IELTS in Iran and Kazakhstan – October 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS exams in Iran and Kazakhstan were the same, so I am told by A. and E., who managed to describe very well their topics and questions they were asked. Many thanks for these wonderful people for sharing. Enjoy!

Listening test

The listening test recording was identical to the one from IELTS in Dubai, the UK and France.

Note: The last section was a bit tricky, because the conversation had a pause and people though that the recording was moving on to the next group of questions – when indeed it wasn’t.

Reading test

Passage 1: The invention of clock in various countries.
Questions: Headings matching, labeling a diagram.

Passage 2: Coral reefs, where they are, what do they consist of and their impacts on economy of local people.
Questions: True / False, Matching headings, Multiple choice questions.

Passage 3: About paintings and whether what we see in a picture reflects the characteristics of painter or not.
Questions: True / False / Not given, Matching titles to paragraphs and Multiple choice questions.

Writing test

The writing tasks were exactly as the ones in IELTS in France in the UK.

Speaking test

Interview
– Introduce yourself.
– What do you do, work or study?
– Why did you choose this subject?
– Do you need extra courses if you want to work? Why?
– Is swimming popular in your country?
– Do you think schools should teach children how to swim?

Cue card from Kazakhstan
Talk about the course you would like to take, you should say:
– What kind of course is that?
– Why would you choose this course?
– How easy would it be for you?

Cue card from Iran
Talk about the latest book that you have read, you should say
– Who recommended it?
– What was it about?
– What did you learn from it?
– Would you recommend it to others?

Discussion
– Why men and women choose to read different types of books?
– Why adults read books for fun?
– Do you think e-books will replace the way we read now?
– How can we encourage people to read?
– What is the role of the Internet in reading, does it help to encourage people to read?

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