IELTS test in Bangladesh and Brussels – September 2010 (Academic Module)

The following IELTS exam questions were shared by our friends F and K from Bangladesh and Brussels (thank you!).

Listening test

Section 1. A phone conversation about renting a house.
Section 2. Briefing on a tour.
Section 3. A professor and 2 of his students were discussing a syllabus.
Section 4. A lecture on a diet.

Reading test

Passage 1. Otters’ life and eating habits.
Passage 2. How to trace a new place.
Passage 3. Architect’s approach to buildings’ design.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

There was a flowchart that we were asked to describe, the theme was ‘Getting a driving license in the US’.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that to solve today’s global problems every nation should have a good relationship with other nations. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– State your full name.
– Where are you from?
– Do you like animals?
– What animals do you like and why?
– Do you still love the animals that you loved in your childhood?
– Let’s talk about weather, what sort of whether do you like the most? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a work that was done by your friend for which you admire him/her. Please say:
– who that friend is,
– why you admire him/her, and
– explain why it was important.


– What do you think, what type of personality do people of the young generation admire?
– Do you think admiration varies according to age?
– What do you think, how important is education in one’s life?
– Do you think today education is in demand more than it was in the past?

IELTS Speaking test in Russia, Moscow – September 2010

Speaking questions from the IELTS test in Moscow were shared by our kind friend O. Here is what she remembered:

Speaking test

– Introduce yourself.
– Where do you work?
– Was it easy for you to find this job?
– Would you like to change your job?
– Do you like animals?
– Were you surrounded by animals when you were a child?
– Do people in your country like animals? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting job which you would like to do:
– describe this job,
– say what skills are required for this job and
– explain why it is interesting to you.


– What are the effects of long working hours on leisure time?
– What is the best age for retirement in our opinion? Why?
– Who should be responsible for the good living standard of old people after their retirement – the government or their children? Why?



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