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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS in Dhaka, Bangladesh – August 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Bangladesh was shared by M, who remembered quite a bit. Thank you for this update!

Listening test

Section 1: A market researcher questions an airline passenger about his experience and expectations about air journey.
Questions: Multiple choice questions.

Section 2 and 3: Cant remember.

Section 4: A history of bicycle.
Questions: Filling in the gaps, Multiple choice questions.

Reading test

Passage 1: About breeding and cultivation of Peas.
Questions: Yes, No, Not Given questions; Multiple choice questions; Fill in the gaps.

Passage 2: An article about child development.
Questions: Information matching; Yes, No, Not Given questions; Multiple choice questions.

Passage 3: A journal article about human senses: the sense of smell.
Questions: Yes, No, Not Given questions; Multiple choice questions; Headings matching.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (report)
A graph showing car ownership in households in UK from 1961 to 2001. An easy one.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
We should concentrate on children’s writing skills. What do you think? Write and cite from personal experience.

Speaking test

– What is your full name?
– Tell me where you are from.
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of work you have to do?
– Do you have to deal with people in work?
– Do you like people? Why?

Cue Card
Tell us about something you want to be, but you are not at present, you should say
– Who is the person you want to become?
– Why do you want the change?

– Do you cook? When did you learn cooking?
– Do you think students should learn cooking?
– Do you like change?
– Why people do not like change?
– What change you would like to see in your country now?
– About old age. What change people experience at old age?

IELTS in Perth, Australia – August 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS in Perth, Australia was described by O, who shared some topics and questions. She didn’t remember anything from Listening or Reading, but the questions from Writing and the Speaking are very helpful. Thank you O! (By the way, the questions in Speaking test were the same as in Istanbul, Turkey – so I’m told).

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (report)
We had a chart about oil consumption and production in China from 1984 up to 2008. It was easy.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
There are many new technologies for communication. Do you think they are helping people to stay in touch or not? Provide relevant examples and state your opinion.

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– How should I call you?
– Are you driving?
– Is it important to drive safely? Why?
– What kind of music do people listen in your country?
– What is popular leisure activity in your country?
– Do you like vegetables and fruit?
– Is it important for children to eat them?
– What age is good to start learning how to drive?
– Did you get your license when you were at school?

Cue card
Talk about a leisure activity that you want to start:
– When are you starting it?
– Where is it going to take place?
– What is the use of this activity?

– Should people get involved in leisure activities?
– Do you think it can be difficult to have leisure activities when you retired?
– Do people get bored leisure activities when they are retired?