IELTS test in Melbourne, Australia – January 2012 (Academic Module)

Our friend D from Melbourne has shared the parts he remembered of his recent IELTS exam (Writing and Speaking).

Writing test IELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We had a table showing the proportion of population above 60 years of age in 6 different regions.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays companies put more emphases on social skills in the recruitment process. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What city are you from?
– Please tell me about your city.
– What do you like the most about the city?
– Is it important for older people to do physical exercises?
– Do you exercise every day?
– How helpful is it?
– Do you plan to exercise in the future?
– How active are you?
– How often do you cook at home?
– Do you think home culture is important for people?

Cue Card

Describe your favorite restaurant. Please say

– What decoration style does it have?
– What kind of food is served there?
– Whom do you go there with?


– What is the main difference between restaurant food and home cooked food?
– Is it important to teach children to cook?
– What is the best way to teach them to cook?

IELTS Speaking test in Taiwan – January 2012

These are the speaking questions from the IELTS exam in Taiwan we shared yesterday.

Speaking test IELTS test in Taiwan


– What is your house like?
– What kind of house would you like to have in the future?
– Do you like fashion?
– Do you think you would like to buy some designer’s clothes for yourself?
– What kind of clothes were you wearing in the past, that you don’t wear anymore?
– Do you often read local or international newspapers? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a product from another country that you want to buy. Please say

– What kind of product is it?
– What country is the product from?
– Why do you want to buy it?
– Is it convenient for you to buy this product in the place where you live?


– Do you think nowadays more people want to buy imported goods?
– What kind of imported goods do people in your country buy often?
– Why do some people refuse to buy imported goods?
– What are the benefits for companies in a global market?
– How does the Internet affect the growth of business?



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