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IELTS test in London, UK – May 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in the UK, we are told by G, was similar to the exam in Brazil posted yesterday (the writing section was identical). Our thanks goes to G and here is what she remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A woman called to inquire about house insurance.

Questions: Filling in the gaps (no more than three words), the questions were about the woman’s postal address, e-mail address, type and area of the house, additional items to be covered, annual cost.

Section 2. An explanation of requirements for an abroad job application.

Questions: Multiple choice/filling in the gaps.

Section 3. A woman and a man were talking about results of a research she has done abroad.

Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. A talk about the results of a change in the way IT support is provided to university tutors.

Questions: Filling in the gaps (mo more than one word).

Reading test

Passage 1. Pictographs and different types of knots used for communication in the 1800’s.

Questions: True/False/Not Given and filling in the gaps.

Passage 2. About Japanese pottery.

Questions: matching headings and filling in the gaps.

Passage 3. Non verbal communication, people’s reactions to communicating without speaking.

Questions: Yes/No/Not Given and filling in the gaps.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There was a table giving statistics about Australian and Malaysian population (birth rate, % aged 65 or over, male, female, total population) in 1984 and 2002.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people think that too much money is wasted on investment in technical equipment for space exploration and would be beneficial if invested elsewhere, do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test

Interview

– Tell me about yourself.
– Are you a student or do you work?
– What is the longest flight you have been on?
– Do you think finding out about other people’s culture is important and why?
– Do you think having a good first day at work is important and why?

Cue Card

Talk about a type of fitness exercise that you do, please say:
– What sort of exercise is it?
– Who are you explaining about it and how?
– What do you need to do it?

Discussion

Don’t remember

IELTS test in Brazil – May 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Brazil was described by T who remembered the Writing and Speaking sections. Our thanks to T, and here is the exam:

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There was a table giving statistics about Australian and Malaysian population (birth rate, % aged 65 or over, male, female, total population) in 1984 and 2002.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people claim that massive investment in technology for space exploration is a waste of money. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Interview

– Do you live in an apartment or in a house?
– What do you like about where you live?
– Would you recommend anyone to live in your area? Why?

– Let’s talk about clothes/fashion: do you like shopping?
– What kind of clothes do you like?
– Do you think the way people dress in your home country is changing?


Cue Card

Talk about something you have made yourself, please say:
– What is it?
– Why did you make it?
– How did you make it?

Discussion

– What kind of things people usually decide to make themselves?
– Why do you think people decide to make things themselves?
– What is the difference in terms of quality of industrial products and things you made yourself?
– What do you think are the effects of mass production of items on people’s life?
– Would you rather watch a film in the cinema or at home?
– What kind of films did you like to watch when you were a child?

 

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