IELTS test in Australia – May 2013 (Academic Module)

IELTS test takers D and S from Australia shared the topics they remembered from a recent exam:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph comparing percentages of tourists using different types of transport to travel within a particular country from 1999 to 2009 (tourists can use more than 1 type of transport).

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In many countries, the quality of life in the large cities is worsening. What possibly can cause this problem? What measures can be taken to resolve it?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live at the moment?
– Is it a house or an apartment?
– What is your favorite room? Why?
– Do you plan to move to another place? Why?
– Do you communicate via letters or emails?
– Do you receive letters often?
– How many do you get?
– What kind of letters are these?
– Do you prefer to send letters or emails? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a place where people go to listen to music. Please say:

– Where is this place?
– What kind of people go there?
– What music is played there?


– What new technologies are used in the music industry?
– Do you think we need to pay to download music? Why?
– Do you think new technologies influence music these days? How?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of these technologies?

IELTS Speaking test in Brisbane, Australia – May 2013

These Speaking questions were shared by M who took the IELTS test in Brisbane, Australia.

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Have you ever been to a museum?
– Did you go to museums as a student?
– Do students in your country always go to museums?
– Do you think students should go to museums?

Cue Card

Describe a garden that you like and visit often. Please say

– Where is it?
– What kind of garden is it?
– What do you like the most about it, and why?


– Do your friends visit this garden too?
– Do you think gardens are important for people?
– What are the benefits of gardens for different age groups?
– Should government encourage more gardens in cities?



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