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Speaking: Describe some interesting old person you have met.
Where you have met him/her.
How you find him/her interesting.
Writing Task 2: (something like)
Only the stricter penalties for violating traffic rules are going to ensure the safety on our roads.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 20:36
can someone post the perfect answer for the above question.please.
Friday, July 20, 2012 at 03:27
Interesting old person
Friday, July 20, 2012 at 16:52
Hi my test today
Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 03:28
I sat the Ielts Academic today at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.
The topic for speaking part 2 was to describe a street in my city.
Writing task 1:
2 graphs, one about the trend of population in urban and rural areas and the total, and the second graph by 3 different age groups from 1950 and projected until 2040 in countries in the Pacific Ocean.
Writing task 2:
something like that: the cities and towns all over the world experience a high volume of road traffic. What are the causes of this problem? What actions can be taken to solve this problem?
Simon, I made a big mistake: after writing on page 1, I continued on page 4 to finish task 1. So pages 2 and 3 were blank. I told the invigilator and she told me to write at the bottom of page 1 continued on page 4 and then I wrote task 2 on a new paper, page 3 and 4. I completed my details like name and candidate number on the second paper. Do you think my writing will be taken into account despite the fact that I have written like this? I'm very worried.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 06:29
I got an exam today in Vietnam. The task 2 topic is
In many cities and towns, the high volume of road traffic cause many problems.
What cause this problem?
What action can solve this problem?
I did wrote an essay about traffic congestion. Is it address to this topic?
Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 07:37
I just come back from IELTS exam: i took the Exam in khobar Saudi Arabia
writing 1: Table showing satisfaction of student in UK university about three different facilities cafeteria service,social,academic facilities in bedrooms.
writing 2: Money will be use to build a new public building (e.g Museum or Town Halls) rather than renovating an existing one. to what extant to you agreed of disagreed.
Do you think Disagreeing and said the money suppose to spend on other sector of government and gives details answer the question?
Aminu Nass |
Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 12:35
Aminu Nass What was the Speaking topic?
Mustafa ULUFER |
Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 13:58
Here is My speaking test but i did it on 19/07/2012
Part 1: Ask me about either i was a student or working, which course i was studying and why i choose the course.
secondly, do i like flower,have u ever gives flower as a gift to someone,have u ever buy a plastic flower, do u prefer flower inside or outside ur home.
Part 2: He give me a question Describe a group of singer,mucisian in ur country.
who are they
who listing to them.
Aminu Nass |
Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 17:19
Aminu thanx for your information ;)
mustafa ulufer |
Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 21:37
i took the ielts today on 21/07/12 in the uk
writing task2 is
governments should spend money only on building new public building such as museums and towen hall insted of renovating older one. to what extend do you agree or disagree.
speaking test part 2, descripe a tv programme tha you like.(on what channel it is, when it is broadcasted, what is especial about it, why it is your favourit one)
Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 01:03
Hello, I took the ielts exam yesterday in the UK
Writing task 2 also about government spending money on public buildings
Reading was the most stressful for me because I ran out of time as the last 4 questions in paragraph 3 were T F NG
Speaking: part 2 talk about exciting experience in your life
Part 3: is there any chance to have an exciting experience in countryside?
What the difference between exciting experience in real life and in the movies? Why we watch the movies? What the influence of the media on this? Compare opportunities between countryside and cities?
are parents protecting their children more nowadays??
Part 1: who choose your name?
Would you like to change your name? Why?
About my job?
Sh b |
Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 09:46
Can I ask you advice please? Yesterday I took the exam for the first time, I need 7 in each part? I think I did well in both speaking and listening but I ran out of time in the reading part ( as i spent the last few muinutes of paragraph 2 reviewing my answers instead of starting paragraph 3) and this affected my writing as well as I felt so stressed after the reading.
Is it a good idea to do the exam again next week?
Because due to my circumstances if I don't get the score that I need now I won't be able to take the exam again before another 3 month and I am worried about losing the skills and in that case I might need more practice??
Thanks for your help
Sh b |
Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 09:55
I think it will be fine. Try not to worry.
That's fine Mai.
That seems fine to me Aminu.
Hi Sh b,
Yes, it might be a good idea to re-take the exam as quickly as you can. Try to finish every section next time. Good luck!
Monday, July 23, 2012 at 13:16
I believe me and Mai had the same topic for task 2.
In cities and towns all over the world the high volume of road traffic is a problem. What are the causes for this problem? What actions can be taken to solve this problem?
I did not write about traffic congestion.
My first body para was about why there are so many vehicles on the road (more people living in cities, therefore they use more vehicles; public transport is not so appealing; cities were not planned for so many vehicles).
The second body para was about what can be done to address this problem ( making public transport more comfortable, ticket prices more affordable, more routes, better schedule; encouraging people to share a car by making special lanes for cars with 2 or 3 occupants etc)
I kept my introduction and conclusion short (2 and 1 sentences respectively)and I made the body paragraphs longer like you advised us on the web.
I don't think I should have written about traffic congestion. What do you think?
