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

IELTS test takers M, P and T from Australia and Thailand remembered the following questions (which were the same in the two countries):

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the proportion of past and projected government spending in three different areas between 2001 and 2051. The three areas were education, health and retirement pensions.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays an increasing number of people change their career and place of residence several times during their life. Is this a positive or a negative development?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like about your hometown?
– How do people express politeness in your country?
– Who taught you politeness?
– Do you like to party?
– Do you prefer to party with family or friends?
– Who enjoys a party more, young or older people, in your view?

Cue Card

Talk about a subject that you didn’t like in high school. Please say

– What was the subject?
– Why didn’t you like it?
– Who was your teacher?


– How can a teacher make learning more interesting?
– What was the most popular subject in your school?
– Why was it popular?
– Are there any subjects that shouldn’t be taught in school? Why?
– How can the school help students to overcome a problem with a certain subject?

IELTS test in India – March 2014 (General Training)

Our kind friend N took the IELTS test in India and shared the following questions (he only remembered the Writing and Speaking modules):

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

One of your co-workers is leaving the company. Write a letter to the manager who asked you to organize his/her farewell party and say

– Where will the event take place?
– Suggest a suitable time.
– Describe what food you would serve and what entertainment arrangements you would make.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people like to travel alone, while others think it is better to go together with someone. Discuss both views and include 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 walking?
– Do you prefer to walk in the city or countryside? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a subject that you did not like in high/secondary school. Please say

– What was the subject?
– Who was your teacher?
– Why didn’t you like the subject?


– Was this subject difficult for you?
– Did other students find this subject difficult?
– How should teachers help students?
– Should schools make certain subjects compulsory for all students?
– What kind of subjects and why?



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