IELTS test in Pakistan – October 2011 (Academic module)

The following questions were asked on an IELTS test recently held in Pakistan. Source

Writing task 1 (a report)

The task 1 was to write a report. Two bar graphs showing weekly household spending on eight items between the years 1957 and 2007 were given. Test takers were asked to write a report based on the information given in the graphs.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that students having different abilities can’t be taught in one classroom. Discuss this argument and give your own opinion.

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

Speaking test

The speaking test takes about 15 minutes. It has three parts – an interview, a little speech and a discussion.


Where are you coming from?

Which part of your house do you like the most? Why?

Is there anything that you would like to change in your house?

Which is your favorite season? Why?

Do you think that there is going to be a global change in weather?

Do you experience any change in the weather in your home town?

Cue Card

Speak about a garden you recently visited. Please say:

Where the garden is?

Why you like it?

Why do you like to go there?

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