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Latest Papers Of 2012 Speaking test Interview - Can you tell me your full name?

- Where are you from? - Can you tell me more about your country? - How is childrens first birthday celebrated in your country? - What are the important birthdays of a person? - How do you like to celebrate your birthday, with your family or friends? - Do you prefer to send letters or emails? Cue Card Describe a wedding that you have attended. Please say - Whose wedding was it? - Where did it take place? - How was it celebrated? - How did you feel about the wedding? Discussion - What is the difference between big and small weddings? - How do people in your country give gifts to the newlyweds? - Do you have a certain register for wedding gifts? Listening test Section 1. A phone conversation about club membership. Section 2. Facts about polar bears. Section 3. A discussion of two students about lecture notes and academic modules. Section 4. About a cube house design. Reading test Passage 1. Facts about specific plants in the forest. Passage 2. An article written by several historians about the facts from an Ice Age era and some predictions of cooling climate/temperatures in the future. Passage 3. Research into different types of communication, such as body language, verbal and non-verbal communication. Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a bar chart showing adult literacy rates of male and female population in all regions of the world in 2004.

Writing task 2 (an essay) Our life has become more complex due to modern technology. Some people think that we should do without modern technology and live a simpler life.Do you agree or disagree? Speaking test Interview - Can you tell me your full name? - What should I call you? - Do you work or study? - What do you do in your job? - Do you want to do this job in the future? - What is the climate like in your country? - Why it is important to know the weather forecast? Cue Card Describe your dream job when you were young. Please say - What kind of job was it? - Where did you learn about it? - What kind of training/skills are needed for that job? - What is the importance of this job? Discussion - Are you going to take this job in the future? - What kind of jobs is preferred by young generation? - Are government jobs considered attractive places to work? - How do you get job satisfaction? - What is more important, job satisfaction or salary? - How does government help small companies to carry out their business activity? IELTS test in Turkey December 2011 (Academic Module) The following topics were shared by E who recently had an IELTS exam in Turkey: Listening test In general very similar to Cambridge books, dont remember in detail. Reading test Passage 1. About art and museums. Passage 2. About pollution that is caused by private cars. Passage 3. About brain cells. Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given 5 diagrams showing how to recycle waste into organic compost.

Writing task 2 (an essay) Some people think that design of newly constructed buildings in big cities should be controlled by governments. Do you agree or disagree? Speaking test Interview - What do you do? - Where are you from? - What kind of a child were you? - Which activities did you like the most? - Do you like dancing? - Where did you learn to dance? - How do local people dance? - On what occasions do they dance? Cue Card Talk about a musical event in a foreign place that you have attended. Discussion - Why do people like music? - Why do you think music is important? - Should parents force their children to play some instrument? - Why do you think parents want their children to get involved in music? - In some shopping centers or business places there is always music playing, why? IELTS Speaking test in the Philippines December 2011 The following questions were shared by our kind friend B. who took an IELTS exam in the Philippines recently. Speaking test Interview - What is your full name? - May I see you ID card? - Do you live in a city, a town or a village? - Is it a nice place to live? Cue Card Talk about an old person that you know. Please say - Who is he /she? - What did you learn from him / her? - How did you come to know him/her? Discussion - Why is it important to have an old person in your family? - Do you think that this old person in your family will help you after his/her retirement?

IELTS test in Delhi, India December 2011 (Academic Module) The following IELTS exam was shared by S from India (thank you!) Listening test Section 1. A person reported a burglary. Section 2. Childcare and motherhood questionnaire. Section 3 and 4. Dont remember. Reading test Unfortunately S did not remember the topics. Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a table and a bar graph which compared water consumption in Australia for domestic and agricultural use in 2004. Writing task 2 (an essay) Rich people should open the doors to opportunities by helping others. Do you agree or disagree? Speaking test Interview - What is your name? - Where are you from? - How do you contact your friends? - Have you ever experienced a problem with a mobile phone? - What are the advantages of mobile phones? Cue Card Describe a foreign musical festival that you enjoyed. Please say - Where was it? - When was it? - Who was there with you? - How did you feel after that? Discussion - Do you enjoy music in general? - What types of music do you know? - Which is your favourite and why? - Do you think choice of music has changed, why? - What are the advantages and disadvantages of music? - Is there any difference in peoples choice in music? - Why do old and young people like different music? IELTS Speaking test in India December 2011

