IELTS exam in Philippines – March 2009 (Academic Module)

A generous student from Philippines sent me the topics from her Academic IELTS exam. Thanks, E!

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (report)
We had two bar charts, one was about the trade between Australia and China and the other was on imports from China to Australia.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Some people think that music has a significant role in the society. Others think that its just a form of entertainment, comment on both views.

Speaking test

Interview
– Where do you come from?
– What do you like or enjoy doing and why?
– When was the last time you were on holidays?
– When you are on holidays what do you like to do?
– What things do you avoid doing?

Cue Card
– What would you like to buy in the future?
– Do you think you will have enough money to buy it?

Discussion
– Have you ever made something and given it to a friend?
– On what occasions do you give gifts?
– Is it right to give expensive gifts? If so, why?
– Do you think you people are good at shopping?
– How much time do they spend on shopping?
– Why is time important when shopping?
– What form of advertising is the best?
– Are discounts a good way of promotion and why?
– Do you think that businesses should advertise?

IELTS exam in Melbourne, Australia – March 2009 (General Training)

A friend from Melbourne, Australia sent me an email about the topics in his General training exam. Here is what he remembered:

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (letter)
You found out about a community that offers some activities for elderly people and would like to volunteer. Write to them and explain:
– How did you find out about them
– Why you think that their job is important
– How do you want to help them

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Cost of flights is going down. Explain the positive and the negative points of this situation.

Speaking test

Interview
– What is your full name?
– How are you doing?
– Where do you come from?
– Are you working or studying?
– Why did you choose this profession?
– Do you prefer to study alone or in a group?
– What you usually do with your friends?

Cue Card
Describe a historical place you went to, you should say:
– Where it is
– Where did you hear about it
– What do you know about it.

Discussion
– It is important to know about the history of your country? Why?
– What historical movie makers do their best jobs in movie production?

 

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