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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS test in Brunei – March 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Brunei was shared by C. (thank you!), and here is what she remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. Getting a gym membership.
Section 2. Visiting some tourist attraction in Australia.
Section 3. A lecturer talking to 2 students about a project.
Section 4. About airports.

Reading test

Passage 1. About children getting obese because of food promotions on TV.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About the planets and the solar system.

Passage 3. About celebrities and stars, and how companies hire such talented people.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)
There was a table specifying the maximum, minimum and average salaries in Australia in 2006 for 5 job categories.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Research shows that children spend more hours in front of the TV rather than playing outdoors. What are the reasons for this development? What measures could be taken to encourage children to spend more time outdoors?

IELTS Speaking questions from Algeria – March 2010

IELTS in Algeria was the same as the exam in Spain, and here are the Speaking questions that our friend N remembered:

Speaking test

– Can you please introduce yourself?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Talk about your hometown.
– Where would you recommend a tourist to go to in your hometown?
– Do you live in a house or in a flat?
– What do you like the most about your house?
– Do you like shopping?
– What kind of clothes do you like more?
– Do you follow fashions in clothing?
– How do people in Algeria choose fashions nowadays? What is your opinion?

Cue Card 1
Describe an important conversation you had, you should say:
– what it was about,
– whom you had it with,
– why it was important.

Cue Card 2

Talk about an old thing that you or your family have kept, please say:
– what this old thing was,
– why you have kept it,
– why it is important to keep old things.

– How often do Algerian people visit museums?
– Which type of museums are popular in Algeria?
– What is the importance of museums in the society?
– What should the government do to encourage people to visit museums?