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Đề thi ielts 2010

IELTS test schedule at the British Council Ho Chi Minh City 2010

Jan 09* & 23* April 10* & 17* July 10, 17* & 31* Oct 09*, 23 & 30*
Feb 06 & 27 May 08*, 15 & 29 August 14, 21* & 28 Nov 06 & 20*
March 06* 20* June 05*, 19 & 26* Sept 11* & 25* Dec 04* & 11*

ELTS Test – August, 14th 2010 BC


WRITING
Task 1
Type Of Diagram: Chart
The chart below illustrates the global sales of different digital games
from 2000 to 2006. Describe it and make relevant comparisons where
necessary.
You should write at least 150 words
Task 2
Type:
Development of cities around the world sometimes causes negative
effects on young children. What are those problems and can you think
of solutions to deal with it?
You should write at least 250 words.
SPEAKING
Part 1
• Do you like parties?
• Any parties that you enjoyed and remember?
• What do you normally do at a party?
• Have you ever organized a party by yourself?
Part 2
Describe a (popular) public event that you went to (such as a carnival,
sports event or religious event).
You should say:
what the event was
when you went there
who you went there with
and explain why you enjoyed this event. *
Part 3
• What are some of the main public events that exist in your country?
• Which public events are most popular among the people?
• Do people prefer to actually attend these events or to watch them on
TV?
• What makes public events attractive to people?
• Do you think it's easy for the government to organize public events?

LISTENING
Section 1 - Topic : Completing an insurance form
- Form completion
- Multiple choice
Section 2 – Topic: Library map
- Multiple choice

Section 3 – Topic: Yoga class


- Form completion
- Multiple choice
Section 4 – Topic: Lecture about diet food
- Form Completion
- Sentence Completion

READING
Passage 1 : How to remember something for a long time?
- Multiple choice
- Yes/No/Not Given
- Matching headings
Passage 2 : Any species that human has not found?
- Matching headings
- Multiple choice
- Summary
Passage 3 : Differences between a left-handed and right handed-
person
- Yes/No/Not Given
- Summary

IELTS Test – August, 28th 2010 BC


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WRITING :
Task 1

Type Of Diagram: Line graph

The graph below illustrates the trend of immigration in the United State of America
and England measured by the number of people from 2000 to 2005. Describe it and
make relevant comparisons where necessary.

You should write at least 150 words

Task 2

Type:

Some people say that: ‘The rapid development of various countries has increased
living standards of individuals living there as well as damaging the surrounding
area and nature’. To what extent do you agree or disagree and give relevant
examples to illustrate your opinions.

You should write at least 250 words.


SPEAKING:

Part 1:

• What time do you usually get up?

• What do you usually do after you get up ?

• What's your favourite time of the day?

• What do you usually do at that time?

Part II

Describe a famous person who you would like to meet.

You should say:

where this person comes from ?

how you first learned about him or her ?

why this person is famous ?

and explain why you would like to meet this person ?

Follow-up questions:

• Do many people in Vietnam like her (the person you just spoke about)?

• Do (you think) many other people would like to meet him/her?

Part III

• Besides famous entertainers and athletes, what other types of people


become famous?

• Who are some famous people from your country?


• Why do some people want to be famous?

• Do you want to be famous (one day)?

• What are the advantages and disadvantages of being famous?

LISTENING:

Section 1 - Topic : Completing a travelling form

- Form completion

- Sentence completion

Section 2 – Topic: A museum map

- Multiple choice

- Fill in the gap

Section 3 – Topic: A talk about pressure at work and solutions to deal with it

- Multiple choice
- Sentence completion

Section 4 – Topic: Lecture about the history and development of Karate.

- Multiple choice.

- Sentence Completion

READING:

Passage 1 : How can people improve their communication skills?

- True/False/Not given

- Matching headings

- Summary

Passage 2 : The importance of time-management and how to manage it effectively.

- Matching headings

- Multiple choice

- True/False/Not given

Passage 3 : Cloning – is it ethical or not?

- Yes/No/Not Given

- Summary

- Sentence completion
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WRITING

Task 1

Type Of Diagram: Chart

The chart below illustrates the global sales of different digital games from 2000 to
2006. Describe it and make relevant comparisons where necessary.

You should write at least 150 words


Task 2

Type:

Development of cities around the world sometimes causes negative effects on young
children. What are those problems and can you think of solutions to deal with it?

You should write at least 250 words.

SPEAKING

Part 1

• Do you like parties?


• Any parties that you enjoyed and remember?

• What do you normally do at a party?

• Have you ever organized a party by yourself?

Part 2

Describe a (popular) public event that you went to (such as a carnival, sports event
or religious event).

You should say:

what the event was

when you went there

who you went there with

and explain why you enjoyed this event. *

Part 3

• What are some of the main public events that exist in your country?

• Which public events are most popular among the people?

• Do people prefer to actually attend these events or to watch them on TV?

• What makes public events attractive to people?

• Do you think it's easy for the government to organize public events?

LISTENING
Section 1 - Topic : Completing an insurance form

- Form completion

- Multiple choice

Section 2 – Topic: Library map

- Multiple choice

Section 3 – Topic: Yoga class

- Form completion

- Multiple choice

Section 4 – Topic: Lecture about diet food

- Form Completion

- Sentence Completion

READING

Passage 1 : How to remember something for a long time?

- Multiple choice

- Yes/No/Not Given

- Matching headings

Passage 2 : Any species that human has not found?


- Matching headings

- Multiple choice

- Summary

Passage 3 : Differences between a left-handed and right handed-person

- Yes/No/Not Given

- Summary

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IELTS Test – July, 10th 2010 IDP


WRITING

Task 1

Type Of Diagram: Map

The three maps below describe a village in 1800, 1900 and 2000

Write a report describing the development of the village

You should write at least 150 words

(Just a model example)

Task 2

Type: Dicussion

Some people say that it is not reasonable for young people to apply for important
positions in government, but others think it is a very good idea.

Diccuss both views and give your opinions


SPEAKING

Part 1

• Do you like travelling ?

• What's the longest journey you've been on ?

• What was the last place you traveled to ?

• Have you ever travelled alone ?

• Which city that you have been to did you like the most ?

Part 2

Describe a long journey that you have been on.

You should say:

where you went

how you went there

.who was with you

and explain why you made this journey.

Part 3

• What are the different forms of transport that people use for long
journeys?
• Do people use the same means of transport for going to different
(kinds of) locations?

• How can long distance transportation be improved?

• Do you think traveling is so popular nowadays?

• What makes a place attractive for visitors ? Why ?

LISTENING

Section 1 - Topic :

- Form completion

- Multiple choices

Section 2 - Topic

- Multiple choices

- Sentence Completion

Section 3 - Topic
- Answer questions

- Multiple choices

Section 4 - Topic

- Form Completion

- Sentence Completion

READING

Passage 1 :

- Multiple choices

- Yes/No/Not Given

Passage 2 :

- Matching headings

- Process Completion

- Multiple choices

Passage 3 :

- Matching headings

- Yes/No/Not Given

- Summary
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IELTS Test – June, 26th 2010 IDP

¬ WRITING:

Task 1 - Type of Diagram: Map


Describe the differences between the two designs of for a conference centre in 1998 and
2015

Task 2 – Type: Cause / Effect / Solution


International travel makes people prejudiced rather than broad-minded.
What causes some people to not benefit from travel?
How can you improve your understanding of countries you visit?
¬ SPEAKING:

Used Topic

Part 1
- Do you like reading magazines and newspapers?
- Which do you prefer reading, magazines or newspapers?
- What kinds of magazines or newspapers do you usually read?
- What parts of a newspaper do you prefer to read?

Part 2
Describe an interesting job you have heard about or read about.
You should say:
what job it is ?
what people do in that job ?
where you heard or read about it ?
and explain why you think it is interesting

Part 3
- Do you think most people's working conditions in your country are better than in the
past?
- In what ways do you think working conditions still need to be improved?
- Do you think working overtime is good?
- What effects does working overtime have on the lives of employees, especially women?

¬ LISTENING:

Section 1
- Form completion
- Multiple choices

Section 2
- Sentence Completion
- Matching sentences
- Answer questions

Section 3
- Multiple choices
- Diagram Labeling
- Classification

Section 4
- Form Completion
- Summary

¬ READING:
Passage 1 :
- Multiple choices
- Summary
- Answer questions

Passage 2 :
- Multiple choices
- Yes / No / Not Given
- Diagram Labeling

Passage 3 :
- Sentence completion
- Summary
- Matching Sentences

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IELTS Test – June, 19th 2010 IDP


WRITING :

Task 1:

Two table describe the price of coffee and the profit from it of 5 countries in 1999 and
2004

Model Example

England Sweden United State Germany France


Price (USD/ton) [Data] [Data] [Data] [Data] [Data]
Profit [Data] [Data] [Data] [Data] [Data]

Task 2:

Recently, the number of people who want to change their job and their accomodation
some times in their life is increasing.

Do you think that situation is possitive or negative ?

