IELTS Speaking test in Australia – August 2011

Our kind friend J remembered and shared the Speaking questions, that he was asked in his IELTS exam in Australia.

Speaking test

– What do you do, work or study?
– What do you study?
– What is your major?
– Why do you want to choose the networking field?
– Are people from your country fond of food?
– Describe your traditional dish.

Cue Card

Talk about a song that you like the most, please say:

– What song is it?
– Why do you like it?
– When did you listen to it first?
– When / where are you normally listening to it?


– Does music have impact on people from your country?
– What do you think about live performances?
– Compare live performance to recorded music.
– Is the Internet good for music industry?
– Who is your favorite singer?

IELTS tests in Vietnam, Australia and Malaysia – August 2011 (Academic Module)

The IELTS exam below was collectively shared by 3 contributors (J, T and L – thank you!), who come from 3 different countries: Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia. According to their reports the three exams were very similar.

Listening test

Section 1. Job Application with a recruitment agency.

Section 2. Students discussed different authors.

Section 3. How light pollution affects animals.

Section 4. A discussion about a mill situated on a river bank.

Reading test

Passage 1. It was about Australia’s sugar cane industry.

Passage 2. How to save mammals and different animals which are on the verge of extinction.

Passage 3. British agriculture: policies, development and achievements in the post-war period.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We had to describe a diagram that showed the process of producing electricity from coal.

The sequence was as follows Mine => Coal => Trolleys => Transportation => Gasifier (+ heat) => Cooling (waste heat) => Cleaning => Gas power plant (waste heat) => Electricity => Homes and factories.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that schools are merely turning children into good citizens and workers, rather than benefiting them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?



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