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IELTS test in India – September 2021 (Academic Module)

Our lovely friends S and Y recently took their IELTS exams in India and remembered the following questions:

Listening test

Part 1. A description of some vacation options.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Part 2. A description of an industrial process.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Part 3. Don’t remember.

Part 3. A lecture about literature.
Questions: multiple choice questions.

Reading test

Passage 1. Inventions that were ahead of their time.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Icebergs as a source of water.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. Saving rare languages.
Questions: multiple choice questions, matching headings to paragraphs, matching statements to people.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the percentage of household waste that was recycled in one city between 1992 and 2002.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

It is impossible to help all the people in the world who need help, so governments should help people in their own countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– What shall I call you?
– Are you working or studying?
– What career do you think you will be successful in?
– What color do you like?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a business person you admire. You should say

– who the person is
– how you know him/her
– how he/she became so successful in business
– and explain why you admire him/her.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of businesses are more successful these days?
– What are the characteristics of a successful business person?
– What effect do these characteristics have on the person and their life?

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