LISTENING:
Type of question used
Section 1 :

- Form Completion

- Answer questions

Section 2

- Multiple choices

- Sentence Completion

- Map Labeling

Section 3

- Classification

- Form Completion

Section 4

- Sentence Completion

- Form Completion

READING:
Type of question used

Passage 1 :

- Matching headings

- Yes/No/Not Given
- Answer questions

Passage 2 :

- Diagram Labeling

- Multiple choices

- Summary

Passage 3 :

- Matching sentences

- Yes/No/Not Given

- Sentence Completion

SPEAKING: Used Topic


Part 1

Do you like to watch films?

What types of films do you like?

Do you prefer to watch films at home or in a cinema?

What kinds of films did you like to watch when you were a child?

Part 2

Describe a science lesson that you had in school or university

You should say:

when you attended this lesson ?


where you attended this lesson ?

what you learned ?

and explain how you learned it ?

Part 3

• What effects does rapid technological change have on people in society?

• Can you think of any examples of (advanced) technology that are not
good for society

• Do you think people today are more aware of science than they used to
be, in the past?

• In what areas is science and technology most important today?

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Update de thi IELTS vao ngay 29/05 tai IDP (Hanoi)

De thi READING + LISTENING


De thi Writing
De thi Speaking

IELTS real Test – May, 20th 2010 – IDP

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WRITING

Task 1:

- A process diagram describe the operation of activating a balloon.

Task 2:

- Nowadays, many parents want to administer their children. Some people think it is
good for children but others believe that children should not be ruled by parents
and teachers.

Gives your opinions about this


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Comment: My students said that the process is quite easy to describe, it is just about
how to make the balloon fly with some actions such as : open the valve, strike the fire,
hot air makes the balloon fly...

LISTENING

Section 1 : Conversation about Booking a tour

- Form completion

Section 2 : Presentation about a Holiday camping site

- Multiple choices

- Multiple answers question

- Classification

Section 3 : Conversation between a lecturer and 2 students about their project

- Form completion
- Classification

Section 4 : Lecture about why whales become extinct

- Form completion

Comment: Section 1 was back to the original style : ask about name, phone number,
date time…

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Passage 1 : A passage about flowers

- Summary

- True/ False/ Not Given

Passage 2 : Source of energy

- Matching headings

- Multiple choices

Passage 3 :

- Matching headings

- Yes/ No/ Not Given

- Summary
Comment: Almost our students said that READING test had been quite hard,
however, they had done LISTENING test well

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SPEAKING: Used Topic

Part 1:

• What time do you usually get up?

• What do you usually do after you get up ?

• What's your favourite time of ) the day?

• What do you usually do at that time?

Part II

Describe a famous person who you would like to meet.

You should say:

where this person comes from ?

how you first learned about him or her ?

why this person is famous ?

and explain why you would like to meet this person ?

Follow-up questions:

• Do many people in Vietnam like her (the person you just spoke about)?

• Do (you think) many other people would like to meet him/her?


Part III

• Besides famous entertainers and athletes, what other types of people become
famous?

• Who are some famous people from your country?

• Why do some people want to be famous?

• Do you want to be famous (one day)?

• What are the advantages and disadvantages of being famous?

SPEAKING: Used Topic

Part I

• What job do you do?


• Why did you choose that job?
• Is your job related to what you studied in university?
• Do you like your job ?
• What's the best thing about your job?
• What's the greatest difficulty you've had at work (or, in your job)?

Part II

Describe a job you think you would be good at.

You should say:

what job it would be ?

what skills you would need to do this job ?

how you would get this job ?

and explain why you think you would be able to do this job well.
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Follow-up questions:

• Do you know anyone who is doing this job?

Part III

• How can (young) people choose the most suitable type of work for themselves?

• What factors influence people's choice when they decide what work to do?

• Where can (or, do) young people get help (or, get information) when making
their choices about their future careers?

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I> Listening
Section 1 : Conversation about Booking a holiday
- Form completion
Section 2 : Presentation about a Holiday camping site
- Sentence completion
- Multiple answers question

Section 3 : Conversation
- Sentence completion

Section 4 : Lecture
- Complete a paragraph
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II> Reading:

Passage 1 : Pollution
- Answer questions
- Multiple choices

Passage 2 : Space travel and Health


- Sentences completion
- True/False/Not Given

Passage 3 : Types of sentences


- Matching headings
- Yes/ No/ Not Given
- Sentences completion
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I> Listening

Section 1: Phone conversation regarding mail order

Form completion

Section 2: Visiting a village

Multiple choices

Process completion

Section 3: Assignment (about workgroup) discussion

Form completion

Multiple choices (1 question contains 3 pie charts)

Session 4: Lecture about: Ability to see color when listening to music or number

Form completion

II> Reading :

Passage 1: Education: Noise pollution in classroom

Matching sentences and headings

True / False / Not Given

Short answers question

Passage 2: Tulip flower


Matching sentences and heading

True / False / Not Given

Multiple choices

Passage 3: Science: The accidental science

Matching heading

Multiple choices

Gap filling

III> Writing:

Task 1: The table below gives information about marriages in Australia between the
years 1960 and 2000

Religious Citizen Average Average


Marriages Marriages age of age of
bride bridegroom
1960 42.000 8.000 21 24
1970 46.000 14.000 22 26
1980 50.000 23.000 25 28
1990 32.000 28.000 27 30
2000 36.000 40.000 30 32
Task 2:

It is suggested that everybody wants a car, a TV and a fridge

Would the disadvantages of such the development outweigh the advantages?

IV> Speaking

Part 1
• What do you do in your free time?

• What are your hobbies?

• Do you often do things with others in a group (or, with your


friends)?

• Do you prefer to do things in a family group or a group of friends?

• What leisure activities do you and your family like doing together?

Part 2

Describe an interesting wild animal from your country.

You should say:

where you learned about this animal

what it looks like *

where it lives

and explain why you think this is an interesting animal.

Part 3

• What effects do humans have on wild animals?

• Do you think animal conservation is important?

• In what ways does does human activity result in the extinction (or
near extinction) of some animal species?

• At present, many animals are already facing extinction. How do you


think average citizens could (help) protect wild animals?

• Does the government in your country attach much importance to the


protection of wild animals?

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1. Listening
Part 1: Phone conversation regarding old furniture purchasing.

Multiple choice

Form completion

Part2: Visiting a tourist place:

Map completion

Summary: Fill in sentence

Part 3: Assignment discussion

Part 4:

Summary: Fill in paragraph:

Multiple choice
2. Reading
Passage 1

Multiple choice

Matching: name and opinion

Passage 2: Chemical Substances

Heading

Passage 3:

Summary: Fill in paragraph

Y/N/NG question

3. Writing
Task 1:

Two pie charts provide information about the percentage of time spending on Internet on
various types of website by male and female students in a group school.

Task 2:

People in many countries across the world are living longer now. What are the possible
effects on individuals and the society as a whole?

4. Speaking
Part 1:

- Which part of the country do you come from?

- Describe your home town?


- What is your favorite time of the year?

- Did you collect any thing in the past?

- What do you want to collect now?

Part 2:

Describe a day when you get away from your study or work for relax

- Who did you spend that day with

- Where did you go

- What did you do

And explain why such day is important to you

Part 3:

- What are popular places to relax?

- Do the elderly and the young relax differently?

- What is the price of relax?

- Do people nowadays spend too much time on work and less on personal life

- What governments could do to solve the problem?

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I. Listening:

Section 1: Conversation through the phone about training course

Fill in the form

Section 2:

Choose the best answer.

Section 3:

Choose appropriate letter for each sentence +fill a form

II. Reading:

Passage 1: Olympic torch

Summary

Fill the graph: torch structure

Find which Olympic

Passage 2: Bringing children up of parents

True/ False/ NG

Mulpichoices

Passage 3:

III. Writing
Task 1:

The table below shows US population by age group in 1995, 2005 and
2015. Write a report to describe the information below

Task 2: The human society has made the technological progress for the last hundred
years, somebody thinks this progress made some bad effects.

Do you argree or disagree?

IV Speaking:
Part 1
Daily Routine

• What time do you usually get up?

• What do you usually do after you get up?

• What's your favourite time of (or, part of) the day?

• What do you usually do at that time?

• What's your favourite day of the week?

• Is you life now the same as it was before?

Part 2

Public Event

Describe a public event that you went to (such as a carnival, sports


event or religious event).

You should say:

what the event was

when you went there


who you went there with

and explain why you enjoyed this event.

or

and explain what you saw and did there.

or

and explain why this event is popular in your country.

Part 3

• What are some of the main public events that exist in your country?

• What's the difference between watching an event on TV and actually


being at the event?

• What are some possible effects on the people who live nearby to
where a big public event is being

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I> Listening

Section 1: A survey at the airport

Multiple choice

Section 2: A conversation between two students about three study modules

Fill in the form


Section 3: A car exhibition

Fill in the blank

Section 4: Bicycle

Fill in the table

II> Reading</ 쥴ఢ>

Passage 1: Global warming

Classification

True/ False/ Not Given

Summary

Passage 2: Habitat destruction

True/ False/ Not Given

Multiple choice

Passage 3: Brain development

True/ False/ Not Given

Short answer questions

III> Writing

Task 1: 2 maps: describle the changes of a town between now and the future.

