IELTS test in Thailand – April 2015 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Thailand (thanks, P!) remembered the following details about a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Thailand

Section 1. A phone call to an insurance company.

Section 2. A radio program about vacations and holiday destinations.

Section 3. A lecturer was speaking in front of the class about an experiment of creating three different types of rockets.

Section 4. About a nutrition survey done in New Zealand.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the first daily weather forecast prepared by Robert Fitzroy.

Passage 2. Theories of dreaming including description of brain functions, REM, emotion therapy and so on.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart showing information on common places where people usually accessed internet in the UK between 1998 and 2004 (home, workplace, library and so on).

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that teenagers who commit crimes should be treated the same way as adult criminals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like it?
– What kind of advertisements do you usually see?
– Did you ever buy any of the advertised products? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a good habit that your friend has, and that you would like to develop too. Please say

– Who is you friend?
– What habit is it?
– Why do you want to develop it?


– Do you think people should develop good habits when they are young?
– Can children develop their habits? How?
– Can a good habit that someone had as a child disappear when they grow up? Why?
– What kind of effect can good childhood habits have on an adult?

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