The questions below were kindly shared by K.P. who recently took IELTS in India:
Passage 1. The oldest leather shoe in the world.
Passage 2. The plan to bring an asteroid to Earth.
Passage 3. The mechanism of linguistic change.
Writing task 1 (a report)
The maps below describe a university campus at present and after expansion planned for the future.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
* Note: these aren’t the actual maps given in the test, they were recreated for the purpose of demonstration.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
These days people send text messages more frequently than they talk on the phone. Do the advantages of texting outweigh the disadvantages?