IELTS test in Australia – January 2012 (Academic Module)

The IELTS exam below was shared by M (thank you!), who remembered the following details:

Listening test IELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A lady applied for position in a book stall. She was asked about her address, experience and availability for starting in the new job.

Section 2. Hostel information for students.

Section 3. Conversation between two students about their research and responsibilities sharing.

Section 4. Lecture about plastic invention and exhibition information.

Reading test

Passage 1. Olympic torch design types and so on.

Passage 2. About mining at the sea floor, its pros and cons.

Passage 3. About language study.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given graphs to describe and compare resources used to produce 10000 disposable polystyrene and paper cups. How much material such as wood, petroleum, steam and water was used in the process.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that younger children should follow their instincts and be allowed to behave as freely as they want, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– Where do you live at the moment?
– Please describe the house you live in.
– Do you have a vision of what your dream house would look like?
– What part of the day do you like the most?
– Do you have a weekend schedule?
– Do you play indoor games?

Cue Card

Describe a movie that you saw recently. Please say

– What was the movie title?
– Where did you see it, at home or in the cinema?
– When was it?


Questions about violent media, education and media interrelation and so on.

IELTS test in Israel, Romania and India – February 2012 (General Training)

The IELTS exams in Israel, Romania and India were the same, according to our friends Y, V and D. Here are the questions they collectively remembered:

Listening test IELTS test in Israel

Section 1. A woman was booking a moving and packing service over the phone.
Questions: filling in blanks, phone number, dates and other details.

Section 2. Bushfires in Australia and instructions how to prevent them.
Questions: filling in blanks, diagram labeling.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. The new manager of a company was establishing new rules for employees.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. Airport express – comparing information of 3 different types of service.
Questions: short-answer questions, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Essential information for people starting a new business from home.
Questions: matching paragraphs to letters.

Passage 3. The procedure for getting a company car.
Questions: matching paragraphs to headings.

Passage 4. Musical festival at lunchtime. Small article with information about singers.
Questions: matching headings to paragraphs.

Passage 5. Exploration of the lost world using underwater mapping techniques and archeology.
Questions: filling in blanks, choosing writer’s opinion.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your neighbor has animals in the garden that disturb you and your family. Write a letter to the neighbor and say

– What is disturbing you?
– How is it affecting you and your family?
– Suggest a solution for the current situation.
– What will you do in case both of you don’t reach an agreement?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some say young people should choose the career they want to follow on their own. Others on the contrary say that the choice should be made by teachers and parents. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Give reasons for your statements and include any relevant examples from your experience.

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– What shall I call you?
– Tell me about your town.

Cue Card

Talk about your favorite restaurant. Please say

– Where is it?
– What type of food is served there?
– Why do you like this place?


– Why do people eat out?
– Is it healthy to eat out?
– Is it a status issue to eat out?
– What is your opinion about people with healthy eating habits?



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