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Recent IELTS exams

Real students tell about their recent IELTS exams: IELTS questions, topics, tasks, answers.

IELTS Speaking questions from Melbourne, Australia – April 2010

IELTS test in Melbourne, Australia was the same as in Sydney (the exam was published yesterday), but here is another version of the Speaking test, shared by G (thanks!):

Speaking test


– What type of house do you live in?
– What are the advantages of your unit/house to you?
– Would you recommend this area to someone, and if yes, why?

Cue Card

Describe a journey that you would like to go on with your friend, please say:
– where you would like to go,
– why would you go there?
– whom would you choose to go with and why?
– how would you get there?


– How does traveling helps in one’s life?
– What is the difference between a business travel and travel for business?
– Does traveling offer any kind of help to older people and young children?
– Do you follow fashion, if yes, why?
– Do you like shopping?
– What do you like to buy?
– What kind of fashion people follow in your country? Has it changed a lot?

– What kind of movies do you like to watch?
– What kind of movies did you like to watch when you were a child?
– Is there any difference between watching movies at home and in cinema?
– Do you think you will have more tourism in your country?

IELTS test in Sydney, Australia – April 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Sydney, Australia was shared by our kind friend B who used IELTS-Blog in his exam preparation and wanted to contribute as well. A big “thank you” goes to B, and here are the topics:

Listening test

Section 1. A telephone conversation about mail order delivery, the name of the phone sales operator was Jane Long.

Section 2. Don’t remember.

Section 3. Living in the Iron Age Village.

Section 4. Synesthesia (a neurological condition).

Reading test

Passage 1. About autism in children.
Questions: matching headings.

Passage 2. Tulips in the 17th century.
Questions: matching headings.

Passage 3. Serendipity.
Questions: matching headings.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There was a table with information regarding marriages in Australia between 1960 to 2000. The number of religious and civil marriages and the age of the bride and the bridegroom.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

It is suggested that everyone in the world wants to own a car, a TV or a fridge. Do the disadvantages of this development to the society outweigh the advantages? Discuss you view including relevant examples and your own experience.

Speaking test

Cue Card

Talk about a day in your life when you took a break and relaxed at the end of your work or studies, please say:
– Who were you with?
– Where did you spend it?
– How did you relax?


– Discuss the meaning of relaxation to every person.