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IELTS test in Sydney, Australia – January 2018 (General Training)

Our friend S took the IELTS test in Sydney, Australia and remembered the following topics and questions:

Reading testIELTS test in Australia

Passage 1. About a shared bicycle service.

Passage 2. About the kiwi birds and saving the species.

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to the airport authority about the bag forgotten at the airport. In your letter

– describe the bag and where it was left
– give details of the bag’s contents
– suggest a way for the bag to be returned to you

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

We were asked to discuss cost consideration when purchasing a product, such a cell phone or a service, such as healthcare.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the meaning of your name?
– What are popular names in your country?
– Do you like to travel? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a memorable journey that you had. Please say

– Where and when did you go?
– Who did you go with?
– Why did you go on that journey?


– What happened during the journey?
– What transport is available in your country?
– What is the most popular transport in your country?
– Compare public and private transport.
– What is the future of transport, in your opinion?

IELTS test in Nigeria – January 2018 (General Training)

When O took the IELTS test in Nigeria he was asked the following questions in the Writing and Speaking sections:

Writing testIELTS test in Nigeria

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You and your colleagues just came back from a foreign language training. Write a letter to the manager and say

– explain how you and your colleagues enjoyed the training
– suggest more training sessions in the future
– say when and where it should be conducted.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

The tendency of human beings to copy one another is increasing in popularity. Is this a positive or a negative development? What can be done about it?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– How far is your home from this place (the exam venue)?
– How long have you been living there?
– Do you use a dictionary? Why?
– Do you prefer an online dictionary or a printed one? Why?
– Can you tell me about some interesting places in your country?

Cue Card

Talk about a major river in your country. Please say

– Describe the river.
– Where is it located?
– Why is it important for your country?


– What are interesting activities around the river area?
– What do you think about the commercialization of the ocean or rivers?



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