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IELTS test in the USA – March 2018 (Academic Module)

Our friend M took the IELTS test in the USA and remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in USA

Section 1. About planning a tour to different places.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. A guide was giving an introduction about a museum.
Questions: multiple choice, map labelling.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A speaker talked about road signs and indicators.

Reading test

Passage 1. About clothing styles for different occasions.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. An agriculture-related article.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Passage 3. A scientific research about electricity production using wind and water forces.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two tables showing the numbers of international students in Canada and the US, who came from countries such as India, China, and others between the years 2000-2002 and 2003-2004.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that it is better to live and work in a vertical city with multiple tall buildings, as compared to a horizontal city with fewer tall buildings. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Describe your hometown or city where you live now.
– How long have you been living there?
– Do you like to spend time at home or outside of home?
– What kind of activities do you do when you’re at home?
– Do you enjoy them?
– What kind of activities did you do at home in your childhood?

Cue Card

Talk about a long car journey that you have done. Please say

– where did you go?
– what was the purpose of your journey?
– who was there with you?
– what made this journey memorable?


– Would you do it again? Why?
– Don’t remember the other questions.

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