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IELTS test in Australia and Malaysia – February 2011 (General Training)

IELTS exams in Australia and Malaysia were the same, and thanks to collective contribution of B, S and D we know quite a bit about the exam topics and questions.

Listening test

Section 1. Phone conversation between a prospective tenant and landlord about a rental property.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. History of construction and floor plan of a supermarket.
Questions: multiple choice, diagram / map labeling.

Section 3. A conversation between a student and course coordinator regarding a research seminar.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 4. A survey about children’s nutrition in New Zealand.
Questions: multiple choice and filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About bike hire for vacations.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Information about a tour operator and highlights of provided tours in the UK.

Passage 3. Paid leave procedure in California, US.
Questions: Filling in blanks.

Passage 4. About tidal-wave force and marine turbines that convert it into electrical energy.
Questions: matching statements with paragraphs, filling in blanks.

Passage 5. Information on grievance handling.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have purchased a new electronic item last week, but it has arrived damaged. Write a letter to the shop manager to complain about this. In your letter explain
– What was the product?
– What was the fault?
– What do you ask the manager to do?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that traveling is a valuable experience, others say it is a waste of time and money. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the most enjoyable part of your job?

Cue Card

Talk about time that you have spent near water in your childhood. Please say

– Where was that place?
– Whom did you spend the time with?
– What did you do?
– Did you like or dislike that place?

Discussion

– Do you think oceans are important?
– Do you think they should be protected? Why?
– Do you enjoy being close to the ocean?
– What is the importance of the ocean in your country?

IELTS test in the UK – February 2011 (Academic Module)

IELTS exam in England was shared by our kind friend H who remembered the following details:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing changes before and after the construction of tourist facilities.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays males and females are working out of town. They are spending more time and energy at work and less at home. Do advantages of this employment trend outweigh negative effects?

Speaking test

Interview

– Do you work or study?
– Do you like your job?
– Tell me something interesting about your job.
– Do you help with any household work?
– Should parents engage children in doing household work?

Cue Card

Describe a situation where you have helped somebody. Please say

– Whom did you help?
– Why did you decide to help this person?
– How did he/she feel about your help?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion

– Do you know organizations that help people?
– Whom do they help?
– What are advantages or disadvantage of this help?
– Should government help people or not?
– What types of help should it provide?

 

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