Task 2: The gap between the rich and the poor becomes wider. While the rich is
richer, the poor is poorer.

What problems does it cause?

What measures can be taken to address the problem?


IV> Speaking

Part 1:

• What do you do in your free time?

• Do you often do things with others in a group?

• Do you prefer to do things in a family group or a group of friends?

• What leisure activities do you and your family like doing together?

• What do you do with your friends in your leisure time?

Part 2

Journey with Your Friends

Describe a trip you would like to go on with a friend.

You should say:

who you would like to travel with

where you would like to go

how you would like to go there

and explain why you would like to make this trip.

or

and explain why you would choose to travel with this person.

Fllow-up questions:

• Do you like traveling?

• Do you often go on a trip?


Part 3

Travelling

• Do Vietnamese people like to travel?

• What benefits do people of different ages get from travelling?

• How has travelling changed, compared to several decades ago?

• Where do Vietnamese people like to go when they go on a holiday


trip? (Why?)

• Do people in Vietnam ever go on trips that are a bit dangerous


(adventurous)?

• What do you think are the disadvantages of not traveling?

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Đề thi IELTS ngày 09/01/2010 tại IDP (Hà Nội)

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I> Listening:
Section1: A trip to Europe
Fill in the form

Section2: A green energy center

Locate a position in a map of + Fill in blank

Section 3: Learning course


Fill in blank +choose appropriate letter for each sentence

Section4: Ancient pictures in Australia

Choose appropriate letter for each sentence + fill in blank about

II> Reading :

Passage 1: About geothermal energy

Yes/no/ Not Given

Multiple choices

Fill in blank

Passage 2: A bird in England :

Choose thesis question

Multiple choices

Passage 3: Why people take risk:

Choose appropriate letter for each sentence + multiple choice

III> Writing:
Task1: 2 pie chart show the reasons why people choose to leave and stay in
the UK

Task2: Some people believe that charity organizations should give aid to
people who in greatest need, wherever they are but some people say that
charity organizations should only provide help to people in their own
country.

Discuss two opinions and give your own opinion about this problem

IV> Speaking:
Part 1

Where do you live at the moment?

Why do you live there?

How long have you been living there?

Do you plan to live there for a long time?

Do you like it?

Do you like the city where you are living now? (Why/ Why not)

Part 2

A Book You Enjoyed Reading

Describe a book that you enjoyed reading.

You should say:

What the book was

What was in this book

Why you read it


And explain what effect the book had on you.

Part 3

Reading in Vietnam

• How often do you read?


• Do you have many books at home?
• Do Vietnamese people do enough reading?
• Do Vietnamese people like to read?
• What kind of people like reading and what kind of people don't like
reading very much?
• Why do you think some people do not read much? Do people with
different reading levels all buy the same kinds of reading materials?
• What do Vietnamese people like to read?

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I. Listening:

Section 1: Barbeque => Table filling (like section 3)

Section 2: Buds => Form filling

Section 3: Tourists in Britain => multiple choice

Section 4: Gap filling => children de a child psychology

II. Reading:
- True/false/NG Section 1: Discovery ocean

- Matching Section 2:

- Summarize Section 3: Electric telegraph

- Answer questions

III. Writing:

Task 1: + Table: Number of tourists coming to 5 different areas in the


world, in 1900,1995,2000,2005.

Task 2: + Argument: Workers are now working at home by for the workers,
not the employers

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

IV. Speaking:

Part 1:

Where do you come from?

Where do you live at the moment?

Why did you choose to live here?

How long have you been living here?

Do you plan to live here for a long time?

Where is your hometown?

Is that a big city or a small town (or, a village in the countryside)?

Do you prefer to live in a big city or in the countryside?

Part 2:
Cue card

Describe a success you would like to achieve (in the near future).

You should say:

what it is

how difficult you think it will be

what you should do to prepare forthis

and explain why you want to succeed in doing this

or

and explain how you think you will feel after you reach
this goal.

Follow-up questions:

• Do you know anyone who has achieved that success?

Part 3:

• In Vietnamese society, how is success defined or measured?


• What are the good and bad results of this type of thinking?
• Are there different types of "success"?
• What goals do most people in Vietnam have in life?
• How can people reach these goals?
• Is there a lot of competition with others trying to achieve the same
goals?
• Who would be most happy if you became successful?
• What kinds of people are most likely to become successful?

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Listening:
Section 1: A telephone conversation teacher – a pupil’s
father about changing time of a class
Section 2: A tourist attraction
Section 3: A comparision between 2 books for lecture
Section 4: Announcement about upcoming conference at
university

Reading:
Passage 1: An invention of time keeper for marine
navtigation
Types of questions:
Answer questions
Find paragraph containing information
Passage 2: Employing star talents outside company
Types of questions:
Yes, No, Not Given
Gap Filling
Find paragraph containing information
Passage 3: Creativity analysis
Types of questions
Yes, No, Not given
Gap filling
Match people- their statements

Writing :

Task 1:
Writing a report about a line graph showing percentage of
different age gróup going to the cineama 1990-2001
Task 2:
People nowadays throw away things when they are broken
rather than repair or recycle them as they did in the past.
Causes and effects?

Speaking:
Part 1:
Do you work or are you a student?

What subjects are you studying?

Why did you choose to study those subjects?

Do many people in Vietnam choose to study this subject? (Why?)


Part 2: Cue card
A Course You Would Like to Take

Describe a course you would like to take (in the future), if you have time.

You should say:

what kind of course it would be?

where you would do this course ?

what you would learn in this course?

how easy or difficult you think it would be?

and explain how you would benefit from taking this course?

or

and explain why you would like to take this course?

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Follow-up questions:

• Do you think you really will do this course?


• Are there many schools in Vietnam that have that course?

Part 3
What are the most popular majors that people study today (at university or other tertiary
educational institutes) in Vietnam ? (Why?)

What is the most popular major that people study today (at university or other tertiary
educational institutes) in Vietnam ? (Why?)

Have these always been the favourite choice of students in Vietnam ?

Đề thi Ielts ngày 14-11-2009_IDP(HN)


Listening Test:
Section 1: A conversation regarding booking a trip.
Section 2: Introduction to a workplace.
Section 3: A discussion about universities between two students and a counselor.
Section 4: A student was talking about a transport project.
Questions: Filling in gaps, multiple choice.

Reading Test:

Passage 1: The History of Tea.


Questions: Assign names to the paragraphs, match phrases to paragraphs.

Passage 2: Why the trees go red during autumn.


Questions: True/False/Not given, short-answer questions (using one word).

Passage 3: Regarding stimulating the brain to avoid aging.


Questions: Headings matching, multiple choice questions.

Writing:

Writing task 1 (a report)


The report was about a table and it was showing the different kinds of fuels used during
1990, 1996 and 200n in the UK .

Writing task 2 (an essay)


Some people think that professionals like doctors, nurses or teachers should be paid more
than sport and entertainment people. Discuss, what is your opinion?

Speaking test:

Interview
- What is you name?
- Do you work or study?
- Was there any training involved in your job?
- Do you enjoy your job?
- What are your plans for the future?

- Do you like reading magazines or newspapers?


- What kind of articles do you read?
- Have you ever read a foreign newspaper?
- Do you think its good to read newspapers to learn a new language?

Cue card
Talk about your favorite shop, you should say:
- Where it is located,
- How you came to know about it,
- What they sell there.
Discussion
- Do you like shopping?
- Do you think that people go for shopping when they are upset?
- What do you think, are men’s shopping habits different women’s?
- Do you think it is important to save?
- How would you encourage the society to save money?
- Do you think adults save more money than children do?
- Should schools implant some kind of saving scheme?

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Listening test

Section 1: A phone conversation between the train company and a girl who
lost her belongings on a train, she was trying to locate her bags and
accessories.

Section 2: A volunteer’s field trip to protect and study wild animals at


Borneo island.

Section 3: Making a presentation.

Section 4: Perception of a pupil and a teacher’s comment on his perception.

Reading test
Passage 1: Energy of the ocean.
Passage 2: Parental involvements in children’s education.
Passage 3: Developments of music recording devices (discs, cassettes and
the gramophone).

Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We had a graph showing domestic usage of water per person in liters in 5
countries (the US , Canada , Italy , France and Germany ) with its costs per
cubic meter tabulated.

Writing task 2 (an essay)


How university education is important for employment as well as for other
activities? Comment on both sides of views.

Speaking test

Interview
- Do you work or study?
- What are your weekend activities?
- How do you enjoy your weekends?

Cue card
Talk about a future plan that you made, you should say:
- what is your future plan?
- when would you do it?
- who would accompany you?

Discussion
- How do you plan things?
- Is planning important for a person? And for you?
- What are the importance of future plans for children?

IELTS test in India – November 2010 (Academic


Module)

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IELTS exam in India was shared by our kind friend (wishing to remain anonymous) who
remembered the following:

Reading test
Passage 1. Stepwells in India.
Passage 2. Agro-forestation in Europe.
Passage 3. Television Voting.

