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IELTS test in Australia – October 2016 (General Training)

Our friends L and R collectively remembered the following information about an IELTS exam in Australia:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A phone interview with a person looking for caretaker for his mother who is 80 years old.
Questions: filling an application form.

Section 2. Description of a sports club and its facilities.
Questions: multiple choice, diagram/map labeling.

Section 3. Two students talked about the subject they are studying and their future career.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 4. About honey bees and their behavior.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1. About water supply system and services provided by water department.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About a new membership at Auckland library.
Questions: filling an application form.

Passage 3. About famous painting by Johan Vermeer and its duplication. The painting depicts a woman sitting next to a piano.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given, match sentences with people.

Passage 4. About annual leave system implementation in the USA.
Questions: diagram/map labeling.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your friend telling him/her that you have won a photography competition. In your letter

– Describe the event.
– Describe the photograph you have sent for the competition.
– Invite him/her to the exhibition where your photograph is presented.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays many countries are facing the problem of heavy traffic and congestion. Describe the situation in your home country and suggest some solutions.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What should be the most important quality of a teacher?

Cue Card

Describe an interesting animal that you saw for the first time. Please say

– What is it?
– When and where did you see it?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion

– Do you think governments are doing enough to protect endangered animals?
– Why do we have to protect them?
– Is it good to keep them in a zoo?
– Are they well looked after in a zoo?
– Why should people go and see these animals?
– Is their natural habitat affected by people?

IELTS Speaking test in India – October 2016

When R took the IELTS Speaking test in India, he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in India

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do for a living?
– Can you describe your job?
– Do you like to work alone or in team?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Describe an activity that you do with your work mates. Please say

– What is the activity?
– Where and when do you do it?
– Why is it important to you?

Discussion

– Give some reasons and examples for doing such activities.
– Some people like to engage in dangerous sports, why is that?
– What kind of precautions should be taken while doing such sports?
– Should people with families and children dependent on them do such sports?
– Do you think women are interested in such sports? Why?
– Describe the importance of outdoor and indoor activities.
– Is it possible to do such activities without investing a lot of money?

 

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