IELTS test in Malaysia and Australia – April 2014 (Academic Module)

Three IELTS test takers contributed to this exam update (thanks G, D and J!), here are the questions from Malaysia and Australia:

Listening testIELTS test in Malaysia

Section 1. About an insurance company for households.

Section 2. About a theme park.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. A conversation between a tutor and a student about an assignment and its presentation.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. A research on dolphins.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About some botany books and studies of plants.

Passage 2. An article about icebergs in Antarctica.

Passage 3. A study about music and language.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the quantities of goods transported in some European countries from 1980 to 2010 including prediction for 2015. There were four different methods of transportation used: railways, roads, water and pipelines.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that the purpose of education for individuals is to be useful to the society, while others argue that the purpose is to fulfill personal ambitions of an individual. Discuss, what is your 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 the city you live in?
– What do you do for a job?
– Do you like it?
– Do you have plants at home?

Cue Card

Describe a tourist attraction that you have recently visited. Please say

– Where was it?
– Why did you go there?
– Whom did you go there with?
– Did you enjoy visiting it? Why?


– What are the tourist attractions in your country?
– Should they be free for everyone to visit?
– Do foreigners visit these attractions?
– What are the benefits of foreigners visiting tourist attractions in your country?
– What are the disadvantages of it?
– Do you know about any environmental issues associated with it?

IELTS Speaking test in Australia – April 2014

An IELTS test taker from Australia (thanks, P!) remembered the following Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you like this place?
– What do you feel are the disadvantages of this place?
– Do you think about moving to a different place?
– Do you get a lot of rain in your country?
– What is more serious, too much rain or too little rain?

Cue Card

Describe an old object that your family has kept. Please say

– What is it?
– How long was it in your family?
– Explain why is it interesting to you.


– Why do you think people keep old objects?
– Why do people go to museums?
– What are the benefits of going to museums?
– Is it better to actually see things in a museum rather than just learn about them?
– Is it important to conserve old buildings?
– Do many people in your country live in old buildings?
– What do you prefer, an old or a modern building to live in?



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