IELTS in Vienna, Austria – July 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS in Vienna, Austria was described by SVB as follows. Many thanks for remembering and sharing.

Listening test

Section 1: A lady who had recently moved to a new place was inquiring about a drama club with the chairman of the club.
Questions: Fill in the blanks, multiple choices, and information matching.

Section 2: A conversation between 2 students about books, their authors and contents of the books. The books were about insects and wild animals.
Questions: Fill in the blanks.

Section 3: Conversation about a coal mining research.

Reading test

Passage 1: The text was about disabled children, their difficulties in education, the steps taken by the government of New Zealand and what else can be done.
Questions: Which paragraph has the following sentences?

Passage 2: The text was about “Tulip Mania”, how the Europeans were crazy about tulips, how tulips trading had its success and then declined.

Passage 3: The text was about believing in serendipity in scientific research and business amongst different scientists.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (report)
Explain the difference between the two diagrams. The 2 diagrams showed the school buildings in 2003 & 2010.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Express your views regarding insufficient respect nowadays towards older people. What can be the reasons? How does it affect the society? Support your answer with your personal experience.

Speaking Test

– Tell me about your full name?
– What should I call you?
– Where are you from?
– Why people travel to your country?
– Do you work or study?
– Why did you choose to study your course?
– Do you like to study with a group or alone?
– Why?
– How often do you go out?
– When was the last time you went out with your friends?
– Do you prefer to go out alone or with friends?

Cue card
You should speak about a special toy you got as a child
– describe the toy,
– tell why it was so important to you.

– Do you think toys should be shared by children?
– What do you think is the impact of sharing toys between children?
– What can you tell about toys before and toys nowadays?
– How would a toy help in the development of children?

SVB says: My Speaking test questions were exactly the same set of questions like the previous tests questions in Malaysia, Jeddah and Saudi Arabia, I prepared for above set of questions night before the exam and I did it well, I think that past IELTS speaking test questions are most probably to repeat in the future exams

IELTS in Birmingham, UK – July 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS in Birmingham, UK was described as follows by M, who managed to remember and share the questions. Later on I found out from another student that IELTS in Hyderabad, India was exactly the same.

Listening test

Section 1: Opening a bank account.
Questions: There was a form to fill.

Section 2: A conversation between a student and a local person regarding a sports club and other services of the town.

Section 3: HR of a clothing company giving out details on the recruitment process in the company.

Section 4: A teacher who started a new website for online studies.

Reading test

Passage 1: Difference between traditional methods of IQ testing and the recent ones.

Passage 2: Gestures and how different countries have different meaning for the same gestures.
Questions: Find a paragraph with the given statement, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3 : Complicated text on marine biodiversity and the threat to marine life because of human activities – a little confusing and difficult.
Questions: Multiple choice, matching headings to paragraphs, matching sentences to paragraphs, filling in the gaps words from passage, overall rather difficult.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (report)
We had a simple table with 2 columns showing number of motor vehicles per 1000 population in 8 countries in the years 1999 and 2000.

Writing task 2 (essay)
Looking into family history is considered very valuable by some. Others live for the present and for the future. Discuss both opinions and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

– Full name?
– What should I call you?
– Tell me about where you live now.
– Transportation facilities where you live, what are they?
– Fruits and vegetables – what do you think of them as a part of your diet?
– Do you read?
– Should kids be encouraged to read?

Cue card
Talk about a conversation you had with someone, you should say:
– Whom you had it with.
– What made it important to you.

– Have you had this conversation with anyone else?
– In which situations do strangers talk to each other?
– What are the conversations that are usual in your country?



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