The following questions were asked on an IELTS (Academic module) exam held in the UK in December 2011. Source (www.ielts-blog.htm)
A dialogue between a police inspector and a lady who reported burglary at her residence. Questions were of the form completion type.
A tourist guide was heard explaining the various locations and activities on a tour. Questions were of the match locations with activities type.
Students were heard discussing their aircraft engine design presentation. Questions were of the table completion type.
A lecture about children’s psychology.
Passage 1 was about the choices people make in their lives and their effect on happiness.
Passage 2 was about Tulips and their popularity in Holland in the 17th century.
Passage 3 was about bitterness and its commercial significance.
Writing task 1 (a report)
Test takers were given a pie chart showing the water consumption data in Australia by various sectors and a bar graph showing water usage of a typical household.
Writing task 2 (essay)
Richness plays an important role in helping people. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
You can find a model answer to this at http://www.perfectyourenglish.com/exams/ielts-model-essay.htm.
What’s your name?
Are you working or studying?
Where are you coming from?
Do you like the city you live in?
Talk about a newspaper or a magazine that you recently read. Please say
Which article in the newspaper/magazine did you like most?
What role do newspapers play in influencing public opinion?
Are other forms of media important too?