IELTS test in Melbourne, Australia – April 2012 (General Training)

The following IELTS exam was shared by I from Melbourne, Australia (thank you!). Unfortunately the student didn’t remember the Listening or the Reading topics, but the Writing and Speaking are below:

Writing test IELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write to your teacher and ask to give you a reference for a new job. Please say

– Why do you need the reference letter?
– Describe the position that you are applying for.
– Why are you the right person for this position?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Television has the biggest impact on our life because it is the most popular way of getting information. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– Do you study or work?
– Where are you working?
– Is it difficult to find a job in your field?
– How important is the internet nowadays?
– When did you first use the internet?

Cue Card

Describe the place where you would like to live. Please say

– Where would it be?
– What will it look like?
– Whom with would you like to live there?


– Where do you prefer to live: in the city or countryside?
– What is the difference between types of housing in the city and in the country?
– What are the benefits of living in urban areas?
– What is your favorite profession?
– Do you have someone in your family who works in the same profession?
– Would you like your children to choose the same profession?

IELTS Speaking test in Bangladesh – April 2012

These speaking questions were shared by M (thank you!) who took the exam in Bangladesh.

Speaking testIELTS test in Bangladesh


– What do you do?
– Is there any training required for your job?
– Do you want to continue doing this job in the future?
– Is there a demand for it in the present market?
– What is the climate in your country like?
– What season do you like the most? Why?
– Have you ever been to a country with a different climate?

Cue Card

Describe a person who taught you a certain skill, such as cooking or driving. Please say

– Who is that person?
– How did he/she teach it to you?
– Why did you learn it?
– Was this skill useful to you?


– What is the effective way to teach children?
– What influences children more: teachers or television?
– How do children learn while playing with their friends?
– What is the best way for parents to teach their children something?
– What skills do parents require for teaching their children?
– Why are children learning more effectively from watching television rather than from a teacher?



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