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IELTS test in the USA – February 2021 (Academic)

Thanks to two caring people who just took their IELTS tests in the USA, here are the questions they remembered:

Listening test

Part 1. A conversion about a theater club.
Questions: Multiple choice, matching information.

Part 2. A talk about the red Squirrel.
Questions: Multiple choice.

Part 3. A student and his school counselor were talking about tourism and university courses.
Questions: Multiple choice, matching information.

Part 4. A lecture about a painter in NY.
Questions: Multiple choice, matching information, table completion.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text on Alfred Nobel.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, sentence completion.

Passage 2. A passage on agroforestry (a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around crops/pastureland).
Questions: True/False/Not Given, matching information.

Passage 3. Brand to last.
Questions: Yes/No/Not Given, sentence completion using words from a box.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart showing the percentages of men and women who were overweight between 1980 to 2010.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that children who find subjects such as mathematics and philosophy difficult do not have to study them at school. These subjects should be optional, not compulsory. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What’s you full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What do you see from your window?
– Why do you live in a house?
– What does your house look like?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a sports event that you watched live. Please say

– What event it was
– Where it was
– Why you watched it
– And explain how you felt about this event.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What sports are popular in your country?
– What sports do people usually play?
– What motivates people to play a sport?
– How is playing sports beneficial for people?
– What sports do children prefer?
– Let’s talk about reading books.
– What is the best place to read books? Why?
– Do people nowadays read as much as in the past?
– Do you think people’s reading habits change with age? Why?
– Are famous writers good role models?

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