IELTS Test Paper #3 (Academic)

Listening test

Part 1. A phone conversation with a travel agency.

Part 2. A Map description of a new library including books’ locations.

Part 3. A discussion about some presentation.

Part 4. A science study about dolphins.

Reading test

Passage 1. About bovid (cloven-hoofed mammals) and their natural habitats.

Passage 2. About fibers in the clothing.

Passage 3. An article about English as an international language.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given one pie chart and one triple-line graph. The pie chart showed the distribution of the workforce in 2003. There were three groups of people – born in Australia, English-speaking, and non-English-speaking countries. The line graph compared the unemployment rates of those groups between 1993 and 2003.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that the restoration of old buildings costs too much; we should demolish them and build new ones instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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