IELTS Speaking test in Australia – March 2014

Our friend N shared these Speaking questions after a recent IELTS exam in Australia:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like sunny days?
– What activities can’t you do on a sunny day?
– Would you go on a holiday to a place that doesn’t have any sunny days?
– Do you like to take photographs?
– What kind of photographs do you like to keep?
– Do you think being a photographer is an interesting career?

Cue Card

Talk about special clothes that you wore. Please say

– When did you wear the clothes?
– Where did you buy that outfit?
– What did people say about it?


– What do you look for when buying new clothes?
– Why do we need uniform?
– What are the disadvantages of having to wear a uniform?
– What is your opinion about workplaces that don’t have uniform?
– Do you think people nowadays are wearing the same styles of clothing as before?
– Do you think it’s something to do with globalisation?
– Do you think clothing manufacturers are pushing this trend?
– Is it a good thing that people no longer wear their traditional costumes?

IELTS test in Australia and Saudi Arabia – March 2014 (Academic Module)

Our friends, IELTS test takers from Australia and Saudi Arabia, shared the Writing and Speaking questions from a recent exam:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the percentage of quality river water in 4 countries, between 1995 and 2010, and including a forecast for 2015.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say success can be achieved through hard work and determination, others argue it is reached by using money and personal appearance. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like history?
– Do you like to watch historical movies?

Cue Card 1

Talk about a letter that you received. Please say

– Who was it from?
– Why was it important to you?
– When and where did you receive it?

Discussion 1

– What is an important aspect of business communication?
– What kind of letters are historians interested in?

Cue Card 2

Talk about your favorite sport that you like to watch or play. Please say

– What is your favorite sport?
– Where and when does it take place?
– Who plays it?

Discussion 2

– Do you think that sport is important in school?
– Why do you think it is important?
– Do you like team or individual sports? Why?



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