Writing Test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

We were given two graphs, the first one was about the size of the hole in ozone layer in
Antarctica. The second graph was about the gases (CFC, HCFC) responsible for that hole
from the year 1980 to 2000.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Countries with long average working hours are economically successful, but such nations
can face some negative social consequences. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give relevant examples from your own experience.

Speaking test

- What is your full name?


- What can I call you?
- Where do you come from?
- What thing do you like about your hometown the most?
- Which season do you like the most?
- What is the significance of colors?
- Do you like to wear colors that suit your personality?
- Which color would you like to paint the walls in your room?
- What is the special significance of some colors?

Cue Card

Talk about the type of music which is popular in your country, please say
- What type of music that is, and
- Why this music is popular in your country.

Discussion

- Why preferences of music keep on changing with the passage of time?


- Do young people and old people like the same kind of music?
- What do you think, should music remain as hobby or is it better to see music as a
business?

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IELTS test in Australia – November 2010 (General


Training)
IELTS exam in Australia was shared by S who remembered the following writing and
speaking topics:

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to the manager of a TV company about uncomfortable timing of the new
program that has recently started. In your letter

- write why you like that program,


- why the new timing is not comfortable,
- what changes you would like them to make.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

These days people are not eating healthy and are not exercising regularly. What are the
reasons for that? What can we do to stop this behavior?

Speaking test

Interview

The regular personal questions

Cue Card

Describe any of the cultural events celebrated in your country, please say
- what the event is,
- what people do in the event,
- when this is happening,
- why you think this event is important.

Discussion
- What is the importance of culture in your country?
- How are the celebrations important in your culture?
- How can people protect their culture?

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that the rest of the exam was just like in Azerbaijan.

Speaking test

Interview

- What is your full name?


- Where are you from?
- Where is your hometown located?
- What is it famous for?

Cue card

Talk about any skill that you have learned (e.g. cooking or driving) and found beneficial.
Please consider the following in your speech:
- why you learned the skill,
- the problems you had while learning it,
- how it is useful now.

Discussion

- Do you think there are some skills that allow children to learn faster than adults?
- What are they and why do you think so?

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IELTS test in Taiwan – November 2010 (Academic
Module)
The IELTS exam below was shared by our kind friend J from Taiwan (thank you!),
enjoy:

Listening test

Section 1. A woman called repairs service demanding to have her fridge fixed today. She
then gave the make, model and age of her fridge, and indicated that the problem was the
fridge being noisy.

The service assistant informed her that it might be the fan located in the freezing
compartment. She also said it was previous repaired due to a door issue. They made an
appointment for after 3:30 in the afternoon on the same day. The service guy then did a
survey because she was a new customer.

Section 2. Two students and an instructor were talking about an assignment, discussing
the research methods and who does what part of the work.

Section 3. There was a description of a wildlife park.

Questions: Filling in a table of facilities, multiple choice questions, labeling of the layout
of the facility.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. An article about a biography of a genius, his contributions to science, and his
life experience ( in other studies such as medicine and his hobbies and marriage. )

Passage 2. The famous swap chocolate experiment, analysis of behavior and


cognition of children and what affects it. The experiment was to put 2 boxes in a room, a
boy places chocolate in one, leaves the room, then the chocolate is moved to the other
box, by- standing children as observers anticipate the boys choice when he returns.

Passage 3. A text on the range of factors (including psychological) affecting customers in


a process of buying new products.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)


We were asked to describe a table about water usage for different purposes (domestic,
industrial, agricultural) in 6 different countries (Canada, Russia, China, UK,Australia,
Turkey) in 2003.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some groups of people in the world are taking advantage of modern communication
technology, yet some groups are not. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

IELTS test in Azerbaijan – November 2010 (General


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following information:

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

In the area where do you live there are not enough sport facilities. Write a letter to district
executive committee. In your letter
- describe the problem with sport facilities,
- write what you think they should do to solve this problem,
- write how important it is for people your age.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some companies and organizations require their employees to wear uniform. What are
the advantages and disadvantages of wearing uniform?

Speaking test

Interview

- The usual questions about my name and identity.


- Where do young people usually meet each other in your county?

Cue Card
Talk about something that you can do very well. Please say
- what it is,
- where you learned to do this,
- how often you are doing this.

Discussion

- Why do you think some children are more talented than others?
- Should parents develop their children’s talents?
- Do you think it is good if children are too clever?

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IELTS test in Australia – November 2010 (General


Training)
IELTS exam in Australia was shared by our kind friend A. Here are the Writing and
Speaking parts that she remembered:

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

You have recently moved into an apartment that you just rented and you realized that
there are some problems. Write a letter to your landlord, and
- tell your landlord what you like about the place,
- describe the problems,
- suggest solutions to the problems.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

There are parents who decide to stay home and look after their families, mostly mothers.
Some argue that the government should pay stay-at-home parents. To what extent to you
agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Interview
- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID please?
- What are you doing, working or studying?
- Have you completed your studies?
- What kind of job would you prefer in the future?
- Let’s talk about shopping: do you like shopping?
- Do you like shopping in big shopping centers?
- Which day of the week do you prefer to shop on and why?
- When was the last time you went shopping?

Cue Card

Talk about the last film you saw, please say


- Where did you watch it?
- What did you like about it?
- What did you dislike about the film?
- Why did you choose to watch that film?

Discussion

- Would you watch that movie again?


- What do you prefer, staying home to watch a movie on DVD or going out to the
movies?
- Do you find time to relax at home?
- Do you relax while watching a movie?
- What are the effects of movies on children?
- Do you learn other people’s culture via television?
- How does watching a film/movie affect a person?
- What do you think about movie stars of today and their actions?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran – November 2010


The following IELTS Speaking test was shared by M from Iran (thank you!)

Speaking test

Interview

- Introduce yourself. What do you prefer that I call you?


- Why are you taking the IELTS test?
- Have you ever been to an IELTS exam before? What was your speaking score?
- Where are you from? What is your hometown like?
- What do you do in your leisure time?
- What do you want to change about your hometown?
- What natural noise do you like?
- What noises do you dislike?
- What noises take you back to your childhood?
- Do you prefer to study in a quiet place?

Cue Card

Talk about a healthy activity that you do, please say


- what it is,
- what it requires,
- what are the benefits for you,
- why you recommend it to others,
- how often you do it.

Follow up questions

- Do you recommend it to your friends?


- Do they listen to you and accept it?

Discussion

- Do you think people lived a healthier life in the past?


- What are the disadvantages of modern technology to our health?
- Are women more careful about their health than men in general?
- What can we do to live a healthier life?
- Is playing sports more important than having a healthy diet?
- Do we have noise pollution now which is harmful in comparison with the past?
- Can music or any kind of noise improve our health?
- Is listening to music while doing exercises beneficial?

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IELTS test in Australia – November 2010 (Academic


Module)
Our Australian friend N shared her recent IELTS exam. Here is what she remembered:

Listening test
Section 1. Phone conversation about a fruit-picking job.
Section 2. Radio program about a new thriller that was going to be released.
Section 3. Academic conversation about the characteristics of an excellent essay.

Reading test

Passage 1. The history of tattoos.


Passage 2. Global warming and its consequences in Europe.
Passage 3. Space exploration development in Asia.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We had bar graphs about how people spend their leisure time in New Zealand.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that paying taxes is enough to contribute to the society. Others argue
that being a citizen involves more responsibilities. Discuss, what is your opinion?

Speaking test

Interview

- What’s your full name?


- Do you work or study?
- Did you enjoy visiting museums when you were a child?
- Do you think museums are enjoyable for children?
- Do you think it is good to sell things in museums?
- What is a good place to meet people?
- How do you think people used to meet friends in the past?

Cue Card

Talk about a friend that you’ve met a long time ago. Please say
- How did you meet?
- How do you keep in touch?
- Why is this person important to you?

Discussion

- Do you think technology has played an important role in friendships?


- What do you think are the characteristics of a good friend?
- Have you ever met someone through the Internet?
- Do you think that in the future friendships are going to be virtual and people are not
going to have the need of physical contact?

IELTS Speaking test in Saudi Arabia – November 2010


IELTS exam in Saudi Arabia was the same as in Australia, so we are told by I. Here is
what he was asked in the Speaking test.

Speaking test

Interview

- What is your full name?


- Where are you from?
- What kind of sports did you play when you were a child?
- Did you enjoy playing sports when you were a child?
- Would you like your children to play sports?

- When was the last time you have visited a museum?


- Do you think selling items in museums should be allowed?

Cue Card

Talk about an activity that you do to protect the environment, please say
- what activity that is,
- how often you do it,
- who else does it with you,
- how it helps with protecting the environment.

Discussion

- How can we change the life style that affects the environment negatively?
- How do you think we can solve the problem of industrial pollution?

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IELTS test in Australia – November 2010 (General


Training)
The update you are about to read was sent by E who took the IELTS test in Australia. He
wishes good luck to all the future test takers.

Listening Test

Section 1. Inquiry in a Nursery School.


Questions: filling in the blanks – no more than three words.

Section 2. House Map.


Questions: labeling.

