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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS in Germany – September 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Germany was shared by M., who remembered quite a bit. Thank you for the topics and the questions M., we all wish you a great score.

Listening test

Section 1: Two students were talking about different ordering procedures (online, by phone, per surname and at a local shop).
Section 2: Behavior of chimpanzees
Section 3 – 4: Don’t remember

Reading test

Passage 1: Hidden treasures in Alexandria, how archeologists were able to recover treasures from the sea, it included different paragraphs about diving methods and the way treasures were recovered and cleaned.

Passage 2: Dreaming and its meanings, different theses from scientists like Sigmund Freud about rapid eye movement, pretty interesting but partially not easy.

Questions: Matching headings to paragraphs ( A – G ), marking statements as True or False.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (report)
We had a bar chart, describing the exports of bananas in 3 different areas, Latin America, Europe and South Africa in the years 1993 and 2003. Related to that was a pie chart, which described the partial costs like distribution, taxes, packaging, etc.

Writing Task 2
Young people decide whether they want to go to the university or to travel around the world. However, working prepares them more for a further life as an adult.
To what extent do you agree?

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– How shall I call you?
– Do you study or do you work?
– What is involved in your job?
– Do you use computers a lot?
– What do you do when you have trouble with your computer?

Cue Card

Tell me about a vehicle you would like to have, you should say:
– What kind of vehicle it is?
– Where have you seen it for the first time?
– Do you think you will be able to get it in the future?

IELTS Speaking questions, Nottingham (UK)

IELTS in Nottingham (UK) was the same as exams in Iran and Egypt. Speaking, of course, is different for every student and here are the questions that W. remembered:

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you study or do you work?
– What type of study you are doing?
– Do you enjoy traveling? Why?

Cue card
Tell me about a famous historical place that you have visited. You should include in your answer
– where is it located?
– what is it about that place that interests you the most?

I was asked about:
– Some of the famous historical places in my country & where are they located?
– Do you think people have stopped visiting these historical places and museums nowadays?
– Do you agree that people must pay to visit these historical places and museums?
– What other ways the people can get information about history in?
– Do you think TV is a good medium to learn about the history of any place?
– What about films, do you think they give complete information about the historical events?