IELTS test in New Zealand – October 2013 (Academic Module)

Our friend V shared this update after a recent IELTS exam in New Zealand:

Listening testIELTS test in New Zealand

Section 1. A mother was talking to a school principal about her son who is new in this school.

Section 2. An adviser was taking to students about their presentation.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A person was giving information about campus and its facilities for new students.

Reading test

Passage 1. About banana and its health benefits.

Passage 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the process a person has to go through to get a driving licence. We had to describe the process.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Economic progress is one factor that is being considered to measure the success of a country, but there are other factors that should be considered when measuring the success of a country. Do you agree or disagree? What other factors do you think should be considered? Do you think one factor is more important than others?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– What can I call you?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– What subjects are you studying?

Cue Card

Describe a special meal that you would like to have. Please say

– What is it?
– Where do you want to have it?
– Why is it so special?
– Whom would you like to have it with?


– What do you think is the impact of importing food from other countries?

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