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IELTS test in Japan – January 2023 (Academic Module)

Thanks to our kind friend A, we are sharing today the questions from his recent IELTS exam in Japan:

Listening Test

Part 1. A woman was asking a staff member at the Artificial Snow Centre about the range of activities they offer.
Part 2. We were given a map and asked to label the streets and shops on it, according to what we hear.
Part 3. A conversation between a university tutor and two students, on their inter-department project.
Part 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

The graph below shows the percentages of people in four age groups who had been to the cinema more than once a month, in the period between 2000 and 2011.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

IELTS Writing Task 1 Cinema Attendance Patterns
* Note: this isn’t the actual graph given in the test, it was recreated for the purpose of demonstration.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Public health is becoming an urgent issue nowadays. Some argue that governments should create nutrition and food choice laws to improve public health, while others believe that it is a matter of personal choice and responsibility. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– What do you do, work or study?
– What is the weather like in your country?
– Do you prefer hot weather or cold weather? Why?
– Do you celebrate birthdays?
– Do you celebrate birthdays differently now compared to when you were young?
– Has the importance of birthdays changed for you? Why / why not?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe your childhood friend. You should say

– who he/she is
– when you met him/her
– where you met
– and explain what you did together.

Follow-up question: do you still see your childhood friend?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you still talk to your childhood friends? Why?
– Has the Internet changed the way people make friends? Why do you think so?
– Have you been affected by this change?
– Why do you think people lose their childhood friends?
– Is it important for young children to have friends?
– What influence do you think friends have on young children?

9 thoughts on “IELTS test in Japan – January 2023 (Academic Module)”

  1. IELTS test January 19,2023, Pakistan

    Task 2

    In some countries the parents think that teaching their teaching at home is better than sending them to schools.

    Do you think the advantages of this outweighs the disadvantages?

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