Monday, July 23, 2012 at 20:22
I took an exam in Australia 21/07/12
My writing questions were the same as Mirielle's
Speaking topic was
Describe about family news which was happy
What was it
Who informed to you
When was it
Why the news was a happy one
How do people contact with others these days?
Do you think it is necessary to have regulations on the media?
I have a question about writing task 1.
There are two different line graphs but they have the same x axis(population) and y axis (the same period of time). The first line graph shows changes in total population, rural and urban population and the second line graph gives data about the number of population in the under 16 aged group, the 16-65 age group, the over 65 age group. I should describe from 1950 to 2040. Total population = rural + urban = <15 age group + 15-65 age group + >65 age group.
Do you think which one is better? The first one is to describe one paragraph about past and the other about future. The second one is to describe one paragraph about the first graph and the other about the second graph.
Thank you for your help!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 02:19
I took Ielts as of 21 July 2012.
Regarding writing task2, I would like to have your some advices...
The question was...
In the big cities, the high volume of traffic become problem.
what is the cause of this problem and what can solve the problems.
I could not write well about the reasons of the high volume of traffic.(I just wrote people tend to use car because its convenient ) Instead of that I wrote a lot about the airpolution and time wasting due to the traffic jam in the city as its easier to explain... I would like to know what the exminer expect us to write about this question...
If you have time, kindly let me know.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 06:59
I will be very grateful to you if you could give me some hints about this particular essay topic i.e. Governments spend a huge sum of money on arts ,some believe it should rather be spent on health and education .Discuss both points of view and give your opinion.
I don't have problem writing about health and education but I don't get the statement saying government spend money on arts ??so what kind of arts does that mean?/
Looking forward to see your point of views
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 14:36
Hi, Simon. I have just took IELTS General Training in Surabaya, Indonesia on July 21, 2012.Hope this might useful for other IELTS takers.
There are the scripts & questions :
A father was phoning an educational toy company, namely Rimona. He was going to buy some presents for his son, Peter, a 6 years old boy and Amelia, a 4 years old girl. He bought a model wooden truck which cost £ 8.99, whereas her daughter also given a small box of chocolate.
Q: Fill in the blank according to the recording (10 questions)
A radio talk between Jane and a radio speaker about Queensland Travel festival. They emphasize that this festival is different from usual events because there is a free live music performance. They also mention about Toowomba and Macquary building as part of the festivals.
Q: Multiple choices (ABC), choose 2 and 3 from what they have provided.
Two students are conducting questioners survey about university facilities, include some back draws and suggestions from respondent.
Q: Fill in the blank in a table and choose a pie chart of the questioner result. As well as multiple choices (ABC)
Donna chan, a university researcher explains to audience about her studies, why she loves her jobs and some new findings on new mammal in the ocean.
Q: Fill in the blank in a table and multiple choices (ABC)
A code of conduct of a public library,include how should their staff behave and book reservation methods they have.Any complain should be written to chief librarian and they will response maximum in seven days after receipt any mail.
Q: True False Not given questions
There is description about some restaurants somewhere in a street of Sydney, with its all features and specialities.
Q: Matching to find a right restaurant or cafe according to their specifications.
A passage about an agency employment's ( temp) code of conduct, how they able to make income by finding a job for a job seeker, also some restrictions they have to comply according to the law.
Q: Fill in the blank
A text about job clubs, how they were built, what were the purposes, some suggestions to improve the club in order to be more effective.
Q: Rephrasing some sentences in order to answer the questions.
A text about a journey or expedition of two best friends in dune somewhere in Mongolia,near the Gobi desert. This text also including how they did the expedition and some obstacles they had. In the end, they made a remarkable journey and succeed climb the dune to the top.
Q: Matching some paragraphs with main idea in every single paragraph. And also fill in the blank.
Writing (GT) task 1
We need to make a letter to your manager and ask for his/her comments regarding our article which will be published in a famous magazine next month.
In this letter, we should say:
What had you written in the article?
Why did you write it ?
What makes so special about your writing?
Writing (GT) task 2
In some countries nowadays, single young adults prefer to live outside their homes with parents, they usually leave their home for study or work in different places.
Do you think this trend have some advantages or disadvantages?
What is your full name and where are you coming from?
where do you live ? House or apartment?
Why do you choose to live in house?
Which room do you like the most in your house?
Did you go to your previous elementary school after a long time you had graduated?
Did you still make contact with your old classmates?how?
Do you like flower? Why/ why not?
Have you ever giving flower to somebody?When, where, to whom and what occasion?
Talk about a program tv channel that we enjoy watching regularly
We should say:
What is the tv program channel's name?
When do we usually watch?
Why do you prefer to watch this program other than any other programs?
What is the inside of the program itself?
Which do you prefer to watch movie in cinemas or homes?why?
Do you think some television Channel broadcast can be considered a good entertainment media? why?
Do you think TV Channel is useful to lonely people?
Daniel Sentosa |
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 07:55
'Traffic congestion' just means 'lots of traffic', so it's fine to use that expression.
From what I understand, I'd probably describe each graph separately because they seem to show different things (in spite of the axes being the same).
