An IELTS test taker from the UK (thanks, M!) remembered the following details from a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A conversation between a lady and an employment agency representative about a part time job and its requirements.

Section 2, 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a transport system and subway in particular.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 2. About three different types of sculptures.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. About different medical studies of older people and their brain activity.
Questions: match information to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the percentage of population over the age of 60 in six different regions around the world.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays children are consuming too many sugar-based drinks. What are the reasons and the solutions for this situation?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like flowers?
– When was the last time you bought flowers?
– What was the occasion?
– Do you read newspapers or magazines?
– Do you think newspapers are still popular?
– Why do you think so?

Cue Card

Talk about a situation when you had to share something with someone. Please say

– When and where was it?
– What did you share?
– How did you feel later?


– Do you believe in sharing?
– Why is that?
– How do you develop sharing in children?

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