IELTS test in Canada – January 2013 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Canada (thanks L!) shared these topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Canada

Section 1. About types of bicycles used by the older generations, their features and advantages.

Section 2. A discussion between a passenger and her children about travel plans and local regulations.

Section 3. A road map showing buildings and other sites.

Section 4. A discussion between two people about their study method.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table describing the percentage of workers (both men and women) who completed their university education in 5 European countries in a particular year.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people work only for a few months a year and take the rest of the time off to do whatever they like. To what extent do the advantages of this arrangement outweigh the disadvantages?

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Do you work or study?
– What type of work do you do?
– Do you write at work?
– Do you like writing?
– When do you write?
– Would you want to write a book?
– Do you like sleeping?
– What do you do to sleep better?
– What are the advantages of a conference?
– Which one is better, a conference or a group discussion?
– Is it good for people to visit schools and teach children different things?
– What type of talks are given to the students?
– Is it difficult for the speakers to talk before students?
– Do the students like such talks?

Cue Card

Describe a talk that you have heard recently. Please say

– Who gave the talk?
– Where was it?
– What was it about?


– Was the talk interesting to you? Why?

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