IELTS test in USA and New Zealand – July 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS exams in USA and New Zealand were exactly the same. Our friends M and K (thank you!) sent us the following information:

Listening test

Section 1. Guest speaker facilities.
Section 2. University student was talking to a tutor.
Section 3. Don’t remember.
Section 4. The speaker was providing information about future shopping.

Reading test

Passage 1. Migration of birds.
Passage 2. A text on optimism and health benefits.
Passage 3. About ingenuity gap.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

A bar graph showing the distribution of population in 4 different countries ( China, Sweden, Uganda and Germany) and worldwide, in 1975, 2002 and 2015 (prediction).

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that university students should use their own money to pay for their studies, because it benefits individuals rather than the whole society. Others say that the government should help with tuition fees. Discuss. What is your opinion?

Speaking test in USA


– What is your full name?
– What do you do, work or study?
– How do you like your profession?

Cue card

Talk about a piece of home equipment (not a computer) that you use, please say
– what it is,
– when you got it,
– how you use it,
– why you like it.


– What are the advantages and disadvantages of the advanced technology nowadays?

Speaking Test in New Zealand


– Describe you house or apartment.
– What do you like the most about your house?
– Do you recommend the area where you live to others?
– Do you like watching movies at home or in the cinema? Why / Why not?
– What kind of movies do you like to watch?
– What kind of movies do you dislike?

Cue Card

Describe an old person that you know, please say
– where you met,
– what qualities you like about him / her,
– what their personality is like.


– What role do older people play in a family?
– Are there any changes in attitudes of young people towards older people?
– What role are they going to play in the future?
– Is it easy to get a job for an older person?

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