IELTS test in Malaysia – May 2012 (Academic Module)

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Listening test IELTS test in Malaysia

Section 1. A woman was complaining about Internet ticketing services.

Section 2. A conversation between a student and a man seeking an accommodation. There were 3 different types of accommodation: a hostel, a terrace house and a flat including map of their locations.

Section 3. A conversation between two students, discussing problems with self-study approach.

Section 4. A speaker was talking about history of bicycles (year, types of bicycles, their advantages and disadvantages).

Reading test

Passage 1. The history of Viking ships.

Passage 2. About animal hibernation.

Passage 3. A study about people’s reaction to questions.

Questions for all passages were: short-answer questions (no more than X words), True/False/Not Given, matching headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two pie charts about water distribution (fresh water versus all water) and one bar chart describing water usage by households, industry and agriculture in three different countries (Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey).

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In most countries, prison is the most common solution for people committing a crime. However, providing better education can help prevent people from becoming criminals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Do you work or study?
– Why did you choose this career?
– Do you like flowers?
– When was the last time you gave flowers to somebody?
– Do you like flowers growing inside or outside of your house? Why?
– What do you like better: lunch or dinner?
– What food do you prefer for dinner?
– Is breakfast important to you? Why?

Cue Card

Describe an old person that you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– When did you meet him/her?
– What is so interesting about him/her?


– What are the advantages and disadvantages of being an older person?
– What is the difference between older people nowadays and in the past?
– Why don’t older people usually approve of younger people’s opinions?

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