IELTS test in Australia – May 2012 (General Training)

The IELTS exam below was shared by A from Australia (thanks to the contributor!)

Writing test IELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your friend thanking him/her for guiding you for an interview. In your letter

– Explain what happened at the interview.
– Say how his guidance helped in the interview.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Write an essay on the effects of pollution and daily waste created by humans. Explain in detail how it is affecting us. What measures should we take to make things better in this regard? Use your personal experience and opinion where possible.

Speaking test


– Do you work or study?
– Where do you work?
– Where are you from?
– Why did you choose this profession?
– Talk about clothes, what do you like to wear?
– Do you think buying clothes over the Internet is wise? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a famous musician in your country. Please say

– Why was he popular?
– What is the reason you like him the most?


– Have you had a music class in the past?
– Why did you give up music?
– What is good about music classes?
– Should music be made mandatory in schools?
– Does music give identity to a nation?
– Do you think music can induce patriotism in a person?
– At what age should music be introduced to kids?

IELTS test in Iran – May 2012 (Academic Module)

Our Iranian friend A has shared the writing and speaking questions from his recent IELTS exam. Enjoy!

Writing test IELTS test in Iran

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar-charts. One was about the average number of holidays in five European countries in a typical year. Another one was about the average working hours in those countries.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The news about violent crimes may frighten people or, on contrary, encourage them to commit a crime. Therefore, some believe that these types of news should not be reported in newspapers or on TV. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Describe your home, please.
– What are the special features of your home that you really like?
– Do you prefer to live in an area with a colder or warmer climate?
– Do you want to live in a big house?

Cue Card

Talk about a movie that you recently saw, please say

– What was the movie title?
– Whom did you see it with?
– When did you see it?
– What was it about?
– Explain why you liked this movie.


– Do you think movies convey messages better than books?
– Why do some people like to watch old films?
– How can movies help language learners?



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