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Recent IELTS exams

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

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.

IELTS in Brazil – December 2009 (Academic Module)

As you know, General Training module of IELTS is different from Academic in Reading and Writing (and of course every student gets his own set of questions in the Speaking test), while Listening test is the same for both modules. Following are the Writing and Speaking sections of Academic IELTS in Brazil, shared by P., and you can read about the Listening section here.

Writing test

Writing task 1 ( a report)
There were 2 charts, one indicating the number of visitors from 2000 to 2001 in Australia, and the other one showing which foreign countries had more travelers going to Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Do you believe scientific research should be carried out by government or private companies? Give your reasons and examples to justify your opinion.

Speaking test

– What is your home like?
– What is your favorite room and why?
– What time do you usually wake up in the morning and why?
– What is your favorite time during the day?
– Tell me about your work.

Cue card
Talk about a course you would like to take if you had time, you should say:
– What kind of course would it be?
– When and why would you do it?
– Do you think it would be easy or hard for you?

– Do you agree or disagree that universities should only have courses that prepare for jobs?
– What should be more appreciated as a job requirement: education or work experience? Why?
– Do you think it is possible to study without a teacher?
– Where do you first learned about the Internet?
– What do you think is the role played by the Internet in education nowadays?