IELTS exam in Germany – April 2009 (Academic Module)

A very kind student U from Germany is telling us about his Academic IELTS exam. Thanks so much, U!

Listening test

Section 1: A woman is calling a company, asking for help with renovating her house.

Section 2: A radio conversation with a man who established a park.

Section 3: A woman and a man are talking about the accounting class joined by the woman and the Japanese class joined by the man.

Section 4: A university professor is giving a lecture comparing how scientists are changing their experiments on children in the past and at the present.

Reading test

Passage 1: The diversity of languages and how did they reach other countries.

Passage 2: A cleaning material that was unpopular in the past and did the company develop its products.

Passage 3: Photography and how do places have different meanings according to the observer.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (report)
We had two graphs, one comparing the birth and death rates in a county over the years and the other describing the population in the same period and place.

Writing task 2 (essay)
Should we teach our children about international affairs in schools? Some people say it will waste their time. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons.

Speaking test

– Please tell me your full name.
– Tell me about your job.
– What do you like to do in the evenings?
– Whom you prefer to spend your free time with? Why?
– Do you think that you need more to spend more time with him/her?

Cue card
Tell me about a person you admire and love, you should say:
– Who that person is
– What you do together
– How much time you spend together

– Compare the relationships in the past and in the present.
– Do you prefer living in groups or alone?
– How do we improve our relationships?

IELTS exam in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia – April 2009 (Academic Module)

A student from Mongolia updates us regarding his Academic IELTS exam (thanks, D!). He says that all the topics were EXACTLY as in IELTS exam in Taiwan, except for the questions in the Speaking test. Here is what the examiner asked D:

Speaking test

– Please tell your full name.
– Tell me about your job.
– What do you like to do during your holiday?
– Do you like to go to parties?
– Whom you prefer to go to party with, your friends or parents? Why?
– Do you think that you need more holidays?

Cue card
– Who did give the most important advice to you in your life?
– Who was he/she?
– What was the result of that advice?

– Tell about an advice that you gave someone.
– What kind of characters should be required for a good adviser?



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