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IELTS Speaking test in Australia – April 2014

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An IELTS test taker from Australia (thanks, P!) remembered the following Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Where do you live now?
- Do you like this place?
- What do you feel are the disadvantages of this place?
- Do you think about moving to a different place?
- Do you get a lot of rain in your country?
- What is more serious, too much rain or too little rain?

Cue Card

Describe an old object that your family has kept. Please say

- What is it?
- How long was it in your family?
- Explain why is it interesting to you.


- Why do you think people keep old objects?
- Why do people go to museums?
- What are the benefits of going to museums?
- Is it better to actually see things in a museum rather than just learn about them?
- Is it important to conserve old buildings?
- Do many people in your country live in old buildings?
- What do you prefer, an old or a modern building to live in?

IELTS test in Australia and Thailand – April 2014 (Academic Module)

IELTS test takers M, P and T from Australia and Thailand remembered the following questions (which were the same in the two countries):

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the proportion of past and projected government spending in three different areas between 2001 and 2051. The three areas were education, health and retirement pensions.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays an increasing number of people change their career and place of residence several times during their life. Is this a positive or a negative development?

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- What do you like about your hometown?
- How do people express politeness in your country?
- Who taught you politeness?
- Do you like to party?
- Do you prefer to party with family or friends?
- Who enjoys a party more, young or older people, in your view?

Cue Card

Talk about a subject that you didn’t like in high school. Please say

- What was the subject?
- Why didn’t you like it?
- Who was your teacher?


- How can a teacher make learning more interesting?
- What was the most popular subject in your school?
- Why was it popular?
- Are there any subjects that shouldn’t be taught in school? Why?
- How can the school help students to overcome a problem with a certain subject?



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