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IELTS test in Sri Lanka – February 2018 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Sri Lanka (thanks, C!) remembered the following topics and questions from his recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. About land line phone services.
Section 2. About a cement production factory.
Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About an earthquake in Tasmania.
Passage 2. About Tasmania wild life.
Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps showing the same place before a historical discovery in 2004 and after that discovery in 2014. We had to compare and describe both maps.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In some countries people think women should have equality with men, in particular equal rights to work as police officers or serve in the Army. Others think women are not suitable for such jobs. 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 do you do?
– Do you need more training related to your work?
– Do you use a computer?
– Do you use the Internet? Why?
– Do you think the computer use will change in the future?
– Why do you think so?
– How do you usually travel to your office?
– What are you doing while your commute?
– What transport do you use mostly, public or your own car?

Cue Card

Talk about a rule at school that you liked or disliked. Please say

– What was it?
– Why did they have it?
– What was the result if someone broke the rule?


– Do you think this rule is still there?
– Do you think schools should have more or less rules?
– Why is that?
– Do you think schools should ask student’s opinion before creating rules?
– Why is it useful in your opinion?
– Should office working hours be fixed or flexible? Why?
– Should companies allow to work overtime? Why?

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