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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS in Myanmar – December 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS in Yagon, Myanmar was kindly shared by P. (thank you!) and here is what we know about it:

Listening test

Section 1: About a barbecue.
Questions: Filling in the gaps (table completion), sentence completion.

Section 2: About a students’ trip.
Questions: Filling in the gaps (pick a word from the list) and multiple choice questions.

Section 3: Life science project.
Questions: Filling in the gaps, table completion, classification.

Section 4: Research on child psychology.
Questions: Table completion and multiple choice questions.

Reading test

Passage 1: A text about sound waves.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, finding information in the paragraphs.

Passage 2: A text about crocodiles.
Questions: Headings matching and a summary completion using words from the passage.

Passage 3: Invention of telegraph.
Questions: Information matching, multiple choice and finding information in the paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)
We had a table with numbers of visitors globally and regionally.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Working from home benefits only the workers, not the employers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you think about your work?
– What clothes do you prefer?
– Do you go shopping?
– Do you like flowers?
– Where are they usually grown?
– On what occasions people in your country give flowers to each other?

Cue card
My cue card task was to describe something old that I or my family have kept.

I was asked questions about museums and keeping things from the past.

IELTS test in France – December 2009 (General Training)

IELTS in France was shared by T.(thank you very much!), who remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening test

Section 1: Vacation for Helen and her family at Pyrenees Eco Club.
Questions: Filling in the gaps.

Section 2: Instructions for new employees of a travel company.
Questions: Filling in the gaps.

Section 3: Water collecting system in Australia.
Questions: Filling in the gaps.

Section 4: A conversation between a student and her tutor.
Questions: Multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1: An advertisement of a gym club.
Questions: Filling in the gaps, information about fees, advantages, etc.

Passage 2: Several small advertisements.
Question: Information matching.

Passage 3: Instructions for handicapped employees. Procedure to be followed in case of a special need, or discrimination.

Questions: Filling in the gaps.

Passage 4: Ancient Egypt scripts. History, writing tools, discoveries, etc.
Questions: True/False questions, and filling in the gaps.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to a English-speaking friend. Thank him(her) for the vacation spent there and for their help with your injury. Tell them about your trip back, and the effects of this injury.

Writing task 2
Some people think that advertisement on TV can be useful for TV viewer. Do you agree or disagree? Support your opinion with relevant examples.

The questions from the Speaking test will be posted tomorrow.