IELTS test in Dhaka, Bangladesh – July 2012 (General Training)

This IELTS update was shared by M, who recently took the exam in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Listening testIELTS test in Bangladesh

Section 1. Driving school application form.

Section 2. About holidays in various places in Australia.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About protection measures to save wild birds.

Reading test

Passage 1. Rules and regulations for employees.

Passage 2. History of a railway station in Malaysia.

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently used the services of a moving company. At the new place you found out that some of your items were badly damaged. Write a letter to the company manager including the following:

– Give details of your move.
– List items that were damaged.
– Say what you expect the manager to do.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays we communicate less with our family members. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do at your job?
– Why do you like this job?
– Do you watch TV often?
– What do you usually watch?
– Normally when do people watch TV in your country?
– Do parents encourage children to watch TV in your country?

Cue Card

Talk about a present that you received. Please say

– What was it?
– Who was it from?
– Why did you like it?
– What was people’s reaction to this present?


– What do people expect to receive as a present usually?
– What do you think about the cost of presents?
– Do people like cheap presents?
– Why aren’t cheap items a problem for some people?
– Do all people like flowers?

IELTS test in Australia and Philippines – July 2012 (Academic Module)

The IELTS update below was shared by Y and B who took their exams in Australia and the Philippines.

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A customer was making a reservation for bed and breakfast over the phone.

Section 2. Presentation of a book about insects.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. Research about career education.

Reading test

Passage 1. History of chariots in China.

Passage 2. Chimpanzees and their evolutionary breakthrough.

Passage 3. Curve Theater in London.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the traditional and new transportation systems of goods to supermarkets. The reason for the new transportation was to reduce delivery costs.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

When visiting foreign countries, visitors should take full advantage of learning the culture and traditions of that country. How can they learn about the culture and traditions? Why do some visitors strive to learn about culture and traditions while other are not interested at all?

Speaking test


– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– Where is your hometown?
– What are good and bad things about your hometown?
– What sports would you like to learn?
– What sports are popular in your country?

Cue Card

Describe your favorite weather.


Some questions related to climate change (did not remember exactly).



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