Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS test in Canada – June 2022 (General Training)

A kind IELTS test taker P.K. from Canada remembered the following questions from her recent exam:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You would like to invite your friend from abroad to a public event in your country. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

– Invite him/her to the event
– Explain why you think he/she would like the event
– Tell him/her about the other activities you can do.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Today’s young generation is facing many problems in school and at home. What are the problems? What can parents do to help their teenage children?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or are you a student?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an invention that changed the world. Please say

– what the invention is
– when it was created
– how it changed the world
– and explain how it is used by older and younger people.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you think inventions are making us lazy?
– Why do you think inventions are important?
– What is the most useful invention in household items?
– Do you think inventions made household items safer?

IELTS test in Pakistan – June 2022 (General Training)

Our friend S.Z. took the IELTS test in Pakistan a couple of days ago and remembered the following questions:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your company has sent you on a three-month course in another country. The course is coming to an end, but you would like to prolong your stay. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter,

– Describe how the course benefited you
– Explain why you would like to delay your return
– Suggest a date when you would like to come back.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many young people say that mobile phones are the most important object that they own. Does the popularity of mobile phones among young people have more advantages or disadvantages?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live, in a house or an apartment?
– What is your favorite room at home?
– What makes your home special?
– Do you keep things from your childhood?
– Where do you keep your important things, such as your keys or money?

– Do you think people should spend free time at home or outside?
– Has technology changed leisure time options?
– Is there any difference between our leisure time activities now and in the past?

– Do you think you read more when you were younger compared to now?
– What type of books do you read?
– Have you ever watched the movie and then read its book?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you saved some money on an item you purchased. Please say

– when and where it was
– who was there with you
– how you saved money
– and explain how you felt about it.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What are some of the places where people go on outings and to socialize?
– Do you think that younger people do more activities than older people?
– Do you think that in the past people had more time for going out than now?