IELTS test in China – August 2010 (General Training)

IELTS exam in China was described by W who managed to remember quite a bit. Here is the information he shared:

Listening test

Section 1. A man publishes an advertisement to sell an old computer table, he is being asked questions about his personal details and about the table. His answers were:

  • address: 124 Green Street
  • telephone no.:6547890
  • type of ad: goods for sale
  • the reason why he chose this newspaper to advertise in – because a relative had a good experience with them
  • the nature of the table – office furniture
  • the headline for the ad – Bargain
  • special features – printer shelf
  • condition – excellent
  • price – 99
  • Section 2. Introduction of President Hill
    Section 3. Two university students plan to teach an elementary school student about the biological chain in a pond, and ask their tutor’s advice.
    Section 4. Mangrove forest protection on an island.

    Reading test

    1. The advantages of sleep at work.
    2. Hatching eggs.
    3. E-learning (advantages and disadvantages).

    Writing test

    Writing Task 2 (an essay)

    Nowadays, some organizations and charities publicize their activities by introducing special days every year such as National Children’s Day and Non-smoking Day. Why do they introduce special days and what effects does this have?

    Speaking test

    Cue Card

    Talk about your favorite shop, please say:
    – What is your favorite shop?
    – What can you buy from the shop?
    – Why is the shop important to you?

    IELTS Speaking test in Kazakhstan – August 2010

    IELTS exam in Kazakhstan was shared by B, and she says that it was exactly like the one in Latvia. Here is what B was asked in the Speaking module:

    Speaking test


    – What is your full name?
    – What is your job?
    – Do you like flowers?
    – What kind of flowers do you like?
    – On what occasions do people give flowers as a gift in your country?

    Cue card

    Talk about a public event you attended, you should say:
    – What was the public event and when was it?
    – With whom did you go to the event?
    – Why was this public event so important?


    – Is the population of your country growing?
    – What are the tendencies of the population growth/spread in your country?
    – How is the population growth affecting the environment?
    – What kind of measures should the government take in this regard?



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