Update from an Academic IELTS exam, France

Listening test

Section 1. A young guy wanted to find a temporary job at the employment agency – don’t remember well but it was about the implementation of a swimming pool and an entertainment center (or something like that).
Section 2. 2 students were talking about a paper or an assignment they had to do.
Section 3. A man was talking about how to talk in front of an audience (a lecture).
Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About ambrosis ( substance found in whales’ sperm and used to make perfumes).
Passage 2. A text about map making.
Passage 3. About the printing industry and the development of new technologies.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)
We had a pie chart and a table about the causes of land degradation in 3 different regions in the world.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

What is causing people to become overweight? Give reasons and suggest measures to deal with this problem.

Speaking test


The examiner asked me about where I was living at the moment, then about the kind of transportation in my town, then a few questions about meeting new people.

Cue Card

Describe a change that happened to you recently.


I was asked questions about change in general.

Thanks to Aurore for sharing with us her IELTS experience.

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