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Does anybody from New Zealand have an Academic IELTS(BC) on 12th January 2013?
Would you please, post the w2 and speaking questions ?
thanks in advance !!!!
Friday, January 04, 2013 at 11:39
My IELTS exam tomorrow in Hong Kong,
Very anxious, I used this web site, unfortunately I found 3 days before my exam, anyway, good luck everyone,
Friday, January 04, 2013 at 13:53
I will post all the questions here tomorrow after my test, it can help someone :)
Friday, January 04, 2013 at 13:54
best of luck Meriem
Friday, January 04, 2013 at 14:01
what module you have? General or Academic?
Anyway, relax, you are ready for the exam,will get the highest score and will be happy tomorrow after exam.
Mine Academic is tomorrow too, toronto, Canada,you will help me a lot if you post Writing and Speaking.
Check exam's questions here for the past 1.5 months;probably, you won't see them tomorrow, it will help to narrow the study material.
Friday, January 04, 2013 at 15:34
Anyone having ielts on 5th jan 2013 in NEWZLAND or AUSTRALIA please post writing task -2 topic if possible..:):)
Friday, January 04, 2013 at 19:32
My exam is on the 5th Jan in Hong Kong. I will post the writing topics if I get a chance. All the best to everyone!!!
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 03:37
Hi Simon! Today i had my IELTS test in South Korea. wasn't so bad, but On task 1 (writing) I wrote only 130 words. 0 marks right? :(( Do I have the chance to recieve a band over 6.5 without this one task? please help, I'm desperate!
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 06:23
hi, saadat how was your exam ? i hope you gettinh high maeks.. please can you post writing 2 and speaking
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 06:36
Hi everybody from Baku, Azerbaijan. Just have completed written part of my IELTS(Academic module). I have left speaking part which is on Monday, the day after tomorrow. Overall, it was normal. Turn to writing tasks.
Task 1 was about two bar charts which show 60-64 aged employed males and females in percentage separately for two years.
Task 2 was something like the following topic.
Nowadays most of the people believe individuals cant do something to improve environment, but governments and large companies can make a difference. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Hope it will help you.
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 10:13
Today I took an IELTS test in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The writing question for task 1 is about bar chart. The bar charts show reasons why people leave the UK and stay in the UK. 5 reasons for each chart.
Task 2 question: It's been seen that reading for pleasure develop imaginations and better language skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Part 1: Music
Part 2: Role of the Internet.
I had stomachaches whole the test so I did not do it well. Hic hic.
Wishing you all a good luck for next tests!
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 10:16
Hello, Nijat. I'm from Azerbaijan,as well. Hope you'll succeed. Which course did you go to in Baku? or did you take self-study program?
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 10:33
Hi,I took the test in Singapore today.
The writing task 2 is" people read for pleasure can better develop imagination and language skills than watch TV,agree or disagree."
Task 1 is two pie charts about the reasons for people to leave or stay in UK.
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 11:23
Hi I did academic test in Colombo today.
reading passage1: vocal ability of birds
passage 2 : health concerns in rotating playing equipments.
reading was very difficult for me . hardly any time for passage 3
listning also contained lot of multiple answer questions. not as easy as I thought.
writing Task 1 is bar graph about employment
rates in four countries in 1970 and 2000
writing task 2: only government has a duty in environment development. do u agree.
my advice is practice and practice with time.
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 12:52
Anyone remember listening answers for today's test ?
What about General writing task 2 ?
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 13:37
Did any one appear for General Test today? Please share the questions.
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 14:04
Nice to see Azeri students here Fira. Fira I have been preparing for three months in Kaspi education center. It is situated in Elmler station, near the Baku State University. Are you planning? Anyway best of luck to you..
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 14:04
Hi Snow, Natasha and All,
I tried to write a passage your topic. You or anyone are welcome to provide your valuable suggestions. Thanks.
It is true that reading habit help to nurture new language skills and also improve thought process. I partly agree with this view because there is various approaches avail to improve skills which are worth considerable.
On the one hand, I agree that regular precise reading helps to enhance new language skills and also boos ten up new thoughts. Many giants, who are indeed not graduated from any college or university, are able to speak excellent english and leading multinational companies. The technique they followed is, they cherished reading and enjoyed knowing new language, which are the best premises to tackle learning new skills. However, reading newspapers, books and magazines are also advantageous to keep up to latest current affairs and so confidence.
