Our friend M from Canada recently took her IELTS exam and remembered the following details about it:

Listening testIELTS test in Canada

Section 1. A conversation on the phone. The man called a campground to book some equipment for a trip.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. It was about locations of buildings on a campus map.
Questions: Map labelling.

Section 3. A woman gave a talk on airport rules.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 4. Students made a presentation about nurses training.
Questions: multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1. Some descriptions of camping places.
Questions: Matching information, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About a famous Egyptian archeologist.
Questions: matching sentences to paragraphs, multiple choice, filling in blanks (one word only).

Passage 3,4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend telling him/her that you’re going back to your home town and you want to give him/her some furniture. Please say

– why you thought about him/her
– describe the furniture
– suggest a way for him/her to get it

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people think that public celebrations (like national holidays, festivals etc.) are a waste of money and that the government should spend those funds in a better way. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What is your ideal house/flat for the future?

Cue card

Talk about a website that was really helpful to you. Please say

– what the website’s name is
– how you found it
– why it was so helpful

Follow up question: Do you recommend it to your friends?


– Let’s talk about people and the Internet.
– Do you think that people are too reliant on the Internet? Why?
– Let’s talk about books and technology.
– Do you think that in the future there will be only e-books and no more paper books?

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