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We can’t have too many free tasks samples, can we 🙂 ? The IELTS official site recently released some more free practice materials.

They have added some Academic and General training reading passages and tasks, Academic and General Training writing tasks and a Speaking test. They also made the answers available and even some listening samples.

So those of you who haven’t seen the free samples yet can find them here:

Academic Reading Sample

Academic Writing Sample

General Training Reading Sample

General Training Writing Sample

Speaking Card Sample

Update from an Academic IELTS exam, New Zealand

This update from an Academic IELTS exam came from New Zealand – many thanks, Rebecca!

Listening test

Section 1. A discussion about a fridge and freezer, questions: filling in gaps on an order form, fill in the address, etc.
Section 2. A discussion between two students about a presentation.
Section 3. A speech about electrical cars which was very fast and difficult to follow.
Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about archeology, the history of trading and what they have found.
Passage 2. About the history of laughing.
Passage 3. This difficult passage was about rare species of birds, about a woodpecker and a rescue project.
The tasks have been difficult, lots of T/F/NG, matching headings, multiple choice, summary completion and filling in gaps.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph about working hours and a table with holiday days, 2 graphs in one task.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that scientific work on plants and food is good while others deny its usefulness. Discuss both sides of the argument, give your own opinion and examples.

Speaking test


Questions about me

Cue Card

A place were I have studied, like a school, a university or work.


Questions about books, whether or not I have read a lot in my childhood, do I think that books are good presents, do children read today? Questions on housework, differences between New Zealand and my country, kids and Housework.



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