The questions below were shared by our kind friend S who took an IELTS exam in India. Speaking test Interview - What do you like the most about your job? - How many schools did you go to? - Will you send your children to the same school? - When did you first use the Internet? - Do you think computers are necessary in the future life? - How often do you buy things online? Cue card Talk about an interesting place that you know that is open to public. Please say: - what kind of place it is, - who goes there, - why people usually go there, and - explain why you think it is an interesting place for people Discussion - Did you go to this place recently? - What are the purposes of public buildings? - What public buildings are there in your area? - What type of public buildings do young people prefer? - Why do people visit public buildings? - Do you think there should be some rules in public buildings? IELTS Speaking test in Melbourne, Australia January 2012 This recent IELTS Speaking test was shared by R who took it in Melbourne, Australia. Speaking test Interview - What is your full name? - Where are you from? - What type of house do you have in your home country? - What type of house do you want to buy in the future? - Do you like walking? - Why do you like it? - What are the benefits of walking? - Where do you go for walking? - Did you like walking when you were a child? Cue Card Talk about something that you have made by yourself (from wood, metal, paper or other material). Please say - What did you make? - Why did you make it? - How did you make it?

- Explain how you felt about it. Discussion - Do you still have that item with you? - Are hand made items popular? - Can tourists get benefits of buying hand made items from your country? - Nowadays, do people still appreciate hand made products? - Should boys and girls learn to make hand made items? - Do people nowadays prefer to buy hand made items? - What are the benefits of making hand made items? - Should boys and girls both learn to cook? - Should boys and girls both be responsible for cooking and cleaning? IELTS test in the UK January 2012 (Academic Module) Our friend E has shared the information below about his IELTS exam in the UK. E didnt recall anything about the Listening or Reading topics, but did a great job remembering the Writing and Speaking: Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a bar chart about sports players in one European country between 1985 and 2005. The sports were basketball, rugby, tennis and badminton. Writing task 2 (an essay) Some people think that to have a successful life you have to have university education, while others think its not that important. Discuss both views and give your opinion based on personal experience and knowledge. Speaking test Interview - Describe your house. - What do you like about your house? - Do you read books? - What kind of books do you read? - Do you give books as a gift to your friends? Why? - Were you borrowing books from a library as a child? - What books did you borrow? Cue Card Talk about a letter you have received lately. Please say - Who sent it to you? - Why did he/she send it? - How did you feel when you read it? - Why was this letter important to you? Discussion - What do you prefer: letters or e-mails? Why? - Do you think sending a formal letter by e-mail is better than via regular post? Why?

- What do you think about people who write letters to newspapers? IELTS test in Malaysia and Australia January 2012 (Academic Module) The IELTS exams in Malaysia and Australia (which turned out to be the same) were shared by our friends S and R. Below is what they collectively remembered: Listening test Section 1.About an insurance deal. Section 2. Rules about throwing out garbage. Section 3. A student and a lecturer had a conversation on their work and essays. Section 4. Archeology and detectors work. Reading test Passage 1. Healthy wind about animals self-healing. Passage 2. Creating managers, Peter Druckers work. Passage 3. About preserving data in the Internet. Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a bar graph showing the percentage of water being used by industries, agriculture and households in four countries (China, USA, Russian Federation and Australia). Writing task 2 (an essay) Some think that developing countries should invite large foreign companies to open offices and factories in order to help their economy. However, others feel that foreign companies should be shut out and instead the government should help the local companies to contribute to the economic growth. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Speaking test Interview - What is your name? - Where are you from? - Do you like dancing? - When do people dance in your country? Cue Card Talk about a job that you would like to do. Please say - What job is it? - Why would you like to do it? Discussion - Does your current job pay better?

