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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS Speaking questions from Brazil and Thailand – December 2009

The last IELTS exams in December in Brazil and Thailand were shared by our caring friends. Here are 2 versions of the Speaking test from the these countries:

Speaking test 1

– What is your home like?
– What is your favorite room and why?
– What time do you usually wake up in the morning and why?
– What is your favorite time during the day?
– Tell me about your work.

Cue card
Talk about a course that you would like to do if you had time, please say:
– When would you do it?
– Why would you choose it?
– Do you think it would be easy or hard for you?

– Do you agree or disagree that universities should only have courses that lead to jobs?
– What should be more appreciated as a job requirement: education or work experience? Why?
– Do you think it is possible to study without a teacher?
– Where do you first learned about the Internet?
– What do you think is the role played by the Internet in education nowadays?

Speaking test 2

– Can you tell me your full name?
– Do you work or are you a student?
– Where do you work?
– What do you have to do in your work?
– Do you have to talk to a lot of people at work?
– Do you prefer to work with people or alone?
– What time do you normally get up?
– How has your routine changed?

Cue card
Talk about some good news you received over the phone, please say:
– Who phoned you to tell the good news?
– Where were you at that time?
– What was the news?

– What do you think about email?
– If you can choose, will you email or phone people?
– What are the differences between a mobile phone and a land line phone?
– What do you think people dislike about phones?
– When did you learn about the Internet?
– What do you think the benefits of the Internet are?
– Which group of people uses the Internet the most?

IELTS test in Hungary – December 2009 (General Training)

IELTS test in Hungary was shared by our loyal reader Z., who says that all the sections were the same as in France, except for the Speaking. Here are the questions Z. was asked:

Speaking test

– Do you work or study?
– What do you prefer, an individual or or a team work? Why?
– What is your job?
– Tell me about your daily activities.
– What is your best time in a day?
– What kind of sport facilities do you have near your home?
– What kind of sports do you like?

Cue card
Describe an advertisement that influenced you to buy a product, you should say:
– What was the advertisement about?
– Where did you see it?

Advertisement related topics.
– What types of media are used for advertising?
– What is the most effective of them?
– Is it necessary to restrict advertisements? Why?
– How can advertisements influence children?