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IELTS test in Malaysia – May 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS exam in Malaysia was shared by A (many thanks!) who remembered the following:

Listening test

Section 1. Telephone conversation between a woman and a travel agent – booking for a beach holiday.

Section 2. A tour guide explaining to the tourists in a museum.

Section 3. A conversation between 2 students about their project on the amount of television watched by children.

Section 4. A lecture about librarian course.

Reading test

Passage 1. About climate and the wealth of the country.
Passage 2. Issues related to working children.
Passage 3. About English language sentences.
Questions types: T/F/NG, Y/N/NG, sentence completion, filling in the blanks, multiple choice questions.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

We had 4 bar charts describing the number of hours worked by workers in Industrial sectors in 4 countries – UK, Sweden, France and Sweden in 2002.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Schools should concentrate more on academic subjects which could be more beneficial for the children in the future. They should concentrate less on less important subjects such as sports and music. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What’s your name?
– Are you studying or working?
– Why did you choose your filed of work? Do you enjoy your work?
– What do you think about first impression at work? Is it important?
– How was your first day at work?
– Do you like to travel? What kind of holiday do you like?
– Could you describe to me your last vacation?

Cue card

Describe an exciting news that you heard, either through the phone or e-mail, please say:
– What was it?
– Who did you tell?
– Why was it exciting?


– Let’s talk about communication. Do you think younger and older generation communicate differently?
– What are the advantages of modern day communication?
– What are the advantages of older days communication?
– How can the government convey news to the citizens?
– Advertising in general – is it misleading?
– Do you think certain advertisements do not convey the truth about their products?

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