Section 3. A man was inquiring about some of the facilities of the University that can
help with his writing.
Questions: filling in the blanks – no more than two words.

Section 4. A speaker was talking about different kinds of sports.


Questions: filling in the blanks – no specific word limit.

Reading Test

Passage 1. Information for all travelers: “A tour of the Historic City of Macarthur”.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, multiple choice A-F.

Passage 2. Work life balance (important flexible practices – the pros and cons).
Questions: filling in the blanks – as mentioned in the passage.

Passage 3. Preventing back pain and limb injuries (A guide for manager in
the hotel and restaurant business).
Questions: filling in the blanks – as mentioned in the passage.

Passage 4. Evolution of pen.


Questions: multiple choice A-G, True/False/Not Given.

Writing Test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to an English friend who has just moved to a new home recently. As a
friend you are thinking to give him/her a gift. In your letter
- describe your present
- say why you choose this present
- explain how you are going to send him/her the present.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)


Some people working abroad are bringing their family for a period of time. Do you think
it has more advantages or disadvantages? Give your opinion and examples.

IELTS Speaking test in Australia – November 2010


The questions below were shared by E who took his IELTS exam in Australia. Here is
what E was asked:

Speaking Test

Interview

- What is your full name?


- Where are you from?
- Do you study or work?
- What is your job like?
- Do you have free time?
- What type of clothes do you usually wear?
- Where do you usually buy your clothes?
- Do you think you will still wear the same clothes when you get older?
- Do you like animals?
- What are the common animals in your country?
- What sports do you play?
- What is the most popular sport in your country?

Cue Card

Talk about a childhood hobby of yours, please say


- what hobby it was,
- how you developed this hobby,
- why you liked doing this,
- how you enjoyed this hobby when you were a child.

Discussion

- Do you think you can still do this hobby until now? How about in the future?
- What do you think was the hobby of the past generations?
- What do you think will be the hobby in the future?
- How can you bridge the gap between the hobbies of different generations?
- What can you suggest to working people regarding hobbies?

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IELTS test in Singapore and Malaysia – November


2010 (Academic Module)
IELTS exams in Singapore and Malaysia were described by our friends A and N as
identical. Here is what they remembered:

Writing Task

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There was a line graph describing the number of people playing 4 types of sports, in
years 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Everyone should stay in school until the age of eighteen. To what extent do you agree or
disagree?

Speaking test

Interview

- Do you currently work or study?


- Did you have any hobby when you were younger?
- What is your hobby now?
- If you were rich now, what would you want to collect?

Cue Card

Talk about an exciting message that you have received through email or phone, please
say
- who sent it to you,
- what the message was about,
- who you shared it with

Follow up question: Do you send lots of emails to your friends?

Discussion

- Which way do you think is easier to communicate – face to face communication or by


electronic devices such as email?
- Is there any difference in the methods of communication between younger people and
the elderly?
- Do you think that elderly should learn how to use electronic devices? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in Egypt – November 2010


IELTS Speaking questions below were shared by HH from Egypt. Here is what he
remembered:

Speaking test

Interview

- What is your full name?


- Where are you from?
- What do you like about your country?
- What problems do you have in your country?
- Have you ever been abroad before? Where?
- Do you like traveling? Why?
- Where do you like to travel? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a useful application of computer that you had a personal experience with,
please say:
- How did you do this?
- Was it difficult for you?
- Has anyone helped you?

Discussion

- Is computer useful for families? How?


- What are the other uses of computers?
- What is the difference between adults and young people in the way they use computers?
- Should governments provide people with computers for free? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in the UK – November 2010


IELTS speaking questions below were shared by our kind friend R from the UK. R also
said that the other modules were identical to the ones in the tests in Nigeria and
Bangladesh

Speaking test

- What ways are there of having fun in your hometown?


- What do you like the most about your hometown?
- How do you think your hometown should be improved?
- What types of weather are there in your country?
- What kind of weather do you like? Why?
- What kind of weather don’t you like? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about your favorite TV or radio presenter, please say


- who the presenter is,
- what program the presenter hosts,
- what you like about the presenter / program.

Discussion

- What are the skills that a radio/TV presenter should have?


- What are the advantages and disadvantages of this job?
- Should news presenters express their opinion?
- Some people say that news/TV/radio presenters should not joke. What do you think of
that?

IELTS test in Nigeria and Bangladesh –


November 2010 (Academic Module)
IELTS exams in Nigeria and Bangladesh were identical, according to C and R (thanks for
sharing!). Here is what we know:

Listening test

Section 1. A phone conversation between a man who was looking for a school for his son
and a woman.

Section 2. A man was talking to an academic counselor about taking courses.

Section 3. Different types of plant listed under Australian plants and where they should
be planted in a garden. There was a diagram to fill in the location of the plants.

Section 4. Types of sports and different types of body build that help people perform
better in each sport.

Reading test

Passage 1. Behavioral pattern of chimpanzees and how their culture is learned.

Passage 2. An article on multitasking and its physical, mental and health implications.
Passage 3. A plant that is considered extinct (some acacia plant} and its origin in the
legume family (usually grows as a weed). Rediscovered in 1972 by Stephen Smith.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

There were 3 pie charts comparing the annual expenditure of students in countries A, B C
on 5 broad categories, namely accommodation, food, books, leisure and other.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Few languages are increasingly spoken in different countries, while the usage of others is
rapidly declining. Is this a positive or a negative development?

Speaking test

Interview

- What is your full name?


- What do you do, study or work?
- Where are you from?

Cue Card

Talk about a family that you liked to spend time with (other than your own family). You
should say:
- who were they?
- why did you like to spend time with them?
- how did you meet them?

Discussion

- Are you from a singe-parent or a joint family?


- Which sort of family attachment is better?
- Why do you think so?

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IELTS Speaking test in Australia – October 2010


I had to interrupt the series of tips from a high scorer to give you the latest update sent by
A from Australia. Here are the questions A remembered:

Speaking test

- What is your full name?


- Can I see your ID please?
- What are you doing, working or studying?
- Have you completed your studies?
- What kind of job would you prefer in the future?

- Let’s talk about shopping. Do you like shopping?


- Do you like shopping in big shopping centres?
- Which day of the week do you prefer to shop on and why?
- When was the last time you went shopping?

Cue Card

Talk about the last film you saw, please say:


- where did you watch it?
- what did you like about it?
- what did you dislike about the film?
- why did you choose to watch that film?

Discussion

- Would you watch that movie again?


- What do you prefer, staying home to watch a movie on a DVD or going to the cinema?
- Do you find time to relax at home?
- Do you relax while watching a movie?
- What are the effects of movies on children?
- Can you learn other people’s culture through TV?
- How does watching film/movie affect a person?
- What do you think about movie stars of today and their actions?

IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam – October 2010


The following speaking questions were shared by H who took his IELTS exam in
Vietnam:

Speaking test

Interview

- Where is your hometown?


- What do you think your hometown is famous for?
- Did you learn about your hometown’s history in school?
- Do you think that people learn history in school?
- When was the last time you went to a place where people go to dance in your country?
- Do you like dancing?
- Have you ever learned dancing?
- Why do you think people love to dance?
- How many languages do you speak?
- What languages do you want to study in the future?
- Why do you want to study a foreign language?

Cue Card

Describe the last time when you were last late for an important appointment. Please say
- When did it happen?
- What was the meeting for?
- Why were you late?
- Explain the results of being late for that meeting.

Discussion

- Are you angry with people who are late?


- Do you think that people have less free time today than in the past? Why?
- Do you think that the quality of living is increasing? How?
- Today people use machinery to automate everything, is it good or bad?
- How does modern technology help to save time?
- Do you agree that people should let machinery do everything?

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IELTS tests in Turkey and Syria – October 2010


(Academic Module)
IELTS exams in Turkey and Syria were the same, so we are told by H and S, who took
their tests in these countries. Here is what we know:

Listening test

Section 1. A woman who wanted to book a hotel for her birthday party called to get
information about hotels.
Section 2. A female presenter was describing changes in a shopping mall that were
related to flowers and different sections in a shop for fertilizers, other gardening supplies,
etc.

Questions: there was a map of the mall and we were asked to label locations on the map.

Section 3. A student was describing the resources she used and the problems she had
while writing her dissertation. She was providing information about different sections of
her thesis.

Section 4. A university lecturer was talking about history of time measurement and
different instruments that were used for measuring time with their respective problems.

Reading test

Passage 1. Agriculture and different methods of farming, including agro-chemical


farming and genetically modified crops versus organic farming.

Question: filling in gaps, multiple choice questions and Y/N/NG.

Passage 2. Paleontology and a database of fossils and their related problems.

Questions: headings matching and sentence completion.

Passage 3. Memory and different techniques of memorizing things, including history of


each technique.

Questions: filling in gaps, multiple choice questions and Y/N/NG.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There was a graph comparing birth and death rates in one European country between the
years 1950 and 2010, plus a future prediction in 40 years.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

These days many people leave their county to work abroad and take their family with
them. Do you think benefits of this outweigh disadvantages in terms of family
development?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran – October 2010


IELTS Speaking questions below were shared by H from Iran (thank you!)
Speaking test

Interview

- What is your full name?


