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IELTS test in Sri Lanka – July 2014 (Academic Module)

This IELTS exam update was shared by A from Sri Lanka, who remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. A discussion of the feedback given by the visitors of a hotel.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. A discussion between two students. They were planning to do some research to find out more about the old plan of the town. They were allocated specific tasks according to their convenience and preferences.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 2 words), multiple choice, map labeling.

Section 3. About visiting a place.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. A scientific botany lecture about weeds and how to cope with them.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About coins of the ancient Greece.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word), multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, diagram completion.

Passage 2. About a culture of a certain tribe group in Africa.

Passage 3. About science fiction.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

Don’t remember.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people have great ambitions in life, others don’t. Do you think ambition is important to succeed in life? Is it a positive or a negative quality to have?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like the place where you stay?
– Would you recommend families to live there?
– Do you know a lot of people living in your area?
– What day of the week do you like the most? Why?
– What is the busiest day of your week?
– Do you want anything to be changed in this routine?
– What would you like to do?
– Do you like to visit museums?
– Do you think museums are important? Why?
– Did you visit museums when you were a child?
– Do you recommend children to visit museums? Why?
Cue Card

Talk about a city that you have recently visited. Please say

– What was the city?
– Why did you go there?
– What did you do there?
– What did you like or dislike about this place?


– Can you tell me about the problems many cities have?
– Why do you think these problems emerge?
– How will these problems affect people?
– What are the solutions in your view?
– Do you think people in rural area are happier in general? Why?
– What will happen in the future if nothing is done about this matter?
– Do you think there should be a proper plan for these things?

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