IELTS test in Vietnam – September 2013 (Academic Module)

Our kind friend T shared the IELTS exam in Vietnam:

Listening testIELTS test in Vietnam

Section 1. A reserve / park famous for poppies.

Section 2. About a global travel service to provide career for graduates.

Section 3. Two students discussed their courses at the university.

Section 4. Three different senses that animals use for hunting.

Reading test

Passage 1. The effects of global warming on tourism in some countries.

Passage 2. Don’t remember.

Passage 3: About the competition for students studying business, sponsored by local entrepreneurs in Hong Kong.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the percentage of the total workforce employed in 6 industries in Australia in 1997 and 2007.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that we can use as much fresh water as we want. Others think that fresh water supply should be controlled strictly by governments as the sources are limited. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– Which room do you like the most? Why?
– Do you like writing emails?
– Whom do you often receive emails from?

Cue Card

Talk about a public transport that you have used recently. Please say

– When did you use it?
– What kind of public transport have you used?
– Describe your journey.
– How did you feel after the trip?


– Do people in your country use cars to demonstrate a social status? Why?
– What kind of transport do you think will be available in the future?
– What can the government do to reduce the use of cars in your country?

IELTS test in the USA – September 2013 (General Training)

Our kind friend S shared the questions he remembered from the Writing and Speaking sections of his exam in the USA:

Writing testIELTS test in the USA

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a complaint letter to the manager of a sports complex about a problem with the staff (non-action of staff in spite of repeated complaints).

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some say good teachers are important for successful education, while others say the attitude of a student is more important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Who usually cooks in your home?
– Have you ever cooked?
– How was it?
– Do people in your country watch cooking shows?

Cue Card

Talk about a country that you find interesting (except your own). Please say

– Why is it interesting to you?
– What would you like to do in this country?
– When do you plan to visit this country?


– Do you think promotion of tourism is good for economy?
– What is the bad side of tourism in your opinion?
– Do you think it is important to maintain peaceful relations with the neighbouring countries?



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