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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS Writing – homework

Knowing that many people have exams this weekend, our teachers at BENCHMARK suggested an exercise.

Academic IELTS candidates

This graph is similar to the recent ones that were given in IELTS exams, which is why it makes a good practice. Here is your homework for the day:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The following pie charts and the table show how three countries (USA, UK and Malaysia) deal with dangerous waste. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information below.

You should write at least 150 words.

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Pie Charts

Amount of waste generated in three countries in year 2000:
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Table
mt = million tons

And if you want someone to check your work – use our writing assessment service. Our teachers will be happy to grade your work, give you an approximate Band score and suggest how you could make your report better.

General Training Candidates

Your homework for today is to write a letter as follows, in about 20 minutes:

An Australian company offers money to foreign students to study in Australia. Write a letter to the company.
1. Introduce yourself.
2. Say what do you want to study.
3. How the money will help you.

To get feedback from our teachers, read here how to submit your work for assessment.

Remember – practice is the key!

IELTS in Norway – September 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Norway was shared by H, who remembered only the Writing and the Speaking topics – but hey, every little bit helps! Here is what they had:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (report)
We had to describe a table about changes in the male-to-female ratio between years 1930 and 2005 in 6 parts of the world: Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Oceania.

Writing task 2 (essay)
The task was asking about illiteracy (a great number of people can not read and write today). We had to write about our experiences with this issue and what governments should do about it.

Speaking test

I had to introduce myself and talk about my hometown.

Cue card
Talk about your favorite restaurant that you had visited, you should say:
– What kind of restaurant is it,
– Where is it located and its name,
– What kind of food they serve

I had to answer some general questions about food especially in the schools.
The quality of food, whether it is are healthy or not and what to do to promote food quality in the schools.
Then there was a question about my favorite music instrument and what kind of music I like.