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IELTS test in Bulgaria – November 2012 (Academic Module)

The IELTS exam below was shared by S from Bulgaria (thank you!)

Listening testIELTS test in Bulgaria

Section 1. A man was calling an insurance company.
Questions: filling in blanks (there was a form). We had to write the person’s name, policy number, date of birth and some other information on what was the problem and how it happened.

Section 2. A table describing festival activities.
Questions: table completion – we had to write dates, activities and souvenirs.

Section 3. Two person talked about their research on running shoes. The supervisor gave them advice on how to improve their report.
Questions: multiple choice, matching each line of advice to paragraphs.

Section 4. A lecturer talked about natural fibers and their effect on the environment.
Questions: multiple choice, matching statements to paragraphs.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the life of a man who created technology for seeding the land and improving agriculture.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 2 words), True/False/Not Given, diagram/map labeling.

Passage 2. About violins.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, matching headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. About the Voynich manuscript.
Questions: matching people to statements.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We had a chart showing the attendance of people in different age groups at three types of music events in Australia in 2006.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that politicians have the greatest influence on the world. Others, however, believe that scientists have the greatest influence. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

– Where do you live?
– Is it a nice place to live? Why?
– Do you intend to leave your hometown in the future?
– Do you visit museums often?
– Do you think it is important for children to visit museums? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an unusual job you would like to do. Please say

– What is it?
– How did you know about it?
– Why do you think you can do it?
– Why do you like this job?

Discussion

– How do young people in your country learn about having their first job?
– Do you think that governments should provide financial help for the unemployed?
– What do you think of a compulsory retirement age?

IELTS Speaking test in Japan – November 2012

Thanks to A who recently took the IELTS test in Japan we can share these questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Japan

Interview

– Did you like your elementary school?
– What are the features of your school?
– Did you visit your school after graduation?
– Do you meet your school friends?
– What kind of fashion do you like?
– Do you think clothes are expensive in your country?
– Do you think people pay too much attention to fashion?

Cue Card

Talk about something you read recently that you would recommend to others. Please say

– What was it about?
– Did you enjoy reading it?
– Why would you recommend it?

Discussion

– What kind of library system do you have in your country?
– Do you think media tools should be installed in a library? Why?
– Do you think internet access should be provided in a library?
– Compared with the past, do we have more information now?
– Do you think it is good? Why?

 

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