- What is the highest paid job in your country? - What are the jobs that should be paid better? - What do you think about career change? - Is it a good thing to do once in a while? - When should we change our careers? Related posts: IELTS test in Taiwan January 2012 (Academic Module) Our kind friend from Taiwan has shared a recent IELTS exam, enjoy: Listening test Section 1. A conversation between an apartment renter and the buildings assistant manager about call tariffs and Internet fees. Questions: filling in blanks and multiple choice. Section 2. A botanical garden owner showing her garden. Question: multiple choice. Section 3. A conversation of two students on the requirements for the presentation. Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than X words). Section 4. About the construction of the first railway in Australia. Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice. Reading test Passage 1. A research on managerial roles. Questions: True / False / Not Given, choose the appropriate letter for right answers. Passage 2. The discovery of the first analogue computer. Questions: filling in blanks, match peoples names to their phrases. Passage 3. A research into visitor-employed photography VEP Questions: match title for each paragraph, match names of people to the relevant phrases, multiple choice. Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a table that described the percentage of population over age 60 in 8 regions all over the world between 2000 and 2005. Writing task 2 (an essay) Employers now tend to prefer employees with good social skills in addition to good qualifications. Social skills are getting more and more important compared to qualifications. Do you agree or disagree? Our friend D from Melbourne has shared the parts he remembered of his recent IELTS exam (Writing and Speaking). Writing test Writing task 1 (a report)

We had a table showing the proportion of population above 60 years of age in 6 different regions. Writing task 2 (an essay) Nowadays companies put more emphases on social skills in the recruitment process. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Speaking test Interview - What city are you from? - Please tell me about your city. - What do you like the most about the city? - Is it important for older people to do physical exercises? - Do you exercise every day? - How helpful is it? - Do you plan to exercise in the future? - How active are you? - How often do you cook at home? - Do you think home culture is important for people? Cue Card Describe your favorite restaurant. Please say - What decoration style does it have? - What kind of food is served there? - Whom do you go there with? Discussion - What is the main difference between restaurant food and home cooked food? - Is it important to teach children to cook? - What is the best way to teach them to cook? Speaking test Interview - What is your name? - What shall I call you? - Do you work or study? - What is your job? - Is it difficult to find such a job in your country? Cue Card Describe a situation that angered you the most. Please say - Where and when did it happen? - What exactly made you angry? - How did you handle this situation? Discussion

- When you replay this situation in your mind, do you still feel angry? - Do you think expressing your emotions is important? Why? - How do people in your country express their emotions? - What are the effects of positive or negative emotions on health? Explain both. - Do you like to dance? - Why do you like dancing? - When do people in your country usually dance? IELTS Speaking test in Mumbai, India January 2012 The questions below were remembered and share by P, who had an IELTS exam in Mumbai, India recently. Speaking test Interview - What is your name? - Where do you come from? - Please, describe your city. - Is your city a good place for younger generation? - How many languages do you know? - Is it difficult to learn a second language? Cue Card Describe a city/town that you like to visit. Please say - What town is it? - Why do you like it? - How do you know about this town? - What attracts you the most in this town? Discussion - What are the differences between rural and urban lifestyles? - What other benefits do you get from the city except for health, education and transport facilities? - When more people move from rural to urban areas, what would the consequences be? IELTS test in India and Saudi Arabia January 2012 (Academic Module) Below are the questions shared by our friends who took IELTS exams in India and Saudi Arabia. O and N only remembered the Writing and Speaking parts, and from their emails it looks like the two exams were very similar, if not identical. Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a bar chart of population growth in four countries (China, India, the USA and Japan), in the years 1969, 2002 and a suggested figure for 2050. Writing task 2 (an essay) Why do you think artists like writers, musicians and painters still have value in our society? Discuss. Speaking test

