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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS in Colombia – September 2009 (General Training)

IELTS test in Colombia was shared by A. (thank you so very much!), who remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening test

Section 1: Subscribing to use the library.
Questions: Filling in the gaps on a form.

Section 2: There was a map of a seaport.
Questions: Identify places on a map.

Section 3: About 5 types of whales.

Reading test

Passage 1: don’t remember.

Passage 2: About a place in Sydney where students can get a job experience from an unpaid job.

Passage 3: Experiences of students who were working in the place above in Sydney.

Passage 4: The flavor notation: how scientists hasn’t figured out the notation of flavor and how are they working on this subject.

Writing Test

Writing Task 1 (letter)
Your friend bought tickets to the theater for both of you. Write a letter to a friend to tell him that you can not go to theater, in your letter
– Apologize,
– Explain the situation,
– Tell him what he can do with the extra ticket.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
In some countries, most of the people prefer to rent a house rather than buy one. What are the advantages and disadvantages of renting a house?

Speaking test

– Do you work or study?
– Who does the cooking at your home?
– What was the last time you went shopping?

Cue Card

Talk about a library you know, you should say:
– Where it is,
– In what type of building it is located,
– Describe it.

– Do you usually go to the library?
– Do you think libraries should be free?
– What type of books do you find in a library?
– What skills should a person have to work in a library ?

IELTS in Pakistan – September 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS test questions were shared by U. from Pakistan (thanks a lot!) and it turns out the Listening module was the same as in General Training IELTS in Bahrain. Here are the other parts:

Reading test

Passage 1: Developments in Public Transport.
Passage 2: A text about the sense of smell.
Passage 3: A text that emphasized the use of simple English.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (report)
There was a bar chart that compared two levels of two pollutants in four big cities (Los Angles, Tokyo, New York, ? ) during 2002.

Writing task 2 (essay)
Computers nowadays are used in every field of life. Where in your opinion is the role of computers in education and where is the role of teachers in education.

Speaking test

– What is your full name?
– Are you a student or a worker?
– What do you study?
– Where are you from?
– How often do you go to your friends?
– What do you prefer, have friends come to your home or go to their place? Why?
– Do you like to go out with your friends?
– Where do you like to go with your friends?

Cue Card
Talk about a journey that you have missed in the past, you should say:
– When was it,
– Where was it to,
– Why you missed it,
– How you felt about it.

– What is the difference between tourism tours and business tours?
– What should we do before going on a tour?
– Do you think that with development of Information technology business tours will be eradicated? Why ?