IELTS Test Dates for 2010 (January – June)

In the past, the official IELTS website, used to publish a list of official IELTS dates. Those dates had a pattern: 4 dates a month for Academic exam and 2 dates a month for General Training.

However, they have changed this system, and now there are common IELTS dates and these change from country to country. The availability is, of course, different too – sometimes you will find that many exam dates ahead are booked and the first available date is months from today.

I’ve looked through most of the countries and compiled a list of IELTS dates for the first 6 months of 2010:

January 2010:
General Training test: 09/01, 23/01.
Academic test: 09/01, 14/01, 23/01, 30/01.

February 2010:
General Training test: 11/02, 20/02.
Academic test: 06/02, 11/02, 20/02.

March 2010:
General Training test: 27/03.
Academic test: 06/03, 20/03, 27/03.

April 2010:
General Training test: 17/04.
Academic test: 10/04, 17/04.

May 2010:
General Training test: 08/05, 20/05.
Academic test: 08/05, 15/05, 20/05, 29/05.

June 2010:
General Training test: 05/06, 26/09.
Academic test: 05/06, 19/06.

This list will help you get an idea of possible dates, but I would still recommend that you visit and get the available dates in your country and your city, before you start planning. They keep changing their website, so the location of the dates search can move – right now it’s in the right upper corner on the homepage, where it says “Search Test Date”.

Good luck, everybody!

IELTS Speaking questions from Hong Kong – December 2009

IELTS Speaking in Hong Kong was shared by E (thanks a lot!). She also said that the rest of the exam was exactly like the one in Australia. Here are the questions E. remembered:

Speaking test

– What’s your name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you live in a house or in an apartment?
– Which room of your apartment do you like most and why?
– If you could change one thing in your apartment, what would it be?
– When was your last time to go shopping?
– When do you usually go shopping?
– Do you prefer go shopping in big shops to small shops?

Cue card
Tell me about some good news that you received via phone, you should say:
– who phoned you up,
– what the news was,
– why it was important.

– Why is it so common for people to use mobile phones?
– What are the differences of mobile phones versus landline?
– What are the differences of using phones versus email?
– Why do some people not want to use mobile phones?
– Do you think letters will disappear one day?
– What is your opinion about the form of the future communication?



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