IELTS test in Mongolia and Malaysia – April 2015 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers from Mongolia and Malaysia (thank you, E and J!) remembered the following information about their seemingly identical exams:

Listening testIELTS test in Mongolia

Section 1. A couple with a young child wanted to rent a place in New Zealand.

Section 2. Two students discussed the difficulties in studying math.

Section 3. About a textile business.

Section 4. Chess training for children.

Reading test

Passage 1. The history of invention of the button.

Passage 2. About things that were inspired by nature.

Passage 3. About placebo effect and how it works.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given four different graphs showing weekly working hours in four countries in 2002. We had to compare them.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that excessive use of mobile phones and computers badly affects teenagers’ writing and reading skills. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– How long have you been living there?
– Do you prefer going to small shops or big supermarkets?
– Are there shops that you don’t like to go to? Why?

Cue Card 1

Talk about an unforgettable moment you spent with a group of people. Please say

– What was the occasion?
– When and where was it?
– Why was it so unforgettable?

Cue Card 2

Describe a prize that you would like to win. Please say

– What is the prize?
– How would you be notified?
– What would you do in order to win it?


– Should children go to kindergarten or stay at home during their early years?
– Do you agree that there should be competition at the work place? Why?
– Do you think boys and girls can play together?
– What do you think about a leader in a group of people?
– What qualities does he/she need to possess?

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