IELTS exam in Malaysia – June 2009 (General Training)

Here are the questions from a recent IELTS exam in Malaysia, thanks to G who remembered quite a bit:

Listening test

Section 1: A conversation between father and daughter about choosing a venue for a wedding from a few different ones. Questions: fill in the blanks, information matching.
Section 2: Zoo staff briefing two trainees about their job with the polar bears. Questions: Fill in the blanks, complete sentences.
Section 3: A professor talking at a seminar about designing a computerized car by Uni students. Questions: fill in the blanks.
Section 4: Wind turbines in some place in Australia

Reading test

Passage 1: About tour packages.
Passage 2: Advertisement of a position with Chemical company.
Passage 3: About a journey of a botany professor, the discovery of Douglass Fir trees and bringing them back to the UK.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (letter)
Write a letter to local council about the closure of playground and explain
– why so few children are using the playground
– how to increase the number of children using the playground
– why this is important

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Some people are staying in the same line of work while others change it. What are the reasons for staying or changing? What is your opinion?

Speaking test

– What do you do, work or study?
– What type of work do you do?
– What are your responsibilities at work?
– How do you liaise with your colleagues? Why do you need to communicate with them at work?

Cue card
Describe a speech you heard recently, you should say:
– Where was it?
– Who was the speaker?
– What was the main purpose of this speech?

They asked about having outside speakers going to schools to talk to children:
– What kind of speakers will be good for children?
– And kind of speakers will be good for adults?
– What is the main criteria for speakers catering to adults?
– Do these speakers need visual aids in their talks?
– What are the speakers concerned of when speaking to adults?

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