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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS Speaking questions, Australia

As promised in the yesterday’s post about IELTS in Australia, here are the questions from Speaking test:

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Where do you come from?
– What city are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of work do you do?
– Did you take any course to get skills related to your current job?
– Will you need to gain any more skills related to your current position?
– Do you like to hang out with friends? Why / why not?
– When do you like to hang out with friends? Why?
– Do you invite your friends to your place or do you like to go out ? Why?
– Tell me something about advertisements. Do they play an important role in today’s world?
– What about advertisements in your country?
– Which advertisements of products influenced you to buy? Why?

Cue card
Talk about a kind of electronic device you would like to buy, you should say:
– What kind of device that is
– Why you want to buy it
– What kind of features would you like the device to have
– Is it reasonable to buy to it? Why?

– Technology and current society.
– How technology is affecting the current society?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of that?
– Is technology useful in schools? Why?
– Will computers replace teachers?
– What about the people who don’t want to cope up with the current technology?

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

IELTS test in Sydney, Australia was shared by S. who remembered and described the exam as follows. Let’s all wish S. a great score! And now to the questions: this post covers the questions in Listening, Reading and Writing sections, Speaking will be published tomorrow.

Listening test

Section 1: A talk between a Parent and an Administrative Officer.
Questions: Short answer questions (write no more than three words), fill a school admission form.

Section 2: Radio announcement about a new Shopping Mall.

Section3: Discussion between two college administrative workers about the facilities in college.

Section 4: Research about crops.

Reading test

Passage 1: 6 Ads were given.
Questions: Match the following sentences with the appropriate ad.

Passage 2: A passage about courses certificate I/II/III/IV/Diploma/AdDip T/F/NG

Passage 3: Can’t remember
Questions: True / False / Not Given

Passage 4: A long passage about an author (forgot his name) it was in early twentieth century.
Questions: True / False / Not Given, Matching of the appropriate paragraph to the given sentences.

Writing Test

Writing task 1 (letter)
You are living in an English speaking country and the restaurant near you is making a lot of noise. Write a letter to the restaurant owner.
Cover the following:
– tell restaurant owner to reduce the noise levels.
– suggest a solution to fix the problem.
– warn that if this problem remains not solved then further action will be taken.

Writing task 2 (essay)
Some students work part time while studying. Do you think it has more advantages or disadvantages? Give examples.