IELTS test in Vietnam – November 2011 (Academic Module)

Our kind friend P from Vietnam has shared the IELTS exam below.

Listening test IELTS test in Vietnam

Section 1. A phone call to register for a wedding ceremony.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than X words).

Section 2. A discussion between professor and a student about her assignment and various interests of other students.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. A lecture about electrical transport.
Questions: multiple choice, diagram / map labeling.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About bushfires in California.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given, match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 2. Fingerprints in art.
Questions: filling in blanks, match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. Innovation in producing some ideas from experts.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, match headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

Two pie charts showing pollutants damaging the ocean between 1997 and 2007.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Economic growth helps to improve the standard of living. However, some researches show that people in developing countries are happy with this trend; whilst people in developed countries are not happy about it. Explain why do you think this is.

Speaking test


Don’t remember.

Cue Card

Talk about a job that helps to make the world a better place. Please say

– What job is it?
– Where did you learn about it?
– Why do you think it helps so much?


– What are the requirements for the person suitable for this job?
– Talk about pollution in your city, including examples.
– How is it possible to prevent it from happening?

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