IELTS test in the UK – August 2012 (Academic Module)

The IELTS exam update below was shared by K from the UK (thanks!).

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. About some historical trip.

Section 2. A conversation between two people about a presentation in class and a discussion about an essay.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About agriculture in Africa and the specifics of the land.

Passage 2. A study on chimpanzees. Who was the first scientist to study them, what their eating habits are and favorite foods.

Passage 3. A study of psychology focusing on the office and involving colleagues, about how creative a person could be in a particular setting. What effect has the boss on his workers. The set of questions was about the employer-to-employees relationship.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph showing the number of young people aged 18-25 studying in universities of four countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines between the years 1961-2011.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Public money should be spent on promoting healthy life style rather than treating illnesses. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


Don’t remember.

Cue Card

What means of transportation would you choose for yourself: a car, a motorcycle or a bicycle?
Explain why your prefer this particular option.


– How bad is the traffic in your city?
– How do you find the road system and driving habits of people in your country?
– How can it be improved?

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