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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS test in Pakistan – March 2010 (General Training)

IELTS exam in Pakistan was shared by Z and W (thanks, guys!), who collectively remembered the following:

Listening test

Section 1. A girl who lived in a village in her friend’s house was looking for a new accommodation.
Questions: filling in the gaps her current address:
Q1 – postal code,
Q2 – age,
Q3 – occupation,
Q4 – how long has she lived in the village,
multiple choice (Q5 – Q10).

Section 2. A man was talking about different places and their arrangements.
Questions: filling in the gaps (Q11 – Q15), multiple choice (Q16 – Q20).

Section 3. Survey of residents.
Questions: filling in the gaps (Q21 – Q25, Q26 – Q30).

Section 4. A man was talking about UK textile industry, information and employment, type of clothing manufactured.
Questions: multiple choice (Q31 – Q34), match the information to the given A – F choices (Q35 – Q40).

Reading test

Passage 1. Bike Driving license testing system in Australia.
Questions: filling in the gaps (Q1 – Q10).

Passage 2. Train driver hiring & testing system. Fitness, medical tests, after selection training.
Questions: filling in the gaps (Q11 – Q20).

Passage 3. About Racing Bicycles Club.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 4. History of Kauri gum in New Zealand, collection and making process.
Questions: headings matching (Q31-Q35), information matching to the paragraphs (Q36-Q39), author’s point of view about the topic (Q40).

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)
You are attending a part-time course in college, due to some problem you couldn’t continue your course. Write a letter to your teacher, where you
– describe the course,
– explain the problem,
– explain the reason for not continuing,
– tell the teacher about your future plans – when you will continue the course.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Global climate has changed, should transport be reduced on the roads, e.g cars and lorries? Explain the advantages and the disadvantages in your relevant location and give your opinion.

Speaking test

– Tell me about yourself.
– How do you get information from TV?
– Do you write letters or send emails? Why?
– Who do you write to, typically?

Cue Card
Talk about the kind of leisure activities that you do, you should say
– Do you find them easy?
– What difficulties do you face in your leisure activities?

More questions about leisure activities.

IELTS test in Canada – March 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Vancouver, Canada was shared by our kind friend A. She also said it was surprising that the Speaking questions were the same as the ones published earlier here in IELTS-Blog, well – I’m not surprised at all, because we’ve seen how often that happens 🙂 Here is what A remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. Phone conversation about telephone tariffs between a customer and someone from the company.
Questions: filling in the gaps, the questions were about the monthly fees, about the contract, etc.

Section 2. A conversation between a student and a teacher from the food and science department at the university.
Questions: filling in the gaps, the questions were about homework, assignments and the seminar.

Section 3. About recycling.
Questions: filling in the gaps, the questions were about the recycling dates, what sort of rubbish goes in the green can, yellow can or red can.

Section 4. Chimpanzees, their behavior and cultural differences.

Reading test

Passage 1. A book that was found in early 1900’s and how scientists and professors tried to read it.
Questions: headings matching, sentences completion.

Passage 2. Road transport in the European Union.
Questions: T / F / NG.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)
There were 2 maps of the same site in 1976 and 2000. We had to write a report comparing the two maps and pointing out differences.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays, we can do daily tasks such as shopping, banking and business transactions without meeting face to face. What are the possible effects of this development on individual and society?

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live?
– Would you suggest people to live there?
– Tell me about your home.
– Where is it located?
– Are you close to your neighbors?
– How often do you see them?
– What’s the reason that neighbors often get in trouble?

– Do you like flowers?
– Do people in your country grow flowers?
– On what occasion do you give flowers to someone in your country?
– When did you buy flowers last time?

Cue card
Talk about your favorite book when you were a little child, please say
– What book was it?
– Who gave it to you and when?
– What was it about?

– What makes little children read a book?
– How to make children read a book?
– Are the books different for different age groups?
– Do you think the reading habits will change in the future?
– In what way and why?