Thanks to S who took the IELTS test in Brazil we know this much about a recent exam:
Section 1. A woman got a job and was calling the company to receive more information.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 2. Description of a park map, including cycling routes, buildings in the area and meeting points.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice, map labeling.
Section 3. An academic lecture about caves, bats, rats, what they eat and where they live.
Section 4. About salamanders and their classification.
Passage 1. About spaceships and astronauts.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to paragraphs.
Passage 2. About art in New Zealand.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.
Passage 3. Don’t remember.
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given three diagrams describing different solar panel types. The first type was being used for power, the second type to heat the air, and the third for water heating. We had to summarize and explain what the main differences are in their performance.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that success is about hard work and determination. Others think that success has connection with money and personal appearance. Discuss both of views. Give your opinion and some of your own experiences.