IELTS exam in Australia – February 2010 (General Training)

IELTS test in Australia was shared by A. and K.(thank you!), who remembered the following details:

Listening test

Section 1: A talk about a day trip, e.g rock climbing, picnic, the equipment required , and the price.
Section 2: School course availability.
Section 3: An injured student asks for a course extension.
Section 4: Different study methods, interactive study compared to traditional study.

Reading test

Passage 1: Selecting from the different organizations, which ones could meet a certain criteria.
Passage 2: Cherry picking jobs, introducing the criteria, payment, accommodation and transportation, etc.
Passage 3: Don’t remember.
Passage 4: Introducing different types of ants; small, medium, large, soldiers and the queen ant, their functions.
Questions: Filling in the blanks, matching certain characteristics to the types of ants.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)
You are a football player, but you have to leave the team for a while, write a letter to your team-mate and say:
– why you have to leave,
– how much you love the football team,
– when you are coming back.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
There is a general increase in anti-social behavior and lack of respect to others. What are the causes? What can be done to address this problem?

Speaking test

The typical questions.

Cue card
Describe something that you have made by yourself. You should say:
– Why you have made it,
– When you have made it,
– What you needed in order to make it.

– What kind of things do people like making by themselves?
– What kind of skills do people need to make things?
– What is the difference between handmade products and factory made products?

IELTS Speaking questions from Slovenia – February 2010

IELTS in Ljubljana, Slovenia was exactly like the test in Sudan and Tunisia, and here are the questions our friend T. remembered from her Speaking test:

Speaking test


– Can I see your ID?
– What is your name?
– How should I pronounce your name?
– What shall I call you?
– Where are you from, which region of your country?
– Have you always lived here?
– Has your family moved much?
– Which sites of the capital would you recommend a tourist to see?
– Do you like winter sports?
– Which sports do you like?
– Where would you prefer to live in a warm county or a country with seasons, why?

Cue Card

Talk about a famous person (not from your country) that you would like to meet. You should say
– Who is he/she?
– Why is the person famous?
– How do you know about this famous person?
– Explain why you would like to meet this famous person.


– Do you want to be famous? Why?
– Why does a famous person become famous?
– What is the advantage and disadvantage to becoming famous?
– How does famous persons influence people?
– What are the different ways of becoming famous?
– Why do people want to become famous?
– Is it easy to become famous in your country, why?



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