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IELTS test in Vietnam and Australia – December 2014 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers from Vietnam and Australia (thanks, P and N!) remembered the following information about their exams:

Listening testIELTS test in Vietnam

Section 1. A conversation about a studio rental.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. A description of a fitness center map.
Questions: multiple choice, map labeling.

Section 3. A conversation between a tutor and two students comparing ecology courses in two universities.
Questions: filling in blanks, match universities to statements.

Section 4. A presentation on Nano technology.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the history of wallpaper.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given, diagram labeling.

Passage 2. A research about twins.
Questions: multiple choice, match statements to paragraphs.

Passage 3. About graffiti in New York.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, match a statement to a person.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a triple line graph showing football audiences in Italy, England and Germany from 1994 to 2008.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that a vertical city in which people work and live in tall buildings is a good idea. Others say that horizontal living is better. Discuss both views and express your opinion.

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 your job?
– Do you celebrate your birthday?
– Do you like birthday celebrations in general?

Cue Card

Talk about a foreign movie that you liked. Please say

– What was the movie?
– When and where did you watch it?
– Why did you like it?


– Do people in your country watch English movies?
– How do people find them, especially elderly people?
– Do movies reflect the truth about the country they belong to?
– What movies other than English are popular in your country?
– Do you think foreign movies can teach us something?

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