On the other hand, I believe there are many other potential approaches plays a major role in learning new skills. Firstly, regular communication with an english speaking friend or a native speaker keeps the door open to know their culture & habits, which makes lives easy to expertise in their language. Secondly, huge range of technology interventions facilitates better opportunities. For example, ebooks, eLearning, you tube and various social forums, provides vast amount of flexibility and a better platform, not merely learning a language but also strengthens creative thinking.
To conclude, for the aforementioned reasons I believe reading, making friends and various social networking forums on internet help to learn new languages and creativity.
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 14:41
Thank you writing me back.....Yes I'm planning to take a course, but still I've hesitation which one is the best as there are many of them. Good luck to you.
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 15:21
Thank you very much for your essay.
I am sorry for that I posted a wrong question. It should be "It's been seen that reading for pleasure develop imaginations and better language skills THAN TO WATCH TV. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 16:47
your essay seems to have covering good content to achive good score
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 16:52
Did any one attend General test today. Can you please share Essay 1 and Essay 2..?
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 17:33
I have test on Jan 12, too!
I used a prediction in November in Asia; my friend give me prediction from www.ieltsking.com, the question was correct for writing task 2.
Go to writing prediction and you will see it.
I hope this helps.
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 18:37
Fira you are welcome.. You are right, there are lots of them. But from what I experienced I can say that the essential things depend on yourself, mainly on your responsibility, patience and practice. I recommend you to take course as early as you can. I hope you will good at it..
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 19:01
Hello to everyone.
First of all, HUGE THANKS to Simon, your pieces of advice were very helpfull!!! Especially for the Writing 1; I tryed to foolow the structure (4 paragrapgs in my essays). without it you really don't know what to write, while thinking on the structure, you can apply what you've learned from this site.
Second, the ACADEMIC IELTS,Toronto,Canada, january 5th,2013.
W1: a bar chart of UK library materials borrowing 1995-2005 (4 types).
W2: It's to be seen that people want to own a car,TV or a fridge.Do adventures for society of this development would overweight the disavantages?
(for me it was not clear what they exactly asking...)
Speaking (after the 3 parts today)
1. questions about my city (is it something interesting, entertainment places, do you attend them(or it) or just plan to go there.
the answers were expected to be short)
than question about the Internet, do you use it or not, for what, often or not..
2. the main part: question about a team progect (at work, during study or at other time);typical questions, like you see here;what is this progect, where,when, you role in it, with whom...
3. continue from 2 part: importance of team playing, is it necessary for kids and why, is it very important to have a strong leader.
I spent more time describing Speaking than it actually lasted.
My advice is: do not practice 2-3 days before your exam, just read and remember as much as you can from this site. You'll forget everything in the stress situation but you'll remember what you've read and learn for the past 1-3 days before exam (it calls short-term memory -the function of our brain). So, focus and practice on structure of essays, speaking advice here- sure, all these affords will benefit you on the exam.
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 00:14
Sorry, forgot to mention:
do not write on the answer sheet in the READING section, put your answers onto exam paper - you won't have time even for checking the answers!!
I found the topic that seems to me very close to one that I had today; its about people in developed countries and in developing ones, rich happier than poor..
some ideas are similar that I wrote today.
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 00:32
I mean that I use the prediction in November, and the test was in December. In December, they give me the prediction for January. I am sorry for my bad English and thank you Simon. I hope that I can help you. I use this from the www.ieltsking.com.
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 02:23
no problem. However thanks for posting the latest topics.
Thanks for your feedback, its really given me confidence.
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 03:45
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 04:11
5th Jan Listening Section 1
(I don't remember the sequence)
-go ( am not sure)
-bills , meals
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 08:11
6th Jan. speaking in Taiwan
-Describe something useful you learned from a member of your family
-relationships between you and family or friends(I don't remeber whole questions sorry~)
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 08:18
I'm going to take IELTS this coming 12th of January.. Not confident enough :-) can anyone tell me what are the things I need to do?I only have few days left...
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 10:57
Thank you for your feedback, Nijat. I'll thik over it. Good luck you.
P.S.Don't forget to share your result score.
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 12:41
Hi, 5 January 2013 questions from Turkey;
Writing is the same with Nijat from Baku,
Speaking part 1: do you live in apartment or house, which room you like most,describe a toy that you had when you were a child, which type of toys do you buy for children and why, do children have to say always the truth in everywhere, do parents try to teach them about this
Part 2 : some event-place that you had to be kind. where- when- why
Part 3 : can everybody be honest always, why, do you always say the truth everywhere...
