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i have a trouble problem
3 times i got the same result 5.5
all the tree exams almost the same band
i always practices but it still the same result.
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 07:57
I did the exams twice and last time i got
this time i m practising a lot from this site,
hoping for a good result
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:16
Hey guys My exam is tomorrow and I am worrying about my writing task 2, any one who have taken IELTS test in these days kindly post the topic given in the task 2.
Awaiting for info.
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 14:22
To improve the writing and reading skill, we need to read lot of articles and we have to practice as much as we can. Also, Keep up with this website and daily lessons with simon for practising.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11:24
hi Simon and everyone else,
Exam Date: 19th May, 2012
1. question about my full name, so what I can call you in short,where are you from, what color you like to decorate your room, except you what color your friends like, are you studying or doing job, how you pick this course, what is your plan in the feature.
Que Card Session:
2. Topic >>> Describe a Person ?
.who is he ?
.how he become successful?
.how you come to know about him?
Long discussion Session:
3. Question related celebrity life style:
In your country, how an ordinary person become celebrity, compare the difference between past celebrities and recent one (what changes you can see), in your country have some one like politician moved to become celebrity, how the media influence on celebrities in what ways, what are the negative point of celebrities.
Writing Topic Task1:
The given chart shows average number of hours teaching annually done by teachers in different schools (Primary, Secondary, Upper secondary) in four countries Japan, Spain, Iceland and USA in 2001.
Writing Topic Task2:
The range and quality of food to buy is changed because of technological and scientific advances. Some people regard it as an improvement while others believe that the change is harmful. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Listening Section was the toughest not to me but to other candidates as well. but reading seem to me fair enough but if someone knows how to manage the time.
I would like you Simon to please write some short idea's about the this topic, its to be noted that most of the pupils who attended the test was confused with the topic including me, I want you to share your ideas not in detail but a few words would be beneficial.
Awaiting for your reply.
everyone take part in contributing the good work!
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 20:28
Wow! That was a pretty quick post RH! Thanks for posting it as I was unable to recall today's task 2 question, and now i'm relieved that my paragraph structure was appropriate; however, I screwed my task 1 due to poor management of time! :-/
Yeah, I completely agree with RH; Listening was unexpectedly faster (for me, section 1 & 2); while reading passages were easier compared to my previous exam (though I almost ran out of time, and had to guess last 3/4 questions!)
the 1st question my examiner asked me was: Is this your 1st time or have you had already taken IELTS exam before? Hahaha..
Then he began firing varieties of questions:
Part 1: Name? Where r u from?
- Tell me about your home in your country?
- Which is your favorite room?
- what makes a home special?
-Are cloths expensive in your country?
-What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
-Have you bought clothes using internet?
Part 2: Describe about a situation when you have to behave politely.
- When it was? - Where it was? -What it was about?
-..? What you did??
_From where do children learn lesson to express themselves?
_Do they learn better from their elders or from their friends?
_Can people always tell truth?
_Is it possible to be always honest?
_Why some people tell everything they think?
_How will people feel if they are told truth every time?
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 21:07
I am glad that you followed the standard method of writing an essay.
Unfortunately my ideas was not much developed (task2)especially about the first paragraph that we had to write about what scientific and technological advances made the food quality improved. :(
I took five minute in finding one question but failed to find (2nd paragraph) fill the gaps question 24 i think it was something like a sentence was given then we were required to find the exact word so that it could be called ......?
and in 3rd paragraph i also couldn't manage the time perfectly almost in 5 question but i am pretty well sure about my first 2 paragraphs.
I found Writing Task 2 among all the components very difficult.
by the way Manaa, from where you have taken the test, mine was from Islamabad AEO.
I wish you including my self best of luck and my the result comes in our favor :)
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 17:22
My test centre was University of Westminster, London.
Sorry, I couldn't understand your above 3rd & 4th paragraphs! Were you talking about writing task 2? But...you have talked abt question 24, 5 question!!
Nevermind, I hope Lady LUCK will favor all the candidates! :)
Special thanks to you for your best wishes (and I'm desperately in need of it!)
