IELTS test in the Netherlands – September 2011 (Academic Module)

The IELTS exam below was shared by W from the Netherlands (thanks a lot!). Here is what we know:

Listening test IELTS test in Holland

Section 1. Different types of accommodation for students.

Section 2. Conversation between a student and a teacher about preparing a survey.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About crocodiles’ habits and how to track these animals.

Reading test

Passage 1. Parks in the city and how they are used.

Passage 2. Don’t remember.

Passage 3. The linguistic skills of babies and the differences of their brain functions compared to brains of adults.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

A flowchart of processing fish, from the moment it is caught to the moment it is delivered to the supermarket.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some countries are providing general education in secondary schools, while others are teaching skills specific to a future career. Which type of education would be a better choice these days, in your opinion?

Speaking test


– Tell me about the place you live in.
– What room do you like the most?
– Do most families share their meals together?
– Do you think home-cooked meals are healthier?
– Do you like to take photographs?
– Do you think photography is popular in your country?

Cue Card

Talk about a person, whom you have seen in the news and would like to meet personally. Please say

– Who is this person?
– Why would you like to meet him/her?
– What would you like to talk about with him/her?


– Would your friends like to meet this person too?
– Is it good that there are famous people?
– Are there more bad or good news on TV?
– Why do people want to watch the news?

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