IELTS test in Melbourne, Australia – September 2013 (General Training)

IELTS test takers from Australia (thank you, J and N!) shared the details of their recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A client was calling the customer service to have her fridge fixed.

Section 2. A survey about 4 local supermarkets and what organic food options they offer.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. Two assessors were chatting about jobs and people’s chance to get them. What is important for the company and why the company avoids certain people.

Reading test

Passage 1. About different festivals and everything that is on offer there.

Passage 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. Long article about turtles and what local people are doing to protect them. It also talked about predators and times when turtles go to the beach to deposit their eggs in the sand.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have read an article in a newspaper that contains incorrect information about your town/city. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper to inform them about the mistake. In your letter

– Describe your knowledge of the city.
– Explain what information was incorrect in your opinion.
– Suggest how the editor could fix this error.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people have to retire at the age 60 or 65. However, some suggest that these people should be allowed to work for as long as they wish. What are the pros and cons of this situation?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Describe a tourist attraction that you have enjoyed visiting. Please say

– Where is this place?
– What was so interesting about this place?
– What did you enjoy the most?


Don’t remember.

IELTS Speaking test in Australia – September 2013

The Speaking questions below were shared by C, who recently took the IELTS test in 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?
– Tell me something about your city.
– What do you like the most about your city?
– When did you last visit your relatives?
– What do you do when you go to your relatives in your home country?
– How often do you meet them?

Cue Card

Talk about a business that you would like to start in the future. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you think this business is important?
– What are the crucial components of success in business?


– Do you think business is important?
– What business is successful, according to you? Why?
– Talk about any family business that you know.
– What are the positives of running a business with family?
– What are the negatives of running a business with family members?



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