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 23:18
Best wishes to both RH and manaa. I will try to gather some points about your writing task2 and i will post here after i done. It would be great if simon share some ideas for below topics.
"The range and quality of food to buy is changed because of technological and scientific advances. Some people regard it as an improvement while others believe that the change is harmful. Discuss both views and give your own opinion."
"Describe about a situation when you have to behave politely"
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 09:03
Dear IELTS learners,
By following the link below, you can read some nice ideas about food processing.
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:43
Sorry beside writing passage I wrote paragraph lol, I was talking about the reading module passage No2 gap filling part and there was a question like eg. the name of flip reasearch called ...(fill the gape here)....
I think its not easy to remember every answers of the question, however, as compare to previous exam this one was easy in reading but writing was tough to me.
Anyway, Great to know that you haven't misunderstood the question (Task2).
Waiting when the result will be announced, my prayers is with you and other candidates.
Thank you vivek for your nice comment, the topic is not that tough to describe a situation when you felt very polite you can talk about your own past experience and you can make a story of your self even if you are not prepared try to step by step in each topic part there are 3 to 4 questions based on which you have to make your story to address all parts of the question.
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 11:54
Thanks for sharing guys.
I'll try to use the "food and technology" question in tomorrow's lesson (22nd May 2012) here on the site.
PS. Great link Marat!
It's nice to see that you're researching topics on Wikipedia.
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 14:21
Any information on recent general writing? pls share if so
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 18:33
Thanks vivek for your warm wishes and thanks Marat for sharing us information!
Regarding the answer of that fill in the gap question..there were 2 words inside inverted commas ...sth like- "fair snap"? I can't recall properly now!
Regarding task 2 writing, I wrote about genetically modified foods, foods where additives and preservatives are added, organic foods and whole foods. I wanted to add info about fortified foods as well but I forgot to include it while writing down! :-/
Anyway, since the test is over, we have no other option than being optimistic! 〷◠‿◠〷
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 00:15
Good job Manaa,
Nice that you have attempted that question of Reading Passage, don't worry you will get good bands.
7 to 8 days left to the announcement of result.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 18:04
After seven months struggle I made it. I just got my result i.e L 8, R 7.5, W 7.5 and S 8. You are not only a teacher to me but also a guide. I always follow your guidelines and your book really helped me. I have no words but thankyou.
I suggest others please don't lose your heart, be patient and work hard you will surely make it.
Best of Luck to everyone.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:26
Very good scores kanny.
I am going take the test tomorrow and its my second attempt. I didn't have much time to prepare for this exam but i aware the mistakes which i made in my first attempt and i am trying to avoid those mistakes this time. Hope to get the required scores this time.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:35
Best of Luck Vivek. We always learn from our mistakes As you know noone is perfect. And I wish you will make it this time.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:39
Congratulations on getting such great scores, and thanks for sharing your experience.
IELTS isn't easy, and you struggled for 7 months, but you got there in the end! Hard work and persistence are the keys to success!
Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:04
Today i took IELTS speaking test and these are the question are asked.
I have been asked many questions in part1 comparing to other parts.
1. What do you do? Working or studying?
2. What kind of work you usually do?
3. In future, what job you want to do?
4. What sports do you like?
5. Why sports are important?
6. What kind of sports you want play if you get the good chance?
7. What kind of art do you like?
8. Do we need to have special skills for drawing?
9. In your childhood, are you interested in drawing?
10. Do you draw nowadays?
"Describe the friend you want to meet after long time"
1. Who is that friend?
2. What did he/she do when you met last time
3. What do you like to do when you will meet him?
1. Do friends are important?
2. What kind of friends do you want to have?
3. Is friends from all ages are needed?
4. How would you touch with them nowadays?
5. Do you contact your friends often or occasionally?
6. Is younger friends are more important than other aged friends?
7. Is friendship are lost because of the distant?
8. What ways you used to communicate with your friends?
She asked many questions but she is really good. Hope i get the score which i needed.
I will update listening, reading and writing questions tomorrow.
