IELTS tests in Australia, Malaysia and Brunei – May 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS tests in Australia, Malaysia and Brunei were the same, so I am told by quite a few people, and here is what they collectively remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A phone conversation about a gym.
Section 2. Two lecturers discussing a Japanese professor’s visit to the university.
Section 3. London’s Architecture.

Reading test

Passage 1. Facts about otters.
Passage 2. About human’s mental ability for orientation in strange places.
Passage 3. The history of the British architecture.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

Compare two maps of a village that was changed by tourism over time, one map (A) from 1995 and the other (B) of the village at present.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many young people nowadays graduate from schools with negative attitude. Why do you think this happens? What can be done to solve or reduce this problem?

Speaking test


– Can you tell me your full name?
– Do you like to go shopping?
– What do you think about the kind of fashion people in your country like?
– What are your house surroundings like?
– When was the last time you bought yourself flowers?
– Do people in your country grow their own flowers?

Cue Card

Describe the recent city you went to, please say:
– What city it was,
– Where that city is located,
– When you went there and
– How you felt in that city.


– What kind of things a city should have to make tourists more relaxed?
– What is it that makes you feel at home when you’re away from home?
– Why do you think people prefer to migrate from a small city to a big city?
– Do you think that people who live in the city are living in a healthy way?

IELTS Speaking questions from the UK – May 2010

IELTS Speaking questions were shared by M (thanks a lot!) who remembered the following from her exam in Glasgow, UK:

Speaking test


– Introduce yourself.
– Where are you from?
– Do you study or work right know?
– What’s your job like?
– Do you use cellphone? Why or why not?
– Is there anything special about using cellphone that you do not like?
– What was your favorite food when you were a child?
– Do you like that food now?
– If your children ask for that food, do you make it for them? Why or why not?

Cue card

Talk about a subject that you liked it at secondary school, please say:
– What was the subject?
– Why did you like it?
– For how long did you like it?


– Is this subject popular in your country right now?
– Which subject the students do like at high school in your country right now?
– Is there any special reason for that?
– How are the education facilities in your country in high schools? Are there enough?
– Do you think it is a good idea to guide students directly to choose their career? Why or why not?



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