IELTS in Tokyo, Japan – October 2009 (Academic)

IELTS test in Japan was shared by K., whose awesome memory made it possible for us to enjoy the following topics and questions:

Listening test

Section 1: Job interview for a part time job.
Section 2: Introduction for an internship, the general idea of the company and some weekdays schedule.
Section 3: Two students are talking about a lecture they attend, one is studying accounting and the other is Japanese.
Section 4: A presentation of “Digital Life”.

Reading test

Passage 1: An article titled “Tourism Industry”.
Questions: Headings matching and True/False/Not Given questions.

Passage 2: An article titled “The way of purifying water by reeds”.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, Diagram labeling and Filling in the gaps.
Passage 3: An article titled “Ancient virus”.
Questions: Matching headings and multiple choice questions.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)
We had 2 tables that showed the number of students by each lecturer in Australian Universities from 1994 to 2007, and also the number of students by different type of lecture (Lecture-based and Laboratory-based) in 2003.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)
An increase in the production of consumer goods results in danger for the environment. Why is this the case? How we can avoid it?

Speaking test

I was asked questions about my workplace, a computer, my weekend activities.

Cue card
Describe a place where you would like to live abroad, you should say
– where it is,
– how you know about the place,
– and why you are interested in living there.

– What are the difficulties of studying a foreign language?
– What are the problems of living abroad and how can one overcome them?

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