IELTS test in London, UK – May 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in the UK, we are told by G, was similar to the exam in Brazil posted yesterday (the writing section was identical). Our thanks goes to G and here is what she remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A woman called to inquire about house insurance.

Questions: Filling in the gaps (no more than three words), the questions were about the woman’s postal address, e-mail address, type and area of the house, additional items to be covered, annual cost.

Section 2. An explanation of requirements for an abroad job application.

Questions: Multiple choice/filling in the gaps.

Section 3. A woman and a man were talking about results of a research she has done abroad.

Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. A talk about the results of a change in the way IT support is provided to university tutors.

Questions: Filling in the gaps (mo more than one word).

Reading test

Passage 1. Pictographs and different types of knots used for communication in the 1800’s.

Questions: True/False/Not Given and filling in the gaps.

Passage 2. About Japanese pottery.

Questions: matching headings and filling in the gaps.

Passage 3. Non verbal communication, people’s reactions to communicating without speaking.

Questions: Yes/No/Not Given and filling in the gaps.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There was a table giving statistics about Australian and Malaysian population (birth rate, % aged 65 or over, male, female, total population) in 1984 and 2002.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people think that too much money is wasted on investment in technical equipment for space exploration and would be beneficial if invested elsewhere, do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– Tell me about yourself.
– Are you a student or do you work?
– What is the longest flight you have been on?
– Do you think finding out about other people’s culture is important and why?
– Do you think having a good first day at work is important and why?

Cue Card

Talk about a type of fitness exercise that you do, please say:
– What sort of exercise is it?
– Who are you explaining about it and how?
– What do you need to do it?


Don’t remember

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