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IELTS exam in Singapore – October 2008 (Academic)

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Here is what K. from Singapore just told me about her exam:


Section one: A man inquires about music class for his son.
Section 2 and 3 – can’t remember.
Section 4: something about food and learning abilities.


1) Passage one was the most difficult article that I’ve ever read, it was about seeds conservation.
2) Scientific research in Antarctica. In this 2nd reading, there were so many T/F/NG questions.
3) Fire in Netherlands, again skills tested on looking for specific information.


Task 1 (Report)
The two pie charts show the number of employees taking different courses which are provided by their company and the reasons why they want to enroll in a particular course.

Task 2 (Essay)
A society is based on laws and rules. The individuals who want freedom would face problems in this society. To what extent do you agree with this statement?


Question about work, art and museums, about a garden

Describe something that you want to learn


  • Why young people are able to learn things faster than older people?
  • Advantages of having computers in the education
  • How can a person learn his/her studies effectively with a computer?
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