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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS in Sweden – September 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Sweden was described by F. (thanks a lot!), who shared the following questions from the Writing and Speaking tests.

Writing test

Writing Task 1

There were 3 pie charts about playing electronic games in Korea during the year of 2003.
– The first described in percent each age group were playing.
– The second showed how many percent of those who played were woman and how many were men.
– The third indicated how popular different kinds of categories of games were.

Simone says: This bit is important – do you remember our last homework with the 3 pie charts? This could be a new trend in the IELTS, so I suggest that you go back to it and practice. Click here to view the homework assignment with 3 charts.

Writing Task 2
The assignment was to write about the advantages of three different funding methods for education. They were:
1. Education funded by the government,
2. Education funded by the student
3. Education was funded by the student, but they were given a loan by the government, which they have to pay back after finishing their studies.

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– What should I call you?
– Where are you from?
– Tell me about your town.
– Do you like fruit and vegetables?

Cue card
Tell me about a conversation you had with someone that was very important to you. You should say:
– When it was.
– To whom you were speaking.
– Why the conversation was important to you.
– Was this the first time you have spoken to this person?

– Do you think it is important to eat a lot of vegetables?
– Why should you eat vegetables?
– Do you like to eat vegetables?

IELTS Speaking questions from Canberra, Australia – September 2009

Yesterday I wrote about IELTS test in Sydney, and later on additional information arrived. Let’s thank S for sharing the questions he was asked in Canberra. Here is what S. tells us in his email:

“I would like to thank you and IELTS-Blog. It really helped me, I think my exam went well. I was very surprised in the test, guess why: the examiner asked me the same questions and the writing test was the same as a topic published on your site and I was practicing those questions lots of times :)”

Speaking test

– What is your full name?
– How can I call you?
– Can I see your identification?
– Where are you living now?
– Do you like living there? Why?
– What are the transportation methods are used in your area?
– Do you drive ? Why?
– When will you allow your children to drive?

Cue card
Describe the happiest event of your life, you should say:
– When was it?
– Where was it?
– On what occasion?

– Do you believe that the young generation is not following the old traditions?
The examiner then asked me 2 or 3 questions more on the same topic of ‘traditions’.