IELTS Speaking test in Australia – September 2015

Thanks to N here are the Speaking questions from a recent IELTS exam in Australia:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What would you like to do after finishing your studies? Why?
– Are there any lecturers that you don’t like? Why?
– How do you view teaching?
– Would you like a job as a teacher?
– Do you like teachers? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an important conversation that you had with someone. Please say

– What was it about?
– When and why did you have this conversation?
– How did it affect you?


– How do people start a conversation in your country?
– What things do people like to talk about? Why?
– Do men usually talk about the same things?
– Do women like those topics? Why?
– Do you think phone and face-to-face conversations are different? Why?
– What do you prefer, a phone or a personal conversation?

IELTS test in Melbourne, Australia – September 2015 (General Training)

When K took the IELTS test in Melbourne, Australia the topics and questions were as follows:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. About a home builder.

Section 2. A description of a resort map.

Section 3. A discussion between a student and her professor about the subject she studies.

Section 4. About a hospital and how its services can be improved.

Reading test

Passage 1. About employees’ training process and how their skills will be improved.

Passage 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. About Nessie the Loch Ness Monster.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

There is a plan to build a supermarket close to the local library. You think it shouldn’t be there. Write a letter to your local council and say

– why the supermarket shouldn’t be built there
– describe the disadvantage of this plan
– suggest an alternative location for the supermarket.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that both travelers and business people must have the same attitude to local people and the traditions of countries they visit. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion.

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?
– Did you like your home where you lived as a child?
– Do you like your current apartment?
– Describe a live concert that you attended.
– Do you like live music?
– Do you prefer to listen to live music or CDs? Why?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking photos with a smartphone?

Cue Card

Talk about a picture that you have at home. Please say

– Describe the picture.
– Why do you like it?
– When and where did you get it?


– Where is it in your home?
– Do you think kids should learn how to draw a picture?
– Do you think adults should learn it too? Why?



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