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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS in Adelaide, Australia – September 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS in Adelaide, Australia was shared by K., and let me tell you – he has an amazing memory. Let’s thank him for the effort and for his kindness. Here is what IELTS in Adelaide was like:

Listening test

Section 1: A conversation between a male and a female; the female voice was giving information about a hall booking and services included in the booking, menus and packages. In addition she was telling about computer cards printing, a special cake and concession for advance booking.

Questions: Fill the blanks (two words only).

Section 2: A radio talk where the representative talks and gives a review of some programs;

Questions: Multiple choice, the options were A: Positive, B: Negative, C: Neutral. After that there was one table and we had to continue this review where host started to explain about the 4 programs name, type and what is exactly the program was about. To complete this section we had to fill in the blanks (use one word only).

Section 3: It started with a conversation between girl and boy; the girl here was sharing her experience about a hotel Management internship.

Questions: Here also 8 options were provided for 6 questions. For example question no. 33 Cleaning ___H____ (Option H was “It was a noisy job.”) and other 4 questions were multiple choice, and here the girl was telling the boy about how he can apply for a job in a restaurant.

Section 4: Research studies about animal fats.

Questions: First 4 questions were True / False, then some questions were multiple choice, and last four questions were choose the appropriate option and fill in the blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1: Research studies about how animal treat themselves to recover from injuries and illnesses.

Questions: Fill in a table (one word only) and fill in the blanks.

Passage 2: How human beings used to trade;

Questions: first four questions were to match a heading to a paragraph; last six questions were to fill in the blanks, choosing from provided words.

Passage 3: Research into schooling and studies; Three projects were designed and how those projects were generating results.

Questions: First 4 questions were True / False, the other questions were on these three projects, statements were given and we had to choose the appropriate option such as which project this statement belongs to. For example statement X belongs to A, B or C.

This is not the end – questions in Writing and Speaking tests will be published tomorrow.

IELTS in Melbourne, Australia – September 2009 (General Training)

IELTS test in Australia was described by K. who shared the following topics and questions. Thanks a lot, K., and we all hope you get a great score!

Listening test

Section 1: A man called to a hotel to inquire about booking a room and catering services for a birthday.
Questions: Fill in the blanks.

Section 2. A girl described her working experiences in a hotel.
Questions: Information matching.

Section 3. A conversation between a girl and a boy. The boy asked for advice about seeking a job and also they talked about assignment on hotels.
Questions: Fill in the blanks.

Section 4. TV Program recommendation.
Questions: Choose one from the following: positive/negative/neutral.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a museum, information such as group bookings, opening hours.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Worksafe regulations.
Questions: Fill in the blanks.

Passage 3. Advantages and disadvantages of different types of work, for example: part time, flexible working hours.
Questions: Fill in the blanks.

Passage 4. About an unusual bird in Afraid.
Questions: Information matching, filling in the blanks and multiple choice questions.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (letter)
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.

Writing task 2 (essay)
Music is not practical and not valuable. Children should not be taught music at school. They should rather learn computing and science. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

From the questions in Speaking K. remembered only the Cue card:

Cue card
Talk about an exciting sport, you should say
– What is it,
– How popular is this sport,
– Why it is exciting.