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IELTS test in Malaysia – January 2016 (Academic Module)

Thanks to an IELTS test taker from Malaysia we can share the following topics and questions from a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Malaysia

Section 1. Information on accommodation and activities offered in a certain area.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 2 words and/or a number).

Section 2. Two students discussed their assignment.
Questions: multiple choice, match different types of music played in a restaurant to their effects.

Section 3. About a Scottish canal.

Section 4. A lecture about some kind of process.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the origin of barrels, construction and the current situation.

Passage 2. About the psychological effect of mirror reflection.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice, information matching.

Passage 3. About different endangered animals, that are declared as extinct.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given, match information to different years of study.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps of a riverside park in 2010 and now. We had to describe and compare between them.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays more and more people read news on the Internet. Nevertheless, newspapers will remain an important source of news and information for the majority of people. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Would it be better to raise a child in a big city or the countryside? Why?
– Did you ever think about living in the countryside?
– Do you like to have snacks between your normal meals? Why?
– Do you eat different types of snacks at different times? Why?
– How do you choose what type of snack to eat?
– How often do you use online social networks such as Facebook?
– Do you think such social networks are popular in your country?
– Do you think people will continue to use them in the future?

Cue Card

Describe a film that you recently watched in a cinema. Please say
– What film was it?
– Why did you choose to watch it?
– Did you like it? Why?


– What kind of films do you like to watch?
– Did you watch cartoons as a child?
– Do you think children nowadays are still watching the same films?
– Do you think the choice of films for children is bigger now than in the past?
– Are these educational programs included in schools?

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