IELTS test in Manchester, UK – August 2011 (Academic Module)

The IELTS exam below was shared by G from the UK, who remembered the following details:

Listening test

Section 1. A person was buying a bed and discussing its features (such as headboard, drawers, lighting) and delivery.

Sections 2. About Green Island tours in Australia. Description of hotels and activities.

Section 3. Lecture about a low cost shelter (underground) built in conservation area in the UK.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Sextant and clock development in the sea.

Passage 2. Coyotes in the US cities.

Passage 3. About an oil painting and a film producer.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart showing the percentage of women take posts in parliament and as managers in Norway, Canada, Italy and a few other countries. Italy had the highest percentage of women in management and the lowest in parliament.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some think that news and media have too much influence on people’s lives. Is it a negative or a positive development?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your name?
– What do you do?
– Would you like to do this job in the future?
– Lets talk about names.

Cue Card

Talk about a trip that you would like to go on. Please say:

– Where would you go?
– How long would the trip be?
– Do you like to travel alone or with other people?

Discussion

– What in your opinion do people think about traveling nowadays?

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