Passage 3. An article about portraying.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given 3 schemes (maps) of the same ground floor area of a particular building, which was used for different purposes in different time periods (as an office, apartments, floral shop). We needed to group information by periods and write a report on it.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Education of young people is a highly prioritized in many countries. However educating adults who cannot write or read is even more important and governments should spend more money on this. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you receive more regular mail or emails?
– What kind of emails do you receive?
– How often do you receive them?
– Do you prefer to send regular mail or emails?
– How often do you send?
– What was the best gift you ever received?
– Have you ever received gifts which you did not like?
– How do you choose gifts?

Cue Card

Describe a country (not your home country) which is interesting to you. Please say

– What country is it?
– How did you come to know about it?
– Why do you find it interesting?


– Let’s talk about international tourism.
– Why do people like to travel?
– Why do people live or study abroad?
– Is it good for children to visit different countries?

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