IELTS test in India – April 2011 (Academic Module)

The IELTS test below was shared by our kind friend J from Ahmedabad, India after his recent exam.

Listening test

Section 1. Sports club inquiry.

Section 2. Conversation between final year engineering students.

Sections 3 and 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Interpretation (language).

Passage 2. Biological biodiversity.

Passage 3. Facial expressions.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two tables with temperature (min /max), sunrises and sunsets in the same weekend in the month of May 2007 in two cities, Mumbai and Moscow.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Theoretical subjects like mathematics, philosophy and economics should be removed from the university education, whereas most of the students are interested in taking practical subjects such as computer programming, engineering and so on. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– Tell me your full name.
– Where is your hometown?
– What is it famous for?
– Did you learn about your hometown’s history in school?
– Do you like receiving gifts?
– Is it difficult to find a gift? Why?
– Is it possible to buy a gift through internet?
– Which is more suitable, searching for a gift on the internet or in a shop? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a gift that you recently bought. Please say

– What was it?
– For whom did you buy it?
– How did he/she accept the gift?


– What are the occasions that the people are giving gifts on, in your country?
– Do you like receiving gifts?
– Which is more preferable, giving or receiving gifts?
– Do you meet new people where you live?
– Where can you meet new people?
– Where do young people usually meet each other?
– Where did young people meet each other in the past?

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