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IELTS test in Australia and Cambodia – July 2014 (Academic Module)

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Two IELTS test takers (thank you M and S) shared the details about their exams in Australia and Cambodia, and it seems the two countries had the same exam. No one remembered the Listening and Reading topics, so we only received the Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given multiple line graphs showing the percentage of people in the USA using different internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and others between 2009 and 2011.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some say that young people are not suitable for decision-making positions in governments; others, however, disagree. Discuss both views and 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?
- Can you tell me where you live?
- Do you like the place you live in? Why?
- What TV programs do you like to watch? Why?
- What has changed on TV over time?
- Did you watch TV more as a child than now?
- Do your children watch TV?
- Do you like them to watch it?
- What do you think about advertisements on TV?
- Is it a good thing or not?

Cue Card 1

Describe one advertisement that you liked the most. Please say

- What was it about?
- When did you see it?
- Why did you like it?

Discussion 1

- What is good and bad about advertisements in your view?

Cue Card 2

Talk about an important email that you have sent to someone. Please say

- Whom did you send it to?
- When did you send it?
- What was the email about?
- Please tell about the importance of this email.

Discussion 2

- Did you send an email to anybody recently?
- Do you think people will write or communicate via internet only in the future?
- What is the effective way of communication in your view?
- Why do sometimes people write a message rather than call somebody?
- When do you think there should be personal communication?

IELTS test in India – July 2014 (General Training)

Two IELTS test takers from India (thanks, M and A!) shared the following information about their recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A discussion regarding a wedding reception.

Section 2. Directions for getting around some facility.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A discussion about mining in Canada.

Reading test

Passage 1. About traveling by train.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Information about clubs in a certain area for easy selection.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. A text about an autistic person named Tammy.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend who stays in another country that you are planning to visit and say

- What do you plan to see?
- Ask his/her opinion on where to stay.
- Suggest some activities you can do together.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that cell phones should be for personal use only; others, however, feel cell phones should be used mostly for work. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Is there a park in your area?
- When did you visit a park?

Cue Card

Describe an important letter that you have received. Please say

- When did you receive the letter?
- Who was it from?
- Why was it important?


- What does ‘effective communication’ mean to you?
- What do you think about the use of pictures in communication?
- How will communication change in the future?



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