IELTS in Malaysia – November 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS exam in Malaysia was described by A. (thanks a lot!), who remembered only the topics from Writing and Speaking – but remembered them well! Here they are:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)
We had a line graph about the number of students enrolled in Engineering courses from 2006-2008, and there were predicted numbers for 2009-2010.
There were 3 lines to compare – Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
We cannot help everyone in the world that needs help. Therefore we should only be concerned with our own communities or countries.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement above?

Speaking Test

– Where are you from?
– What is your home like?
– Which room you like most in your house?
– How would you improve your home?
– When was the last time you went shopping?
– When do you like to do shopping?
– Do you like to do shopping in big shops or small shops?
– What kind of shopping do you dislike?
– When did you first learn about the Internet?
– Do you think Internet is good?

Cue card
Describe your favorite activity during childhood, you should say:
– When was it?
– What was the activity?
– With whom?

– Do you think it is important for children to have group activities?
– Why is it so?
– What do you think about teenagers having their own groups?
– In your country, do the children have a lot of group activities like you’ve described above (in the cue card)?
– Why do you think so? (Yes or No)?
– Do you think the working life now has affected the relationship with your neighbors?
– Why is it so?

IELTS in Australia – November 2009 (General Training)

IELTS in Western Australia was described by N. (thanks a lot!), who shared the following topics and questions:

Listening test

Section 1: A dialogue between a tenant and a real estate agent. The tenant complained about the deterioration of her rental apartment.
Questions: Filling in gaps.

Section 2: Tourism in Canada.
Questions: Filling in gaps.

Section 3: Research regarding single-sex education.
Questions: Multiple choice.

Section 4: Research regarding men’s and women`s fear of maths.
Questions: Filling in gaps.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a complaint letter to a moving company, let them know that they have damaged some of your furniture, tell them you`re not happy about the service and suggest a solution.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Is the protection of environment the responsibility of individuals or of the Government? Discuss, what is your opinion?

Speaking test

– How do you spell your name?
– Where do you live?
– How is the public transport there?
– What do you do in your free time?
– Do you read? What sort of books do you read?
– If you were to spend a night with friends, would you rather go out or have a dinner party at home? And why?

Cue card
Talk about your favorite TV show or movie, you should say:
– who plays in it,
– why you like it,
– what is the story.

Then followed by few a more questions about movies:
– If you`d compare kids movies from the past to the ones from today, what do you think has changed?
– Do you prefer foreign movies (dubbed in English) or American movies?
– Do you prefer to go to the cinema to watch a movie or a DVD. Explain why.



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