IELTS exam in Bangladesh – January 2009 (General Training)

I’ve just received this update from a friend who sat IELTS exam in Bangladesh. Many thanks, S.!

Listening test
It was as usual. But I faced problem regarding maps.

Reading test
The passages were of moderate difficulty.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (letter)
You want to volunteer to help the old people of your comunity. An organization in your area works for the benefit of old people. Write a letter to the in-charge of that organization explaining:

1. Why do you want to help
2. How can you help them
3. When will you be available

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Some people think that fast-food industry has negative effect on health, environment and family eating habits. Do you agree or disagree with the statement?

Speaking test

At first, I was asked whether I study or work. Then about traveling.

Cue card
Description of some good news I received through phone.
– What was it?
– Who was the caller?
– What was my feeling?
– Why it was important?

Then I was asked to talk about the difference between mobile & land line, advantages / disadvantages.
About internet. When did I first use it?
Discussion of email versus the traditional paper letter.
My opinion whether or not paper based letter will become obsolete in future.

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IELTS exam in France- January 2009 (Academic Module)

Thank to A. from France we know this much about the topics and questions from the recent Academic IELTS exam:

Listening test
Section 1 was about a customer speaking to a glass repairing company.
Section 2 was about a student counselor giving information to a group of student.
Section 3 was a bout a woman asking a student supervisor for help concerning here project.
Section 4 was about a woman giving information about a map representing a part of the Amazon.

Reading test
Section 1 was about crowding/density in cities and they effects.
Section 2 was about children books development from the 1700s till now.
Section 3: I forgot.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (report)
We had 3 pie charts:
– first one about countries producing coffee,
– second about consuming,
– third about countries that get most of the revenues.

Writing task 2 (essay)
Some people think that a country is more interesting and develop faster when its population is a mixture of many cultures and nationalities. To what extent do you agree.

Speaking Test

– Where are you from?
– Your full name?
– Do you prefer going out with family or friends?

Cue Card
Speak about a success you had in your life:
– When it occurred?
– What was it?
– Why do you consider it a success?

– What qualities do you think a person should have in order to succeed in their work?
– How can goals in life differ from one person to another?
– What should people get as a reward for hard work?

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