IELTS exams in Singapore and Thailand were identical, and our kind friends P, M and C collectively remembered the following:
Section 1. A telephone call related to travel, the person was asking about a program, transportation, meals, insurance, price, etc.
Section 2. About a listening problem of a student, they talked about ways to develop listening skills such as dictation and movie subtitles.
Section 3. Academic lecture about a tree, general background, colors, formation stages, etc.
Section 4. Don’t remember.
Passage 1. About ships and their inventors.
Passage 2. Problem at Everglade in the US, background, 3 researchers who explained the cause of the problem (some theories that were opposite to one another).
Passage 3. About science fiction books, their authors and the definition of this particular genre in literature.
Writing Task 1 (a report)
There were 2 pie charts. 1st pie chart showed the proportion of people’s spending on fashion, housing, food, clothes, luxury, travel and entertainment in certain European countries in 1958. 2nd pie chart showed the proportion of people’s spending on fashion, housing, food, clothes, luxury, travel and entertainment in certain European countries in 2008.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Not many young people living in rural areas have access to university education. Universities should make it easier for people from rural areas. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your career?
– is your job popular in your country?
– Is it hard to get your position?
– Do you think mobile phones or cell phones are good or bad? Why? Describe disadvantages of a mobile phone.
Describe a piece of advanced equipment in your home, please say
– What is it?
– How did you get it?
– How often do you use it?
– In your country, do elderly people use advanced devices?
– Is using advanced devices difficult for the elderly?
– Do you think people have advanced devices without a real need for them?