IELTS test in Australia – November 2014 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers (thanks, J and A!) remembered the following topics and questions from their recent exam in Australia:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A conversation regarding Fresco club membership.

Section 2. A conversation about submarines and underwater vehicles.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two tables showing information about foreign students from China and India in the US and Canadian universities.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays online shopping becomes more popular than in-store shopping. Is it a positive or a negative development? Give your reasons and examples.

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 the country that you want to visit. Please say

– What country is it?
– When do you want to go there?
– How long will you stay there?


– What destinations do people in your country prefer to go to?
– Is it important to celebrate birthdays?
– When and where did you celebrate your last birthday?
– How is it important for kids and adults to celebrate birthdays?
– Is it good to make a birthday special?

IELTS Speaking test in India – November 2014

Below are the IELTS Speaking questions that a test taker from India remembered (thanks, C!):

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– 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 know any of your neighbours?
– What does your house look like?
– Can you read maps?
– How frequently do you use them?
– Is there any difference between paper and electronic maps?
– What kind of maps do you use?

Cue Card

Talk about a holiday destination that you have visited, please say

– When was it?
– What was the place?
– With whom did you go?


– Did you bring any souvenirs from that trip?
– Why do you think people bring gifts or souvenirs from their holidays?
– What kind of things do you prefer to bring?
– Do you realise that local people earn money selling them?
– Nowadays everyone is carrying a camera, is it an advantage or a disadvantage?
– What kind of photographs do you take?
– Why do we need these photos?



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