I think your ideas are fine. I'll try to use that question in a future lesson.
"The arts" can include things like theatre, galleries, museums, concerts etc. These can be described as 'leisure' and 'cultural' activities, whereas health and education can be considered 'essential' services.
Thanks for sharing so many questions Daniel!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 13:15
After seven months of trying I finally got (General training)
thanks Simon. Without your help I wouldn't have been able to get 8 for the writing section.
Writing topic I got:
Some say It is the governments duty to take care of everyone who is disadvantaged. Give your opinion. (This is the gist of it. I can't remember the exact wording)
You got a ticket to a sporting event. But you cannot attend it due to some reason. Write a letter to your friend offering him the ticket. (Again this is the main idea of it. I can't remember the specifics sorry)
Ive failed this exam 3 times.
Results first time:
Results Second time:
Results third time
And I finally got 8 or above for all bands on the 4th attempt.
Through this what I've learnt is its not down to luck. Hard work is what will get you through.
And finally, just do what Simon says. He knows what he is talking about. I can assure you that.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 15:12
Just got a question for you if you saw this message, are you a native speaker?
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 15:58
Hi anonymous amazing score!!!! Congrats, I am wondering if you can help me in speaking and reading test please let me know if you have time. I am to take the test end of august- I am desperate this is my forth attempt .thanks
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 19:17
I'm not a native speaker but I've been studying English since I was in grade 3 and my parents were are in English.
I'm sorry buddy, but I don't have the time to help you out. However, I can give you some tips.
To improve my reading speed I kept reading newspapers like the wall street journal, Newyorker. Sydney morning herald (Australia) is a pretty good as well. All these papers have online versions so it wont cost you anything to read them.
As for speaking. The only that I can think of is to speak with other native speakers or if you can't find them, then try to find people who speak PROPER English.
Another good resource is the BBC world service. You can stream it online.
Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 12:46
Thanks a lot anonymous! (for useful tips)
If you find something useful for improve score please report us!
Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 17:37
Hi i attempted my speaking test on 23rd of july ,Part 2 question was What would you like to buy if you had some money.
Discussion Topic :Do you think people from richer countries migrate to poorer countries ?why?
What are popular sports in your country?
Do u think richer countries should do more in helping poorer countries?why why not?
Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 20:38
Simon thank you for your help!I have attended your writing class once and use your site. It was so helpful for me.I have received my Ielts results with overall band 7:))
Good luck for all Ielts students.Keep going and you will achieve your results.
Friday, July 27, 2012 at 01:45
Congratulations anonymous and Elle. It's fantastic to hear the success stories of people following the blog. Thanks for sharing!
Friday, July 27, 2012 at 12:17
I just finished my test in Australia.
Writing questions are:
3 bar charts, one chart is weekly working hours for employees and another is about owners/managers. Third one is the total number of both. Working hours consist of part time, full time and overtime.
Some people argue that arts, like painting and music do not have directly improve people's lives. Government should spend more money on other things.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Listening part and reading parts were quite simple this time . I am waiting to do my speaking in the afternoon. Good luck to all of you.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 04:54
Sorry that's three pie charts
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 05:47
I have finished my test at Singapore too.
They are same as Penny's mentions above. However, My speaking test is on this monday. I hope it will has someone share it:D.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11:58
This is the task 2 writing topic that I went through today's test .
International tourism is a big industry.some people believe tourism creates tension between people based on cultural differences.Do you agree or disagree?
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 17:35
Hi dear friends,
I took IELTS in the UK. 28/07/2012
Section 1: women looked for flat in Australia country. questions same how mauch contact detail etc.
Setion 2: about volunteer. Multiple choice, choice from table.
Section 3: bout students reseach. I think was about households.
Section 4: was lecture about buildings and how they destroy by several factors.
Passage 1. about Arbergs or emars something like that it used for perfumer etc. it is difficult to produce. This text was strange especially about wheels.
Passage 2. about Titans' photo and amateur astronauts. discussion about do researchers need this amateurs.
Passage 3. About human behaviour.
Writing task 1. Onle line graph about global population in billion. The second was 2 pie charts. There were about regions Asia Europe etc in percentage.
Wtiting 2. What extend do you agree or disagree. International turism most develop in this industry. People tension ets I forgot sorry.
Speaking same questions.
Part 2 was about weather which i like.
Good luck! I we are definitely all get 9. or 9.5 :)
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 19:19
Today i took the exam and the writing topic was:
Nowadays, international tourism is the biggest industry in the world. Unfortunately, international tourism creates tension rather than understanding between people from different cultures.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
sadly I did not find any ideas, so i wrote of the point.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 19:40
Hi Solomun, from my point of view it's is to agree on this essay as you can write people get murdered,they become victims of sexual abuse.they break rules of that country etc.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 01:18
I have a speaking exam on July 29, in Uzbekistan. Here are some questions which I can remember:
do you live in a house or apartment?
which room is your favourite room?
What kind of sport types popular in your country?
What kind of car popular in your country?
Describe married happy couples:
who are they?
why do you think are they happy?
In what age people should marry?
Should people spend much money for marriage weddings?
Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:51
Here's my writing questions. I took the exam in Sydney Au, 28/07
3 pie charts which describe the percentage of number of hours worked (part time, full time, longer hours) by the employees, managers and the total workforce
arts like music or painiting does not improve one's quality of life therefore the government should not allocate funds within this area.
do u agree or disagree?
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 08:00
I give the exam on 28th of july in United Kingdom. I also faced the same question written above by solumun. And I wrote like saying-
Intro- I do not completely agree that tourism brings only misunderstanding among people however this have various advantages and disadvantages
Para 1- advantages:
1- economic: creates employment opportunities for thousands of people as we can see millions and millions of people move for sightseeing and sunbathing every year.
2- provides opportunity to explore cultural and traditional identity of a particular nation
3- some country completely rely on tourism for their livelihood and the other thing is that this can be the attraction for a huge multinational investment.
Para 3- disadvantages
1- destruction of natural resources by building entertainment complexes, hotels, pubs and resorts in a rapid rate. like clearing rain forest and spoiling beaches which had made the wild life vulnerable for extinction
2- more tourists mean more waste production as a result this put a strain on the local resource on a particular country.
3- with the influx of tourists could also bring their ill social practices like alcoholism, prostitution and lack of respect to elderly people.
conclusion: people should not stop travelling from one country to another but they should not cause damage to the environment and culture of that host country.
Can't we write this way!!!!!!
part 1- name/ what can i call you/ where do you from/ tell me more about the place where you come from/ what difference had you felt in your place now as compared to the past/ what effect had it made?
part 2- describe about the old monuments/ buildings that you know
how does it look like
why is it popular
what importance does it have
do you think government need to preserve it?
part 3- discussions
what do you prefer living on a old buildings or new one and why?
what do you think youngster today are least interested in history or visiting such historic buildings and why so you think so?
do you think government need to spend money on such historic buildings and why?
thak you very much!!!!!!! keeping my fingers crossed. Hoping to get 7 in each section!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 08:21
I got the results today for the Academic test I sat 13 days ago:
I need 7 at every module, so I'm happy!
Thank you so much Simon for this website. Your advice is much appreciate it! I had discovered this site only 3 weeks before I sat the test on the 21st of July, but it helped me, especially at the writing module, my weakest.
Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 20:02
"your advice is much appreciated." :)It's always good to proof read your writing :)
Friday, August 03, 2012 at 02:04
Great scores Mireille! Congratulations!
Friday, August 03, 2012 at 11:45
Friday, August 03, 2012 at 16:05
Friday, August 03, 2012 at 18:13
Thank you! Good luck to all of you!!
Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 01:09
I got the results of the exam that I sat on 21st of July. It's the first time I take the exam. I've got
Writing 6 :(
I need seven in each part, any advise?!!
Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 01:53
hi today i attended in ielts exam.now i want to share my speaking and writing question
what kind of sport is famous in your country?
what kind of sport would you like to play
do you like painting
did you like painting in your childhood
Describe a street you like
why u like .................
Do you go to visit this street often
others i forgot
Why criminals commit crime againn after setting free
I want to share also my friend`s speaking task part 2
who likes to travel?adults or older people
if you study hard you will rich your taget
GOOD LUCK to everyone
AND THANKS SIMON.
LEYLA ASADOVA |
Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 12:02
My exam writhing task 2 was,it is believed that prison is not the suffcient punishment for committing crimes.Wat do you think why this is the case.how this problem cam be solved?
Writhing task 1.describe the changes that took place in the town of Shangri between the years 1910 and 2010.
Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 14:22
Thanks Simon for your useful advice on this website. I discovered this website only 5 days before my IELTS test (21/7 in Melbourne. I got 8.5 for reading and listening; 7.5 for writing and 8 for speaking.
Good luck to everyone.
Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 14:29
Sali, what helped me at writing, apart from reading a lot and writing for both task 1 and task 2, was to have my writing checked by someone who speak English as first language. I believe a teacher can be more helpful,and you can find somebody if you ask Simon. Of course, this website is great, you could go through Simon's lessons and learn many things. If you do not have ideas for task 2, you could purchase Simon's IELTS eBook.
Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 19:32
Thanks Mireille for the advise, I think you are right I need someone to check my writing!!
Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 19:57
Dear Simon & all IELTS candidates,
I took my exam on the 21st of July and then I was waiting for my results.
This is interesting, but unsatisfactory for me. The only one module, at which I obtained the score 6 or 6.5 and not the demanded 7 was writing. I improved to demanded 7.0 happily (I know that is because of this website, the course on writing in Manchester, e-book and my great focus on that).
However, this time the other 3 modules were only at 6.5. I had already achieved 8 at reading and 7.5 at speaking & listening. I expected much, much more from that!!!. I even thought that listening was not so difficult this time(without the map, which was always the most difficult for me and I only missed one answer, which was one digit in a phone number). But there were some multiple choice questions, then descriptions of work experience of someone, labelled by letters to chose from, which were a bit tricky. The fourth part was about geological, students’ research of an old mine.
