IELTS test in Australia – April 2014 (General Training)

Thanks to the IELTS test taker A from Australia we know the questions and topics from a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A customer called an insurance company to make a claim.

Section 2. A student and a teacher were talking about how to approach a project with three sections.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Different ads promoted different venues and courses for water sports.
Questions: match ads with the corresponding sentences.

Passage 2. A lecture about hornbills (birds).
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend inviting him/her to watch a movie that he/she wanted to see. Tell him/her

– What movie is it?
– Why do you think it might be interesting?
– Make arrangements to watch it together.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think one should stay all their life in the same job, whereas others advocate changing jobs from time to time. 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?

Cue Card

Talk about a situation when a stranger did something kind for you. Please say

– What did he/she do?
– When and where did it happen?
– How did that make you feel?


– How do people get involved in community services?
– Why do they do it, in your opinion?

IELTS test in Iran and India – April 2014 (Academic Module)

IELTS test takers from Iran and India (thank you, M and K!) shared this exam update. The topics and questions were the same in their countries.

Listening testIELTS test in Iran

Section 1. A student inquired about a part time job in a hotel.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. An explanation about some island, its surroundings and entertainment.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 3. Two students were discussing light pollution.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. A talk about possible sites for development of an airport, their advantages and disadvantages.
Questions: filling in blanks

Reading test

Passage 1. About use of fingerprints in the past and today as a tool to identify people or a way to detect criminals. Artists have also used fingerprints on pottery in the past.

Passage 2. About fires in South California and their reasons, such as increase in the world’s temperature, long dry seasons and also building developments in free spaces.

Passage 3. About innovation methods used for some company’s further development.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph that illustrated a number of inquiries received via telephone, letter/email or in person over a six-month period from January 2011 to June 2011.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays most parents put a lot of pressure on their children to succeed. What are the reasons for parents to do this? Does it have a positive or a negative effect on children in general?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– How many languages do you speak?
– How many years did you study English? Why?
– Where did you study it?
– Let’s talk about a place that you are living in now.
– What don’t you like about this place?
– Do you think that you will be living in this city for the next few years? Why?
– Did you have any pets in your life? Why?
– What wild animal do you like? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a situation when you forgot to do something important. Please say

– What was it?
– When did it happen?
– Why did you forget to do it?
– How did you feel after that?


– Do you think that it’s important to remember all the things? Why?
– How can we remember better things that need to be done during the day?
– How can a good memory help people to do their work?



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