- Let’s talk about your hometown. What do you think is special about it?
- How can you improve your hometown?
- How has it changed compared to the past?
- Let’s talk about the weather. What kind of weather do you have in your city?
- What kind of weather do you like and why?

Cue Card

Describe a fascinating job that you heard about, please say


- where you heard about it,
- what kind of job it was,
- what fascinated you, and
- explain why you thought it was fascinating.

Discussion

- Was the job in question a well paid job?


- How the working conditions in your country have changed in recent years?
- What was the cause of the change?
- What benefits in your opinion do workers need, apart from salary?
- Does working too much have any influence on family life?

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IELTS test in Vietnam – October 2010 (Academic


Module)
IELTS exam was shared by H from Hanoi, Vietnam (thanks!), here is what we know:

Listening test

Section 1. A conversation between a man, who wanted to register for a camping site, and
a female officer.
Questions: filling in the gaps in a registration form (name, address and a telephone
number), filling in the map some information about the camping site, multiple choice
question (multiple answers) about the 3 activities available.

Section 2. A man was providing information about a charity organization.

Questions: table completion, sentence completion.

Section 3: A discussion between Simon and Anna about a course in International


Relation studies.

Questions: multiple choice questions (one answer only), multiple choice question
(multiple answers), matching 4 given courses with their associated benefits.

Section 4. A university lecturer was talking about business ethic.

Reading test

Passage 1. How to become an expert?


Questions: flow chart completion, T/F/NG, summary (sentence completion).

Passage 2. Antarctic’s climate change.


Questions: Matching information, multiple choice question (single answer), T/F/NG.

Passage 3. History and Movies.


Questions: Matching information, Y/N/NG.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There were 4 pie charts describing the results of a survey by a university about the
opinion of full-time and part-time students about its services (the services were IT
support offered and opening hours).

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Pollution and other environmental damage are inevitable results when a country is
developing and growing its wealth. To what extent you agree or disagree?

IELTS Speaking test in Qatar – October 2010


The following questions were shared by H from Qatar. Here is what she remembered:

Speaking test
Interview

- What’s your full name?


- Do you work or study?
- What do you enjoy more, working or studying?
- Do you have a lot of free time?
- Would you prefer going out with friends or watching TV?
- What kind of food did you eat in your childhood?
- If you had children, would you prefer them to eat in restaurants or at home?

Cue Card

Tell me about a story that people in your country know well. Please say
- what is that story?
- who told you that story?
- why do you remember that story?

Discussion

- What type of stories do children like?


- Would you prefer telling your children a story or reading to them?
- Do you believe it is important to tell traditional stories to children?
- Do you think the modern generation is interested in traditions?
- Is it important to keep our traditions?
- If so, how can one prevent traditions from disappearing?

IELTS test in Iran and Lithuania – October 2010


(Academic Module)
IELTS exams in Iran in Lithuania were described by M and K and sound very similar.
Here is what these kind people collectively remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A woman wanted to book a restaurant for a party, the questions included the
date of party, her phone number, the number of people at the party, the kind of food, etc.

Section 2. A man was describing an island and mentioning several details about the place.

Section 3. A tutor was advising a student about the structure and contents of his proposal
(introduction, body, conclusion, etc).

Section 4. A man was describing whales and dolphins and the conditions they live in.

Reading test
Passage 1. About sleeping after lunch (day nap).

Passage 2. About various birds.

Passage 3. About e-learning and its usage in companies, its advantages and
disadvantages.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There were 2 bar charts that illustrated the influence of bedroom TV and computer on
children’s scores in the following subjects: reading, writing, mathematics.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that tourists should accept social and environmental responsibility
while others believe that tourists should not accept any responsibility at all. To what
extent do you agree or disagree?

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IELTS Speaking test in India – October 2010


Speaking questions were shared by S from India whose IELTS exam update was
published earlier here.

Speaking test

Interview

- What is your name?


- Where are you from?
- Where do you work / study?
- Is it easy to get a job in your country?

- How many languages do you speak?


- Is it easy to learn English?
- How did you learn English?
- How long did you learn English for?
- Do you read newspapers?
- Tell me about newspapers that you read.
- What section of a newspaper do you normally read?
- Do you prefer TV or newspapers? Why?
- Do you watch news over the Internet?
- What type of news are you interested in?
 
Cue Card

Talk about your favorite outdoor activity, please say


- What activity is that?
- Where do you do it?
- How often do you do it?
- Why do you like this activity?

Discussion

Let’s talk about indoor & outdoor sports.


- Why do people prefer outdoor sports?
- What were the outdoor activities of the past compared to these of the present?
- Why are children less interested in outdoor activities nowadays?

IELTS test in India – October 2010 (Academic Module)


IELTS exam in India was described by S as follows:

Listening test

Section 1. A conversation between a holiday company’s executive and a lady named


Janet.

Questions: Janet’s address, phone number (filling in the gaps), multiple choice questions
about prizes / coupons, date of the prize announcement, type of prize, type of activity
preferred by Janet’s teenage children (surfing), type of place Janet prefers to spend her
holiday in, type of activity Janet likes to do on a holiday with her husband.

Section 2. Description of Woodside Hotel.

Questions: when it opened, how many branches it has, how much it costs to purchase
membership, discounts for members, special offers. Then there were 2 questions to select
from answers in a box which restaurant has particular facilities.

Section 3. A talk between Jack and Lee about joining different universities. Lee likes
journalism as a profession.
Questions: Why Lee has chosen that particular university, what facilities are there, what
are Jack’s interests (science), what facilities are there in Jack’s college campus.

Section 4. A flowchart describing the making of rubber. How it’s collected, transferred,
preserved in acid, manually pressed to drain water, smoked, sold.

Questions: filling in the gaps, the questions were about people who
used rubber and for what purpose. In chronological order first Brazilians made rubber
balls, then Europeans invented vulcanization to make rubber smooth and elastic, then car
tires boosted the industry and the last invention of synthetic rubber was made by
Germans.
 
Reading test

Passage 1. Koalas in Australia.

Questions: Multiple choice (A, B, C or D), Yes/No/Not Given, filling in gaps (no more
than 2 words).

Passage 2. About a collapse of a steel bridge in London.

Questions: Multiple choices (select the correct opinion of an engineer from the given
choices).

Passage 3. About the correct communication of information.


 
Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

There were two bar graphs comparing employment of elderly males and females in
Belgium, USA, Japan and Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

People often think about creating an ideal society, but most of the times fail in making
this happen. What is your opinion about an ideal society? How can we create an ideal
society?

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IELTS Speaking test in Kazakhstan – October 2010
IELTS Speaking questions were shared by our friend N from Kazakhstan, here is what
we know:

Speaking test

Interview

- What are your favorite colors?


- What do they mean?
- Do you wear clothes in your favorite colors?
- Which colors are important for people in your country?
- Lets talk about fashion: what kind of clothes do you wear?
- Where do you buy your clothes?
- Do you think that in the future you will wear the same clothes as now?

Cue Card

Tell me about a part of your city that is changing, please say


- where is it?
- how is it changing?
- why is it changing?
- how do you feel about that?

Discussion

- Are the changes in the cities good or bad?


- How do people react to them?
- Which facilities should the government make available for people?
- How do you and your friends spend time?
- What are the differences between the way people were spending time in the past and
now?
- Should government consider local people’s opinion when deciding on changes in the
city?
- Should people know about everything the government is planning?

IELTS Speaking test in Indonesia – October 2010


IELTS Speaking questions from Indonesia were shared by D (thank you!), who sent us
the following:

Speaking test

Interview
- Tell me about your hometown.
- What do you remember about your hometown from your childhood?
- What is so special about your hometown, in your opinion?
- Did you recently have a vacation?
- Do you think vacations are important? Why?
- Do you enjoy going on vacation on your own or with other people? Who would you
take with you?

Cue card

Talk about one of your long-time friends. Please say


- when you first met your friend,
- what made you want to be friends with him/her in the first place,
- how the two of you keep in touch with each other.

Discussion

- How do people make new friends?


- What do you think makes people have a long friendship?
- Does it make things easier in a friendship if you have similar interests?

IELTS test in the USA – October 2010 (Academic


Module)

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she remembered:

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There was a diagram showing how to recycle glass bottles that we had to describe.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that air travel creates a great deal of pollution and consumes a
considerable amount of fuel resources. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this
opinion? Give reasons and examples from your own personal experience.
Speaking test

Interview

- What is your full name, please?


- Where are you from?
- Can I see your identification?
- Tell me about your home town.
- Describe the most famous thing in your home town.

Cue Card

Describe a great celebration that you participated in, please say:


- what is this celebration?
- what did you do?
- who was involved in this celebration?
- why do you think it was special?

Discussion

- How do you learn about celebrations that are related to your culture?
- What do you think are common celebrations all over the world?
- Do you think we should follow our culture and traditions and why?
- How do you react to spending a lot of money on celebrations?
- How do you think celebrations in the past and at present are different?
- Are people celebrating in the same ways?

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IELTS test in the Philippines – September 2010


(Academic Module)
IELTS exam questions were shared by A from the Philippines, here is what she
remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A student was inquiring about a part time job.