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 08:42
Can anyone give me some ideas on how to answer this essay question? I'm a little bit out of words lately, maybe because of anxiety.
Nowadays, people can work and study at home through the internet. However, the effects of long distance program can never be as good as face to face program. To what extent do you agree or disagree.?
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 11:42
First of all I would like to say my heartfelt thanks to you for opening such a interactive IELTS advising site.
I am really worry about my exam on January 12th at Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. I am making a lot of mistake in case of False & Not Given answer when doing some practice test from Cambridge IELTS books. Could you please tell me some skill I can gain in this short period of time.
Thanks in advance.
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 12:12
5th Jan LRWS General Test in India:
Student calling for rented accommodation
Tour guide speaking about "must see" places in different cities
Tour guide explaning about different locations on map
Students discussing about presentation - Different types of Volcanoes
Something on signs like - logograms, ideograms etc..
Instructions for Cyclists
Something related to physical environments that employees work
Some Customer call center
Writer's first hand experience on the recent mountaineering expedition
Write a letter to your friend inviting him for a short holiday.
Explain why you need a holiday
Which/why places you want to visit
Why you want your friend to accompany you
Some people think that children would benefit if they attend nursery school before primary school while some people think that children should all day with their families. Discuss both the views and give your opnion
The usual introduction
Speak about a friend of yours who has an important job
Who is he
What is his work
Why do you think his job is important
why do you feel employees feel uninteresting towards their work
what steps boss should take
what do you feel is better - good colleague or interesting work?
besides salary why do you feel some people's work have high status in society
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 12:41
Hi Guys, is it possible to get a band score over 6 in writing, with an incomplete task 1
(only intro&overview, roughly 35-40 words)and a well-written task 2 ? thanks in advance.
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 14:48
hi guys i am having my ielts academic test on 12 jan 2013 from Ausralia. i am having problems with my reading so can plz anyone give me a tips so that i can improve my exam ????
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at 02:35
hi guys i am having my ielts academic test on 12 jan 2013 from Australia. i am having problems with my reading so can plz anyone give me a tips so that i can improve my exam ????
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at 02:38
I wonder if you could post the question of the test you will take as soon as possible. I'll take the exam at the testing center you've applied.
Thank you !
m you |
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at 03:21
its humble request to all of that Plz share your results with test centre, which is helpful to other candidates
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at 05:07
What do you think is the chance of getting a process diagram in writing task 1 in February?
I can see that the majority got a bar chart.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at 12:27
I am going to sit for the exam in 12th Jan,,Lets see what happen in there !
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at 15:10
I am taking Ielts on 12th Jan 2013, but my speaking test was on 7th Jan.
My Topics Were:
Part 1: DO you work or Study?
Do you think work is hard?
Part 2: Describe a meal that you were invited in.
Part 3: Differences in family meal and daily meal.Nowadays does working parents have a time to prepare meal for the children??????
Hope it helps..
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 01:02
Does anybody from Australia had an Academic IELTS on 5th January 2013?
Would you please, post the w1 and w2!
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 04:14
where r u from?
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 06:03
same problem here
where r u 4m bro
mine is also on 12th january, india
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 08:57
I need help from someone who has taken IELTS more than 10 times and kept missing by 0.5 in one part,and finally cleared the the exam.
I am keep missing by 0.5 in one part evertime (5 times I missed by 0.5 in one task). last time I missed in reading before that in writing.
Thanks in advance.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 10:29
I am also victim of this business like u..
u just need to follow simon blog.
My score is 14( exam)
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 11:41
Hi. I'm Alex.
I have speaking tommorow. Who know's what kind of question they can ask
My exam in 12th January,Tashkent, Uzbekistan 11 o'clock
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 15:31
Thanks for reply Jay,
well I have taken about 10 times.sometime my score drops to 6.5 from 8 in 4 week time,thats strange.
I know one my friend who just cleared his IELTS after 30 attemts.
but my question is how to get 7x4.I have scored 8 in every single module but not in one sitting.Still I have fear when I will get 7 in all parts.
Beggars in my country are better than this IELTS BEGGARS,atleast they ask for money directly.
