IELTS test in the USA – September 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS in the US was shared by our kind friend A. Here is what he remembered:

Reading test

Passage 1. About global warming.
Passage 2. Automotive industry.
Passage 3. About planets and life in the oceans.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There were two graphs about two styles of college building design; one in the present and the other after the upcoming redevelopment.

Writing Task 2 ( an essay)

Fashion can affect people’s lives in a positive or a negative way. Discuss, what is your opinion?

Speaking test


– State your name.
– Can I see your identification?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you watch news on TV or read it in magazines? Why?
– Do you read news on the Internet? Why?
– Tell me about the latest story you read.

Cue Card

Describe a teacher whom you like, please say
– When did you meet him / her?
– What is your relationship with him / her?
– How often do you meet him / her?


– Why does he/she influence you?
– What are his / her characteristics?
– Compare the position of a teacher in society in the past and at present.
– How can a teacher influence students from childhood to adulthood?
– What are the characteristics of a good teacher?

IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam – September 2010

The following IELTS questions were shared by T who had her Speaking test in Vietnam (thanks, T!).

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you think it will be easy for you to get a good job in the future?
– Let’s talk about shopping: do you like shopping?
– Do you like shopping in big shopping centers?
– Let’s talk about weather: what weather do you like?
– What did you do last week, when the weather was good?

Cue Card

Talk about a traditional story which is well-known in your country, please say
– why you know this story,
– how you feel about this story,
– what the story is about,
– why this story is well-known.


– What is a good way to maintain traditional stories?
– Why are traditional stories important?
– Do you think traditional stories are less popular nowadays?
– Do you think Hollywood productions distract people from traditional stories?



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