IELTS in Iran, Egypt and UK – August 2009 (Academic Module)

You probably guessed by now that IELTS exams in Iran, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Italy and the UK were identical. Well, almost identical – apart from the Speaking module, in which students had different questions. Thanks to 3 kind IELTS candidates (A, M and G) we know this much about the recent exam:

Listening test

Section 1: A phone conversation where a customer provides personal details such as name, telephone number, date of birth, etc.

Section 2: A map was given and the questions were about identifying places on it.

Section 3: A university lecture about a project in painting.

Section 4: A lecture about architecture.

Reading test

Passage 1: About Chimpanzee (kind of monkey), their similarities and differences. The text was very long.

Passage 2: About tourist and effect on nature, eco-tourism.

Passage 3: About the kind of technology that is more effective: small or large, cheap or expensive.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (report)
We had two pie charts that compared the reasons why students are choosing a particular UK university in 1987 and 2007.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Some people think that governments should care about their citizens’ diet and health. Others think that people themselves should take responsibility for their own diet and health. Discuss. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Interview
– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Tell me about your home.
– Which room in your apartment is the best?
– What do you do for improving your home?

Cue Card
Talk about your best friend and how do you spend your time together, you should say
– Who the friend is
– What do you do together.

Discussion
– What do you think about strong relationship within families?
– Discuss Tehran families.

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