IELTS test in Delhi, India – September 2011 (Academic Module)

Our kind friend P from Delhi, India did a great job of sharing the recent IELTS exam topics and questions. Here they are:

Listening test IELTS test in Delhi

Section 1. Two friends’ discussion about a horse riding trip.

Section 2. An Australian airport security officer’s talk about the immigration check in airports and ban on illegal goods.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. Three friends were talking about a research they have conducted.

Section 4. A university tutor was giving instructions regarding the new university study website.

Reading test

Passage 1. Renovation of an underdeveloped island by an agency.

Passage 2. Differences between bosses and subordinates.

Passage 3. A strange space phenomenon spotted by NASA.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart that showed population of several regions in 2006 and a prediction for 2030. We had to write a report based on the data in the chart.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some say that artists (musicians, writers, painters) should be supported by the government. Others think it would be waste of money. Discuss both arguments and give your opinion. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Where do you live?
– Are you working or studying?
– Why have you chosen this course?
– What is the importance of computers nowadays?
– How do you use a computer?
– What are the benefits of public transport?

Cue Card

Talk about a journey to which you have been late. Please say

– where you intended to go,
– whom you went with, and
– how you felt about being late.


Don’t remember.

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