IELTS test in the UK – December 2011 (Academic Module)

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Listening test IELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A dialogue between a police inspector and a lady reporting a burglary at her residence.
Questions: form completion.

Section 2. Tourist guide explains the sequence of the tour.
Questions: match locations with activities.

Section 3. Students were discussing their aircraft engine design presentation.
Questions: table completion.

Section 4. A lecture about children’s psychology. Comparison of current research with the one from the past.

Reading test

Passage 1. Choices in life and how they affect happiness, then about the two categories of people – maximizers and satisfiers.

Passage 2. Tulips and their popularity in Holland in the 17th century.

Passage 3. Bitterness and how it can be removed by using AMD compounds. Why bitterness is of special interest commercially.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a pie chart about water consumption in Australia by various sectors and bar graph indicating water usage of a typical household.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Richness is an important factor in helping people. To what extent do you agree or disagree.

Speaking test


Some basic introductory questions.

Cue Card

Talk about a newspaper or a magazine that you recently read. Please say

– What was the article that you liked?
– How many people would agree with your opinion?
– How important is the newspaper in influencing people’s opinions?
– Is other media important too?


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