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IELTS test in Australia – January 2016 (General Training)

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Our friend A took the IELTS test in Australia and remembered the Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are arranging a conference for your company next month. Write a letter to your colleagues from a different department and invite them to attend it. In your letter say

- What is the conference about?
- Why do you want them to attend the event?
- Provide some information on the arrangement of the conference.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some believe that more academic subjects such as chemistry, physics and history should be taught in schools, while others believe that students will derive more benefit from studying practical subjects, such as motor mechanics and cooking. Discuss both views and provide your own opinion with relevant examples.

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- What subject are you studying?
- Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
- Do you like reading books?
- What type of books do you read?
- Are you reading a book presently?
- Would you like to write a book in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you spoke with someone in a foreign language for the first time. Please say

- When was it?
- With whom did you speak and what language?
- How did you feel about it?


- How can learning a foreign language benefit us? Why?
- At what age did you start to learn English? Why?
- When is the best time to learn a foreign language?
- What is the best way to learn a foreign language?

IELTS test in India – January 2016 (Academic Module)

Our friend M took the IELTS test in India recently and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. Loan application form including details such as the loan amount, personal details, purpose of the loan.

Section 2. A lecture about a man-made Scottish canal.
Questions: multiple choice, map labelling.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. The history of wooden barrels: their origin, construction, current state and use.

Passage 2. About extinction of animals and mammals in particular in Australia.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart showing the number of teenagers who attended universities in four different countries in 2008.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays leisure industry products and modern gadgets are widely used by young people. The use of these products reduces the young generation’s creativity. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion.

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Describe your house.
- Which room do you like the most?
- Is there anything you want to change in the house?
- What would it be?
- Why would you like to do it?

Cue Card

Describe an item you have recently bought that is useful to you. Please say

- What is it?
- Where and when did you buy it?
- Why did you buy it?


- What do you think about marketing products?
- What do you think about brand value?
- Is there a direct correlation between brand and its quality?



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