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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS test in Latvia and the UK – April 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS exams in Latvia and the UK were shared by our kind friends L and R, apparently the questions and topics were the same. Here is what we know:

Listening test

Section 1. Description of movies in the cinema.
Section 2. Architecture.
Section 3. Biology terminology.
Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about marine life, sea and a clock for sailors.
Passage 2. How companies hire a stars from other companies and what kind of consequences it causes.
Passage 3. About creativity and creative people.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a table that showed the number of students enrolled in an Australian university in six different departments, like Humanities, Social, Business, Information technology, Biology, and Engineering for female students, students who are not born in Europe and for students whose first language is not English.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Society should ban all forms of the advertising because it has no purpose and causes damages. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific examples and personal experiences.

Speaking test

– Tell me about yourself.
– Tell me about your city.
– What historical places would you recommend to see there?
– What culture events would be interesting for tourists?
– When should they start to teach culture history, history of art at schools?

Cue Card 1
Describe a famous person which impacts you very much, you should say:
– who that person is,
– why he/she impacts you,
– what his / her famous works are.

Cue Card 2
Describe a person whom you live / have lived with for a long time. You should say:
– who the person is,
– how long you have been living together,
– what are the usual things that you do together.

IELTS Speaking questions from Iran – April 2010

IELTS speaking questions from Iran were shared by M. who remembered the following:

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Where are you from?
– Is it your home town?
– Do you live with your family?
– Do you think your home town is a good place for living? Why?
– Where do you recommend for visitor to go in your home town?
– Talk about seasons in your country.

Cue Card

Talk about something healthy that you have done, please say
– What was it?
– Why do you think it was good for your health?
– What did you do?
– Did you recommend it to your friends?


– Do you think the state of public health has changed in the last 20 years? Why?
– What government can do to improve healthiness?
– What can be done in schools for children in that respect?
– Do you think women are more conscious about health than men? Why?
– What is your view of the education environment?
– How people get their information about healthiness?