IELTS test in Malaysia – March 2016 (Academic Module)

Thanks to an IELTS test taker from Malaysia we can share the following topics and questions from a recent IELTS exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Malaysia

Section 1. A business owner was looking for an office she could rent.

Section 2. About life and work of a photographer.

Section 3. Two students were discussing their work with a professor.

Section 4. A speech about lost texts and historical words.

Reading test

Passage 1. The history of oil and fuel.

Passage 2 About western Africa’s culture.

Passage 3. About evolutionary psychology at work.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two graphs showing the average, maximum and minimum temperatures over a one-year period for Tokyo and Sydney.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that it is good for a country’s culture to broadcast foreign films and TV shows. Others, however, think it is best to produce local films and shows. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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?
– Do you usually take a bus or a taxi? Why?
– Is it easy to use a bus or a taxi in your area?
– Do you write to your friends?

Cue Card

Describe a goal that you hope to achieve in the future. Please say

– What has this goal to do with your life?
– When did you start thinking about this goal?
– How will you achieve it?


– Why is it important for you to achieve it?
– Do you think people should talk to others about their goals?
– What is more rewarding, working towards the goal or achieving it?
– Do you think it’s important to have realistic goals?

IELTS test in Vietnam – March 2016 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from Vietnam remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Vietnam

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently watched a movie in the cinema, but didn’t enjoy it because of some technical issues. Write a letter to the cinema manager and say

– When did it happen?
– Describe the problems.
– What would you suggest the manager does about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people try to look younger than they really are. What are the reasons for that? Is it a positive or negative development?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why did you choose it?
– Is the color important when you choose to buy something?
– What color don’t you want at home? Why?
– What fast food do you like?
– How often do you eat fast food?
– What do you prefer, one long holiday or a few short ones?

Cue Card

Describe what you would do if you had a day off. Please say

– What and where would you do?
– Who would you do it with?
– Why would you like to do it?


– Why do people try to earn more money?
– Is it good to do that?



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