IELTS test in Nottingham, UK – May 2015 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers M and F remembered the following details about their recent exam in Nottingham, UK:

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A conversation between a car rental office manager and a customer.

Section 2. A conversation between two students about hotels in the city.

Section 3. A lecture about water purifying tanks.

Section 4. A lecture on laughter.

Reading test

Passage 1. Introduction of bio-equipment in agriculture in the western countries.

Passage 2. About canals in the UK.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. About job satisfaction and motivational programs for office workers.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the population in four different countries between 1950 and 2000 and including a projection for 2050.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that having a lot of TV channels is good, while others argue that it reduces the quality of programs. Discuss both views and 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?
– What kind of films do you like?
– Did you like different films as a child?
– If you had a chance to make a movie, would you do it?

Cue Card

Describe any paid work that you did and enjoyed the experience. Please say

– What was the work?
– With whom did you work?
– Why did you enjoy it?


– How does work affect our daily lives?
– How is work related to the identity of a person?
– What kind of work is suitable for youngsters and the elderly?

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