IELTS test in Vietnam – March 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Vietnam was shared by our kind friend H., and here are all the details he remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A customer called an advertising company to ask about an advertisement that she has seen (some items were mentioned such as bed, fridge, and location).
Questions: filling in the gaps.

Section 2. A talk of a guide about the history of a place.
Questions: multiple choice and locate some specific positions on a given map.

Section 3. A conversation between a student and his tutor about a project.
Questions: About sources of information that the student was looking for (A: from the previous materials, B: attend a class, or C: library sources), filling in the gaps, multiple choice.

Section 4. An Indian company that was established and now is managed by a woman.
Questions: filling in the gaps and multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1. About bamboo.
Questions: information matching – which paragraph contains the following information, match statements to names of speakers, T/F/NG.

Passage 2. Children’s literature.
Questions: sentence completion, T/F/NG.

Passage 3. The uses of talc in 3 areas: chewing gum manufacturing, olive oil extraction and planting crops.
Questions: which area uses talc for the following purposes, summary completion, short answer (2 questions) .

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)
2 pie charts about the types of websites male and female students visit (shopping, news, sports, academic, other).

Writing Task 2 (an essay)
People are living longer. However, this has some implications on the aging individual and the society. What are possible effects on the individual and the society?

Speaking test

Interview
– Where do you come from?
– Which part of country is your hometown located in?
– Is it a good place to live?
– What kind of noise do you dislike most?
– What kind of sound do you like most?
– Do you like cooking? Why or why not?
– Who cooks in your family?
– In the future, will you cook more or less?

Cue card
Describe a well-known artist that you admire, please say:
– Who is he/she?
– What field does he/she work in?
– How did you first know about him/her?
– What did he/she do?
– Explain the reason why you admire him/her.

Discussion
– Are children taught arts in school in your country?
– What kind of arts is the most popular in your country?
– Should arts be taught at university? Why/why not?
– What are effects of technology on arts?
– Will technology affect arts more or less in the future? How?

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