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

The topics below were shared by our kind friend P who recently took an IELTS exam in the United States.

Listening testIELTS test in the USA

Section 1. A conversation between a sales person and a customer about laptop insurance.

Section 2. Four different events and details related to them.

Section 3. A conversation between Sarah and Adam about a foot sole project.

Section 4. A lecture about pesticides and their effects on different crops.

Reading test

Passage 1. An article about interpretation of languages.

Passage 2. An article about human personalities and examples of few famous people with real life incidents they had.

Passage 3. Research topic and scientists involved in that research and experimental views and effects.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

Comparison of the museum floor plan changes between the years 1958 and 2008.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Advertisement makes our society harmful, and for that reason people need to ban advertisements from use. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain your position.

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– How would you like me to call you?
– Which part of the country do you come from?
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of house would you like to live in? Why?
– Which part of the house do you like? Why?
– Lets talk about walking.
– Do you like walking? Why?
– Did you go for walks in your native country?
– What makes you think walking is necessary?

Cue Card

Talk about your favorite movie. Please say

– What movie is that?
– What is it about?
– Why do you like it?
– How does it make you feel?


– Who do you think likes to watch movies more, is it the old or the young generation? Why?
– Do you prefer to watch movies in the cinema or at home? Why?
– What would be a good way to explain a concept to a person: through a movie or by reading a book on the topic? Why?

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