IELTS exam in the UK, London – May 2009 (Academic Module)

Huge thanks to our friend M from London, for telling us everything about his recent IELTS exam. I hope you score well!

Listening test

Section 1: about a club facilities
Section 2: a trip to some caves
Section 3: two students discussing with their tutor the project and a trip to caves
Section 4: about airports.

Reading test

Passage 1: about a good way to spot a liar.
Passage 2: theories about people who are right-handed and left-handed.
Passage 3: To be honest I cannot remember it. I could not manage to answer properly, because the time passed too quickly.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (report)
Bar chart compares an average number of pupils in a class in primary and secondary schools in different countries.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Some people think that happiness is only caused by financial success, others think that there are other factors involved in happiness. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test

– Give me your full name.
– Where are you from?
– Tell me about your hometown or city.
– Where are people usually swim in area where you are live?
– Have you ever tried to swim (if not, why not)?
– Do you think swimming is good for people?

Cue card
Describe a period in your life you enjoyed,you should say:
– When this period was?
– Where were you living?
– What did happen then?
– Explain why you enjoyed this period?

I was asked about people’s attitude towards the elderly in my country. Then another topic came up:
– Do you go to parties?
– What are you do not like about parties?

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