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Recent IELTS exams

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

Latest IELTS questions from Sri Lanka – May 2024 (Academic Module)

Latest IELTS Academic Questions Sri Lanka May 2024

Our student KK shared the writing questions from a recent IELTS test in Sri Lanka:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

The graph below shows the number of overseas visitors who came to the USA for different purposes between 1989 and 2009.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

IELTS writing task 1 Visitors To USA By Purpose Of Visit 1989 to 2009

* Note: this isn’t the original graph given in the test, it was recreated for the purpose of demonstration.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Directors of large organisations receive much higher salaries than ordinary workers. Some think it is necessary while others think it is unfair. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

New IELTS Speaking questions from Australia – May 2024

IELTS Speaking New Questions Australia May 2024

Our student FM took IELTS in Australia quite recently and remembered the following Speaking questions:

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Did you like to draw when you were a child?
– Is important for children to draw and why?
– Who taught you how to use a computer?
– Who helps you when you have problems with your computer?
– What do you mainly use a computer for?
– Do you enjoy playing video games? Why or why not?
– What activities do you typically do online?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a happy event in your life. You should say

– what the event was
– where it took place
– why this event brought you happiness
and explain why it was a memorable event for you.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– In your opinion, what factors contribute to people’s happiness?
– Do you believe that money can bring happiness? Why or why not?
– Can happiness be measured or quantified?
– What role do you think relationships play in achieving happiness?
– Is the concept of happiness different for different cultures?
– Has the importance of happiness changed over time?