IELTS test in Australia – May 2015 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers from Australia (thanks J and V!) remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. An article about 4 different ticket booking systems: online, on the phone, through an agent, and front door booking.

Section 2. A student talked about the weaknesses of her dissertation with her professor. She wasn’t satisfied with her grade.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About energy efficient homes.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps of Sydney International Airport in 1930 and now. We had to compare them.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that governments should invest more in public services instead of wasting money on arts such as music and paintings. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe your home.
– Do you prefer to live in an apartment or a house?

Cue Card 1

Describe a stage or an age in your life that you have enjoyed the most. Please say

– What age/stage was it?
– What did you do then?
– Why was it enjoyable?
– Why did you remember that age/stage?

Discussion 1

– What do you think is the best age in a person’s life?
– What is the attitude to older people in your country?

Cue Card 2

Describe a place that you have visited on a short trip and would like to go back. Please say

– What and where is it?
– What did you do there and with whom?
– Why do you want to go there again?

Discussion 2

– What are the differences between a long journey and a short trip?
– What are the advantages of short trips? Why?
– What places would you recommend to visit as a short trip in your country?



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