IELTS test in India – January 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Hyderabad, India was shared by U. (thank you!), who managed to remember the following information about the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests:

Listening test

Section 1: A student was asking for information on accommodation in the UK.

Reading test

Passage 1: The tourism industry.

Passage 2: About a natural water purification system.

Passage 3: Different viruses in the world.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)
We had a table about 3 USA states in 2000, four figures per state: age group 18 or below (percentage), age group 65 and over (percentage), average income and people below poverty line (percentage).

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Scientists are warning about the need to save energy for the sake of the environment, yet some people don’t care enough to change their habits. Why haven’t those people changed? What kind of activities should we adopt to encourage those people to change?

Speaking test

– Tell me your full name.
– Are you a student / a worker?
– How did you spend your last week?
– Are weekends really necessary?
– How the weekends are helpful to you?
– What do you think about your neighbors?
– Did you ever need a neighbor’s help? What for?
– What kind of relationship do you have with your neighbors?

IELTS test in Vietnam – January 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS in Vietnam was described by T. (thank you very much!), who shared the following information:

Listening test

Section 1: A holiday Anna has taken in Jason Island.
Questions: Filling in the gaps.

Section 2: A talk given to passengers on a ship.

Section 3: A tutor giving advice to his students about his future interview.

Section 4: A presentation about underground houses.

Reading test

Passage 1: An article about liars and how to detect liars.

Passage 2: How right or left-handedness affects brain’s development and language control.

Passage 3: The topic was about sand, some kinds of sand modules and “singing sand”.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)
A bar graph about the number of trips made by children in New Zealand to travel to and from school by types of transport in 1993 and 2003.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Many people believe that there has been a general increase in the antisocial behavior and decrease in respect for other people nowadays. What are the causes of this problem? What can be done to solve it?

Speaking test

– What is your full name?
– Do you work or are you a student?
– What do you like about your school?
– How often do you spend time with your friends? Where do you often go to?
– Do you like inviting your friends home or going out?
– Do you usually write emails?
– What do you enjoy about writing to people?

Cue card
Describe an event happening recently that made you happy.You should say:
– When and where was it?
– Who was involved?
– What happened?
and explain why it made you happy.

– Do you think money can make people happy?
– How do you think about people who work to be happy?
– Sometimes money can make us happy. Do you agree with this statement?



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