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IELTS in Russia – December 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Russia was described by my new friend J., who says she found IELTS-Blog’s updates very helpful in her preparation and therefore decided to help out and share information about her exam. According to S. from Netherlands, their exam was the same. Thank you, J. and S., we all wish you a great score, and here is the exam:

Listening test

Section 1: About a holiday in an Eco-club.
Questions: Filling in the gaps (table completion).

Section 2: A presentation of a tourist company for the new employees.
Questions: Filling in the gaps (pick a word from the list) and multiple choice questions.

Section 3: A conversation between tutor and a student about a missing lecture and her future survey.
Questions: Filling in the gaps, multiple choice questions, table completion, classification.

Section 4: Research on water in Australia.
Questions: Filling in the gaps and multiple choice questions.

Note: the same questions appeared in the IELTS exam in France (General Training ).

Reading test

Passage 1: A text about two groups of people: maximizers and satisfiers.
Questions: Multiple choice, information matching, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2: A text about history of the cars (description of different car models).
Questions: Information matching, finding information in the paragraphs.

Passage 3: A text about the lanes in the animal world and human society.
Questions: Headings matching, diagram labeling.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)
We had two pie charts which illustrated the average amount of time spent on different media forms in the USA by both the general population and teenagers in 2003.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
More and more people work today in the large cities. Which problems can it cause? How should the governments encourage people to stay in the small regional towns?

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– Do you work or study?
– Where would you like to work in the future?
– Do you like flowers?
– Where are they usually grown?
– On what occasions people in your country give flowers to each other?

Cue card
Describe something old that your family keep.

Questions about museums and keeping things from the past.

Note: These questions were the same as in Speaking test in IELTS in Yagon, Myanmar.

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