IELTS test in Japan – November 2012 (Academic Module)

Our kind friend G shared the topics and questions from an IELTS exam in Japan:

Listening testIELTS test in Japan

Section 1. About renting a place: availability, price and facilities provided.

Section 2. Conversation about the location of a rental property.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. Payment methods and their respective problems.

Section 4. About marketing.

Reading test

Passage 1. The behavior of certain kind of birds, which uses the natural plants as a medicine.

Passage 2. Don’t remember.

Passage 3. About Leo Tolstoy and the definition of art.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph about the imported and exported goods in a few countries.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In the recent years, the number of organizations allowing their staff to work from home at least a few days a week is rising rapidly. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this development?

Speaking test


– Can you tell me your name?
– Do you work or study?
– What made you choose this major?
– What do you do to keep yourself healthy?
– What have you learned about health in school?

Cue Card

Talk about a vehicle that you would like to have. Please say

– What vehicle is it?
– Why do you like it?
– How will you get one?


– Discussion of the public transportation.
– What can we do to improve it?

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