Recent IELTS exams

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

Update from an Academic IELTS exam, Malaysia

This update from the Academic IELTS exam was brought to us by our friend from Malaysia. Many thanks!

Listening test

Section 1. A university student wanted to get a part time job.
Section 2. A girl called regarding courses at a university.
Section 3. A student’s project presentation regarding newspaper printing.
Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Regarding robot development.
Passage 2. A research into the chimpanzee culture.
Passage 3. About a scientist who calculated the distance between the Earth and the Sun.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

We had a bar chart about the number of students’ application based on the subject area gathered from 3 UK universities.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Should children only obey their parents or also their teachers? Discuss.

Speaking test

Interview

Questions about myself, my hometown, the changes in my hometown compared to the years before, what is the use of letters and emails.

Cue Card

Describe a piece of equipment that you think is handy / beneficial to you (not a computer).

Discussion

– What is the importance of equipment or machinery in general?

I guess I did okay in the test but I hate being cut off every now and then just because the tester wants to finish on time.

Update from a General IELTS exam, Australia

Reading test

Passage 1. About different courses and where one can take them.
Passage 2. About frogs in Australia.
Passages 3-4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your friend whose son will go on holidays to your country. In your letter
– Invite the son to stay with you
– Give some advice about things to do

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people prefer to be self employed rather than work for a company. Discuss, what is your opinion?

Speaking test

Interview

General questions about name, etc.

Cue Card

Don’t remember.

Discussion

– What is your opinion about reality shows?
– How are TV shows different in Australia and other countries?

Many thanks to Natalia for this report!