IELTS exam in Zimbabwe – January 2009 (Academic Module)

This is just a short update because our friend T from Zimbabwe didn’t remember much of his IELTS topics or questions. Anyway, something is better than nothing, so here goes:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (report)
We were given 3 diagrams on formation of sand hills in the desert and coasts. The task was to describe the formation process.

Writing task 2
A teacher is very important in imparting knowledge to students compared to learning based on television and computers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Interview
Do you prefer family parties or partying with friends?

Cue card
– Which famous person would you like to meet?
– What qualities do you expect from a famous person?

Discussion
– What are the qualities expected by the next generation?

Another IELTS exam in the UK – January 2009 (Academic Module)

A student from the UK has kindly sent me this update after her Academic IELTS exam (thanks, F!). Here’s what they had:

Listening test

The tasks I remember from Listening were
– Campus buildings introduction
– Glass repairer phone conversation

Reading test
The passages were about
– History of children’s book
– Darwin related species of animals and plants.
– Do continents move?

Writing Test

Writing Task 1 (report)
We had 3 pie charts to write a report on:
– coffee production
– coffee consumption
– and coffee profits sharing

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Today different nationalities and cultures live in the same country. Does it help the development of a country or not? Discuss.

Speaking test
The examiner asked about
– my home,
– childhood,
– differences between boys and girls,
– different kind of toys for genders,
– creative toys,
– electronic toys, harms of them,
– benefits of team games

Cue Card
What was the most important toy when you were a kid?
– Who bought it for you?
– What made it different from other toys?

 

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