IELTS exam in Poland, UAE and Iran – December 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS exams given in Poland, UAE and Iran appear to be the same, according to J, N and H who collectively remembered the following:

Listening test

Section 1. Making a reservation in a hotel for someone’s conference / party.

Questions: short answer questions (one word only).

Section 2. A teacher and his student were talking about classes.

Section 3. Differences between a business and a job.

Questions: filling in gaps (no more than two words).

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About an extraordinary engineer who designed many large ships.

Questions: T/F/NG, multiple choice, 3-4 questions with filling the blanks to complete a summary regarding the last 2-3 paragraphs.

Passage 2. The effect of nitrogen on bays, local beaches in Florida and international beaches.

Passage 3. What science-fiction is, its types and differences between them. How we can differentiate between fiction and science-fiction. 5-6 famous books in this genre were mentioned including their short description.

Questions: matching statements with paragraphs, T/F/NG.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given one pie chart and one triple-line graph. The pie chart showed the distribution of workforce (of three groups of people – born in Australia, English-speaking and non-English-speaking countries) in percent in 2003. The line graph compared the unemployment rates of those groups between 1993 and 2003.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

As countries develop, more and more people buy and use their own cars. Does the advantage of this for individuals outweigh the disadvantage for the environment?

IELTS Speaking test in Malaysia – December 2010

The speaking questions below were given in Malaysia, so we are told by our kind friend A. The rest of the exam is here.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Are you working or studying?
– What job do you have?
– Is it easy to get a job like yours in your country?

Cue card

– Describe a gift that you had given to someone, please say
– What gift it was,
– What the occasion was,
– Why you have chosen this gift.
– Do you think the gift made him/her happy?


– On what criteria do you choose a gift?
– Is it easy to find a gift for someone?
– Do you think it is important to give expensive gifts?
– Do you think it is appropriate to replace a gift with cash?
– Do you think people should donate money to charity and why?



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