Our kind friend T from Brazil has shared the IELTS exam he recently took. Here is what T remembered:
Section 1. A man was talking with a call center operator to get information about a software event in Toronto.
Questions: fill missing information in blanks.
Section 2. A radio show in Australia was played where a woman talked about places to visit.
Questions: multiple choice.
Section 3. A student was talking with his tutor about academic issues and how to solve them.
Questions: sentence completion.
Section 4. A lecture about passion fruit in Indonesia.
Questions: Multiple choice and sentence completion.
Passage 1. A text about the importance of parks.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs, match authors to their quotes.
Passage 2. A text about fibers and fabrics.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.
Passage 3. A text about a few first months of newborns’ development. There was also an explanation on newborns’ brain development with focus on how babies perceive languages.
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given 3 charts describing electronic games activity in South Korea. The charts provided information about age, gender of the players and the bestselling types of games. We had to summarize and compare that information.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Many people say that companies and private tour operators should pay the bills for cleaning up pollution, instead of the government. To what extent do you agree or disagree with that?
– Where do you come from?
– What do you like about this place?
– What do you think about the future of this place?
Talk about an older person that you know. Please say
– Who is this person?
– What do you and him/her like to talk about? Why?
– What do you think about old people that live with their families?
– Why do you think some companies prefer to employ older people?
– Why do you think some people have a problem retiring from their jobs?