Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS test in Finland – January 2022 (Academic Module)

O.S. from Finland shared the questions from the IELTS exam that she took in January 2022.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a pie chart showing the number of students who attended 5 types of courses in 3 different years.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that the government should increase the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles to solve environmental problems. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like to go to the cinema?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a famous person you know who is from your country. Please say

– who the person is
– why he/she is famous
– what is special or interesting about him/her

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Which social media websites do you use?
– How much time do you spend on social media sites?
– What kind of information about yourself have you put on social media?
– Can the information from social media be harmful?

IELTS test in India – January 2022 (General Training)

The questions and topics below were shared by Y.G. who took the IELTS test in India in January this year.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently saw an advertisement in a newspaper seeking volunteers to do unpaid work with local children. You are interested in this work. Write a letter to the head of the organisation. In your letter

– express your interest
– ask for details of the work that needs to be done
– let them know when you are available.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that air travel should be reduced to protect the environment. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Is it a good place to raise children?
– Do you like science?
– Which part of science do you find interesting?
– Do you think science should be compulsory in schools?
– How often do you write on paper?
– What do you like better, typing or writing on paper?
– Did you write by hand often in school?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a famous person from your country. Please say

– who he/she is
– what he/she is famous for
– how he/she became famous
– and explain how you feel about this person.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do your friends like this person?
– Do celebrities portray a country’s image?
– How can they create a positive image? Why?
– Are they able to portray a country in negative light? Why?