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Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS test in Hungary – December 2009 (General Training)

IELTS test in Hungary was shared by our loyal reader Z., who says that all the sections were the same as in France, except for the Speaking. Here are the questions Z. was asked:

Speaking test

– Do you work or study?
– What do you prefer, an individual or or a team work? Why?
– What is your job?
– Tell me about your daily activities.
– What is your best time in a day?
– What kind of sport facilities do you have near your home?
– What kind of sports do you like?

Cue card
Describe an advertisement that influenced you to buy a product, you should say:
– What was the advertisement about?
– Where did you see it?

Advertisement related topics.
– What types of media are used for advertising?
– What is the most effective of them?
– Is it necessary to restrict advertisements? Why?
– How can advertisements influence children?

IELTS Speaking questions from Hong Kong – December 2009

IELTS Speaking in Hong Kong was shared by E (thanks a lot!). She also said that the rest of the exam was exactly like the one in Australia. Here are the questions E. remembered:

Speaking test

– What’s your name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you live in a house or in an apartment?
– Which room of your apartment do you like most and why?
– If you could change one thing in your apartment, what would it be?
– When was your last time to go shopping?
– When do you usually go shopping?
– Do you prefer go shopping in big shops to small shops?

Cue card
Tell me about some good news that you received via phone, you should say:
– who phoned you up,
– what the news was,
– why it was important.

– Why is it so common for people to use mobile phones?
– What are the differences of mobile phones versus landline?
– What are the differences of using phones versus email?
– Why do some people not want to use mobile phones?
– Do you think letters will disappear one day?
– What is your opinion about the form of the future communication?