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IELTS test in Nigeria – May 2016 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Nigeria shared the following details about his recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Nigeria

Section 1. A phone conversation regarding hotel reservation.

Section 2. A conversation about bee research in Australia by two researchers.

Section 3. The need for ICT integration for teaching among university lecturers.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a revolution in marketing approach.

Passage 2. About the revolution in Africa.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. About the American sign language (ASL).

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart showing the enrollment percentages of female and male students in part-time and full-time programs in an Australian university.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that when children under 18 are committing a crime they should be punished, while others believe they should be educated. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe the city you presently live in.
– How effective is the public transport in the city?
– What is the difference in public transport in this city and other cities you visited?
– Do you have flowers in your house?
– Why do people plant flowers?
– Have you cared for a personal flower?
– Do people value flowers in your country?
– Do you read newspapers or magazines?
– Why do you read newspapers?
– When was the last time you bought a newspaper?

Cue Card

Describe a public place in your country. Please say

– why people go there
– who usually goes there, and
– what is so interesting about this place.


– Should there be rules for public places? Why?
– What happens if there are no public places in a city?
– Why would the government want to build public places?
– What challenges would it face most likely?
– Do you think newspapers will not be in existence in the next fifty years? Why?

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