IELTS test in South Africa and Germany – July 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS exams in South Africa and Germany were very similar to the one in England, according to updates we’ve received from B and A (thank you!). B said:

“I utilized the website IELTS-Blog extensively to prepare for my IELTS exam, and it really gave me confidence to face the exam without any fear. No doubt, the site is very, very useful to the IELTS candidates. I thank you for maintaining such a wonderful blog.

As I benefited from the questions shared by other IELTS candidates, I would also like to share my questions with the blog users.”

Listening test

Section 1. A conversation between Jim and Peter over the phone. Jim asked Peter questions about a room for rent – about the rent, parking, phone & TV facility.

Section 2. Conversation between Lena and her tutor: Lena is asking the tutor about her assignment marks and areas of improvement in preparing the assignment.

Section 3. An interview by a person on TV about website. Question were about the purpose of, how it was formed, how long the exists, number of members and what things were exchanged the most.

Section 4. A lecture in a class by a professor about Japan and its ancient culture Jomon about 1000 B.C.

Reading test

Passage 1. Animal group called Bovids and its 5 sub-families.

Questions: information matching, features were given and we had to match them with a sub-family like Antelope, Bovine, etc.

Passage 2. Fuel-cell technology, new development of fuel-cell driven cars instead of hydrogen and oil.

Questions: matching headings to paragraphs from A to G, Yes/No/Not Given, and filling in the gaps.

Passage 3. About arts such as life-casting, sculptors, photography. Various authors’ views on these. How time changed the view of old arts.

Questions: matching statements with paragraphs from A to G, True/False/Not Given and multiple choice.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)
There was a picture of 2 plans of a city. Plan A is of the year 1990 and Plan B is of the same city at present. Summarize the features seen in both the plans and compare as necessary.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Should people look after their personal health as a duty for the society, rather than for their personal benefit? Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– ID verification.
– What is your full name?
– Where do you come from?
– Will you recommend anyone to visit your town or village ?
– What places will you recommend a tourist to visit in your hometown?

Cue Card

Talk about the way you like to relax, when you are not at work. Please say
– Where did you go recently to relax?
– Who was with you?
– How did you relax?


– Do you think that sleeping and relaxing are the same?
– Do you like to travel?
– Where did you last travel to and what for?
– What places do you like in South Africa?
– Will you recommend someone to visit South Africa and why?
– Will you visit the same place again which you liked in South Africa?

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