From the information our subscribers shared, it seems that this week’s IELTS exams in Pakistan and Sri Lanka were the same. Here are the Reading topics and Writing questions test takers remembered:
Passage 1. Coral reefs, a text regarding a study about fish on the Great Barrier Reef.
Passage 2. A study regarding music and brain activity.
Passage 3. A review of a book about city transformation and city life.
Writing task 1 (a report)
The chart below shows the number of houses sold in 8 cities in the world for more than 5 Million US dollars in 2009 and 2014.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
* Note: this isn’t the actual chart given in the test, it was recreated for the purpose of demonstration.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
The tendency of news reports in the media to focus more on problems and emergencies than on positive developments is harmful to individuals and the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.