IELTS test in Sri Lanka and Australia – February 2013 (Academic Module)

IELTS test takers from Australia and Sri Lanka shared the following update (it appears that the two exams were the same):

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. A phone conversation.

Section 2. About eye saver radio program.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. Supplementary food system for wild boars and red deer.

Reading test

Passage 1. About Bondi beach in Australia.

Passage 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the number of students that participated in a postgraduate program in 1990, 2000 and 2010.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Professional workers like doctors, nurses and teachers make a greater contribution to society and so should be paid more than sports and entertainment personalities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Have you ever visited a museum?
– How many times?
– What were the benefits of these visits to you?
– Did you visit museums as a student?
– Is there any museum that you would like to visit in the future?
– Do you think children should visit museums as a part of their studies?

Cue Card

Talk about your neighbor or roommate. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– When did you meet?
– Do you see each other a lot?


– What is the difference between neighborhood and neighbors?
– What are the characteristics of a good neighbor?
– What is the difference between a real neighborhood and the one shown on TV?

IELTS Speaking test in Azerbaijan – February 2013

An IELTS test taker from Azerbaijan (thanks F!) shared these Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– 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 it?
– Do you use computer in you daily life?
– Did somebody explain to you how to use computer in the first place?
– When did you use a computer for the first time?
– What did you use it for, the first time?

Cue Card

Describe a present that you have given to someone. Please say

– What was it?
– Who did you give it to?
– Why did you choose it?


– Did he/she like the present?
– What kinds of things are usually given as gifts in your culture?
– On what occasions are you expected to give presents?
– What kind of presents do people give to little kids?
– Is the cost of gift of any importance?



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