This recent IELTS exam was shared by V from India – thanks to the contributor.
Section 1. There was a conversation between a police constable and a lady. The constable asked her name, date of birth, nature of crime, details of missing items with serial number of the computer that was missing.
Section 2. A tourist guide was talking about a tiger reserve. The facilities available in various zones inside the reserve included a boarding point, eateries, an area where people can pet the animals, and a final drop-off point.
Section 3. Students discussed their presentation for alternative fuels. They were discussing what topics will be included in the presentation.
Section 4. Children’s psychology researcher was speaking about a comparative study between earlier and modern schools of thought. She was quoting various examples for various aspects of children’s behaviors: shy nature, anger, learning curves and so on.
Passage 1. A message from South Eastern Railways about the cleanliness of their trains. The section talked about the various steps and cleaning procedures, that the railway company was taking, based on complaints from their customers.
Passage 2. About overtime rules for UK employees including eligibility, minimum full time work hours, additional work hours, weekend work hours; part-time workers, managers, supervisors were covered.
Passage 3. About African birds called Hornbills – their group tactics in hunting and playing, and their breeding patterns. Also was mentioned a decline in their population and the reasons behind it.
Passage 4. About man made and natural threats to birds’ survival. The questions asked were pretty straight forward.
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have recently taken a sight seeing tour, and had a bad experience. Write a letter to the tour operator and explain:
– What was the reason you took this tour?
– What went wrong in the tour?
– Suggest a solution for the problem.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays people spend too much money on clothes, hairstyles and beauty products. Some see it as a necessity, while others think that this is a waste of money. Discuss both views and give your opinion.