IELTS Speaking test in Australia – October 2011

The Speaking questions below were shared by Y who recently took an IELTS exam in Australia:

Speaking test IELTS test in Australia


– Where do you live?
– What parts of the house do you like the most?
– Which part of the house would you like to change?
– What are the benefits of computers?
– How do they help in our daily lives?
– What more would you like to learn about computers?

Cue Card

Describe something interesting/unusual that you did in your free time. Please say

– What did you do?
– Who was there with you?
– Why did you do it?
– What is the interesting/unusual part about it?


– What is the relationship between leisure and economy?
– How does economy benefit from people’s leisure activities?
– Do men and women enjoy the same type of leisure activities?

IELTS test in Pakistan – October 2011 (Academic Module)

Our kind friend N from Pakistan shared her IELTS exam. Even though N didn’t remember the Reading or the Listening part, she had a good recollection of the writing and speaking questions:

Writing test IELTS test in Pakistan

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar graphs showing weekly spending of households on eight items between 1957 and 2007.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some argue that teaching students of different abilities in one classroom isn’t beneficial. Discuss and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– Where are you from?
– Which room of your house do you like the most? Why?
– What do you want to change in your house?
– Which season do you like the most? Why?
– Which season is good for work?
– Do you think the weather is going to change globally?
– Is the weather in your hometown changing? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a garden you have visited. Please say

– Where is it?
– Why did you like it?
– Why do you like to go there?


– Do you think old cities should have parks?
– Do you think we should pay admission fee for entering public parks?
– Do you think parks are needed in big cities?



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