IELTS Speaking test in Australia – May 2011

Below you will find the Speaking questions shared by our kind friend P who took her test in Australia:

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Are you a student?
– Would you like to continue your studies in the future?
– Have you made any art or handicraft items in your childhood?
– Please describe them.
– What weather do you like most? Why?
– How is Australian weather different from Indian weather?
– The weather is changing every year, is it happening in your country as well?
– Who do you think is responsible for this?

Cue Card

Talk about a journey you would like to take outside of your country in the future. Please say

– Where would you like to go to?
– Why have you selected this location?
– Who would you like to accompany you?


– Do you agree that it is beneficial to visit different countries with different cultures?
– What are the qualities a traveler should possess?

IELTS test in Nigeria – May 2011 (Academic Module)

Shared by our kind friend B here comes the recent Academic IELTS test from Nigeria:

Listening test

Section 1. A recording about hiring a campervan for vacation.

Questions: filling a form, the missing fields included the phone number, preferred means of contact, the capacity of a van, the facilities in the van and so on.

Section 2. Discussion between a teacher and his student on a project work.

Questions: about the presentation and the setting of stage for the program.

Section 3. A lecture on importance and benefits of using manure in agriculture in India.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the new way of shopping introduced by Saunders, including the way customers go about shopping.

Questions: matching headings to paragraphs, filling in the blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About using reeds (tall grass) to purify water in the rural areas.

Questions: Multiple choice, diagram labeling (description for the planting of reeds).

Passage 3. About Research into how computer games were invented. Discussion on both the merits and demerits of video games.

Questions: matching headings, True/False/Not Given, filling in the blanks.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There was a table supplied with information about expenses per week of a retiree, a single person and couple in Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Reducing global environmental damage should be handled by governments rather than individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and provide relevant examples from your own experience.

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you like outdoor activities?
– What are your favorite outdoor activities?
– What are the people in your area known for?
– Do you think people do more of housework these days in your country?
– What were the chores you have helped with as a child?
– Do you think children should be taught and introduced to housework early in life?

Cue Card

Talk about a successful small company you know. Please say

– What is the name of the company?
– How did you come to know about it?
– Why do you think it is successful?
– What do they do to make it successful?


– What things need to be changed to improve economic conditions in your country?



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