Friday, May 25, 2012 at 14:51
Vivek, where did you do it? Could you write Writing T1 and Task2 today, pls? I am doing IELTS tmrw. I`m in the UK
Friday, May 25, 2012 at 23:01
I took my test in Chennai,India. I will update other modules questions today.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 04:02
OK General Writing
task 1 -your friend is on holiday and allow you to stay in his house
1.explain what you like about his house
2.explain him about a problem you experienced with equipment in his kitchen
3.explain how you solved it
not in exact words just idea
People tend to use their own vehicles cars instead of public transport like buses and trains
explain your view
explain what government should do?
I think last part of reading is bit hard and listening also harder than previous tests
Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 16:23
sorry in part 2 what government should do to encourage people to use public transport
Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 16:26
IELTS GENERAL - 26/05/2012. Sydney, AUSTRALIA.
TASK 1: Write a letter to your friend to convey that you have moved to a new residence
a. Why did you move
b. what did you like about the surroundings of new place
c. Invite him to your new residence
TASK 2: Some people think that teenagers should do unpaid work to help the society. This will help them to be better individuals and also improve the society as a whole. Do you agree or disagree?
Speaking Task 2: Describe a book you read. Why did you read it. When did you read it and would you recommend it someone to read.
Good Luck to all my friends who are due to take next IELTS exam.
Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 00:31
Do you have any ebooks about reading test?
Coz that part was my lowest.
Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 07:00
I did the IELTS test early this year already posted the questions!
But reading 5.5
SADLY i couldnt get to the uni course i was after because i have to get at least 6 in each subtest (stupid reading test). im going to do another test.
Ur website is really good. Its GREAT how people share what they did and how did they go in the recent exam questions
Monday, May 28, 2012 at 06:04
I want to say a whole-hearted thank-you for your work. I relied entirely on your site to prepare for my IELTS. Without your site and the eBook, I wouldn't have done so well in my writing tests, or I believe I have done well. ( still waiting for my results though!)
BEIJING Center, China, May 26
two maps for a park, describe changes that have made to the park ( similar to your art gallery redevelopment question. )
Goverment spend a lot money on arts, other people argue money should rather be spent on health and education. Discuss and give your opinions( all topics covered in you eBook)
Part 2:Describe a music, should say where you heard them and how you felt about the music
Part3: Different venues play different music, give examples, why it is the case, etc.
I might have not done well in part 3, because I gave one or two- sentence answers, should I have say more in response to part 3 answers?
Again, thank you.
Sophie Sun |
Monday, May 28, 2012 at 06:04
I took IELTS in the UK 26/05/2012
Task1. Recycling - Plastik ( It was terrible for me, cos I didn`t expact this kind of question)
Task2. The tradidional lifestyles are influened by tourists. Local people tend to change their traditional lifestyle to a modern way. Do u agree or disagree.( I do not remember exactly)
Speaking: Which way of communication do you prefer: e-mail, letter, TV and so on.
Monday, May 28, 2012 at 10:26
Thanks for sharing guys. I'm glad my lessons and ebook have helped!
I haven't written an ebook for the reading test, but all of my reading materials are here on the site.
Monday, May 28, 2012 at 16:08
I am New for IELTS.please what are the latest questions foe reading ?
Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 07:52
Any recent on academic writing? please share if so ^^ im so curious !!
Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 13:31
some question on home ,where are you from?about children toys? common cars at your city?
ways of your communication(phone,email,letter)
how you use it
advantages and disadvantages?
some general question related to phone and letter
Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 15:54
I am from Kongo...Can anybody send me Simons e book , I cant afford huge amount of money in my natins' currency.
Friday, June 08, 2012 at 06:46
Last 2 attempts i got 7 for Writing and only fail in speaking.
Simon please advice me is it valuable to apply for recorrection and what is the time taken for that process.
Friday, June 08, 2012 at 09:24
Very disappointed score again. My scores are lower comparing to last time. Only reading score is improved.
I thought i did good this time in every module but the result is quite opposite. I felt so sad about the score. Anyway, i will keep try until i get the required store.
Friday, June 08, 2012 at 09:36
Hi Mahesh and Vivek,
Sorry to hear about your scores.
