IELTS test in Taiwan – January 2012 (academic module)

The following questions were asked on an IELTS test recently held in Taiwan. Source www.ielts-blog.com

IELTS listening test

Section 1

A piece of conversation about call tariffs and internet fees between a person who has rented an apartment and a building assistant manager

Questions: fill in the blanks and multiple choice type

Section 2

A person who owns a botanical garden talks about her garden.

Question: multiple choice type

Section 3

Two students were heard discussing the requirements for a presentation.

Questions: fill in the blanks, answer in no more than three words

Section 4

About the construction of the first railway in Australia

Questions: fill in the blanks, multiple choice

Reading test

Passage 1

The first passage was a research paper on managerial positions.

Questions: True / False / Not Given, find the appropriate letter for right answers.

Passage 2

The second passage was about the discovery of the first analogue computer.

Questions: fill in blanks, match people’s names to appropriate phrases.

Passage 3

The third passage was about a research into photography.

Questions: match title for each paragraph, match names of people to the relevant phrases, multiple choice

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

The first task was to write a report. A table showing the percentage of population over age 60 in 8 regions across the world between the years 2000 and 2005 was given. Test takers were asked to write a report consisting of at least 150 words based on the information given in the table.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Companies now prefer to hire people with good social skills as well as good academic qualifications. Do you think that social skills are now getting more important than educational qualifications?

A model answer for this essay can be found here.

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