As reading is regarded, it was considered to be very difficult by other students (from talks with others, after the exam). I remember that I did the first part quickly (about 15 minutes) then I felt confident going onto the second part, doing it a bit slower. So, I had less than 20 minutes for the third. It was my mistake, as it was the first multiple choice questions, then the difficult summary, then the last 4-5 questions (Yes, True, NG). I got stuck on the summary and by spending too much time on that and I didn’t notice the last type of questions. When the time was about to end, I started in hurry to do last questions, which shouldn’t have been too hard, if I had enough time for it. In fact, I was writing my answers, when the man came to me and took the paper from me and told me that the time had finished and crossed the answers out! With these 4-5, I suppose rather good answers I could have had my 7. I think I needed another 15 seconds! I forgot about Simon’s rules -doing the easier questions first, which may have be placed, at the end. This was exactly the case. Now, I only remember 2 topics - about tiny sea creatures and their development (second) and people’s psychology, principles, researches on reasons why customers chose to buy their products (third text).
Again, Simon was right about the speaking test and the teacher approach (that a very nice & smiling one is likely to not give high marks and a grumpy one is more likely to give you a better score. I thought my test was really good, I was pleased with my performance and the teacher seemed to be pleased as well. So it was unpleasant surprise receiving only 6.5 from this. In part one it was about playing sport by me & people in my country, about my favourite place in my home and about contacts with members of my family. The second part was about a very important event in history, which had impact on the world - what, when and how I have heard about it, and why it was important ( I told about the Carol Wojtyla, who became the Pope John Paul 2 in 1978 and contributed to positive changes in Eastern Europe and to break down the cold war between West and East, and his impact on young people). The third part was about history influences, if we learn more from bad or good experience. Then about young people affected by history.
Writing questions were:
Task one - A table on under and postgraduated students levels of satisfaction on university facilities (accommodation, cafeteria, social conditions) from very satisfying, quite good to unsatisfying feelings.
Task two - If government should plan and build new public buildings or rather renovate ,exploit old ones. Give your opinion.
I wrote a balanced view that both approaches may be used together, completing each other, while taking the best from the past achievements, modernising it where needed. It would be wise from financial, cultural and practical perspective. I wrote the second paragraph for the first approach benefits and the next for another option.
I am happy that I have received my 7 score, despite the fact that I was writing to the end (no time for proofreading). However, I spent some time for planning and brainstorming at the beginning. Perhaps, I would receive more with my own correction, if had left myself a bit of time to do it.
Thank you Simon, for all your hints and teachings.
Finally, if the A IELTS test is valid for 2 years, and if I obtained 7 or more on each module, but not all on one paper is it possible to present the scores like that, together with all the highest results? Each is valid. I wander if it would be possible.
Aleksandra Bucholc |
Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 22:17
i would like to share the questions i got for my ielts exam which was conducted in kerala on 4th august 2012.
writing task 1
two maps showing the developments of one village in UK in 1910 and 2010.
writing task 2
criminals are continuing the crime even if they set free from prison.
what are the main causes of this issue?
what solutions can be helpful in reducing this criminal attitudes?
about my name, job and home town.
what is your favourite colour?why?
what was your favourite colour when you are a child?why?
what type of colours you won't prefer in your in your room?
what are the importance of colour in a person's life?
is there any individual differences in the selection of colours?why?
what was your favourite toy when you are a child?
do you like to play alone or with your friends?why?
what are the importance of toys in the development of a child?
what type of toys are common in the current market?
talk about an experience or a comedy scene that made you laugh.
when was that?
who are there with you?
what did you do after that?
what are the importance of laugh in a person's life?
what are the differences between comedy in the book and comedy in screen?
what do you feel both boys and girls have the same taste for enjoying comedy?why?
what are the differences between comedy in the past and present?
what are the importance of jocks during family functions?
Sunday, August 05, 2012 at 10:20
Exam on 4 Aug
I can not remember the exact topic
Writing General :
Task 1: Write a letter to a taxi company and complain about a bad experience you have had by their service.
Task2 : If people have to stop working after age 65 or they should be permitted to continue their profession. Discuss both and give your opinion
Monday, August 06, 2012 at 04:31
I am a doctor wants to register in Australia I got my ielts score today
I m sad I need 7 in writing too please advice me what to do
Monday, August 06, 2012 at 09:29
Hy Simon, thanks a lot for ur guidance :I got my ielts result which I seat on 21/07/12, I was happy just bcos i need 6 band but I even got 6.5.
Overall : 6
Really Happy, I just prapared from June-Jully and mainly with SIMON site. Thanks alot
Aminu Nass |
Monday, August 06, 2012 at 13:23
I have been studying for the exam for a month and I need 7-7,5 from AC . I will have an exam at 11th of Aug;
I have a question about task 2,
In toefl, in writing part, there were a requirement for giving a personal example, as illustration, So in IELTS
Should I write personal experiences about subjects to support the opinion that i present, or give general examples from what İ heard or read ;
ıf I don't give personal illustration, I would have a lower mark ?
Please help me ...