Mahesh: it might be worth trying a re-mark of your writing paper. I'm not sure how long it takes, but your test centre will tell you, and then you can make the decision. Good luck if you do decide to go for it!
Friday, June 08, 2012 at 10:54
hi simon,i am upset about my result 2 times i appeared and it was 6.5,i need 7 and atleast 7.5 in listening for immigration...i practice in your web-site and its really helpful,my next exam on 21st july,pls tell me how can i improve myself...plsss
Friday, June 08, 2012 at 14:02
Hi Everybody 9th June 2012 Jeddah
More and more people get seriously overweight. Some people think that increasing the price of fattening foods to solve this problem.
To what extent do you agree or disagree.
There was 2 charts for Trains running late and trains cancelled in 4 weeks in October and 3 weeks in November.
This all what I can remember
My Speaking Exam is today
so Good luck to everyone
sumu9999 Skype |
Saturday, June 09, 2012 at 23:08
Send me ur e mail I'd. I vl help you...
Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 06:07
speaking test from the 9th June:weather forecast-cue card
Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 12:13
You're very close to a 7, so just keep working hard!
Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10:34
weather forecast!!!! hmmm could you please tell us more about the subtopics of this?
i will be very grateful to you. and best of luck for your results.
Monday, June 11, 2012 at 17:46
i took ielts on 9th June, 2012
1.Task1: the table shows the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in UK, Canada and Germany in 1980,2000 and 2030.
2.Task2:the news does not contect to everybody'live.It is not neccessary to read newspapers or watch the television news programe.
READING: matters about overweight,...
where do you live?
what sports is popular in your country?
Did u like primary school or secondary school?
tell about a thing that you want to buy when you have money:
what is it?
why do you buy it?
how do u use it?
how do you feel when you have it ?
Do you think what will someone buy when they have much money?
Is it happy when you have much money?
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 08:39
I have a concern about my writing tasks. In my task 1, I think it was underlength but I wrote really good comparisons. However in task 2, I think I did not have a perfectly logical essay. My question is, if I got 6.5 in task 2 but I did a really good job in task 1 but it was underlength, can i possibly still get a band 7?? tnx a lot
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 16:22
hello,it wasn't exactly about the weather forecast but i had to pick up my favourite season.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 13:16
It's possible, but we'll have to wait and see. Good luck!
Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 12:14
Hi I got following speaking topic in my exam
scribe a situation in which you were very polite. Please say
- Where did it happen?
- How did you show that you were polite?
- Explain why were you so polite?
I hope this will help all to create their own ideas.
Friday, June 15, 2012 at 03:44
Hi rony, thnx my email is below
Friday, June 15, 2012 at 04:02
Hello Simon? I am writing from Mongolia. Tnk u for your efforts. I took IELTS on 16th of June. For writing, task 1 was the table which compares the carbon dioxide production by five countries that was produced the most CO2 in 2006. For task 2, In many cities population is increasing that they do not know their neighbours and there no longer seems to be have any sense of community. What were the causes and what measures will improve...... Like that . I can not remember at all.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 07:21
Hello everyone , I took ielts today,
For the listening tasks they were kind of easy except the
Last task which I found kind of fast and difficult one; it was about a writer for some research about a west city in UK as I remember,
The reading first task was about Ethanol, and it was kind of difficult since they had a flow chart to fill in with right words from the passage.
The other passage was about learning and food in an African country.
The last reading task was about a museaum in Australia that was renewed, ( I think it was called NGA or GNA).
There was one part that I don't remember for now.
The writing tasks:
1- a line figure that show a percentage of aged people with age 65 and more with the percentage of those with 5 years old and less.
Also it had a table that shows the percentage of old people according to their continents.
Task2 was about having varity types of food that are not from your same country.
The speaking second part was about a happy married couple, and why you considered them as a happy couple, then talking about marrege customs in your country.
