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IELTS test in Russia – January 2021 (Academic Module)

Thanks to the lovely K.V. from Russia we are sharing the most recent IELTS questions she sent:

Listening test

Part 1. A conversation between a travel agent and a man about a holiday.
Part 2. A description of courses for zoo keepers + map (including compass points, but the compass itself was shown in the picture too).
Part 3. A dialogue between 2 students about their project (about traveling).
Part 4. A lecture about geography or geology, a man was giving instructions to the students.

Reading test

Passage 1. The history of skating.
Passage 2. A text about video games.
Passage 3. About robots whose creation was inspired by insects and their features.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

The chart below shows the expenditure on three categories among different age groups of UK citizens in 2004. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Expenditure on three categories among different age groups of UK citizens

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people are afraid to leave the house because of crime. Some believe that more can be done to prevent crimes, while others think there is little that can be done. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What’s you full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or are you a student?
– What are you studying?
– Why do you like you studies?
– Is it easy to do your studies?
– Let’s talk about handwriting. Do you usually write by hand or type?
– In what situation is it better to write by hand than type?
– How much is a good handwriting important to you?
– Do you think in the future computers will be able to read all kinds of handwriting?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a music event that you visited and you didn’t like the music. Please say:

– what event it was
– who you went with
– why you didn’t like the music.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about music. Do you think music should be taught to children at school?
– Why do people listen to music when they are doing sports or working out?
– Do you think music played in shops can affect how much we buy?
– People say that studying art and music is important when studying another culture. Do you agree?
– Should the development of art be a government’s priority?

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