Update from a General IELTS exam, Australia

This update became available thanks to our anonymous Aussie friend:

Listening test

Section 1. About repairing a room.
Section 2. Art Room.
Section 3. About a particular book.
Section 4. Mining.

Reading test

Passage 1. Holiday destination.
Passage 2. Local services.
Passage 3. Student services in a certain college.
Passage 4. Introduction and history of a college.
Passage 5. Resources in New Zealand.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

You are unable to attend to your friend’s wedding in Britain. In this letter
– Tell her what you think about her wedding plan
– Apologize for not attending
– Suggest a date for future meeting

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In some countries, people nowadays move from the countryside to live in the city, while in other countries, people move from cities to the countryside. Explain what is happening in your country and why? What is your opinion about this trend?

Speaking test


– Talk about secondary education.
– What was your favorite subject in your high school?

Cue Card

Talk about an advertisement that you recently saw.


– Do you think that government has controlled the advertisement too much?
– Do you think that it should be controlled?
– How much do you think it should be controlled?

Update from a General IELTS exam, Saudi Arabia

Listening test

It was of an acceptable difficulty.
Section 1. A conversation between two people about finding a resort.
Section 2. A continuation of Section 1 where we had to fill in the blanks.
Section 3. A lecture about fatty acids.
Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Libraries and Services Events.
Passage 2. Bellingham College (How to apply).
Passage 3. Flax in New Zealand.
Passage 4. Zenda Airways Language Level Test Entry.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a financial organization that gives money to students who would like to take a part-time course. Mention
– your qualifications and work experience
– details about the course
– how this course will help you

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Living in the city is uncomfortable, why? What are the reasons and problems? What can be done to solve these problems?



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