Hope this will be usefull to you guys,
And I hope I won't need to retake it 😣
Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 19:52
Hi, i took exam on 16th of June and İ kinda had trouble understanding the question because I think the question was written wrongly. Did anyone notice the mistake ? It said in the question that "many people prefer eating variety of foods than can produced in their local area. (not that produced in the local area). Do the adv outweig the disadvantages. The question wasnt say "that" instead it said "than", thefore changing the question's meaning overall.
If anyone notice the mistake, please reply.
Elif k |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 21:24
i have given 2 times the ielts exam but i got only 5 band overall so give me some suggestion for improve my marks
Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 09:33
i took the ielts test yesterday as well and i found the reading part quite difficult! i thought the last passage about the museum in australia was really difficult, but i hope i got the scores i need!
about the writing part, Task 2 was: Many people prefer food which is not produced in their own country, but has to be transported from other regions. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages? (or something like this, it was written in a different way!).
Can anybody give me feedback on my answers? I said the advantages outweighed the disadvantages. I started talking about vitamins etc and that its beneficial to your health. A drawback might be transportation by air, as it emits CO2 and therefore polluts the environment, but that a lot of airlines work on this as theyve introduces the CO2 taxes.
Is this any good?? i need a 6.5 in writing :(
Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 15:09
i wrote completely different answer...i mentioned that imported items are more expensive that local food and that the customs and traditions might vanish if people consume foreign food.I mentioned also that the agriculture sector might suffer of redundancy because of lack of interest in local food. i also wrote that foreign food might increase the number of obese people and people suffering from diabetes or cardiac disease...
Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 15:36
Hi simon, i have a question, would you consider this an off- topic opinion/argument? My exam question last june 09 was the advantages of newspapers and tv news programmes. In one of my arguments I said that newspapers and tv news programs have a connection to people's lives. It provides information about job vacancies that can help people to know many employment opportunities that may give them the life they always wanted. If these media do not exist, there maybe greater problems such as unemployment and poverty. Please give me a response.thank you
Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 15:55
Thanks for sharing guys, and good luck!
I think what you wrote should be ok Jamie.
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 15:03
hi simon, can you give me some feedback on my answers? i posted them sunday 17th!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 15:24
Hi again simon.! I have a question, in future years like 2030 , can i use by? Like by 2030, the US population is expected to increase? Tnx simon
Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 05:20
Those ideas seem fine, but the most important thing is the language you used to express them.
Yes, that's correct Dave.
Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 12:53
Hi I scored 8 in listening and reading and 7 in speaking and writing ,so overall band 7.5 ,I feel very frustrated because I need to score 7.5 in each domain ... I feel so depressed because I've started sitting this exam 2 years ago but can't pass it :(
Friday, June 22, 2012 at 06:08
It's very difficult to score 7.5 in each part, but you can do it! Don't give up.
Friday, June 22, 2012 at 11:47
Thanks Simon,I have your e-book and studying it really well I feel upset because I can't start my medical internship without scoring 7.5 from each domain...I feel very down and upset.I'm giving the exam every 2 weeks because my deadline is in the middle of August.I hope that finally I will manage to score it...
Friday, June 22, 2012 at 12:29
Just out of curiosity, which country requires 7.5 in each domain for medical internship? Good luck for your future endeavors.
Friday, June 22, 2012 at 13:43
UK... The internship is called foundation programme and to enroll you need to prove your knowledge of English by submitting ielts certificate with 7.5 in each domain :(
Friday, June 22, 2012 at 17:47
Thanks a lot
Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 18:14
Hi Simon, i took IELTS exam last 9/6/12 in UK. Managed to get 7.5 in writing after studying the topics on your e book. before i only managed to get 5.5 to 6.5. I am pleased with the result. and i applied the techniques like analysing the topic plus organising the ideas for ten minutes before writing the whole essay. i followed your 4 paragraph structure and the result was great. in task one i followed the same structure. unfortunately i failed to reach the 7.0 for both listening and speaking. but in previous exam i scored 7.5 on both areas. ill try to take another exam to attain all 7 in all areas.
Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 23:57
Thank you Simon for the wonderful writing course last saturday. Despite the short time I have learned a lot of techniques and strategies. For those whom have you as their main teacher they are really fortunate. I would advise any one of thinking of joining a weekend course to attend simon's one its worth every second.
Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 15:10
A very huge thanks to you, at last i've got the scores I needed on the fifth attempt. That is all because of your website, it helped me a lot.
Wishing you success and happiness in all you do.
Again, thank you so much x
Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 18:24
I'm taking IELTS (Academic Test) on Saturday. Any of you who has taken IELTS this weekend or last weekend could inform me about the topics for the Speaking test and the Writing test. Knowing the topics for the writing test would be really important for me.
Thanks for your help!
Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 22:16
I took the exam on June 9th in Vietnam, the same day as Jamie . So I had the same writing question (not exactly as it was): "News nowadays shows no connection to people's lives. Therefore, it is a waste of time to watch TV and read newspapers. Do you agree or disagree? Use your experience and relevant examples to present your opinion."
I did the same as you said, kept the intro and conclusion short, spending most time on two body paragraphs. The first body, I talk about "News do have a connection to our life like we need news to be kept updated, to socialize with friends and weather forecast during breaks among new coverages. In the 2nd, I talked about why we need TV and newspapers for news reports. Task 1 was quite easy, I think, which a table showing the statistics in the past and the future so I used both past tense and the future tense. I was pleased with my performance (quite complex structures, a wide range of vocabulary , different tenses ...) and I corrected some mistakes when I checked my work before the time limit. Finally, I got so disappointed with 6 for Writing. I bought your e-book and absorbed quite many ideas. I also had my sister correct my practice writing at home. She got A in writing at Brown university and she said my writing was quite good. I felt very relieved after having finishing the test but I actually failed it. I need 7.5 for writing. The first time I sit the exam, I scored 6.5.
Can you think of some possible reasons for my result??? Do you think that the examiners sometimes try to keep the scores under the total score less than or equal to 7??? I heard some teachers in my city said the only test centre in my city deliberately mis-mark the writing and speaking sections performed by people who are not the learners at that centre, aiming at marketing or increasing the prestige of education there. By the way, I took it at the centre of the University of Queensland. Do you think that I should try another centre instead to score higher in the next exam? Besides, my total band score was 7 with the tree other sub-scores were 7 and 7.5 Could you give me some other advice? I found your advice great and followed it but there was no change to my writing as it was to other people here who scored higher and higher on writing :(((((((((((((
Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:31
Ah, I also want to ask you some questions related to the application procedures for the exam. When I applied, the center gave me a form which required information about my job/study, my purpose of taking IELTS and my preferred destinations for further education. I wrote my job as an intern teacher of English and I wanted to go to the US. Do the information influence the way the examiners worked? Why do they need these information? And is there any difference if I said I want to have IELTS to study in the US?? They did not ask me any questions related to these information during the speaking section. Thank you very much, Simon.
Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:41
Good luck Kasia. Keep trying!
I'm glad my ebook helped you to get such a good writing score. Better luck next time for the other parts!
I'm sorry to hear about your writing score. Nothing that you mentioned seems wrong, so I can't explain why you didn't get a higher score. Maybe you were a bit unlucky with the topic (I haven't really done that one on the site or in the ebook). All I can advise is that you keep practising and try again. I'm sure you'll get your 7.5 soon!
Don't worry about the other things - test centres all mark exams in the same way, examiners are never told to keep the scores down, and the information on your application form does not influence the scoring at all. The fact that you want to go to the US doesn't make any difference either.
Monday, June 25, 2012 at 13:43
This forum is supposed to be 'recent questions' not a general chit-chat about what grades you got !
Monday, June 25, 2012 at 15:04
Simon have told everyone who has questions related to IELTS exam in all ways can post their comments here and it's his right to decide on which question to answer. so it's fine for anyone to say anything providing that they belong to the EXAM area. Besides, everybody here informed Simon of their scores because they wanted to present their gratitude and appreciation to Simon's help and guide, so it's totally natural for them to talk about their scores, just kind of experience exchange. Also, I think Simon needs to know people's feedback on their progress to see if his book and advice are right. It's none of your business to say people are chit-chatting. you want to get more information on the exam so you get here and you certainly have to filter what exam questions you need =,=
Monday, June 25, 2012 at 15:54
i had my speaking on 23/06,,
Q card was favorite street in your village/town/city
Discussion section was about differences between life style in cities nd villages,,which simon has already discussed on this blog ,,
Monday, June 25, 2012 at 20:28
could you please let me know what you had for Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2?
