IELTS test in London, UK – May 2019 (Academic Module)

G took the IELTS test in the UK, in London, and remembered most of the topics and questions from his exam:

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A woman asked for information about some courses for children.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. A student discussed with his tutor project preparation on dinosaurs and ancient birds.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. A lecture about underground ventilation systems.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the mystery of ill-fated Franklin’s expedition.

Passage 2. About two types of bees and their behaviour. Also about ranks in their habitat.

Passage 3. About production of eco-friendly packaging.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the production process and usage of natural gas. We had to summarise and describe the data.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people can buy a large variety of household goods, more than ever before in most countries in the world. Is this a good or bad development? Give your opinion and examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Can you describe your job?
– Would you change anything at your workplace?
– Let’s talk about your morning routine.
– Did it change since your childhood?
– Do you think breakfast is important or not? Why?
– Do you listen to music a lot?
– Have you been to a live concert?
– What kind of music do you like and dislike? Why?
– Would you consider learning to play an instrument?

Cue Card

Describe a beautiful city that you visited recently. Please say

– What and where is it?
– How did you know about it?
– Why do you think it is beautiful?


– Do you like cities’ architecture? Why?
– Why usually there are high buildings in city centres?
– What is the difference between life in the city and in countryside?
– Is it true that cities have lost contact with nature?

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