IELTS test in Sydney, Australia – December 2013 (Academic Module)

IELTS test taker Y from Australia shared the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A man was complaining about his flight.

Section 2. A description of a museum and locations of events happening in the building.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A student and a lecturer were discussing a survey for the student’s research.

Reading test

Passage 1. About drainage system in India.

Passage 2. Don’t remember.

Passage 3. About the children’s order (first-born, second and so on) and how it can influence them and their skills.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a few graphs showing the percentage of males and females that were employed in a different industries in 1990, 2000 and 2010.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In the recent years there is a trend of “responsible tourism”, which pays attention to both local culture and environment. However, there are still people who think that “responsible tourism” is impossible to implement in reality. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and examples from your own experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What part of your home do you like the most?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Will you move out in the near future?
– Do you like paintings and drawings? 
– Are painting necessary for children’s development?

Cue Card

Talk about the food that you like to eat outside your home. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you like it?
– On what occasions do you eat out?
– How often do you do it?


– Why do people go out to restaurants?
– What are the benefits of eating out? Why?

IELTS test in Canada – December 2013 (General Training)

Our kind friend M shared these topics and questions from a recent IELTS exam in Canada (the Listening and Reading wasn’t shared):

Writing testIELTS test in Canada

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a complaint to the construction company that is building new offices near your house and say

– What is bothering you?
– What do you want the company to do?
– Suggest your solution to the problem.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Most people say that childhood and school years are the best years in their lives. Why do you think people say that? Do you agree or disagree? 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 any country other than your country of origin. Please say:

– What do you know about this country?
– How did you learn about it?
– Why do you like it?


– Do you plan to visit this country?
– How and when will you get there?
– Will you be travelling alone or with companions?
– Are there any particular places you want to see in that country?



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