IELTS exam in Australia – June 2009 (Academic Module)

Our Aussie friend has is sharing the questions that appeared in his recent IELTS exam – thanks, P!

Listening test

Section 1: booking and inquiry about a room(quite easy)
Section 2: about a car and modifications done to it (a little bit confusing)
Section 3: about an assignment and division of topics (quite easy)
Section 4: about spices and their uses (amazingly it was easy as well)

Reading test

Passage 1 was about glass and its history, the questions were to fill in the blanks and diagram completion (easy)
Passage 2 – the topic I really don’t remember, but questions were heading and paragraphs matching (easy) and True / False / Not given.
Passage 3 was about dreams and their research and finding, questions were about statements which are True / False / Not given and research and researcher matching (the topic was really interesting and tasks were easy).

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (report)
We had a line graph of world energy source’s requirement from 1970 to 2030 (prediction graph)

Writing Task 2 (essay)
School children should not be forced to learn other foreign languages as their ability differs. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– What should I call you?
– Do you study or do you work?
– What type of study you are doing?
– Is it easy to learn / what equipment do you use to learn?

Cue card
Tell me about the famous person you would like to meet.
– who is the person
– why he is famous
– explain: why do you want to meet him?

– Why some people want to become famous?
– Do they have private life?
– How do you know the news?
– Do old people and youngsters have different choices of news? Why?
– What is the view of younger people of the fame? Did it change from the past?

IELTS exam in Amritsar, India – June 2009 (Academic Module)

Our Indian friend who recently took his IELTS exam in Amritsar tells us that it was the same (again!) as IELTS in Liverpool. Of course, the questions in Speaking were different, here they are:

Speaking test

– What’s your name? What can I call you?
– Tell me about your home town.
– Why do you like your town?
– Do you like parties?
– Do you like to go to parties with your friends or with family members?
– What do you dislike about parties?
– Do young people enjoy parties more than older people?
– What was the recent gift you have given to anyone?

Cue Card
What famous person would you like to meet if given the chance? You should say
– Who the person is
– Where you’ve heard about him
– What you like about him

– Why people want to be famous?
– Do famous people have private life?
– Does their attitude change toward others after becoming popular?



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