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IELTS test in Vietnam – December 2016 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Vietnam (thanks, N!) remembered the following information about his recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Vietnam

Section 1. A conversation of a man and a woman about tourist attractions in Arizona.

Section 2. About Pacific languages.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A short lecture about puffins in Canada.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Reading test

Passage 1. The text was describing some ancient place.
Questions: summary completion.

Passage 2. A text about phenology.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. About the decision-making process.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart describing the top ten sports in Canada in 1995 and 2005.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

International travel brings benefits to travelers and countries visited, but it also causes problems for the environment. Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages? Give your own opinion and relevant examples.

IELTS test in Punjab, India – December 2016 (Academic Module)

Our friend H took the IELTS test in Punjab, India and remembered the following topics and questions:

Reading testIELTS test in India

Passage 1. It was about the history of light that included candles, oil lamps, gas lights and electric bulbs.

Passage 2. About Tasmanian tigers that seemed to be extinct, but were seen by several scientists.

Passage 3. How women compare to men in terms of visualization.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the production levels in Asia, Europe and other countries in the last 160 years.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

It is important to construct common areas such as parks, playgrounds and squares in all towns and cities. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you choose this job?
– In your country do people wear hats and caps?
– Do you wear hats and caps?
– Did you wear hats as a child?
– Why do people wear hats and caps?
– Do you think it’s mostly for practical reasons or because of fashion?

Cue Card

Describe a method that helps you to save money. Please say

– What is it?
– How do you do it?
– Is there a better way, in your opinion?


– Do other people also save money using this method?
– Which natural resources are overused by people, in your opinion?
– Do you think technology affects the environment?
– In what way?



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