IELTS exams in Italy and Sri Lanka were the same, according to our friends N and V. Here is what these kind people collectively remembered:
Section 1. A conversation between a receptionist at the hotel and a man booking rooms for a group of college workers.
Questions: filling a form, multiple choice.
Section 2. A student talks to his study adviser about his experience in a volunteers’ organization and about his thesis status.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.
Section 3. A lecture by a university lecturer about the history of Bergers and Tuareg people (nomads).
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 4. A lecture by a wild life photographer regarding photographing red squirrels.
Questions: multiple choice, filing a form.
Passage 1. Research into dinosaurs.
Passage 2. An article dated 2003 about e-books and e-publishing.
Passage 3. A scientific article about planet formation and interstellar matter.
Writing task 1 (a report)
We had to write a report on a data table of total visits to the cinemas in three countries, namely Australia, Azerbaijan and Japan, between 1995 and 1999.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that individuals are depending a lot on each other and some say individuals are getting more independent of each other. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
– What is your full name?
– What should I call you?
– Are you working or studying?
– What is your major?
– Is it easier for you to relate to the teachers or other students?
– Where are you from?
– Let’s talk about live music.
– On what occasions can people listen to live music in your city or region?
Describe a situation when you have helped someone. Please say
– Who is the person that you have helped?
– What kind of help was it?
– How did you feel when you were helping him/her?