IELTS test in Canada – September 2013 (General Training)

This IELTS update from Canada was shared by S and P who remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Canada

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are living near a public park and the condition of this park is getting worse than before. Write a letter to the park management and say

– Why are you interested in this park?
– What are the problems you are facing?
– What are your suggestions for improvement?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that the government should increase tax on petrol in order to reduce traffic and pollution. What are the advantages or disadvantages of such a solution?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– Do you want to move to a new home in the near feature?
– Are advertisements important in your opinion?
– Did you buy something after seeing an ad?

Cue Card

Talk about an event that you were late to. Please say

– Why were you late?
– What was the event?
– How did you feel after that?


Don’t remember.

IELTS test in Australia – September 2013 (Academic Module)

Thanks to our friends M, P and E we know about a recent IELTS exam in Australia (sorry, they didn’t remember the Listening topics):

Reading testIELTS test in Australia

Passage 1. Listening to the ocean floor in order to measure the depth using sound.

Passage 2. Advertisement’s attraction for children.

Passage 3. About loss of memory and human ability to remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given floor plans of a typical office in Japan and in America and were asked to compare them.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nuclear energy is a better source of power for today’s global energy needs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Who is choosing your clothes?
– Do you help people to select clothes?
– What type of fashion do you prefer, western or eastern?

Cue Card

Talk about a meal or a picnic that you had recently. Please say

– What was the occasion?
– What did you drink and eat?
– Have you enjoyed it? Why?


– Do you think we should preserve our traditional foods?
– Do you cook by yourself?
– Does media help to spread the culinary culture among us?
– What needs to be done for certain foods and culture to spread in the world?



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