IELTS Speaking test in Melbourne, Australia – September 2011

The speaking questions below were shared by A who took his IELTS exam in Melbourne, Australia.

Speaking test IELTS test in Melbourne Australia


– What is the meaning of your name?
– Do you like your name or not?
– Who chooses a baby’s name in your country?
– How important is name selection in your country?

Cue Card

Talk about a musical event that you have recently attended or seen on TV. Please say

– What kind of event was it?
– What did you like about it?
– Why did you like it?
– Why have you chosen to speak about this particular event?


– What is the role of music in our life?
– What kind of music do you listen to?
– Why do you think music is important?
– Do you think we should encourage children to listen to music from young age?
– Do you think children’s music today is different from the past?
– Do you think children should be taught to play a musical instrument in school?
– Are cultural songs popular in your country?
– What is the effect of music on the culture?
– What is the effect of international music on your country?

IELTS test in Western Australia – September 2011 (Academic Module)

The IELTS questions below were shared by our kind friend V who took the exam in Western Australia.

Listening test IELTS test in Western Australia

Section 1. Form filling for a buffet booking.

Section 2. About wind usage in Esperance, WA.

Section 3. A conversation of a student and a tutor.

Section 4. An introduction to a health centre.

Reading test

Passage 1. A blockbuster phenomenon in museums.

Passage 2. Parents’ involvement in their children’s education.

Passage 3. The connection between talent and practice.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph comparing the spending on clothing, entertainment, transport, housing and food in the years 1995 – 2000 – 2005.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

A country’s future is depending on its young people. Therefore, a country should invest heavily in its youth. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?



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