IELTS test in Singapore – July 2013 (Academic Module)

Our friends D and C shared the topics from the IELTS exam they had in Singapore:

Listening testIELTS test in Singapore

Section 1. University students were discussing their new semester tasks.

Section 2. Description of various rental properties.
Questions: match property type to the list of features provided.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Descriptions of different modules of a university course.

Passage 2. Article about doodling and handwriting.
* Doodling is unconscious drawing made while a person’s thoughts are somewhere else.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph showing the actual and proposed population figures in three different cities for the years 1990 and 2000.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that secondary school children should study international news while others think that it is waste of valuable school time. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like music?
– What music do you like the most?

Cue Card

Describe the most polite person that you know. Please say

– Who is this person?
– How did you meet him/her?
– Do you enjoy his/her company?


– Do people behave politely were you live?
– Is it in the culture of your country?
– Is there a difference between your own and other countries in that respect?

IELTS test in Australia – July 2013 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from Australia (thanks C!) shared the topics from the Writing and Speaking parts of a recent exam:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write complaint letter to the airline manager regarding the behaviour of one of staff members on your flight. In your letter

– Give full details of your flight.
– Say what the problem with the staff member was.
– What would you like the manager to do regarding this matter?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In some countries teenagers are allowed to work part time jobs. Some people say it is a good thing, but others disagree. Discuss both views. Give your own opinion and support it with examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of buildings do you have in your country?
– Are there more ancient or modern buildings?
– Describe one of the buildings’ designs in your country.
– Describe the building you live in.
– Is it important for you to relax?
– What do you do to relax?
– Why do we need to relax?

Cue Card

Describe an old friend that you have met recently. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– Where did you meet him/her?
– How did you meet in the first place?


– Is there a difference in friendship with people you meet occasionally and friends you made in school or university?
– Are you still in contact with your friends from school/university?
– On what occasions do we usually meet new friends?
– In your country, where do usually children meet new friends?



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