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IELTS test in Canada – October 2012 (Academic Module)

This update was shared by R who took the IELTS test in Canada:

Listening testIELTS test in Canada

Section 1. Booking a hot air balloon ride.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. Activities done in various tourist spots in a certain country.
Questions: matching a tourist spot to an activity.

Section 3. Things that needed to be done for research.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 4. The process of making paper.
Questions: short-answer questions, diagram labeling.

Reading test

Passage 1. Extinction of a certain animal.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than X words), True/False/Not Given, identification of writer’s views.

Passage 2. Brain exercises.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, identification of writer’s views.

Passage 3. Studies conducted on male and female students from New Zealand.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, identification of writer’s views, matching headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps of a school in 1981 and at present.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Police in some countries like England don’t carry guns. Some people don’t approve of this because they think that police with guns gives them security. Others think that police carrying guns decreases crimes. What is your opinion? Give relevant examples and experiences.

Speaking test


– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– What is your favorite part in your apartment?
– Do you drive?
– What type of car would you buy? Why?
– Lets talk about toys.
– What kind of toys did you play with as a child?
– Did you like playing with your toys with other children or by yourself?
– How do toys affect children?

Cue Card

What would you buy if you had a lot of money? Please say:

– Why would you buy it?
– What would you do with it?
– How would that make you feel?


– Aside from houses and cars, what do you think people would buy if they had lots of money?
– What can you say about the people who waste money?
– What do you think are the benefits of living in a wealthy country?

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