'BIGGEST BEGGAR IN THE WORLD IS IELTS'
This is their base to become developed countries by begging from poor ciuntries people.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 16:45
I've just finished the speaking test.
My question was all about the family dinner, and the food transportation.
I can't feel anything.
The examiner was nice, but she always stoped me...
The test was at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Saturday I'm gonna have the rest of the IELTS... I'm scared...:)
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 00:56
my essay in response to the question posted by cb2406 PLEASE CORRECT ME
There are different views among people regarding the best way of how their children should be bought during their early ages. Some are of opinion that home itself is the best place for children. In my opinion, nursery schools are a better option, for children to be benefited. This essay, however, looks on both views of the statement.
To begin with, allowing children to nursery schools has many benefits. Firstly, they get familiar to learning atmosphere with different section of children. As a result, they do not feel strange when attending primary school. Secondly,nursery schools are the best place for children to learn different activities such as, improve their thinking ability. For example, activities like drawing and rhymes has an impact in mental ability of tender brains. Finally, staff in the nursery schools have trained in such a way that, they can easily associate with children and entertain them.
On the other hand, home is also the best place to children for various reasons, in particularly, helps in understanding family relations. When children are close to their parents through out the day, then, bondage between the children and parents relation increases. As a result, children not only develops the habit of loving their parents, but also exhibits respect to the other people in the society. Despite of the above advantages, the availability of working parents with their children in the present generation cannot be denied. Many parents cannot spend the whole day with children which is not practical.
To conclude, keeping children along with the parents in their homes has an advantage like developing family relation, but, in my opinion, nursery schools are the best place for children before attending primary school for various reasons discussed above which is a practical approach.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 02:24
Its really frustrating exxam, if u cant manage 7 each in specified time, than dont waste your valuable time of your life in this exam. U are geting more and more frustrated in life.
Acceptance of God's will ultimately leads to make much better future, there would have been written something good in our destiny.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 06:42
Macquire Uni is good for speaking section.
I got 7 easily without preparatin in speakin only.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 06:47
Speaking Test for Malaysia.
Part 1: About Yourself / What you do & what will you do in future. ( Typical questions...easy! )
Part 2: Science Subjects you learned at secondary school.
1) What are they ?
2) Is your teacher consider good or bad ?
3) How important it influence you ?
Part 3: More science subject questions.
i) do you think is important for children
ii) smarter students should pick science subjects & student which are less smart should do art or other music subject ?
iii) Is gender affecting science subject's result ?
iv) How to improve science subject in school.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 06:51
I am Kurnia from Indonesia. I did my Academic IELTS this morning, and these are the Qs
L (code: 13118)
L1: a telephone conversation between; registering a workshop
L2: radio broadcast interview about restaurants
L 3: discussion between 3 people; discussing a research proposal
L 4: monolog; about Physical Education
R1: growing legumes
R2: the important of playing for children
R3: sense taste tongue map
W1: 3 line charts about sales magazine
W2: Nowadays people think that the most important in life is job satisfaction. Without excellent career life is meaningless. To what extent do you agree or disagree
I am going to do speaking test the day after tomorrow
I hope this info is useful
Kurnia N. |
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 07:06
hi I am alex ,, i have speaking today.
Part. do you study or do you work
part 2: neighboor
part3 ask question about neigboor
I hope this will be useful
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 08:14
How was your Exam ? I wish you the highest score ever, many thanks for posting your exam here. I took IELTS just 5 days ago and my be I'll take it again .
my speaking(2-3) was around the importance of been on time.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:40
Hi, I have taken speaking on Wednesday 9h Jan at the University of Western Sydney (Australia). The examiner was nicer than the ones in other exam centers. Part 1: Introduce yourself. Talk about your work/study.
Part 2: Change. What was the major change recently you have had. Why this change happened. I
s change in general good thing or bad thing?
Change in family life? change in work? so on....
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:41
U will get 7 each in UWS..I got once over der.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 13:27
Hi Jay, many thanks for your courage and reply. I am taking rest of the test this tomorrow on jan 12th and i will share the quetions here (as much as i remember)
fingers crossed for writing scored 7! As i am stuck in a rut :)
I find Simon's ebook is useful for fast idea and vocab development.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 21:32
hello every one,,, today was my speaking test and wanted to share the questions with all of you...
