IELTS Speaking test in Australia – December 2016

Our friend S took the IELTS Speaking test in Australia and was asked the following questions:

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 is your job?
– Why did you choose this job?
– Let’s talk about flowers.
– Do you like flowers?
– When do people like to gift flowers in your country?
– On what occasions are flowers used in your country?
– When did you buy flowers lately?
– Do you like to give presents to others? Why?
– Is it easy to choose a gift for someone?
– When do people normally give or receive presents in your country?

Cue Card

Describe a physical activity that you regularly do for fitness. Please say

– What is it?
– Who do you like to do it with?
– Do you think it is important to keep fit? Why?


– Why do you prefer morning walks alone?
– How do people stay fit in your country?
– Do you think technology adversely affects our health?
– Do you think exercises are important for young people as well?
– How should people motivate themselves to do physical exercises?
– How can the government help in this matter?

IELTS test in Algeria – December 2016 (Academic Module)

Thanks to S who took the IELTS test in Algeria we know this much about it:

Listening testIELTS test in Algeria

Section 1. Friends spoke about different types of trips including all disadvantages and advantages of each trip type.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Section 2. Two college students were discussing their research topic about elderly people and retirement homes.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About the life of chimpanzees and their critical thinking skills.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing a gender-based analysis of workers in five different countries with different tertiary education levels in 1999.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays young people prefer going to shopping centres rather than spending their time in organised activities such as sport or music. Do you think this is a positive or a negative development? Give reasons to support your opinion using your own knowledge and experience.



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