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IELTS Speaking test in Australia – February 2012

The speaking questions below were shared by K who took the IELTS test in Australia.

Speaking test IELTS test in Australia


– Can you tell me your full name?
– Where are you from?
– Can you tell me more about your country?
– How is children’s first birthday celebrated in your country?
– What are the important birthdays of a person?
– How do you like to celebrate your birthday, with your family or friends?
– Do you prefer to send letters or emails?

Cue Card

Describe a wedding that you have attended. Please say

– Whose wedding was it?
– Where did it take place?
– How was it celebrated?
– How did you feel about the wedding?


– What is the difference between big and small weddings?
– How do people in your country give gifts to the newlyweds?
– Do you have a certain register for wedding gifts?

IELTS test in Brunei – February 2012 (Academic Module)

The following details were shared by A who recently took an IELTS exam in Brunei.

Listening test IELTS test in Brunei

Section 1. A phone conversation about club membership.

Section 2. Facts about polar bears.

Section 3. A discussion of two students about lecture notes and academic modules.

Section 4. About a cube house design.

Reading test

Passage 1. Facts about specific plants in the forest.

Passage 2. An article written by several historians about the facts from an Ice Age era and some predictions of cooling climate/temperatures in the future.

Passage 3. Research into different types of communication, such as body language, verbal and non-verbal communication.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart showing adult literacy rates of male and female population in all regions of the world in 2004.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Our life has become more complex due to modern technology. Some people think that we should do without modern technology and live a simpler life.Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– Can you tell me your full name?
– What should I call you?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do in your job?
– Do you want to do this job in the future?
– What is the climate like in your country?
– Why it is important to know the weather forecast?

Cue Card

Describe your dream job when you were young. Please say

– What kind of job was it?
– Where did you learn about it?
– What kind of training/skills are needed for that job?
– What is the importance of this job?


– Are you going to take this job in the future?
– What kind of jobs is preferred by young generation?
– Are government jobs considered attractive places to work?
– How do you get job satisfaction?
– What is more important, job satisfaction or salary?
– How does government help small companies to carry out their business activity?



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