Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS exam in Japan – May 2009 (Academic Module)

This is the first update about IELTS in Japan I am getting (I think), let’s call it a good start and hope for more! Big thank you goes to out thoughtful friend T.

Listening test

Section 1: a telephone conversation between moving company and lady in Australia.
Section 2: a lecture about how to prevent bushfire damage by building a house in a certain way.
Section 3: two students were talking about their University, discussing the good and bad.
Section 4: a lecture about ancient beings.

Reading test

Passage 1: about an Australian resort
Passage 2: about a perfume
Passage 3: about e-learning

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (report)
We had a bar chart describing population of six countries in percentages for the year 2000 and predicted figures for 2050.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Reading books can develop our imagination better than watching TV, do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Unfortunately T doesn’t remember anything except for the cue card.

Cue card
Talk about the seasons that you like or consider to be the most enjoyable.

IELTS exam in Singapore – May 2009 (Academic Module)

A friend from Singapore reports about her Academic IELTS exam, here is what she remembers:

Writing test

Writing Task 1
We had a bar chart and a line graph about percentage of people who smoke in one of the European countries and we had to compare the two graphs.

Writing Task 2
Some people find visiting museums boring as a form of entertainment, while others believe that the role of museums is to educate people, not entertain. Discuss, what is your opinion?

Speaking test

In this part my examiner asked me about myself and my hometown.

Cue card
Describe a dress that you wore to a ceremony, you should say:
– Do you have a photograph with that dress on?
– How did you feel about wearing that dress?

– What is your view of wearing uniforms in workplaces?
– Could you name workplaces that require uniform?
– Which way of communication do you prefer: receiving letters, emails or phone calls?