PART 1: questions about my job,the difficulties in my job, and weather i would recommend it to other people.
another question about post card and cards: do i send post card or card, when was the last time i send post card and do i keep the cards
one more question about the internet: do i use internet and why for, do my family members use the internet,what is the most thing u don`t like about internet ,,,,,,
PART 2: (really I didn`t expect this question)
describe a decision someone you know made and you think it is a wrong decision
what was the decision..
who made it..
why you think its wrong ...explain
PART 3: -questions about decisions making :
what type of decisions do family take?
How family taking decisions diver between now and the past and ,
should children take their own decisions ?
-questions about international co-operation
what fields have benefited from the international co-op?
there is a last question about countries agreement or something like this i can`t remember it.
hope you all find this useful and please pray for me tomorrow is my written exam :)
good luck for all
Friday, January 11, 2013 at 08:12
Today i had my IELTS speaking Bangalore India
Cue card question was
1. Describe a neighbor who you HAD
-- when did you first met this person
--- what kind of a person he was
-- How often you meet him
I highlighted the word HAD as examiner might expecting from us to answer in past tense. Unfortunately i told them about my current neighbor.Again lastly they are asking about present tense saying "How often you meet him".
Few more questions are
How import is internet for you
How often you use
What about your family member. Do they use the internet same as you does
Are there any communities who try to improve neighbourhood relationships
When you move to a new location is it easy get identifacation?
Do you work or a student
Where do you live
Is it a interesting place
Thanks.. Thats all i can remember
Friday, January 11, 2013 at 12:38
I'm from MALAYSIA.My speaking test is on Next Monday (14/01/2013). Is there any Malaysian (those have taken the speaking test in January 2013) can provide some speaking questions? Thank you very very very MUCH!
Friday, January 11, 2013 at 15:16
And I would like to know is the stopwatch starts to run once the question "what's your name?" is being asked?
Friday, January 11, 2013 at 15:57
hi i m neeta
and i m going to take exame on 14 feb.
the writing task i feel tough for me bcoz my vocabulary is not so strong. what i do?
rup thakor |
Friday, January 11, 2013 at 17:26
Hello everyone can you send the essay topics of 12 jan 2013 thx
Friday, January 11, 2013 at 22:29
please can you give the writing topic of 12th of jan
Friday, January 11, 2013 at 23:11
I am having an exam tomorrow in Egypt and I am feeling sad and unlucky that I have just discovered your amazing website 2 days ago. It was very helpful for me.
Thank you so much and I will share my exam with you tomorrow once I finish it.
Wish me good luck!
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 00:52
Exam date: 12 Jan 2013
Exam taken in Sydney Australia (at UWS Collage) (Highly recommended. Staff and examiners are MUCH nicer and kinder, as it suppposed to be) (They are not behaving like they rule the universe or treating like you are a potential cheater.)
Writing topic 2: Shopping.
Shopping is becoming more popular than traditional activities.
What is the reason for this?
Is it a positive or negative thing?
I found the way question forms very tricky.
Writing part 1: you are working for an organisation and there is a trip for language course. You want to attend this trip.
Write a letter to event organiser
What do you do in the organisation
Why you want to attend this languageb course and trip
Why they should choose you
Listening: There was a map question. They place plants into this garden. There were almost 8 places to locate the plants. I found this part very hard as the way explain the exact locations of the plants can be more than one place on that map.
Worth to practice this type of question.
Does anyone good at predicting writing task 2 topics? (according to previous exam questions around the world) any trick? Thanks.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 02:49
Is it a general?
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 03:16
I just had IELTS Academic in Melbourne today and the Listening was exactly the same that Nat "Listening: There was a map question. They place plants into this garden. There were almost 8 places to locate the plants. I found this part very hard as the way explain the exact locations of the plants can be more than one place on that map"
Reading was difficult:
and the last passage like the benefit of music for the brain.
task 1 was a bar chart (1972 and 2000)about the average of birth per woman in 5 countries.
task 2 was about negative and positive effect of study and freetime in children!
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 03:42
Dasha, yes it was General Module.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 03:49
Hello, do we need to wear formal attire during speaking test?
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 04:29
Writing task 2 for Malaysia( GENERAL TRAINING.)
"Shopping" is free time activity in todays world and is replacing traditional hobbies.
What is the reason ?
Is that a positive or negative development ?
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 04:43
Task 2 from Perth
In many places shopping is becoming a free-time activity, replacing the traditional hobbies of the past.