Section 2. School orientation session for parents.
Section 3. A chemistry student was inquiring about options of changing courses.
Section 4. A topic about marine life.

Reading test

Passage 1. The importance of paper versus computer.


Passage 2. About Darwin’s finches (medium ground finch and cactus
finch).
Passage 3. About TV addiction and its effects.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There was a bar graph showing the number of people and their reasons for visiting a
certain town, the frequency of visits on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis and those
who never visited. The reasons given were education, work, entertainment, to visit
people, and shopping.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Children of ages 7-11 now spend more time watching television and/or playing video
games than before. What are the effects of this on children, family and society? What are
the possible solutions to this situation?

IELTS Speaking test in Myanmar – September 2010

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Interview

- Where are you from?


- What is your hometown famous for?
- Does your country have museums?
- Have you ever been to a museum? When?
- Did you like your visit to a museum?
- Did you enjoy sports when you were young? Why?
- What sports did you play?
- Is there a difference between types of sports that boys and girls play?
Cue Card

Talk about a law or a rule that you would suggest to improve your country, please say
- what law/ rule that is,
- why you think it is needed,
- explain how it would improve the situation in your country.

Discussion

- Do you think that being a policeman is an easy job in your country?


- Do you think men and women make equally good police officers?
- In general, is policeman’s job easy?
- Do you think it is a good idea for the police to carry guns around?
- What do you think are the responsibilities of a good lawyer?
- Do you think men and women make equally good lawyers?

IELTS Speaking test in India – September 2010

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The following IELTS speaking questions were shared by our friend R who remembered
this much:

Speaking test

Interview

- What’s your full name?


- Tell me about yourself.
- What colors do you like?
- Do you mostly wear clothes in your favorite color?
- What color would you paint your walls? Why?
- Which color do you think India connects with the most?
- Which color represents India?
- What did you collect as a child?
- Did you collect stamps as a child?
- If you had lot of money what would you collect now?

Cue Card

Talk about a childhood hobby of yours, please say


- what hobby it was,
- how you developed this hobby,
- why you liked doing this.

Discussion

- Do you think that hobbies are important?


- What do you think are the hobbies of youngsters in your country?
- What hobbies should children develop that could help them as adults?

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IELTS test in UAE – September 2010 (Academic


Module)
IELTS Academic exam was shared by K from UAE, and thanks to her excellent memory
we know the following:

Listening test

Section 1. A telephone conversation. The caller was asking about the facilities and
membership types in a health club.
Questions: filling in the blanks and multiple choice.

Section 2. A radio broadcaster was introducing a social program called Connections.


Questions: multiple choice and choosing an answer from the choices in the box.

Section 3. A conversation between two teaching staff. They were drafting an


itinerary/schedule of activities for a visitor who’s coming to their university for a lecture.
Questions: filling in the blanks.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. How optimism is linked to good health and longevity.

Passage 2. Why and how birds migrate.


Passage 3. About ingenuity, how much of it a society requires, how big the supply is, and
about the world becoming more complex and thus needing more complex ingenuity.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There were 3 maps of a local area dated 1800, 1900 and 2000. We had to write a report
about the developments that occurred in the area during those three years.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that the government should choose the subjects that students will
study in the university, while others say that students should be the ones to choose their
preferred subjects. What is your opinion about this? Give your reasons and include
relevant examples.

Speaking test

Interview

- What’s your name?


- Where are you from?
- Do you prefer watching television or reading newspapers?
- Why do you prefer it?
- Have you tried watching television using the internet?
- What is your favorite time of the day?
- How do you usually spend your day?

Cue Card

Talk about a teacher from your childhood that you would like to meet again. Please say:
- What is the name of the teacher?
- What did you learn from this teacher?
- How much do you want to meet this teacher again?

Discussion

- Is teaching a good job?


- Would you choose teaching as a profession?
- In your opinion, what qualities should a good teacher have?
- What do you think about people not being into teaching nowadays?
- What can the government do to encourage people to take up teaching?
- Can a good teacher still remain good even if her students are bad in class?
IELTS Speaking tests in India and UAE – September
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India.

Speaking test India

Interview

- Where do you live?


- Do you work or study?
- What part of the day do you like best? Why?
- When do you function best? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a gift you gave to another person, you should say:
- what the gift was,
- who you gave it to,
- why you gave this gift to that person, and
- why you think the person liked it.

Discussion

- What do you think is better, giving or receiving?


- Why is it sometimes difficult to give people gifts?
- Do you donate to charities?
- Do people still have faith in charities?
- Do you think in the future the number of charities will increase or decrease?

Speaking test UAE

Interview

- What’s your full name?


- Tell me about your hometown.
- Do you like movies?
- How often do you watch a movie?
- What is you usual daily routine?

Cue Card

Talk about a teacher who had a significant impact on your life, please say:
- who the teacher was,
- how many years you’ve known this teacher,
- in what ways the said teacher changed your life.

Discussion

- How do teachers contribute to the society?


- How do teachers motivate students to learn?
- Who do you thinks students nowadays would follow: their parents or their teachers?

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IELTS test in Dubai, UAE – September 2010 (General


Training)
IELTS in Dubai was shared by our kind friend P, who sent us the following information:

Listening test

Section 1. Yoga classes – joining dates / level /cost and relevant sports activities offered.
Section 2. News about vegetables market, details regarding the quality of the produce and
its availability.
Section 3. Diagrams of arrangement of rooms and directions.
Section 4. Description of essential qualities and benefits of fish oil and experiments on
children and other participants.

Reading test

Passage 1. Can’t remember.


Passage 2. Some famous musicians and their contribution to the industry (their
achievements).
Passage 3. Wearing uniform by the staff on duty, specifications such as gloves and
particular types of shoes to wear for safety reasons.
Passage 4. Smog in London in 1952, and the related issues and consequences.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your landlord who wants to increase your rent. In your letter
- introduce yourself,
- explain about your current situation and what you want your landlord to do,
- say what you will do if the rent will be increased.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that self employment is better than a job in company or an institution.
Discuss, what is your opinion?

Speaking test

- Tell me your full name.


- What shall I call you?
- Tell me about your hometown.
- Tell me about the history of your hometown that you learned in your childhood.
- Where have you visited in your hometown recently?
- Where do you want to spent your holidays?

Cue Card

Talk about your childhood teacher whom you want to meet:


- describe the teacher,
- say what your relationship was,
- and in what ways the teacher was helpful.

Discussion

- What are the qualities a teacher should have?


- What actions should government take to help a graduate student become a teacher?
- Do you think nowadays there is less value in a teacher’s job?

IELTS Speaking test in Malaysia – September 2010


IELTS Speaking questions were shared by M from Malaysia (thanks a lot!).

Speaking test
Interview

- Do you like to cook? Why?


- Who does the cooking at home?
- Will you do more cooking in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a day off that you took to relax from work, please say
- what you did,
- where you went,
- who was there with you, and
- what you did to relax.

Discussion

- Do you think sleep is the best way to relax?


- Do you think that sleep is important?
- What do you think about the sleeping patterns of people of all ages?

- Where do you usually go on vacation?


- What do you like to do on vacation?
- Do you think paid leave is necessary?
- Do you think people get enough paid leave?
- How many hours of paid leave should one get a month?
- What are the advantages of paid leave?

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IELTS test in the USA – September 2010 (Academic


Module)
IELTS in the US was shared by our kind friend A. Here is what he remembered:

Reading test
Passage 1. About global warming.
Passage 2. Automotive industry.
Passage 3. About planets and life in the oceans.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There were two graphs about two styles of college building design; one in the present and
the other after the upcoming redevelopment.

Writing Task 2 ( an essay)

Fashion can affect people’s lives in a positive or a negative way. Discuss, what is your
opinion?

Speaking test

Interview

- State your name.


- Can I see your identification?
- Do you work or study?
- Do you watch news on TV or read it in magazines? Why?
- Do you read news on the Internet? Why?
- Tell me about the latest story you read.

Cue Card

Describe a teacher whom you like, please say


- When did you meet him / her?
- What is your relationship with him / her?
- How often do you meet him / her?

Discussion

- Why does he/she influence you?


- What are his / her characteristics?
- Compare the position of a teacher in society in the past and at present.
- How can a teacher influence students from childhood to adulthood?
- What are the characteristics of a good teacher?

IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam – September 2010


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The following IELTS questions were shared by T who had her Speaking test in Vietnam
(thanks, T!).

Speaking test

Interview

- What is your full name?


- Do you work or study?
- Do you think it will be easy for you to get a good job in the future?
- Let’s talk about shopping: do you like shopping?
- Do you like shopping in big shopping centers?
- Let’s talk about weather: what weather do you like?
- What did you do last week, when the weather was good?

Cue Card

Talk about a traditional story which is well-known in your country, please say
- why you know this story,
- how you feel about this story,
- what the story is about,
- why this story is well-known.

Discussion

- What is a good way to maintain traditional stories?


- Why are traditional stories important?
- Do you think traditional stories are less popular nowadays?
- Do you think Hollywood productions distract people from traditional stories?