Thanks a lot!
Monday, June 25, 2012 at 21:16
sorry domenico, m going to attained other three module on 30/06, i will let U after my exam,,
Monday, June 25, 2012 at 23:21
Thanks a lot, Raj!
Just two quick questions about your speaking test:
1)What were exactly the points you were sked to develop in the Q card?
2) Can you remember any other questions in part three of the Speaking test?
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 11:44
it was about street,than sub questions were,name of it,where it s?,why do i like it? nd how does it look like,,?
in part3,was mainly about life in cities nd villages nd also life in past nd present,,
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 23:06
I just finished exam..
Task-1.. process diagram of production of fodds from supplier to supermarket via warehouse.
T.2 Vistors learn overseas countries' cultural and behaviours.
How they learn??
Why they can learn while others dont??
Reading is extremely difficult...
Last 2 passage I didnt understand..
Simon I think IELTS has increased its level?? coz I have given this exam for 8 times in 1 year Australia, but everytime I found to get more difficult than before.
Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 07:01
I went through your website. It found quite helpful to me. I attended IELTS 2 times.
(1) L-7, R-6, W-6.5, S-6
(2) L-7, R-6.5, W-6.5, S-5.5
I need 7 in all.
I face the main problem with speaking now especially part2.
Please advise me to proceed?
I have next exam on 12th of July. Not confident enough to attend speaking though.
Hobby Jose |
Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:59
First, I want to thank Simon for this useful website. I took the academic exam today in Turkey, I just wanted to try myself. Especially the writing and listening parts of this website helped me so much.
In the exam reading part forced me, I couldn't complete it properly. I couldn't finishh he 3rd task:(
Writing and listening were good enough for me. But in speaking section, I got so jumpy
:((( My voice trembled. I think I am gonna get bad point for speaking section. I will name myself successfull if I can get 6 overall.
If we come to questions:
In writing part 2nd task was about: People say that money is the most important thing in workplaces.
In 1st part there was a graph about: proportion of vehicles producing nitrogen oxide correlating with their speed.
In speaking part
Started asking with my name
Do I have any best friends
How often do I see them
How do I want my friends to be.?
In 2nd part the subject was:
Tell some good news you heard from your family
In 3rd part she asked about mass media and communicate
Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 14:40
Simon, you have a very helpful site and great and easy to apply tips!!Especially for essays!!And the ebook--It has ideas for all the essays!!
I also took academic exam today in Turkey and i didn't have time to complete Reading section 3..I hope to get band 6..I HOPE!!
Speaking was like this:
What do you like to do on holidays?Where do you preffer to go?
Tell me about your hometown.How did it change over the years?
Do names have a meaning in your country?How did your parents choose your name?Would you changed it?
Cue card: Describe a present you gave to someone.
Who was that person?
Why did you choose that present?
What was his/her reaction?
And after we talked about the importance to give/receive presents from friends and family, if throughout the year is any pressure on us to buy presents, and how much do people spend on presents nowadays.
I wish you good luck guys and try not to loose yourself at any part because of timing..
Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 16:36
today i wrote exam in UK
listening- booking farm house for family nd group aged between 16-62
- mike and eve talking about tourist research
- rubber production
reading - bird evolution, bill small big climate change
- i cnat remember
- management style in companies
task 1 : nitride oxide pollutant emission from bus, lorries, diesel car and petrol car according speed
task 2: many factors motivates people in workplace. of these money is the most important factor
what extend do u agree or disagree with the statement?
about my self and my job
have u been there recently
do u have made friends
clue card: difficult thing i done? what was that?
why it was difficult? how i felt when i done it?
young people ambitiousness .....is it necessary ,,,,too much ambitiousness leads to disaster what u think about that,,,my native place ,,, wat i like about that,,,,wat is bad thing about my village
Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 18:20
I took IELTS yesterday in Pakistan. Got exactly the same questions in Listening, Reading & Writing as told by Qerem and lolitha. I think Reading passage 3 was a bit tricky, otherwise the whole test seemed easy. Hope to get the band that I need. Best of luck to all!
