The following questions were asked during IELTS tests held in Vietnam, Australia and Malaysia recently. It looks like the same questions were asked on all tests.
The IELTS listening test has four sections. The first section of the listening tape was about submitting a job application with a recruitment agency. During the second section of the test, students were heard discussing different authors. The third section was about the effect of light pollution on animals. The fourth section of the test was a discussion about a mill situated on a river bank.
Three passages were given for reading during the Reading test.
It was about the sugar cane industry in Australia.
Passage 2 was about the steps that needed to be taken to save animals which are on the verge of extinction.
It was about the agriculture in Britain in the post-war period.
Writing task 1 (a report)
Test takers were asked to write a report based on a diagram that showed the process of producing electricity from coal. 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 schools merely turn children into good workers and citizens, rather than molding them into good individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
You can spend 40 minutes on this task. You have to write at least 250 words.