IELTS Speaking test in Australia – April 2017

When H took the IELTS Speaking test in Australia he 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 do you usually do at work?
– What kind of activities do you do at home?
– Are there any household tasks you do not like? Why?
– Did you study music when you were a child?
– Do you play any instruments now?
– Do you think it is easy to learn to play a new instrument?

Cue Card

Talk about a neighbour that you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How did you meet him/her?
– Do you like him/her? Why?


– Do you know other neighbours in your neighbourhood?
– What kind of people do you think are important for the neighbourhood?
– Do you think local businesses are important to the community?
– Do you have an example of a community becoming better or worse?
– What do you think about the impact of technology on the community?

IELTS test in Singapore – April 2017 (General Training)

Our friend K took the IELTS test in Singapore and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in Singapore

Section 1. About Grand Sands Bay hotel holiday packages.

Section 2. A home store improvement plan.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. The impact of Australian cars between 1940s and 1990s.

Reading test

Passage 1. About museums.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About world tour holiday options.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. About the Chartered Institute of Marketing and members’ benefits.

Passage 4. About Benchmark institution, its staff and apprenticeship program.

Passage 5. About volunteering program suitable for all ages.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

One of your colleagues from another country comes to your office for an official meeting. Write a letter to him/her and say

– Describe how to get from the airport to his/her hotel.
– Describe the hotel he/she will be staying in.
– Describe the arrangement for the meeting.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe it is better for children to grow up in the city while others say it is better to grow up in the countryside. Discuss both views and 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?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you were prevented from using a mobile phone. Please say

– Where and when did it take place?
– Why did you need to use your phone?
– How did you feel then?


– Why was the phone usage prohibited there?
– Don’t remember the other questions.



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