IELTS test in the UK – May 2013 (Academic Module)

Our kind friend S who took the IELTS test in the UK shared this update:

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A phone conversation between a lady and a man regarding car rental options.

Section 2. A radio program about the South Island (New Zealand) and it’s tourist attractions.

Section 3. About different types of plastics.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Different kinds of writing techniques used in different centuries (pictographs, knots and so on).

Passage 2. Evolution of architecture over several centuries in Britain.

Passage 3. Antipodes islands in Antarctica.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the consumption of full fat and skim milk and butter in one European country by 4 different age groups.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The advantages and disadvantages of computers and TV for the mental development of children.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your profession?
– What do you do for better concentration?
– Do you think your work is very demanding? Why?
– Do you enjoy the countryside?

Cue Card

Describe a library that you are going to. Please say

– Where is it located?
– What design does it have?
– Do you like or dislike it?


Don’t remember.

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