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 at 22:14
4th August Istanbul IDP Centre:
Listening 1: Conversation at Travel Agency
Listening 2: Registration to School for small kids
Listening 3: Teachers talking about school science experiments. (Very similar to Simon's post on Tuesday, April 17, 2012)
Listening 4: Lecture about food safety
Speaking Part 1:General questions, where do you live, favaorite room in house, etc.
Speaking part 2: Politeness Topic.
Same question introduced by Simon.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Speaking Part 3: Questions about politeness culture and behaviour.
Same questions introduced by Simon.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Writing Part1: Two maps from a village in 1910 and 2010. Compare the development of the village through maps.
It was a unique question for me.
I went over Simon's Writing1 part again.
(Quite similar to Simon's post on Thursday, August 11, 2011 and Thursday, July 22, 2010)
Writing Part2: Criminal's topic.
Same question introduced by Simon.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
2- Fossil Database
3- New born babies's perception ability
(They were quite easy for science/math backgrounded people)
Thank you for your help Simon.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 at 09:05
I got my test result (28/7) today
I failed writing again and the score even getting lower. Very disappointing. You were right, I did not feel good about the speaking, but the examiner gave me a good score. I felt very good about my writing, but I got a very low score. Lesson learned, I won't be panic next time. Thanks Simon.
Friday, August 10, 2012 at 00:40
I did my IELTS on 28/07/2012 in Sri Lanka(academic module)
The exam paper was similar tp Uk. one(someone has posted it
above).I got my results to day.
But I need 7 each.However I am happy with my results since I did it for first time.
Your web site was very helpfull for me and it was the only "class" for me.
Friday, August 10, 2012 at 11:24
I also took IELTS on Aug 4, and questions were exactly the same as Battal wrote.
Friday, August 10, 2012 at 12:42
i would like to ask u a question which regarding to my ielts points ,
I added them all which is 22.5 then i divide by 4 which come up with 5.625 is that
what d u think what points will be overall ?i need ur answer urgent
rameen zia |
Friday, August 10, 2012 at 15:30
I took exam on 28th july and here comes my result-
Thank you so much Simon for your wonderful site and your ebook. I am so happie as i succeed finally to achieve at least seven in all module at fifth attempt......... All the best to all those taking ielts examination. Keep up your hard work.....
Friday, August 10, 2012 at 16:25
I'm going to the test tomorrow, and I only just discovered this site! How annoying... :-S
I don't really feel prepared for the writing test.. I was fine till this morning but now as I'm going through the vocab again I realise that I haven't revised enough....
And the test starts in 11 hrs!! :-o
Friday, August 10, 2012 at 21:37
hi ijust finished my exam today in melbourne australia. my writing task two topic about unemployment issue with young school leavers ,how its affect towards the society and what are the steps can be taken to avoid it.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 08:04
Hi rameen zia,
I think your score is 5.5 :)
Hoang Viet |
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11:36
Helo dear simon,today i give exam,i give my maximum delivery to exam.your ebook is greate and enormous helpful.
again thanks for your site.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 15:16
this is farid from kabul afghnistan i have too muuch problem in reading part to find the qustion is there any way to fined the answer
Monday, August 13, 2012 at 10:20
Dear Mr. Simon
Am waiting the ebook for preparing the ielts after one week .
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 19:38
Could you help me with that please. I always cannot get 5.5 in IELTS writing. I have been testing IELTS at least 10 times or more for almost 2 year though been many English lesson. Unfortunately my maximum point for the writing is 5 only.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 06:10
hi jack,follow english ryan videos in youtube for writing..
Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 15:59
Please. Does anybody know about free download of these books for reading.Help me as early as possible.
IELTS Reading 123 (Benjamin Brown-2008 Hiling Publishing)
IELTS READING 4 (Kirk Kenny-2009 BJ IELTS)
Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 14:26
hi i am afraid my test is on 25th august
for general and i need 6 in each but my writing and speaking weak i regularly see your web site what i need to improve my writing.
Monday, August 20, 2012 at 08:25
Today i had speaking test.
Where are you from?what you are doing?why do you think your profession is good for u?
How did you grow up? etc.
Describe an event of history that you remember.
Do you think , we can learn something from people who were important persons in past?
How can we learn? how young ppl can learn from them?
why it is like this,that we remember some ppl of history and don't remember others?
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 12:46
My exam was in 11 August. I remember that part about writing and speaking, I hope it will be helpful for you
Writing T2 :
In some countries, people waste a lot of food which they pay form shop or restaurant.
Why do you think people do that ?
How we ( or you " I can not remember " ) reduce that waste ?
Speaking part :
I just remember this question because I did not understand it.
What you do in the wedding ?
I understand that what I do like I wear beautiful dress ..etc
but she means how we celebrate in general. :(
I answered the writing part from your advice after the intro + my opinion" I am not sure lolo " but is it correct to write my opinion ? , first paragraph about question one, second about question two and finally the conclusion I wrote advice.
