IELTS test in the USA, Lithuania and India – April 2014 (Academic Module)

Thanks to IELTS test takers T, S and R we can share this update from a recent exam, which was the same in the USA, Lithuania and India.

Listening testIELTS test in the USA

Section 1. A phone call for a room reservation.

Section 2. A lecture about ancient tribes.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word)

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About obesity issues in the USA.

Passage 2. About the scientist Jean Piaget and his theory that placed great importance on children’s education.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. About monitoring of weather conditions in the 19th century.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph and a pie chart. The line graph showed the female prisoners’ population in a European country between 1909 and 2001, while the pie chart illustrated the type of crime committed by the prisoners.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some children nowadays take sports seriously while others play sports in their free time. Is it a positive or negative development? Give your own opinion and examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– Where are you from?
– What region do you live in?
– Do you enjoy taking photos?
– Do you think it is important to be a good photographer?
– Do you enjoy learning history?
– Do you like to watch historical films?
– Which period of history do you like in particular?

Cue Card 1

Talk about a famous person in your country. Please say

– Who is this person?
– What does he/she do?
– What do you like the most about this person?

Cue Card 2

Talk about a website that you like to visit. Please say

– What is the name of this website?
– What is the most interesting thing about it?
– Why do you like it?


– Do you use internet a lot?
– Do you shop online?

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