Recent IELTS exams

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

Update from General IELTS exam, Australia

Let’s thanks S. from Australia for sharing his IELTS experience – S. just sat for a General Training exam.


Task 1 (Letter)

You were studying in an English speaking country and suddenly needed to go back to your home country leaving your course incomplete. Write a letter to your teacher to

  • Thank him
  • Explain the reason you left without completing your course
  • Say during your course study what did you like most about this course
  • Task 2 (Essay)

    Nowadays transportation services are transferred from rail services to road services in the world To what extent do you agree with this and what is your opinion about your country in this situation.


    Describe an unusual animal, you should say:

  • Where you saw this animal
  • What was this animal
  • How did you get away with it
  • Update from General IELTS exam, Europe

    This is what our friend X from Europe shared with us about his General IELTS exam – thanks, X!

    “I didn’t have any luck this time because there was a problem during the exam so I am pretty disappointed.


    Some people couldn’t hear very well, that is because of bad audio setup. I requested to play the recording louder twice and didn’t bother much the second time. Further, wall clock couldn’t be seen by all the participants, especially those that sat behind like me, because it was on the teacher’s table and they said they couldn’t move it to another place, but in my previous exam they kept it in a good place in that same hall. I had a wrist watch, but that wall clock was very valuable to see the time easily for the time management.


    1) Dont remember the topic but many questions were True/False/Not Given
    2) Passage about new methods for power energy with some scientists names and what they said about the problem
    3) A lot of tasks were short answers no more than 3 words.
    4) Task of matching headings to paragraphs.


    Task 1 (Letter)
    Write a letter to airport authority describing what happened in the airport and how it affected you.

    Task 2 (essay)
    Should older people stay with their families or in nursing homes and alone on their final ages, what is your opinion.



  • Tell me about your home town and questions relevant to that
  • What you name means and how in your country people choose names for newborn babies
  • What are the programs that you watch on TV and read in the media, how they benefit you
  • Card
    Describe an animal that I you saw for the first time


  • Why people become vegetarian
  • Animals taken for experiments good or bad
  • About my pets
  • Animals in cities – good or bad, how they help to people in the cities
  • What are the developments in my city compared to last year
  • Whether animals are difficult to train for human beings’ help