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IELTS test in Japan (Academic module)

December 8th, 2012 in IELTS

The following questions were asked in an IELTS test (Academic Module) held in Japan in November 2012.

Listening test

The first section of the Listening Tape was about renting a place. The second section was a conversation about the location of a rental property. Questions were of the multiple choice type.

The third section of the Listening test was about the different payment methods and the problems associated with each of them. The fourth section was about marketing.

Reading test

Passage 1

The first reading passage was about the typical characteristics of a certain kind of birds.

Passage 2

The test taker who shared these questions with doesn’t remember what the second passage was about.

Passage 3

The third passage was about Leo Tolstoy and included a definition of art.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

The first writing task was to prepare a report based on information given in a graph.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In the recent years, there has been a steady rise in the number of organizations that allow their staff to work from home. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?

Speaking test


Can you tell me your name?

Are you working or studying?

How do you keep yourself healthy?

What have you learned about health in school?

Cue Card

Talk about a vehicle that you would like to own. Please say

What vehicle is it?

Why do you like it?

How will you get one?


The discussion was about the public transportation system.

How can we improve the public transportation system?