IELTS test in Japan – February 2018 (Academic Module)

Our friend N took the IELTS test in Japan and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in Japan

Section 1. A conversation between a woman and receptionist about school admission for a toddler.

Section 2. A lecture by the tourist guide about a certain mountain trail and its location.
Questions: map labeling.

Section 3. A conversation between two students regarding a farmland project.

Section 4. A lecture about people’s sense of smell and types of odours we are able to distinguish.
Questions: summary completion.

Reading test

Passage 1. About car insurance.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About vehicle usage rules at the office.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. About different theme parks and their details.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar charts showing the number of people per square kilometer in six different countries and the percentage of change in urban population from 2003 to 2005.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people want the government to spend money on researching life on other planets. Others, however, think it is a waste of public funds and there are too many problems on our own planet to be fixed first. Discuss both views and give you own opinion.

IELTS test in India – February 2018 (General Training)

Our friend U recently took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following topics and questions from Writing and Speaking sections:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a letter)

A friend had invited you for a meal at his/her place. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter

– Thank him/her for inviting you
– Describe how you felt about his/her family members
– Make suggestions about his/her visit to your place

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that the effective way to reduce pollution is to tax the companies which cause it. Others think that there are better ways to achieve this. Discuss both the sides and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– What do you like about the place where you live?
– What outdoor and indoor activities did you do with your parents when you were a child?
– Has the type of travelling changed since you were a child, and how?
– Do you use a computer? For what?
– Do you think computers have changed peoples’ lives today? How and why?

Cue Card

Describe an advertisement that you like the most. You should say

– What is the product in the advertisement?
– Where did you see it first?
– Why do you like the advertisement the most?

Follow up question: Do you still watch this advertisement?


– What forms of media are used for advertising products?
– Which form is used the most today?
– What does social media advertise the most?
– What role does music play in advertising?
– Does it make any difference, and how?
– How will the media change in the next 50 years?



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