IELTS test in the UK – April 2021 (Academic Module)

Our friend H.K. shared the questions she remembered from a recent IELTS exam in the UK – thanks H.K!

Reading test

Passage 1. About music and emotions.
Passage 2. The effects of climate on economy.
Passage 3. About green or living roofs covered by vegetation.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table describing the consumption of three basic primary foods in four different countries: Cambodia, Egypt, Mexico and Poland. The consumption figures were given in calories per person per day. The three basic foods were wheat, rice and maize.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that it is important to spend money on family celebrations such as weddings and birthdays, while others think this is a waste of money. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you study?
– Let’s talk about the place where you live now.
– Where is it?
– Do you like the area?
– Is it a good place for children?
– Let’s talk about concentration.
– Are you good at concentrating on things or tasks?
– What do you do to concentrate?
– Is it easy for you to concentrate when you study?
– Let’s talk about making lists.
– Do you prefer to make a list when you go shopping?
– Do you make paper lists or use your phone for it?
– Why don’t some people like making lists?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a music event that you have attended but didn’t like the music. Please say

– When and where was it?
– Who were there with you?
– Explain why you didn’t like the music.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you go to such events regularly?
– Do you think music should be taught at school?
– What music do you like?
– Why is music played in shopping malls?
– Does it have an impact on shoppers?
– Does it increase the sales?
– Do you think music can change the mood?
– Why is music played in gyms?
– Do you think music tells anything about the culture of a country?

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