IELTS test in the UK – February 2016 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from the UK (thanks, S) shared the following topics and questions from a recent exam. The only thing S didn’t remember was the Listening test.

Reading testIELTS test in the UK

Passage 1. An article about a short story writer.

Passage 2. About controlled fires in Australia and how they affect small animals.

Passage 3. A text about homeless children in the UK.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart describing different age groups who travelled on cruise ships.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe all children should be taught together. Others say that they should be separated according to academic abilities. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What do you like or dislike there?
– What is your favourite place in your home?

Cue Card

Talk about an item of clothing that you recently bought. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and when did you buy it?
– Do you like it? Why?


– Why do we need a uniform, such as police or ambulance workers’ uniform?
– What is the influence of traditions on clothing?
– On what occasion do you need different clothing?

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