IELTS test in Australia – August 2012 (Academic Module)

Our friend L from Australia shared this IELTS exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. Travel to the Gold Coast and booking details.

Sections 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. Construction materials used in the building industry.

Reading test

Passage 1. About graffiti.

Passage 2. History of chocolate.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given 3 pie charts showing the amount of journeys traveled in one European country. The first chart showed all journeys combined, the second and third were divided into 2 groups, male and female travelers.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some museums charge admission fees, while others don’t. Do you think the advantages of such charges will outweigh the disadvantages?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Do you work or study?
– Why have you chosen your area of studies?
– Do you buy clothes over the internet?
– What is your favorite style?
– Is fashion becoming more important nowadays?

Cue Card

Describe your favorite TV show that you enjoy watching regularly. Please say

– What is it about?
– When is it shown?
– Why do you like it?


– Is TV losing its popularity to online broadcasting? Why?
– Are there any advantages of TV for lonely people?
– Are there any dangers of TV for lonely people?
– Do you think people will watch less TV in the future?

IELTS Speaking test in India – August 2012

These speaking questions were shared by our kind friend A who took the IELTS test in India.

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Which part of your house do you like the most? Why?
– What do you need to do to make your house look better?
– What do you like the most about your village?
– Tell me about the elementary school you went to.
– Did you visit your school recently?
– What do you miss from your school days?
– Are you in contact with your school friends?

Cue Card

Talk about the most difficult thing that you have done recently. Please say

– What was it?
– What skills did you need to do it?
– Why was it important to you to finish this task?


– Why do you like to do it?
– How did you feel after completing it?
– What response did you get from friends and colleagues?



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