IELTS test (academic) in Lahore in November 2011

The following questions were asked on an IELTS (Academic Module) test held in Lahore in Pakistan in November 2011.

Listening test

Section 1

A piece of conversation about an ongoing seminar at a university

Section 2

A piece of conversation between two students who missed a lecture. The lecture was about people belonging to different ancient cultures.

Questions: diagram / map labeling.

Section 3

It was about teaching young children the different aspects of home gardening.

Section 4

Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1

The passage 1 was about the bamboo plant, its use and other known and unknown about it.

Passage 2

Passage 2 was about children’s literature published between the 17th and 21st century.

Passage 3

How technological advancements like internet and video conferencing can be useful to historians and scholars.

Writing task 1 (a report)

The task 1 was to prepare a report. Two graphs showing information about the smoking habits of people in a European country were given. The first graph showed the age of men and women smokers. The second graph showed the total number of smokers between 1974 and 2004.

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

Writing task 2 (an essay)

More and more people now read online newspapers. Nonetheless, their printed version is still the main source of news for the masses. To what extend do you agree or disagree with this statement? What is your personal opinion?

You can spend 40 minutes on this task. You have to write at least 250 words.

Speaking test


What is your name?

Could you show me your ID card?

Are you studying or working?

Do you like your current job?

Why do you like your current job?

What kind of weather do we have today?

Do you think that these days weather patterns change oftener than they used to do?

Can you tell me something about the weather in your country?

Cue Card

Test takers were asked to speak about a future trip. They had to say:

Where they were planning to go

Why they would like to go there

Who they would like to go with

How they would reach there


What are the advantages of traveling in a group?

What are the advantages of traveling alone?

Do you think that more and more people now travel?


Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I'm Manjusha. This is my blog where I give IELTS preparation tips.

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