Here is what T from the US remembers about his IELTS this month:
The listening was quite hard because almost all of the questions were multiple choice with a long description. I didn’t have time to read all the choices.
The reading was really hard with long paragraphs, many multiple choice questions, many True/False/Not given questions, a lot of headings matching. The last section was about an avalanche..
Writing task 1 (report)
We had an easy table regarding employment and unemployment in the UK and four more countries.
Writing Task 2 (essay)
We were asked to discuss whether a person should spend public money on a lifestyle that prevents illness or should that money be spent to help other people who are critically ill.
– What is your name?
– What is your job?
– Tell me about your family.
Talk about the change in your life you want to make, you should say
– What kind of change you want,
– Why you want to make this change.
The topics were about family, friends, whether I cook or not.
– Why teaching children to cook in important?
– What are the things you should teach your children?
Here is what our Aussie friend Y remembers about her General training IELTS exam this month:
The recording was a little bit faster than I expected, sections 3 and 4 were both related to science. I heard a lot of uncommon words.
The number of passages was reduced from 5 to 4 and the last one was the longest. It was about a scientific report about a lake under ice.
Writing task 1 (letter)
The letter was on booking a hotel room, number of people, general plan while staying there and any special requirements.
Writing task 2 (essay)
The essay is on women’s role as police officers. Although there are more and more women police officers in reality, are they really suitable for this job?
– What is your home like?
– How long have you been living there?
– How do you want do decorate it?
– Do you like sports?
– What sports facilities do you like and what are the most popular in your city?
– When did you start using internet and what do you use it for?
Describe a radio or TV program that you would like to talk about with your family and friends these days. You should say:
– What is it?
– What do you like about it and dislike about it?
The questions were mainly about radio and TV programs.
– What effect will they have on people’s life, on children?
– What are future benefits we can get from computers and the Internet?