IELTS test in the UK and Spain – March 2010 (Academic Module)

Complete IELTS tests in the UK and Spain were shared by two kind people (thank you A and M!) who remembered quite a bit – even the pie charts! Enjoy:

Listening test

Section 1. A telephone conversation between a Veterinarian and someone from postal services discussing possibilities of redirecting mail.

Questions: filling the following details in a form – name, reason for changing the address, old and new address, etc.

Section 2. Two students and their professor are talking about a research they are doing about websites.

Questions: Filling in the gaps inside a table. In columns there were five different types of people who make a website: families, businesses, “networkers”, etc. In rows there were “group” (such as families), “characteristics” (such as women), “reason” for using a website.

Reading test

Passage 1. Comparison of human knowledge of ocean and moon. How oceans are explored, use of sound to retrieve details of the ocean floor. Other uses of sound in oceans.

Passage 2. A story about crocodiles, an experiment in Australia that tested how crocodiles are influenced by the drought, and how they have survived the changes in climate and time.

Questions: matching headings to paragraphs, filling in the gaps (a summary of the article).

Passage 3. A story about the invention of telegraph.

Questions: which of the paragraphs contains the following information, in which year happened the following… (a list of years and incidents).

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)
Three pie charts about young Australians secondary school leavers in years 1980, 1990 and 2000. Each pie showed the proportion of school leavers that continued studying, were employed or unemployed. Write a report to a university lecturer describing the pie charts below.
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Pie Charts

Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Many people say that air travel brings harm to the environment from air pollution, which is much higher from airplanes than from cars. Therefore it is necessary to persuade people to use cars more and air travel less. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Interview
– What is your name?
– What would you like me to call you?
– Where do you come from?
– Do you like flowers?
– Do people in your country like flowers?
– When do people use flowers in your country?
– When did you last time give flowers to someone?

Cue Card
Describe an important conversation you had, you should say:
– what it was about,
– whom you had it with,
– why it was important.

Discussion
– Did you tell someone about the conversation?
– Are you still in contact with this person?

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