IELTS test in Australia – March 2011 (General Training)

The recent IELTS exam in Australia was shared by our kind friend C. She managed to remember the tasks and questions in the writing and speaking sections:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

An international company is opening a new branch in your town/city. Write a letter to the Human Resources Department and say

– What job are you interested in?
– Why do you want to work for that company?
– Ask a few questions about the company and the job itself.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Traffic jams are becoming a problem in big towns and cities nowadays. As a solution some people are suggesting widening the roads. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Are you studying or working at the moment?
– Why have you chosen this course?
– Do children need to do painting?
– Do you do painting yourself?
– What kind of painting is it?
– Why people do painting?
– Why is painting good for personal development?

Cue Card

Talk about a photograph of yourself that somebody took that you liked. Please say

– Who took that picture?
– Where and when was the picture taken?
– Why do you like it?
– How were you feeling when it was taken?


– Why do people take pictures?
– What are the most popular places in your town people take pictures of?
– Is it necessary to keep all the pictures that we shoot?
– What do you mean by ugly pictures?
– Does that means we will forget people if we throw their pictures away?

IELTS Speaking test in El Salvador – March 2011

The following questions were shared by J who took his IELTS exam in El Salvador. Here is what he remembered:

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– May I see you ID?
– What do you want me to call you?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy dancing?
– When was the last time you have visited a place where people were dancing?
– Do you like watching dancing programs on TV?
– Do you enjoy watching movies?
– How frequently do you go to see a movie?

Cue Card

Describe a piece of clothing that someone bought for you. Please say

– What was it?
– Who bought it for you?
– Why did he/she buy it?
– When was it given to you?


– How frequently is this person buying collar shirts for you?
– Why do you think clothes made by designers are expensive?
– Are people in your country buying this type of clothes?



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