IELTS test in London, UK – December 2013 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from London (thanks, M!) shared these topics and questions from a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A person was talking to a representative about the facilities that should be improved in the community.

Section 2. New employees were given a speech on the first day (induction program).

Section 3. Foreign students were discussing with their teacher a new course, which they should join during the semester.

Section 4. A scientist described his research on two groups of animals.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the initial world exploration and seafood.

Passage 2. A research on monkeys’ behaviour, in particular on what they do in different alarming situations.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the power consumption of 5 different countries in 5 different years. We had to compare it in our report.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

These days due to advancement in computers and technology, the trend of working or studying from home is increasing. Do you think it will become common and people will stop going to schools and offices in the future?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your hometown?
– Do you live in a flat or a house?
– Which room is your favourite and why?
– Who chose clothes for you when you were a child?
– Do children today follow their parents’ path as they used to in the past?
– Do you lose patience easily?
– What do you do to overcome the impatience?

Cue Card

Describe a rule that was implemented in your school. Please say

– What was the rule?
– What were you suppose to do?
– Why was it implemented?
– Did you like or dislike this rule?


– What was the impact of the rule on your classmates?
– Were they happy or unhappy about it?
– Do you think it’s good to work under rules?
– Do you support the rule of working for a fixed number of hours per week in an organisation?
– What can be the disadvantages of too many rules and regulations?

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