IELTS test in Australia – September 2013 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from Australia (thank you N!) shared this exam update. N didn’t remember the Listening and Reading, but did a good job with Writing and Speaking:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your landlord about the neighbours above your flat that are disturbing and say that you wish to make a complaint.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

There are people who like to spend time with their own age group and people that spend their time with different age groups. What approach is better in your opinion? Give relevant examples from your own experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you receive gifts frequently?
– Do like to receive them? Why?
– What is the most precious gift you have received so far?
– Why do you like it so much?

Cue Card

Describe a shopping street that you would like to visit. Please say

– Where is it?
– Why would you like to go there?
– Whom would you take there with you?


– Do you use the Internet for shopping?
– What are the pros and cons of Internet shopping?
– Will you continue to shop online in the future?

IELTS Speaking test in Bucharest, Romania – September 2013

Our kind friend E shared the Speaking questions asked in a recent IELTS exam in Romania:

Speaking testIELTS test in Romania


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you work?
– Do you consider yourself a patient person?
– What are the benefits of being patient?
– Are people in your country usually patient?
– Do you like advertisements?
– Do you think there is too much advertisement in your country?

Cue Card

Describe the most important (special) photograph that you like. Please say

– When was it taken?
– Who is on that photograph?
– Who took it?
– Why is it so special to you?


– What is the role of photographs in the newspapers?
– Do you think photographs of family events must be taken by professionals?
– What photographs are good for advertisement?
– What is better, to send a photograph or a post card?
– What is the most efficient way of communication: e-mail, chat or SMS, in your opinion?



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