Thanks Simon so much .. I hope my result show up soon and I get 6 or more :)
Friday, August 24, 2012 at 05:54
my recent examination results are revealed and i got
i got 7 at total(the score i needed) , thanks for your help in writing, without your recommendations it was not possible thanks :)
Friday, August 24, 2012 at 14:43
Todays writing Task 2 :
It Is More Important To Spend Public Money Promoting Healthy Lifestyles In Order To Prevent Illnesses Rather Than Treating The People Who Are Already Ill
Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 15:25
Hi, my friends attended exam in chennai, india.
They told that:
Ask about your work and which is your favourite food?
talk about your first day in college or office
Writing task 2
"Prevention is better than cure" government should spend more money on preventive measures than treatment of diseases.Do u agree or disagree?
Hi iam a new guy. i am going to write exam in sep 22.keep share your questions.
Hi Simone, your doing wounderful job.guide me for getting good score in reading especially about time management
Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 19:10
On 25th August 2012: -
About my city (1st round)
Clue card: favorite toy in childhood (2nd round)
cross questioning about old and modern toys (3rd round)
letter : you booked a restaurant for celebration and you are so happy with the food and services.......write a letter
About Modern life and it effects negatively on family life do you agree or disagree?
Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 05:49
Hi all, i participated in ielts exam on 25 Agu in vietnam
My writing task 1 is 3 pie charts, task 2 similar like that: many museums charge for admission fee while othes free, do you thing the advantage of taking fee outweigh the disadvantage?
Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 09:20
i did my ielts twice.second time i attempted to improve my writing.but to my bad luck, again i got same 6.5 for writing and im planning to do it third time on september 1.can anyone please guide me how to go ahead.i have only one week in front of me.im so much tensed.
HERE ARE MY SCORES
Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 10:04
i want to master my speaking and writting skill is it possible tht we can have skype or yahoo chat as i have my LRWS on the same day and date means on 1/09/12........engr.qaiser is my skype id
Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 22:48
hi guys i took gt test on 25th august in brisbane and the task two was
some people says pressure of modren life are having negative on family life . do you agree or disagree.
you and your friend booked a restaurant and you were very pleased with food and service write letter to say thanks
why you go over there.
how was service and food
Monday, August 27, 2012 at 03:26
Please do two things while commenting on this page:
1- Wrote your country name, so people from specific country/region can get the type of questions specific to their country/region.
2- Also it would be helpful, if persons who got good score (7+), share their skype or email. This way we can get more help in our preparation as Mr. Simon can not enterain all individuals questions alone.
Thanks and regards
Sayeed, Lahore, Pakistan
skype = sayeediq
Monday, August 27, 2012 at 13:01
sorry my skype is = msayeediq
Monday, August 27, 2012 at 13:04
hi everyone ,,i had exam 0n 25,in UK,
TASK 2,,It s more relevant to spend public money on improving healthy life style rather than spending it on treating people with diseases ,,
DO AGREE OR DISAGREE,?
I agreed with the point and started my introduction with an old saying that PREVENTION S BETTER THAN CURE,,
IN first paragraph i wrote as treatment s very expensive of many diseases like cancer,happatitis nd TB so better to prevent them nd can save money,,
IN SECON ,,i wrote about if people healthier than will work more nd prosperity nd economy of country will rise nd gave example of Japan nd China,, than repeated my View in conclusion,, Good Luck,,
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 09:18
Hi Ann can you please help me in my speaking.? I will take the exam on 6th September hope you can help me.. Thanks
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 16:25
Hi everyone from Turkey,
my first exam was on the 4th Agu.
SPEAKİNG:What's your name/are you studying or working etc..
What kind of toys did you like most when you were a child?
Are toys important for children?Why?
If you want to buy a gift for a child what would you choose?
How do you choose your clothes?
(CLUE CARD)1.Do you use int. or telephone for connecting with you friend? Why do you prefer that?
Why do old people still use letter?
Do you prefer letter?
Do you prefer online shopping? Is there any disadvantages?
MY SECOND exam was on the 25th Agu.
SPEAKING:Where is you hometown? Is there any changing in this city?Do you have best friends? What is the most important thing to be a good friend?
(CLU CARD) 1)What kind of vehicle would you like to buy in the future?
2)Why would you like to you use it?
3)With whom do you use it?
Traffic is a problem in your city?
Why don't people give enough attention for traffic jam?
What is the most dangerous vehicle in the traffic? Why do you think like that?
Why don't people obey the traffic rules?
Is your hometown suitable for tracking?
Nowadays students use bicycle more than before, what do you think?
WRITING (It is written)
Wr1Map from a village (1910-2010)
Wr1 A graph;amount of 18-25 year-olds students in some countries in four decades.
Wr2 Should we spend public money for people who is already ill, or spend for campaigns to warn about the unhealty life?
Sorry cause of my bad English..
GOOD LUCK FOR EVERYONE! : ))
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 20:21
I had speaking exam today, at Sydney Australia.
where r u from? Is there anything interesting in your home town?
Would you go prefer to there again?
do you use Internet? how often do you use?Why?
Do your family members use internet? why?
do you know anything bad about internet?
Describe your neighbour that you once had.
what qualities do a good neighbour shoud have?
What would be the impact if there are parks and education in neighbour hood?
