IELTS test in Sydney, Australia – September 2015 (Academic Module)

Our friend H took the IELTS test in Sydney, Australia and remembered the following questions from his exam:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart showing the percentage of household waste recycled in 1992 and 2002. There were items such as paper, plastic, aluminum cans and so on.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some teachers think that international student exchange would be beneficial for all teenage school students. Do you think its advantages will outweigh the disadvantages?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of work do you do?
– What do you like about your work?
– Do you think it’s an important job?
– What is more important, the people you work with or the job itself?

Cue Card

Describe a person that you know who dresses exceptionally well. Please say

– Who is this person?
– What does he/she do for a living?
– Why do you think his/her style is very good?


– What is a famous shopping centre in your country?
– Are the prices there set, or can you bargain?
– Do people shop mostly in shopping malls or markets?
– What is the difference between an online and actual shop?
– Do you like to shop online?
– Why do young people want to wear nice clothes?
– Do you think young people like fashion more than older people? Why?
– Some people care about fashion and others don’t. Why is it so?

IELTS test in Spain – September 2015 (General Training)

Thanks to the IELTS test taker M from Spain we are sharing the Writing and Speaking questions from the recent exam:

Writing testIELTS test in Spain

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are having some unpleasant issues at work. Write a letter to your friend who does the same job as you in a different company and say:

– Describe your job.
– Describe the issues that you have.
– Ask your friend for some advice.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that uniform at school is unnecessary and should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and examples from your own experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you read newspapers?
– What kind of newspapers are there in your country?
– How often do you read newspapers?
– Do you prefer real newspapers or digital ones?
– What kind of news do like to know?

Cue Card

Describe an educational trip that you had back in school and still remember. Please say

– Where and when did you go?
– What did you do and learned there?
– With whom did you go?


– Why was it important to you?
– Why do you still remember it?
– Would you like to go there again?



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