Let’s all thank R. for sharing with us her IELTS exam experience (it was an Academic module in Portugal).
My exam wasn’t bad, I think, even though I am not sure that the results will reach band 7.0, which is what I need. The Reading and the Speaking tests were okay, I guess, but with the Listening test I got lost once and I am afraid that that “incident” can jeopardize my final score. Anyway, it’s a relief that I’m done with IELTS! I just hope that I don’t have to repeat the exam!
It is true what is said in your blog: IELTS is not a difficult exam, if we practice and get familiar with the exam structure, there’s no need to spend a lot of money in extra-classes and this sort of things. The problem, as you said, is the time, that’s why it is stressful.
First passage was concerning the causes of industrial revolution in UK in the 19th century
Second passage was about a psychological experience with 4 year old children and the different theories,
Third passage was about the history of the forests in UK and the recent deforestation.
Task types: we had to match headings, fill in blanks, match given statements and the true, false and not given, nothing unexpected.
Task 1 (Report)
Describe a graph concerning the amount of hours allocated to a specific kind of show in UK since 1950 up to 2010 (therefore with a 2 year forecast); the shows were sport, films and drama and news.
Task 2 (Essay)
“Throughout the centuries the world has been governed by men and the result was that human history is full of violence and conflicts. If the world was governed by women we would have a more peaceful world.” To what extend do you disagree or agree?
(I have asked the examiner if she could rephrase the question, because I could not understand if they wanted me to talk about my house on the inside or outside, although I think the examiner couldn’t say or actually didn’t know as well, because she just repeated the question.)
Talk about the last book you’ve read (which one, when, which kind of book, why did i like it or dislike it)
The follow-up questions were basically about reading habits and children and books:
Once again, that you so much for all the feedback on the written essays, it was really important for me and also for clarifying some doubts that were coming up while I was studying. And it is true, we feel that we are not alone on this “journey”!
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