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

The following update was shared by C who recently took the IELTS test in the UK.

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A conversation with a travel agent.

Section 2. Kindergarten holiday with helpers and information on the number of children and what physical activities they will be doing. Then there was a conversation between two teachers about the games they taught the children in school.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. Risk assessment in food industry.

Reading test

Passage 1. Comparison and similarities between robots and human beings.

Passage 2. About fossil collection.

Passage 3. About the development of children and their natural abilities.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps showing the village of Shelton in 1910 and in 2010. We had to write a report describing how the place has changed and comparing where necessary.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some ex-prisoners commit crimes after being released from the prison. What do you think is the cause? How can it be solved?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What is your favorite room? Why?
– What do you like about your house?
– Do you like relaxing?
– How do you l relax?
– Do you think people today can relax as often as in the past?
– What meal do you prefer: lunch or dinner?
– Do you think breakfast is important?

Cue Card

Talk about science subjects you were taught in secondary or high school. Please say

– What were the subjects?
– Were the teachers good?
– Did you like the courses?


– Did your friends like the courses as much as you did?
– Do you think science has helped the world globally?
– Do you think the media can influence people positively?
– What has science contributed to the world?
– What do you think science has helped us to achieve?

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