IELTS test in China – May 2011 (Academic Module)

The IELTS exam below was shared by G from China – thanks for your help.

Listening test

Section 1. About a hotel that requires new design or redecoration.

Section 2. A student was asking his teacher for suggestions regarding his project on the use of recycling for environmental protection.

Section 3. An introduction for sports center members, including description of the facilities in the sports center and their training effects.

Section 4. A change in production process and its effect on a new kind of clothes fabric.

Reading test

Passage 1. Nobel’s story.

Passage 2. The effect of bees on the environment and the impact honey makes on people who use it as food.

Passage 3. About the corporate culture and management models in different companies.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given bar charts describing sales of the “fair trade” products in the UK (coffee, tea, honey, coca, and bananas).

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that foreign visitors should be charged more than locals when they visit culture and tourist attractions in a country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

IELTS Speaking test in Taiwan – May 2011

The Speaking questions below were shared by Y from Taiwan. Thanks to the contributor!

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Do you work or study?
– What is more important to you, the job or people you work with?
– Do you think people in your country do lots of housework?
– Do you like to do housework? Why?
– Do you like flowers?
– Do flowers mean anything in your country?
– Do people in your country send flowers to one another?

Cue Card

Talk about the books you like to read. Please say

– What kind of books do you like to read?
– When did you start to read?
– Why do you read these books?


– Do people read a lot in your country?
– Why don’t people read?
– What do they usually read?
– Why do they read magazines or comic books instead of books?
– What’s the difference between the books for adults and for children?
– Do you think imagination is important for people who read?
– If people don’t read, will they start to read in the future? Why?



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