Recent IELTS exams

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

IELTS test in Japan – August 2022 (Academic Module)

Thanks to S.M. who took IELTS in Japan, today we are sharing the questions from her recent exam:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph describing how much people spend on health in Japan, France, the United States, Russia and the UK. There were 3 spending categories: total health, public health and private health.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The best way to understand different cultures is by working at a multinational organization. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can I have your full name, please?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you have a watch?
– Which do you live in now, an apartment or a house?
– Do you have a favourite room, and why?
– How can we make a house more comfortable?
– Why do you think people in your country buy a house?
– Do you read more now than when you were younger? Why?
– Have you ever watched a movie first before reading its book, and why?
– Do you buy books often?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a change you recently made that positively affected you. You should say

– what the change was
– who helped you make it
– why you made it
– and explain how you feel about this change.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Which do you think is better, changing jobs frequently or working at the same place for a long time?
– Is it always good for people to change their job frequently?
– Do you think it is good to change your daily routine regularly?
– Who do you think is more likely to change their routine, a younger person or an older person?

IELTS test in Canada – August 2022 (General Training)

Our friends from Canada shared the questions they remembered from a recent IELTS exam in Toronto:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently read an article in the local newspaper about your city, and you found that some of the facts were incorrect. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper. In your letter

– Say what article you are writing about
– Explain which facts were incorrect
– Suggest how to correct them.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In many countries, the numbers of juvenile crimes are increasing. What are the causes? How can parents and teachers help prevent youth crime?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like your work?
– Let’s talk about advertisements.
– What do you do when you see an advertisement on TV or on social media?
– Do you find advertisements helpful?
– Have you ever seen a bad advertisement?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you helped a child. You should say

– when and where it happened
– who the child was
– how you helped him/her
– and explain how you felt about helping the child.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How can neighbors help each other?
– Were neighbors helping each other more in past than now?
– Do you have a special talent?
– Does anyone in your family have the same talent as you?
– Would you like to develop a talent you have in the future?
– Do you think this talent will help you in your work?
– Do you think it is important to participate in any voluntary work?