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IELTS test in Vietnam – November 2013 (Academic Module)

These Writing and Speaking questions were shared by H who recently took the IELTS test in Vietnam.

Writing testIELTS test in Vietnam

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two tables. The 1st showed the consumption of potatoes in 5 regions and the 2nd showed the production of potatoes in these 5 regions. We had to describe the tables.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The raise of living standard benefits mostly cities, not the rural areas. What are the causes of this problem? What issues might such differences lead to? How can we prevent these issues?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– Which room do you like the most? Why?

Cue Card

Describe an occasion when guests came to your home. Please say

– What was the occasion?
– Why did visitors come to your home?
– What did you do during this visit?

Discussion

– Did you enjoy that visit?
– Discuss the change in visiting habit in your country now compared to the past.

IELTS test in Canada – November 2013 (Academic Module)

Our Canadian friend S shared the following IELTS exam update. S didn’t remember the Listening topics but had a good recollection of the rest:

Reading testIELTS test in Canada

Passage 1. About animals survival after consuming poisonous plants.

Passage 2. About two German writers and their books.

Passage3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing population growth in Japan in three different years. We had to describe the graph.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that the government spends too much money on developing space exploration technology. There are many others financial needs that the government should address instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What did you study?
– Do you think people should communicate with their classmates?
– Why is it important?

Cue Card

Talk about a shopping street that you would like to visit. Please say

– Where is it located?
– Why do you want to go there?
– What is so special about it?
– What do you like the most about it?

Discussion

– What do you think about shopping streets and malls in general?
– Which do you prefer? Why?
– Do you think shopping malls are bad for the environment or not? Why?
– What is good for the economy: spending money or saving it? Why?

 

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