Discuss the reasons for this development.
Is this development positive or negative?
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 06:43
Brisbane, Australia on Jan 12th. Academic.
- A couple of conversations, moderately easy
- Like someone described above, a woman talks about where she had planted certain trees. You had to figure out these locations based on a plan that had locations tagged with alphabets.
- Long, boring article about the timber industry in NZ
- Article on women's education in the early 18th century with short biographies of famous female scientists
- Article on linguistics
- Task 1: bar chart comparing birth rates of women from 5 different countries in 1970 and 2000.
- Task 2: (paraphrased) In some countries, children are made to study excessively during school and after. Is this positive or negative.
- Talk about where you live: apartment/house. Why you like it. Where would you like to live most.
- Would you rather read newspapers or read the news online?
- Cue card: A meal that was memorable. With whom. Was it a special occasion. Why was it memorable, etc
- Do people have easier access to food these days?
- Unhealthy dietary habits of people, what can that lead to?
- Does the government have a role to play in people's eating habits?
- Are people more likely to buy local produce or imported?
- Consequences of transporting food: environment, cost, etc
- Is organic food just a fad?
That's most of it. Good luck everyone :) And Simon- thank you ever so much for this website. I'm hoping that's the first and last time I'll ever need it! I will be coming back to say hi once in a while :)
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 08:55
General test in Romania today January 12th:
W1: a letter to museum about that you found a small object that might have historical interest
W2: some people believe that living in high-rise buildings make people feel lonely and unhappy. Others think that there are some advantages. Discuss both views and give your opinion
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:56
I had the IELTS test this morning in Ho Chi Minh.
The questions are similar to the one that Zeus posted:
Listening: There was a map question. They place plants into this garden. There were almost 8 places to locate the plants. I found this part very hard as the way explain the exact locations of the plants can be more than one place on that map"
task 2 was about negative and positive effect of study and freetime in children!
I think the Writing test is easy but I made mistakes in time management so I did not have enough time to finish it . What a pity. I will have the speaking test on next Monday.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12:09
Today, I did my academic test in Jakarta.
Writing test 1:
Chart about birth rate in India, Thailand, Mexico, Spain and Somalia in 1970 and 2000.
Writing test 2:
In some countries, children are expected to studying long hours in and after school, and have little free time. Describe positive and negative effect of this.
Speaking test 1 : Are you living at home or at apartment? describe your room? What kind of house do you like to have in the future?
Speaking test 2: Do you thing reception room should pay more attention on its appearance?
Speaking test 3 : describe about famous building in your country.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12:19
W topics on 12 the Jan 2013 india, Bangalore
1. You found small hestorical item, write a letter to museum
where did you found
How it is
Tell the museum what information you want to know
2. some people believe that living in high-rise buildings make people feel lonely and unhappy. Others think that there are some advantages. Discuss both views and give your opinion
Last section of the reading from
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 13:29
I finished with my test today. Although my exam was okay but I was confused with my Speaking Test.
Cue Card question was...
Describe your future plan but it must not related to Study and Career...
Being a student it was really difficult to describe other plans...
Kindly suggest what could be described?
Anyways, Fingers crossed for result....!!!!
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 13:57
bloody tough this time..many thanks to simon for the website. i gave it in the UK ac.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 15:05
writing 1 picture regarding flooding and posssible solutions to prevent that ie relocation of the areas and dams on the rivers.
task 2..some people choose to work some dont. if gibven a chance nobody wants to work. do u agree or disagree?
this is not the exact wording but some what similar meaning: i guess.
speaking describe polite friend
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 15:11
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Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 15:12
Hey ukjobseeker, Hello everyone,
I had the same exam like you today in Egypt (Academic IELTS 12 Jan)
The Writing task 1:
3 diagrams show a flooding problem in a town in the UK and 2 suggested solutions and I found it pretty easy and understandable..I even wrote about 170 words!
The writing task 2:
If people is to choose between working for the rest of their lives or to stay with no work they would choose to no work...to what extent do you agree or disagree giving reasons and examples from your knowledge and experience.
I found it easy too and wrote about 300 words but when I came home I discovered that I wrote lives as lifes several times in the exam so I hope that will not affect my score that much :(
1- Library Services (was very easy for me as I am a librarian!)
