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IELTS test in Japan – April 2022 (Academic Module)

Our friend M.M. took a computer-delivered IELTS exam in Japan very recently. He said, “Your newsletters have been very helpful. Thanks to you I managed to get my target score. I’d like to share the questions I was asked on the test day. Hopefully this helps someone.”

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the percentages of employees in 5 industries in 1989 and 2009 in Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many major cities today are becoming bigger and more crowded. Why is this happening? What measures can be taken to solve this problem?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your typical day at work like?
– Who is helping you at work?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a house or an apartment you would like to live in, in the future. You should say

– where it would be
– what it would look like
– why you want to live there
– and explain how you would feel living there.

Follow-up question: Do you think you will be able to live in such a house?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Different countries have different climates. Because of that, houses differ from country to country. How do you think they can be different?
– What kind of houses do people live in, in your city?
– Nowadays technology is rapidly developing. How do you think technology will change houses in the future?
– Do you think there will be only positive changes, and no negative ones?

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