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IELTS test in Bangladesh and Brussels – September
2010 (Academic Module)
The following IELTS exam questions were shared by our friends F and K from
Bangladesh and Brussels (thank you!).

Listening test

Section 1. A phone conversation about renting a house.


Section 2. Briefing on a tour.
Section 3. A professor and 2 of his students were discussing a syllabus.
Section 4. A lecture on a diet.

Reading test

Passage 1. Otters’ life and eating habits.


Passage 2. How to trace a new place.
Passage 3. Architect’s approach to buildings’ design.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

There was a flowchart that we were asked to describe, the theme was ‘Getting a driving
license in the US’.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that to solve today’s global problems every nation should have a good
relationship with other nations. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this
statement?

Speaking test

Interview

- State your full name.


- Where are you from?
- Do you like animals?
- What animals do you like and why?
- Do you still love the animals that you loved in your childhood?
- Let’s talk about weather, what sort of whether do you like the most? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a work that was done by your friend for which you admire him/her. Please
say:
- who that friend is,
- why you admire him/her, and
- explain why it was important.

Discussion

- What do you think, what type of personality do people of the young generation admire?
- Do you think admiration varies according to age?
- What do you think, how important is education in one’s life?
- Do you think today education is in demand more than it was in the past?

IELTS Speaking test in Russia, Moscow – September


2010

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Speaking questions from the IELTS test in Moscow were shared by our kind friend O.
Here is what she remembered:

Speaking test

- Introduce yourself.
- Where do you work?
- Was it easy for you to find this job?
- Would you like to change your job?
- Do you like animals?
- Were you surrounded by animals when you were a child?
- Do people in your country like animals? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting job which you would like to do:


- describe this job,
- say what skills are required for this job and
- explain why it is interesting to you.

Discussion

- What are the effects of long working hours on leisure time?


- What is the best age for retirement in our opinion? Why?
- Who should be responsible for the good living standard of old people after their
retirement – the government or their children? Why?

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IELTS Speaking tests in Switzerland and Kazakhstan –


September 2010
IELTS tests in Switzerland and Kazakhstan, according to our friends S and L, were the
same as in France and Italy. Here are the speaking questions that L and S were asked:

Speaking test Kazakhstan

Interview

- Talk about your hometown.


- What do you like the most about your hometown?
- Do you like shopping?
- What things do you like to buy?
- Where do you like to do the shopping?

Cue Card

Talk about your favorite subject in primary/secondary school, please say


- what subject it was,
- why you liked it and
- how long you have studied it.

Discussion

- Are math and physics important subjects?


- Do you think that usage of the advanced technology at schools is beneficial for pupils’
education?

Speaking test Switzerland

Interview
- Where are you from?
- What kind of books did you read when you were a child?
- What are you reading now?
- Do you like books as a gift?

Cue Card

Talk about an outdoor activity that you like, please say


- Where do you do it?
- How often do you do it?
- Why is this activity important?

Discussion

- What kinds of jobs exist where you have to work outdoors?


- What are the differences between countryside and towns?
- What are the advantages of working indoors and outdoors?
- What are the disadvantages of working indoors and outdoors?

IELTS test in Canada – September 2010 (Academic


Module)

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IELTS in Canada was described by our kind friend A. Here is what he remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A dialogue between two people about renting a room.


Section 2. Presentation by the founder of exchange services on-line.
Section 3. A conversation between a student and a university professor about her research
on a coffee company.
Section 4. Information about first Japanese settlers and their livelihood.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the history of printing books.


Passage 2. The sense of smell.
Passage 3. Can’t remember.

Writing test
Writing Task 1 (a report)

There were two tables about potato production and consumption on five continents in
2006.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Machines start to replace humans in many jobs, discuss both negative and positive points
of this development.

Speaking test

Interview

- Introduce yourself.
- What is your name?
- Do you work or study?
- Talk about your job.
- Was this job easy to get?
- Let’s talk about fashion and style of clothes.
- Where do you buy your clothes?
- Do you do anything to relax?
- Is relaxation important?
- Are men and women different in their way of relaxation?

Cue card

Talk about a place in your country that has changed, please say:
- what place it is,
- how it has changed,
- why this change occurred, and
- what made you remember this place.

Discussion

- Why do people not like changes?


- Have the traditions changed in your country?
- Do you think people should preserve their traditions?
- What are the benefits of changing traditions?

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IELTS test in the UK – September 2010 (Academic


Module)
IELTS exam in the UK was shared by H (thank you!), who sent us the following topics
and questions. Here is what H remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A person was calling a travel agent to rent a flat for a holiday.
Section 2. Two researchers were talking about their findings.
Sections 3, 4. Cant remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Regulations regarding drivers’ licenses of foreign drivers.


Passage 2. The importance of contents of a job application.
Passage 3. The importance of flax (native plants) in New Zealand’s old habitat.

Writing test

See IELTS exam in India

Speaking test

Interview

- What is your name?


- Where do you work?
- What kind of job is it?
- Do you have friends?
- Do you think having friends is important? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a good friend of yours, please say:


- who he/she is,
- what he/she is like,
- how you met him / her and
- explain why you are still friends

Discussion
- How do people make friends now?
- Do you think we meet new people differently now than in the past?

IELTS test in France and Italy – September 2010


(Academic Module)
The following IELTS exam questions were shared by our kind friends N and R, here
goes:

Listening test

Section 1. A lady was inquiring about renting a house for a weekend.


Section 2. A briefing about a museum.
Section 3. Two pupils were discussing a research work on children and television.
Section 4. Use of technology in libraries, in particular in the British Library.

Reading test

Passage 1. The worth of grey employees.


Passage 2. Settlement pattern in England.
Passage 3. Extinction of certain animal species in Australia.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

There was a bar chart that compared reasons why students would choose a British
University in 1985 and 2004. There were shown percentages of students opting for
certain facilities like sports, location, degree course, teaching and other resources while
deciding over universities in the UK.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

These days an increasing number of developing countries are improving their tourism
industries. Why do you think this is the case? Is this a positive or a negative
development?

Speaking test

Interview

- Are you comfortable?


- Do you study or work?
- What do you study?
- Do you love what you study?
- How important is it to like what you study?

Cue Card

Describe something naughty you did when you were a child, please say
- what you did,
- why you did it,
- what happened after that
and why you remembered this incident.

Discussion

- What is a child’s attitude influenced by?


- What is the effect of parents’ attitude on children?
- Should children listen to parents? Why?
- While choosing a career what responsibilities should be kept in mind?

IELTS test in the Philippines – September 2010


(Academic Module)
IELTS exam questions were share by A from the Philippines. Here is what she
remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A car broke down in a remote place, the driver was asking for assistance.
Section 2. About the curriculum in a certain school.
Section 3. The history of engineering.
Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About dinosaurs and how they were discovered.


Passage 2. About e-books and audio books, their development and economy.
Passage 3. About the planets in the solar system, what would have happened if we didn’t
have the Sun, some scientific studies.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There was a graph that showed what percentage of men aged 16-25 participated in sports
games as well as watched them on television. There was also shown the percentage of
men that just watched the game and didn’t play the sport in reality.
Writing Task 2

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using animals to test the
medicines invented for human use? Discuss and state your own opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

Questions about me, my work and everyday activities.

Cue Card

Describe someone who you think is successful, please say


- who he/she is,
- what his/her achievements are,
- what made him/her be your choice,
- how his/her success contributed to the society.

Discussion

- In your own opinion, is a rich person considered to be successful?


- Does work matter to you more than your family?

IELTS test in Belize – August 2010 (Academic Module)


These are the topics and questions that our fiend L from Belize shared after her IELTS
exam:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We had to describe diagrams showing how sand dunes are formed.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some schools send their students to institutions/organizations for a short to do some


unpaid work. To what extent is it beneficial to the students and the
organizations/institutions?

Speaking test

Interview
- Tell me your full name.
- Where are you from?
- Tell me about your hometown.
- What do you like about your hometown?
- What can be done in your hometown to make it better?
- What type of pet do you like and why?
- Name one type of pet you would like to have in your home.
- What kind of food did you like as a child?
- Do you still eat that food now?
- Would you want your children to eat the same food now?

Cue Card

Talk about a TV or Radio broadcaster you know, please say


- What is his / her name?
- What type of program do they present?
- Do you enjoy his / her program and why?

Discussion

- What is the impact of technology on broadcasting?


- What are the required qualities of a news caster?

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IELTS Speaking test in Australia – August 2010


The following IELTS speaking questions were shared by our kind friend D from
Australia.

Speaking Test

Interview

- Tell me about yourself.


- Where do you come from?
- Do you like to travel?
- Where do you usually go?
- How long was the longest trip you have made? Why?
- Where do you want to spend your holiday if given the chance to choose? Why?
- Do you like cooking?
- Normally, who cooks in your home? Why?
- Do you see yourself cooking more in the future? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a school you have attended as a child. You should say:
- what the school looked like,
- describe the other school children,
- describe the teachers.

Discussion

- Which do you think is better, a big school or a small school? Why?


- Which has more social effect on school children: school or home? Why?