IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam – March 2013

An IELTS test taker K shared the questions from a recent Speaking exam in Vietnam:

Speaking testIELTS test in Vietnam


– What is your full name?
– How can I call you?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live?
– Is it a house or an apartment?
– What is your dream house like?
– Are buildings in your country mostly traditional or modern?
– When you have a holiday would you spend it on a boat tour with your friends?
– Will you own a boat in the future?
– Why do you like boat tours?

Cue Card

Describe your favorite show/performance. Please say

– What is it?
– Where did you see it?
– Explain why you like it.


– Can you name some cultural activities in your country?
– Describe the role of those activities play in the life of the society.
– What would happen, if traditional cultural activities would die out?
– Does the government support cultural activities?
– Should drama and dancing be taught at school?
– Compare the attitude of boys and girls towards drama and dancing, are there differences?

IELTS test in Mongolia – March 2013 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker T from Mongolia (thanks!) shared the details of a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Mongolia

Section 1. A woman was calling a campus about booking a room.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. Don’t remember.

Section 3. About different kinds of choir bands.
Questions: multiple choice, match statements to paragraphs.

Section 4. The process flow of rubber production.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Reading test

Passage 1. About the social structure of ancient people.
Questions: True/False/Not given.

Passage 2. About the extinct tiger that lived in Takahama region.
Questions: multiple choice, matching statement to paragraphs.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart showing men and women with a full or a part time job, and also the time spent on housework in 1985, 1995 and in 2005.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that study is important to success, others say there is no relation between study and success. Discuss both views. Give your own opinion based on your experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Describe a cafe that you like to visit a lot. Please say

– Where is it located?
– Why do you like it?
– How often do you visit it?


– Is a cafe a good place to meet people?
– Compare a cafe and a restaurant, what are the differences?
– Do you like to meet with your friends at home or outside?



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