IELTS test in Australia – November 2013 (General Training)

Our kind friend L shared the following Writing and Speaking questions from a recent IELTS exam in Australia:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You saw a column in the newspaper about your childhood friend. You would like to contact him/her. Write a letter to the editor of this newspaper asking for details about your friend. Please say

– Why do you want to contact him/her?
– Suggest how the editor can contact you.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays we see children spending lots of time playing games on computers or watching TV, instead of getting more quality time with their parents. What do you think are the reasons for it? What might be the results? Give your opinion and relevant examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy your work or not? Why?
– What kind of news interest you more: local or international?
– What source do you use (newspapers, radio, the Internet)?

Cue Card

Describe a piece of art that you know about. Please say

– What is it?
– How do know about it?
– Do you like it? Why?


– Do you think younger generation is still interested in art?
– What kind of art forms are popular these days in your opinion?

IELTS Speaking test in Colombia – November 2013

An IELTS test taker from Colombia (thanks S!) shared these Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Colombia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do for a job?
– Do you like it?
– Are you in a good relationship with your colleagues?
– Do you have a big family?
– Please describe your close family.
– Who cooks in your house? Why?
– What do you usually cook?
– What was the first meal that you have ever cooked?
– What kind of TV programs do you usually watch? Why?
– What are the most famous TV programs in your country?
– Do you think TV programs help to educate children?

Cue Card

Talk about a visit that you received in your home. Please say

– Who was visiting you?
– When was it?
– What did you do?
– Did you enjoy that visit? Why?


– Lets talk about hospitality.
– Describe hospitality in your country.
– How do people in your country welcome their guests?
– What is the importance of hospitality in your country?



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