Interview - Tell me about the house where you stay at the moment. - What do you like or dislike in it the most? - Are there any electrical appliances that you would like to buy? - What kind of products is dominant in your country? - Is it important for your country to export products to other countries? - How should a companys staff be trained? Cue Card Talk about an old building that you have visited recently, please say - what is that building - where is it located - why did you visit that building IELTS Speaking test in Brazil January 2012 The Speaking questions below were shared by J from Brazil (thank you!) Speaking test Interview - Tell me about the place you live in. - Tell me about your job. - Do you prefer to work or study in the mornings or evenings? Why? Cue Card Speak about a place outside of your country that you would like to visit. Please say: - Why do you want to visit this place? - What do you know about this place? - Why do you think you would enjoy? - What would you do there? Follow-up question: Do you know someone who was there? Discussion - Are newspapers the most important means of getting information in your country? Why? - How do people from your country get information about traveling? - What in your opinion is the optimal length of vacation?

ELTS test in Manchester, UK August 2011 (Academic Module) The IELTS exam below was shared by G from the UK, who remembered the following details: Listening test Section 1. A person was buying a bed and discussing its features (such as headboard, drawers, lighting) and delivery. Sections 2. About Green Island tours in Australia. Description of hotels and activities. Section 3. Lecture about a low cost shelter (underground) built in conservation area in the UK. Section 4. Dont remember. Reading test Passage 1. Sextant and clock development in the sea. Passage 2. Coyotes in the US cities. Passage 3. About an oil painting and a film producer. Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a chart showing the percentage of women take posts in parliament and as managers in Norway, Canada, Italy and a few other countries. Italy had the highest percentage of women in management and the lowest in parliament. Writing task 2 (an essay) Some think that news and media have too much influence on peoples lives. Is it a negative or a positive development? Speaking test Interview - What is your name? - What do you do? - Would you like to do this job in the future? - Lets talk about names. Cue Card Talk about a trip that you would like to go on. Please say:

- Where would you go? - How long would the trip be? - Do you like to travel alone or with other people? IELTS Speaking test in Nigeria July 2011 The Speaking questions below were shared by J after his IELTS exam in Nigeria. Speaking test Interview - Can I have your name please? - Do you work or study? - What is the nature of your work? - Did you do house chores when you were young? - Do you still do them? - What can you say about the noise in the city like yours? - How can it be reduced or stopped? - Apart from the government legislation or non-governmental organizations mentioned what else can be done? - Do you like animals? - What is your favorite animal? - Why is it your favorite? - Do people keep animals, where you live? - What type of animals? - Why do they keep such animals? Cue Card Describe a place where you would go for a holiday, please say - Where would you go? - Why would you choose it? - What would you do there? Discussion What do you like more, the work itself or the people you work with? IELTS Speaking test in Nigeria July 2011 The Speaking questions below were shared by J after his IELTS exam in Nigeria. Speaking test Interview - Can I have your name please? - Do you work or study? - What is the nature of your work? - Did you do house chores when you were young? - Do you still do them? - What can you say about the noise in the city like yours? - How can it be reduced or stopped? - Apart from the government legislation or non-governmental organizations mentioned what else can be done? - Do you like animals? - What is your favorite animal? - Why is it your favorite?

- Do people keep animals, where you live? - What type of animals? - Why do they keep such animals? Cue Card Describe a place where you would go for a holiday, please say - Where would you go? - Why would you choose it? - What would you do there? Discussion What do you like more, the work itself or the people you work with? IELTS test in the UK July 2011 (Academic Module) The questions below were shared by M and C, whose IELTS exam took place in the UK. Listening test Section 1. A discussion about space rental for an exhibition. Section 2. Presentation of a questionnaire and information regarding it. Section 3. Information about a volunteering program to help wild animals. Section 4. Research questionnaire regarding hospitals and how they can be improved. Reading test Passage 1. About the history of the Olympic Games and Olympic torch tradition. Questions: What type of torch was used in the previous Olympic Games? What is the difference? There was also a number of filling in blanks questions. Passage 2. About deep sea micro world including minerals and bacteria. How mining affects their existence. Pros and cons of mining in these areas and what is the researchers opinion regarding the matter. Passage 3. A linguistic research trying to find better ways for teaching reading, using psychological aspects of the human mind. Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a graph with 3 childrens age groups: 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 years old. And 4 columns with percentages of time spent: taking a bath, reading, eating and watching TV. The task was to compare how much time children of different age spend before bed time. Writing task 2 (an essay) In the past lecturers could teach a certain number of students in one lecture hall. With the development of new technology its hard to justify the reason to participate the lecture physically and not via the internet. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? What is your personal opinion? Speaking test

