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IELTS Practice Test

The following questions were asked on an IELTS test held in India in September 2011. Source (www.ielts-blog.com)

IELTS listening test

In section 1, two friends were heard discussing a horse riding trip.

In sector 2, an Australian airport security officer was heard talking about the immigration check in airports and ban on illegal goods.

The questions were of the multiple choice type.

In section 3, three friends were heard talking about a research they had conducted recently.

In section 4, a university tutor was heard speaking about the new university website.

IELTS Reading test

Passage 1 was about the development of an island by an agency.

Passage 2 was about the differences between bosses and their subordinates.

Passage 3 was about a strange phenomenon spotted by NASA.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

A bar chart showing the population in different parts of the country in year 2006 was given. There was also a prediction for year 2030. Test takers were asked to write a report based on the data given in the chart.

You can spend 20 minutes on this task. You have to write at least 150 words.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that the government should provide financial support to artists. Others think that it is a waste of national wealth. Discuss both sides of the argument and give your own opinion.

You can find a model answer for this question here.

Speaking test


What is your name?
Where do you live?
Are you working or studying?
Why did you opt for this course?
What is the importance of computers?
How do you use a computer?
What are the benefits of using public modes of transport?

Cue Card

Test takers were asked to speak about a journey to which they had been late. A cue card was given with the following questions.

Where did you intend to go?
With whom did you go?
How you felt about being late?

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How to score well in the IELTS reading section
How to score wll in the IELTS listening section IELTS Speaking Test Sample Questions
IELTS Speaking Test Sample Questions - 2
IELTS success tips

IELTS Sample Essay

IELTS Sample Essay 1
IELTS Sample Essay 2
IELTS Sample Essay 3
IELTS vocabulary Exercise 1
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