2- two students' survey about music (was nice)
3- A University Manager talking about new classes and sessions
4- A business company (Difficult and tricky)
1- about an old ship (something like Titanic)
2- Animals hibernation during winter (was nice)
3- Words Meaning (about how people understand words from their own perspectives) it was nice too
I will have the Speaking test tomorrow..
Thanks a lot Simon..without your help I wouldn't do good in the exam!
I applied all your advises in both reading and writing parts and they all worked very well! :)
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 16:59
MY exam today in Saudi Arabia was similar too shymaa`s in egypt.
i found some difficulties in writing although the topics were easy i spent more than 20 min in task 1 and when it came to task too i run out of time,,,,,please pray for me
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 18:33
Hi shyamma , I had the similar test here in Sweden as well. While the listening and writing task was okay... I found reading passage 3 pretty difficult for me...
I also did my speaking today where I had to speak about my favourite film based on real story. 3rd part was continuity on film territory and the 1st was about my personal information and all that.
Thanks to Simon. This website has been proven very useful to me..
Crossing fingers for expected result.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 19:05
hello friends ,
Anyone having ielts on 19th jan 2013 in NEWZLAND , AUSTRALIA or CHINA please post writing task -2 topic if possible..:):)
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 22:17
Hi pRAg, I will be having the speaking test today after 6 hours and I am studying now!
I think if they will ask me about a film based of a real story I can say (Titanic)and will talk about it because it is really one of my favorites..
but I couldn't understand the 3rd part that you mentioned?!
Could you please explain it more?
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 03:10
Hello every one
I will have my test on jan 19 in Oman
i want to get 6 in writing section but i do not how to manage my ideas and i feel lost specially with vocabulary
I got 5,5 twice
can anyone advice me ..I am sad
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 06:34
How can it be the same film I choose:). Even I talked about titanic since it is a real story based film. Lucky me, I had a detailed study about the flim a day earlier.
3rd part was also about film. I was asked several questions on film, how does the film influence people , can film be successful without a renowned artist, what are the key factors necessary for a artist to be successful and all...
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 08:37
My exam today in uk,Cambridge:
Reading:was too hard:
1.about Vikings ship which was sank and after that the researcher findings about that
2.Hybernation and animal behaviour
3.Human impact on differenct learning objects
task 1: was a three diagram about flooding of a uk town and the affect with two major solution which should be taken
task 2:If people could choose life with work or without work,they will choose the second one,to what extent do you agree or disagree?
About childhood leisure time
Impact of music on child and leisure
card topic:A person you know doing an important job
discussion:job satisfaction and re training and role of employee
and others related job satisfaction
My reading was not good,and i did not get time to revise my writing,listening and speaking was not bad.pls pray for me.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 12:21
if you are struggling with ideas in writing task 2,you can follow the instructions in this website and you can buy the e book written by Simon,it is really worthy.
Hope your best luck.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 12:24
HI , I am ALex Tashkent Uzbekistan
Writing task 1 was about flooding in uk 3 diagrams .
writting 2.. If people could choose life with work or without work,they will choose the second one,to what extent do you agree or disagree?
reading 1 vikings
reading 2 hypernation
reading 3 i don't rememberr
I have same test in taker uk
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 14:29
Any chance of dividing this section into - GENERAL EXAM, ACADEMIC EXAM ?
TERENCE JONES |
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 15:38
I came from the speaking test today in Egypt
part 1: General information about (my full name, my work, what do I find difficult about my work, will I recommend my work to another friend, bags (back bags, handbags..etc) do I use them? what kind of bags do I use? what will be the best bag from my opinion?
I think part 1 was very long!
Part 2: Describe a beautiful house/building u lived in before
where it is? why did u stay there? why do you think it was beautiful?
Part 3: what kind of buildings do u prefer to live in? do u like flats or big houses more? do u think nowadays houses are suitable for young people? which kind of buildings are good for old people from ur opinion?
Part 2 and 3 I didn't find them interesting at all :( but I hope I did well.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 15:39
I appeared for General Module in Delhi, India on 12th Jan'13 and got following questions in the Writing Tasks
Writing Task 1: You have found a small historical object. Write a letter to the museum head to get some information about this object:
- Describe the object
- Explain how you found it
- What kind of information you are looking for
Writing Task 2: Some people believe that staying in high-rise apartment blocks makes them feel sad and lonely. Others believe that there are advantages of staying in high-rise apartments.
Discuss both the views and give your opinion.
Monday, January 14, 2013 at 04:00
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