IELTS test in Australia and the USA – June 2013 (General Training)

Our kind friends A and R shared the IELTS exam that took place in Australia and the USA. They didn’t remember the Listening or the Reading sections, but had a good recollection of the Writing and Speaking:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Recently you have read a book and thought to tell your friend about the book. Write a letter to your friend and say

– What is the book about?
– What is the book’s name and who is the author?
– Why would it be useful for him/her?
– Where can he/she get this book?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some parents control their children from a very young age and others give freedom to their children. What are the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches? Give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Do you work or study?
– Who chose your clothes when you were a child?
– What type of clothes do you wear now?
– What things are important when buying clothes? Why?
– Why is the colour of clothes you wear important?
– Have you helped your friends to pick clothing?
– Are there many advertisements in your country?
– What type of advertisements do you like?
– Have you ever bought something after watching an ad?

Cue Card 1

Describe a story that you were told as a child. Please say

– Who told you the story?
– What was the story about?
– Why do you still remember the story?

Discussion 1

– Have you ever told this story to anyone?
– Is it necessary for stories to be based on real life? Why?
– What is the difference between the way stories were told in the past and nowadays?

Cue Card 2

Talk about an interesting person that you have met in your life. Please say

– Who is this person?
– Where and when did you meet him/her?
– What was the interesting thing about him/her?

Discussion 2

Don’t remember.

IELTS Speaking test in Bangladesh – June 2013

The speaking questions below were shared by R whose IELTS exam was in Bangladesh:

Speaking testIELTS test in Bangladesh


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you have any problem to concentrate at your job?
– What type of environment do you need to work peacefully?
– What do you do to concentrate?
– Do you do household work? What kind?
– What type of household work do you like?
– What type of work do you dislike the most?
– Did you ever have any chores at home as a child?
– What do you think about working parents that keep their children at day care until late?

Cue Card

Describe people that you know and believe to be very good parents. Please say

– Who are they?
– How did you meet them?
– Why do you think they are good parents?


– Do you think mother and father both are necessary for a child’s development? Why?
– What type of behavior do teenagers expect from their parents?
– What should parents do to control and guide their children?



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