IELTS in New Zealand – July 2009 (Academic Module)

Academic IELTS in New Zealand was described by R, who kindly shared the questions she remembered:

Note: according to people from Taiwan their exam was the same.

Listening test

Section 1: Traveling to Sahara Desert.
Questions: Multiple choice, Filling in the gaps.

Section 2: Preschool family center.
Questions: Filling in the gaps.

Section 3: Honey bees in Australia.
Questions: Multiple choice, Filling in the gaps.

Section 4: Australian railway between Darwin and Adelaide.
Questions: Filling in the gaps.

Reading test

Passage 1: Industrial Revolution.
Questions: matching headings to paragraph, find a particular sentence, where it belongs to.

Passage 2: Classical, Neoclassical approach to work. Weber, Gregor’s opinion and criticism.

Passage 3: Science and Chemistry in 18th century
Questions: Matching paragraphs, Filling in the gaps.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (report)
World Heritage sites (there was about 7) in Australia visited by tourists. There was a table, with 3 columns for the following years 1996, 1998, 2000. In the rows there were numbers for heritage sites
Great Barrier Reef 1500000 1980000 3210000
Blue Mountain 450000 470000 550000
Rainforest 700000 650000 600000
asmania don’t remember the numbers
Macqaurie Island 330 310 300

These are not the exact numbers, but similar ones.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Some parents let their children live in another country or a bigger city and study in a college. Is it a positive development? What are the reasons? Give examples and state your opinion.

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– What do you do, study or work?
– Did you have to have training for your job?
– Where do you live?
– What do you think about advertisement?
– Did you buy any product, because it was advertised?

Cue card
Tell me about a conversation, which happened recently, you should say:
– why was it important
– who was that person that you had the conversation with
– when was it
– describe what did you learn from that conversation

– Talk about conversations between women and men, what is the difference, if there is a difference.
– Is conversation important?
– How can you improve it?

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