Two IELTS test takers from Nepal and Australia (thank you, R and A!) remembered the following about their recent, apparently identical exams:
Section 1. A women talked to an agent about booking a holiday house for her family.
Section 2. A student and a teacher discussed prospective courses and a college.
Section 3. A photographer talked about red squirrels and his photography project.
Section 4. A professor talked about the Brazilian rain forest and mapping.
Passage 1. About agriculture, the use of chemicals and organic farming.
Passage 2. About insects, such as wasps and beetles.
Passage 3. About the solar system and evolution of planets.
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a multiple line graph showing the percentage of Australian population using the Internet, mobile and landline phones as well as post offices, by different age groups in 2011.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that free housing should be provided by the government for under-privileged and people who can’t afford to buy a house. To what extent do you agree and disagree with the statement? Give examples based on your own experience.
Our friend N remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions from the recent IELTS exam in India:
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to your instructor at the local sports centre and say that you are unable to continue training classes. Include the following information in your letter:
– Which class were you in?
– Why can’t you continue?
– What did you like about the classes there?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Many people strive to maintain a successful career and happy family life at the same time. What problems can this situation create? What are the possible solutions?
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you choose this job?
– Do you like it?
– Do you see yourself doing it in the future?
Describe a place that you have visited recently. Please say
– What is this place?
– Why did you go there?
– With whom did you go there?
– What did you like the most about that place?
– Did you visit it during the day or at night time?
– Do you think stars and planets were important part of ancient cultures?
– Do you think films about planets and the solar system are popular?
– Why is it so?
– Does information about stars and planets help children to develop imagination?
– Many people think that space exploration is a waste of money. Is it so in your opinion?