IELTS test in China – March 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in China was shared by N. (thank you!), who remembered the following details.

Listening test

Section 1. A survey, a man wanted to study Japanese and consults with an agency.

Section 2. British seafood.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A doctor introduces her study about ocean species, she spoke about her personal experience.

Reading test

Passage 1. The essence of happiness and few factors which influence it.

Passage 2. Fingerprints investigation applied to two different fields: art works and crime scenes.

Passage 3: A study of relationship between a chronic syndrome and foot pressure points conducted by scientists. There was an introduction of a range of special boots which could be beneficial.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)
Bar graph type, there were two graphs comparing the percentages of students in terms of different genders between the middle school level education and higher level in 4 different regions.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
With the help of science and technology, machines are becoming more popular in workplace. Do you think the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages? Discuss both ideas and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

In the interview I was asked questions about the place where I live.

Cue card
Describe a famous foreign person (not from your own country) who you want to meet. You should say:
– who that person is,
– what personality he/she has,
– what is the reason he/she is famous,
– why you want to meet him/her.

– Discuss the positive and negative points of being famous.
– Do you think you could become famous?
– What are the reasons for becoming famous?
– What do you think of the role celebrities play, such as raise the money for charity groups or in promoting the world peace.

IELTS Speaking questions from Timor Leste and Uzbekistan – March 2010

IELTS Speaking questions were shared by our friends R from Uzbekistan and F from Timor Leste (thank you very much!). Here they are:

Speaking test 1


– Can you tell me about yourself, please?
– Where are you staying?
– How long have you been staying at this address?
– Does your place have access to the public transportation?
– Do you think that people need fruit and vegetables? Why?
– Where are you getting the fruit and vegetables?
– Do you eat fruit and vegetables every day?

Cue Card

Talk about a happy event of your childhood, please say:
– what the event was,
– what happened,
– explain when and where it happened.


– Do you think wealthy people are happier than not-so-wealthy people?
– Do you think that a job can make a person happy in his/her life?

Speaking test 2


– Where do you come from?
– Which part of the country is your hometown located in?
– Is it a good place to live?
– Talk about your job, how do you like it?
– What kind of noise do you dislike most?
– What kind of sound do you like most?
– Do you like watching movies in a cinema? Why or why not?
– Which types of movie do you like?

Cue card

Describe a city you visited recently, please say:
– where it is located,
– how the weather is there and what kind of people live there,
– how you got there,
– what you did there,
– explain the reason why you liked or disliked it.


– Do you think environment affects our personality?
– How do you feel at home?



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