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

Interview
– 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.

Discussion
– 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

Interview
– 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.

Discussion
– 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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