Interview - What is your full name? - What kind of music do you like? - Have you ever been at a concert? - Who was the star in this concert? - Did you like him/her? Why? Cue Card Describe a child that you know. Please say - What does he/she look like? - What are your feelings for him/her? - Who is he/she? Discussion - Should children play console or computer games? - What are advantages and disadvantages of it? Why? IELTS Speaking test in Cairo, Egypt July 2011 The speaking questions below were shared by our kind friend A from Egypt. Speaking test Interview - What is your name? - What is your country of birth? - Do you work or study? - What are your plans for after study? - How do you spend your free time? - Do you spend a lot of time with family and friends? - Do you have meals with your family? Cue Card Talk about something unusual that you did recently. Please say - What was it? - With whom did you do it? - Why did you do it? Discussion - Do you think it is important to do unusual things? Why? - What do you think about money spent by the government on film making and leisure activities? - Do you think it is economically sound? - What is your opinion about the cinema business? - What do you think about people living longer? IELTS Speaking test in Australia July 2011

The IELTS exam in Australia, as reported by M, seems to be similar to the ones in Tokyo and Vietnam. Here are the Speaking questions that M remembered: Speaking test Interview - What is your name? - Where are you from? - Do you live in a small town or a big city? - Do you enjoy living there? - What are the benefits of living in the city? Cue Card Talk about help you have provided to someone. Please say - Whom have you helped? - Why did you help? - How did the person benefit from it? Discussion - Did you ever mention to others helping that person? - Did you help other people? - Did you help any visitor in your country? - Why do you think it is important to help visitors? - Why do people help each other? - How can members of a family help each other? IELTS Speaking test in Bosnia August 2011 Below are the Speaking questions that our friend N remembered after her IELTS exam in Bosnia: Speaking test Interview - What is your name? - Where are you from? - Do you work or study? - Where do you work? - What study do you do? - Did you learn science in your school? Cue Card Talk about the recent news in media that made an impression on you. Please say - Whom was it about? - What happened? - Why did you remember it? Discussion - What is your vision of the future media? - What kinds of media do you know?

- What is the main difference between TV and radio news? IELTS test in Vijayawada, India August 2011 (General Training) The IELTS exam below was shared by our friend D (thanks a lot!), who remembered everything except the Listening test. Reading test Passage 1. About Rottnest Island and its services. Questions: match the sentences with different types of hire. Passage 2. Luca Manufacturing company: entitlement of leave. Passage 3. Email, computer and intranet usage at one company. Questions: filling in the blanks. Passage 4. About a desalination plant in California. Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions, True/False/Not Given. Writing test Writing task 1 (a letter) You had a small accident in the kitchen at your rental place. Write to your landlord and say - How did it happen? - What are the things that were damaged? - Suggest what your landlord has to do about it. Writing Task 2 (an essay) In some countries, grandparents play a significant role in bringing up children. Is it good or bad? Speaking test Interview - What is your name? - How can I call you? - Do you like giving gifts? - What type of gifts do you give to people? - Tell me about your city. - What is it famous for? - Do you do household chores? - What type of chores did you do as a child? Cue Card Talk about an expensive thing you have bought. Please say - What is it? - Where did you buy it? - When did you buy it? - Why did you buy it?

Discussion - Why do people buy a lot of things? Share this: Twitter