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

The IELTS test questions below were shared by M who very recently took his exam in the USA:

Writing testIELTS test in USA

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing top-graded students in five different subjects, their gender and age.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays there is a growing trend of private car ownership. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages or environmental problems associated with this?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Did you go to cinema when you were a child?
– How often do you go there now?
– Did your taste in movies change over the years?
– Why do you think it did?

Cue Card

Talk about a complaint that you made to a company recently, and were pleased with the result. Please say

– What was the complaint?
– What did you ask them to do about it?
– Why were you pleased with the result?


– What is the best way to address complaints, in your opinion?
– Why should a business offer compensation for complaints?

2 thoughts on “IELTS test in the USA – September 2018 (Academic Module)”

  1. How can I download exams of ielts test sent me some links but I don’t know how to download main test including speaking.
    Thank for your supporting.

  2. Hi Danial, the recent exam questions we share on our website are sent to us by test takers who remembered them after taking their exams. We don’t have the audio recordings for them, and we also don’t have the full reading texts. But we do have these free practice tests here you can use to prepare.

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