What would be the impact if there is T.V in neighbourhood?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 12:02
I had speaking exam today, at Hyderabad,INDIA
where r u from? Is there anything interesting in your home town?
Would you prefer to live in your town?
team work, have you organized any?
should children involve in team work?
how technology changed people and what about future? will they communicate?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 14:21
At first, I'm very grateful that this site is established openly for everyone who learn English especially preparing to IELTS exam all over the world. I have obtained many useful advices from here. However, actually I still worry about my exam, particularly writing and speaking parts. It will be very soon just after tomorrow. My goal is overall 6.5, each one has to at least 6.0. What should i prepare within only 48 hours, any suggestions are welcome.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 14:08
I really suggest you to have a glance to Simons`s work writing task 2. You might improve your score easily.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 15:02
Hi, I wanted to ask one question. Actually I heard from my friend that we are not supposed to use any proverbs in the writing part 2 . Is that a new rule? Can someone please help me with this query?
Friday, August 31, 2012 at 09:18
h ann, i understand that u appearing for tomorrow nd u need help for writing,, your other scores r very good nd u deserve to 7 in writing, may be u need to answer your essay carefully, same thing was happing to me but after following SIMON'S INSTRUCTION i improved my score,, in Exam if it s about agrre nd disagree then never write both side be on one side either agree od disagree,it s more safer,,DISCUSS both nd give your opinion, then write side nd dont forget to write your view,, u can this time,, good luck,,
Friday, August 31, 2012 at 13:10
Hi again! :) from TURKEY
I got my 3. speaking exam today and here is my speaking questions;
1.Where do you live/Describe your home town..
Do you like dancing? in your country what type of dancing popular? Do you often use internet? What was the first thing did you look for by using internet..
2. Describe a sport event that you attend
What did you do during this event?
3.Are sport event important in your country? What is the most popular sport in your country?
Is there any sportsman do you admire? Why?
Will sports events and sports programs (on Tv)increase in the future? Why?
Good luck for everyone for tomorrow!Please don't forget to adding your questions! Best wishes for you! :))
Friday, August 31, 2012 at 18:16
Anyone finished da exam? How do u guys think about the listening, anyone can share your answers here?
btw,I m in uk
Saturday, September 01, 2012 at 18:20
whats the point of discussing the answers after the exam?
Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 00:10
test details of 1 Sep 2012, Academic module, Gold Coast, Australia.
Listening: labelling a diagram (a tool used in a science experiment) completing notes (the trend in Australian food market), etc.
Reading: children's brain function, Manifucturing a human-like robot
Writing: task 1 - a line graph of generated energy rates among 4 different countries, task 2 - agree or disagree on a country spending money on athletes rather than utilizing it on child education at their early age.
Speaking: talked about my family in Japan, my relatives, how often i see them, which one was closer friends or relatives. Discribe a job you would like to work. How globalization affected and will affect in the future workplace. Working with your peers - what factors make you feel comfortable in the work environment. What are the advantage and disadvantage of working in a team.
Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 02:16
hi all thanku all for ur advices. completed my exam today...
academic module in bangalore,india
here are the questions..
writin task 2
its a natural process that many of the animal species are becoming extinct.there is no reason to ask why people should take measures to prevent it.
do u agree or disagree
speaking cue card
tell about a city u visited as a tourist
why u selected that city
what u did there
Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 14:32
Where did you took you IELTS exam last Saturday (Sept 1). Where you from? How you managed to get high score on reading. Let me know please.
Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 21:56
I took the Academic Test on Sep 1st in Vietnam.
The content of the 4 tests is the same with what Yuka posted before.
Section 1: a person calls a travel agent to give info for her tour including her name, kind of room she would like to stay, activities she wants to do during her holiday.
Section 2: A talk introducing a child care center to parents
Section 4: 2 teachers talking about experiments they do in class. There is a diagram for an experiment in the part 2 of this section, which I find the most difficult in the whole test.
Section 4: a talk about food safety
Passage 1: about Robots - their functions, development, differences b/w some kinds including Asimo, Cog....
Passage 2: studies related to how children have knowledge about the world around (whether the knowledge is accumulated even before they are born or not)
Passage 3: unluckily, I remember nothing :D
Task 1: a line graph compared the amount of energy generated by wind in 4 countries namely Denmark, India, U.S and Germany over the period of 20 years (from 1980 to 2000). The graph is quite simple. Starting from 0 megawatt, 4 country saw a rise. 3 countries experienced a steady increase (of course at different level) except for U.S which had a fast rise in 1st decade then fell by 100 megawatts in next 10 years.
Task 2: Many countries spent a lot of money on major sports competitions such as Olympics. Many people think it is better to use that money to encourage children to take up a sport at young age. To what extent do you agree?
Part 1: talk about place you grew up. What do you dislike about it? Do you think people tend to emphasize too much on fashion?
Part 2: What job would you like to do? What skills so you need in that job? Why do you like that job?
Part 3: Why do people need career? What is difference b/w skills we get from real experiences and skills we get from formal training? Advantages and disadvantages of changing career? How does globalization influence on the way pp are recruited?
Monday, September 03, 2012 at 09:08
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