IELTS test in Sydney, Australia – December 2011 (General Training)

The IELTS exam below was shared by A from Sydney, who has a great memory. Enjoy!

Listening test IELTS test in Australia

Section 1. Two people were talking over the phone about moving.
Questions: sentence completion.

Section 2. A man was giving his opinion about TV programmes.
Questions: decide between positive, negative or neutral attitude.

Section 3. A tutor and a student were taking about how to complete a survey.
Questions: sentence completion, multiple choice.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Directions to a tourist bus and its offices.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. A text about Barcelona.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than X words).

Passage 3. Issues with attendance in a company.
Questions: diagram / map labeling.

Passage 4. An article about glaciation.
Questions: matching headings to paragraphs, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You live in a flat and have problems because your neighbor is noisy. Write a letter to your landlord and explain

– What is the problem?
– How does it affect you?
– What is your suggested solution?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Public transport could be made free of charge. Are there more advantages or disadvantages to this change?

Speaking test


– Do you work or study?
– What is the typical food in your country?
– Do parents usually have dinner with children in your country?
– Do you think it is important to have dinner together?

Cue card

Describe an unusual or interesting thing you did recently. You should say

– Where did you do this?
– When did you do this?
– Whom did you do this with?
– Why was it interesting?


– Do people in your country do this kind of things during the weekend?
– Do people have more free time now than in the past?
– What do children do in their free time?
– What should children be doing in their free time?
– Should there be the same amount of free time for woman and man?
– Do you think computers are important?
– Do you use a computer often?
– Is computer necessary in your life?
– What do you use a computer for?

IELTS Speaking test in China – December 2011

The questions below were shared by our Chinese friend X after her IELTS exam.

Speaking test IELTS test in China


– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Is it easy to find a job like this?
– Do you like your job?
– Whom do you like to travel with? Why?
– When did you first use the Internet?
– How often do you buy things over the Internet?

Cue Card

Talk about a family photograph. Please say:

– Who took this photograph for you?
– What does this photograph show?
– Why do you like this photograph?


– What elements are involved in a good photograph?
– Do you think photographs are a form of art?
– Do Chinese people attend photography classes?
– Do you hang some photographs on the walls of your home?



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