And thank you Simon for this awesome blog.
Sunday, July 01, 2012 at 16:34
hey bigboy can you please tell me ur exam questions?
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 at 17:54
i took 6 times ielts exam and i got same result 5.5 bands again, sir, tell me what can i do?
Harmanjit singh |
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 at 04:29
my exam is on 7th july.....plz tell me how i improve my writing task 2....
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 at 06:40
Please any one that is going to take his exam from now tell 12 july should help and send his exam question
Aminu Nass |
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 at 12:14
I took an General IELTS exam in UK 30th June. The listenin questions were same with Lolitha.
Writing task 1: You saw an article on the newspaper about a programme which you like watching it very much. But the writer wrote bad things about this programme. Write a letter to newspaper's editor to inform him about your opinion.
Writing task 2: Nowadays, some of parents allow to children to use a mobile phone in early age but some of them do not allow. What is your opinion?
Speaking : Do you live in a house or apartment in your country? Which room is your favorite room? Why? What sport are common in your country and why? Do you enjoy sport? Which sport did you do? What are the benefits of doing sport? Part 2: If you had too much money, what would you have bought, why? Part 3: When people be rich what they buy in your country? How can determine people whether rich or not? Do people become rich by hard-working or does it depends on chance? Why?
Good luck to everyone
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 at 23:15
hi every body
I will take the a cademic test tommorow
wish me luck
Candle of Hope |
Friday, July 06, 2012 at 17:08
my test will be on 12th July
Saturday, July 07, 2012 at 12:21
please Looolo and Candle of Hope share ur exams question immediately Thanks. wishing you all the best.
Aminu Nass |
Saturday, July 07, 2012 at 15:24
I have one question : What can I interpret from the short Speaking Test? I got only 10 minutes test instead of common 15 min. I (personally) believed that I, at least, don't make a big mistake, so I was quited surprised with this thing. Could you share your experience in it?
I took Academic Test on 30th June in Thailand.
I would say that overall of the test was quite similar to Cambridge 8. Highly recommend it to be familiar with the real one.
Another observation is that allocate your time wisely in reading. The difficulty of three passages is not equal!! You should not spend 20 minutes each. Find out which one is the easiest and complete it first. Normally the 3rd one is the hardest.
For speaking part 2, I had not known that the examiner would stop me at exact 2 minutes. That disturbed me throughout the part 3.
I still keep my fingers crossed for the result on this Friday.
Saturday, July 07, 2012 at 17:35
The speaking test should be between 11 and 14 minutes. Don't worry if yours was around 11 minutes rather than 14. Let's wait and see what result you get.
Saturday, July 07, 2012 at 19:11
hi every body.
this is was my last ielts writing task 2 question test that was held in the uk,could any one help with a plan?
exploring other people`s culture has benefits for the tourists, however tourist industry can prevent the local people from developing their country in to a modern one. to what extent you agree or disagree
Saturday, July 07, 2012 at 23:39
Dear test takers please share your taste date and country it will be easy to prepare.
I took on 07.07.2012. UK.
I don't remember clearly listening.
Sec.1 about ticket booking to berlin
Sec.2 about zoo or animals. and map.
Sec.4 lecture about intelligence.
Pas. 1. about brain training.
Pas. 2. about disappearance of animal.
Pas. 3 about Australian education.
Task 1. one line graph about age group who went on cinema once a week or more in one European city.
Task 2. The only way to improve safety on the road is strict punishment od driver offenders. What extend do you agree or disagree.
task 1 sport. and place.
Task 2 about remembered day in childhood.
Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 01:25
task 2 in UK (7th July)
Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 12:11
task 1 in UK (7th July)
The only way to improve the safety on our own road is to have stricter punishment for driving offenders. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 12:13
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