IELTS test in Sydney, Australia – July 2017 (General Training)

Our friend N recently took the IELTS test in Sydney, Australia, and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A drama teacher and a parent were having a discussion.

Section 2. A lecturer talked with students about their research. Advantages and disadvantages of the research were discussed.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About the history of the pen and its development.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently met a couple who will be visiting your town. Write a letter to them and say

– Suggest what to bring
– Recommend where they should stay
– What places they should visit

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many nations like to host international sporting events, but people are against it. Describe 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?
– Do you think your job is hard?
– Why do you think so?
– Do you play any musical instruments?
– Why / Why not?
– Do you have one friend or lots of friends?
– Why is it so?

Cue Card

Describe your neighbour. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– Where did you meet?
– Do you meet often?


– How is the neighbourhood in your home country?
– Is it difficult to get along with neighbours in city areas?
– What can be done if your neighbours are loud and noisy?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran – July 2017

Below are the Speaking questions that P remembered after a recent IELTS exam in Iran:

Speaking testIELTS test in Iran


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Is it acceptable for visitors or advisors to make a speech for school children?
– Is it better to have a teacher make a speech or someone else, like parents?
– What do you think about robots?
– Is it good to have a robot at home?
– What do you think about travel by car which is controlled by a robot?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting conversation you had, or a speech you heard. Please say

– Who the speaker was
– When you heard him/her or talked with him/her
– What the speech/conversation was about
– Why it was interesting to you


– What abilities make a person a good public speaker?
– Is it good to use a video presentation or other visual aids during the speech?
– Let’s talk about online shopping.
– Have you ever bought a pair of shoes online?
– Is it important to wear good shoes?
– Which do you prefer, good-looking shoes or comfortable ones?



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