IELTS test in Australia – March 2013 (General Training)

Our friends A and S shared the information below after taking the IELTS test in Australia.

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A conversation at the post office with a client sending an express post item.

Section 2. Don’t remember.

Section 3. Two students were talking to the professor regarding their research.

Section 4. About tire recycling process.

Reading test

Passage 1. Dogs registration at a city council offices.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 2,3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. About birds varieties in the UK.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your friend who is working in multinational company. In your letter

– Tell him/her that there is a job vacancy in their company.
– Say how you found out about the job.
– Ask for help with your job application.
– Explain why you are interested in this job.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Children today are not as fit and healthy as in the past. Discuss the causes for this situation with relevant examples and give your opinion on possible solutions.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Do you like reading books?
– What type of books do you read?

Cue Card 1

Talk about a library that you are going to. Please say

– Where is it located?
– Why do you like/dislike it?
– How often do you go there?

Cue Card 2

Describe a very crowded place that you have visited recently. Please say

– What is this place?
– Where is the place located?
– Why did you go there?


– What do you think about the population growth rate?

IELTS Speaking test in Macedonia – March 2013

An IELTS test taker from Macedonia (thank you A) was asked these questions in a recent Speaking test:

Speaking testIELTS test in Macedonia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your home like?
– What do you like or dislike about your home?
– Why do you like your home?
– If you had a chance to choose, what would be your ideal home?
– Do you like to travel to other cities?
– What kind of music do you like?
– Should we teach music to our kids?
– Do you think that a country’s traditional music is important to its culture? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a person who is doing a very important job. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– What is the job?
– Why do you think it’s an important job?


– What are the main reasons for employees’ poor performance at work?
– Explain how the employers can motivate their employees to perform better, other than giving them a pay rise?
– Do you think people doing unpleasant jobs should be paid more?



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