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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS Speaking questions, Australia

Here is another set of Speaking questions from Aussie IELTS test, thanks to A for remembering and sharing:

– What is your full name?
– Do you work?
– What kind of job do you do?
– What kind of courses did you do for the current work that you are doing?
– Do you hope to further your education ?

Cue Card
Talk about an article you recently read in either a magazine or a newspaper,
– Mention the name of this magazine or newspaper.
– What was the article about?
– Why did you remember it?

– Do you think journalists who report on TV are different from those who report on radio or in newspapers and why.
– Why do you think some people listen to radio rather than watching TV or reading newspapers?
– What influence has the media got on the journalists who report on TV or in newspapers?
– What will happen to newspapers in future with the coming of the Internet?
– What do you prefer, reading a newspaper, watching TV,or listening to the radio and why?

IELTS exam in Australia – July 2009 (Academic Module)

A recent IELTS test in Australia had the following questions and topics – thanks to a kind anonymous student who sent me an update.

Listening test

Section 1: A man asking for information on walking trails.
Questions: Fill in the blanks (easy).

Section 2: About a part-time job for uni students.
Questions: Fill in the blanks and multiple choice questions.

Section 3: About an assignment (the speaker has a fairly strong English accent – hard for me to understand).
Questions: Fill in the blanks.

Section 4: About a shipping company.
Questions: Fill in the blanks and multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1: The text was about dinosaurs.
Questions: True/False/Not Given and fill in the blanks.

Passage 2: About tree canopy research.
Questions: Match the paragraph to the researcher’s name.

Passage 3: A text about advertising.
Questions: Name the paragraph, match the paragraph and fill in the blanks.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (report)
We had two bar charts for the years 1970 and 2000 comparing percentage of men and women that are employed in four countries, namely Belgium, USA, Japan and Australia.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Money for postgraduate research is limited. Financial support from the government should be put for scientific research instead of other less important subjects. To what extend do you agree?

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– Are you studying or working?
– What do you think about using museums and art galleries for educational purposes?
– What can students learn from them?

Cue card
Talk about something that you don’t know how to do now and would like to learn, you should say
– What it is
– How you will learn
– Who can teach you

– When did you start learning about the Internet?
– What are the advantages of the Internet?
– Will computers ever replace teachers? Do you agree or disagree?