IELTS tests in Australia and Malaysia – April 2011 (Academic Module)

IELTS exams in Australia and Malaysia, shared by N and H where identical (apart from the speaking section, of course), and below are the topics and questions N and H remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. Shelves arrangement in an electrical appliances shop.

Section 2. About SUV vehicles.

Section 3. Children’s weight gain and how parents can influence it.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About bovids (birds) and their sub-species.
Questions: matching headings to paragraphs.

Passage 2. About art and life of artists in the 19th century.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Passage 3. A text about hydrogen fuel technology.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

The first graph showed the performance of a bus company, expressed as ratio of achieved to expected during the period of 5 years (1999-2003). The second graph was about the number of complaints received per thousand passengers during the same period.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people say there is a need to protect the environment, but put no effort when it comes to them. Do you belong to these people? What actions could be taken to prevent this? Discuss and provide real life examples.

Speaking test


– May I know your name?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the importance of your course?
– Do you like science?
– Did you enjoy science lessons at school?
– What kind of science do you read about?
– Do you like flowers? Why?
– What is the meaning of flowers in your country?
– On what occasions do you use flowers in your country?

Cue Card

Talk about a happy event in your childhood. Please say
– What happened?
– Who was present at the event?
– Why did you remember that event?


– What does make people happy?
– Do you believe that people used to define happiness in a different way in the past?
– Did the concept of happiness change in time?
– What do you have to do to achieve a long-term happiness?

IELTS Speaking test in Dubai, UAE – April 2011

The speaking questions below were shared by our kind friend I after his IELTS exam in Dubai, UAE.

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– What is important to you, the people you work with or the work that you do?
– Do you like animals?
– Which are the common animals that are made pets in your home country?
– Which wild animal in your country are you afraid of?
– Which animals do you think are a help?
– Do you think people spend more time inside or outside their houses?

Cue Card

Talk about a child that you know. Please include the following points in your speech:

– Describe your relationship with that child.
– Explain what he/she looks like.
– How do you feel about that child?
– Discuss why you choose to talk about this child.


– Are grandparents important these days?
– Is there any difference between being a parent in the old times and today?
– How are the expectations different?
– Do you think children at school learn more than at home?
– What can schools / universities do to better prepare children for the real life?



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