IELTS Speaking test in Australia – October 2013

An IELTS test taker from Australia (thanks, A!) shared these Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What job do you do?
– What do you do at your work?
– Do you like your job? Why?
– Whom do you like to celebrate your birthdays with?
– How did you like to celebrate your birthdays as a child?
– What birthdays do you consider more important?
– Do you think walking in the countryside is better than in the city? Why?
– Do you walk?
– Why do you consider walking important (or why not)?
– What could be done to improve walking in the city?
– Do you think you will keep walking as a part of your routine in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a season or a time of the year that you enjoy the most. Please say

– What do you do during this season?
– Describe what the weather is like.
– Why do you like it more than other seasons?


– What is more important in your view: summer or winter?
– Do people enjoy more summer or winter? Why?
– What are the disadvantages of working in extreme cold or hot weather?

IELTS test in Hong Kong and Singapore – September 2013 (General Training)

Our friends from Hong Kong and Singapore say their IELTS exams were the same – here is what they remembered:

Writing testIELTS test in Singapore

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have been advised by the manager to conduct a short session in school and share your work experience with the students. Write a letter to the headmaster of the school and say

– Who are you and what kind of job do you do?
– What are you planning to talk about?
– What equipment will you need to use?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe money is a less important factor than free time for quality of life. What do you think about it? What other factors are necessary to live a good quality of lifestyle?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you think that decision making is a difficult process?
– Does your organization rely on you to make decisions frequently?
– What was the most important decision that you have made in your life?
– Did it take you long to make it?
– What do you think about it now?

– Why is media more important in lives of the younger generation compared to the past?
– Do you read newspapers? Why?
– What kind of news is the most interesting to you? Why?
– When did you start using a mobile phone?
– Did you climb trees as a child?
– Would you like to stay in places with lots of trees? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a very old person that you know and respect. Please say

– How and when did you meet?
– Who is this person?
– Why do you respect him/her?


– What do you think about sending an old person to an age care facility?
– What can young people learn from old people?
– What can old people learn from the younger generation?



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