IELTS test in Italy – September 2013 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Italy (thanks, J!) shared the questions he remembered from the Writing and Speaking tests.

Writing testIELTS test in Italy

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar charts, one showing the average cost of room per night in 3, 4 and 5 star Australian hotels in one month of 2009. The second was showing percentages of capacity to which these hotels were occupied.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think parents should read or tell stories to their children, others say it is not important and can be replaced by watching TV and movies instead. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


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

Cue Card

Talk about a particular subject you learned and why it was important. Please say

– when you started learning it
– what was taught in it
– what you like and dislike about it.


Don’t remember.

IELTS Speaking test in India and Australia – September 2013

IELTS test takers S and M shared the questions they were asked in the Speaking test:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– How do you celebrate your birthday?
– How are birthday parties celebrated in your country?
– What birthdays are very special in your culture?
– Describe your city.
– What are the main landmarks of the city?

Cue Card

Describe an interesting conversation that you had with someone you didn’t know. Please say

– Who was that person?
– When and where did you meet him/her?
– What did you talk about?
– Why was it interesting for you?


– What is the difference between chatting and gossiping?
– What is the difference between personal, telephone or online conversations?
– What are the disadvantages of online conversations?
– How do you listen to news, on the radio or online?
– Why is getting news important?
– What news are the most interesting for you?
– Do you think young people are more interested in news than the elderly?
– Do you think women like to chat more than men? Why?



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