IELTS in Australia – July 2009 (General Training)

IELTS in Australia was described as follows by our friend S. Thank you for remembering and sharing the questions!

Listening test

Section 1: about organic agriculture
Questions: Fill in the gaps.

Section 2: A conversation between two people about skills.
Questions: Fill in the gaps.

Section 3: Don’t remember the topic.
Questions: Multiple choice.

Reading test

Note: unfortunately S didn’t remember all the topics. He did remember the types of questions though.

Passage 1 and 2: the questions were gap-fills.

Passage 3: the text was about different types of fish.
Questions: headings matching to paragraphs.

Passage 4: the topic was related to Passage 3.
Questions: True/False/Not given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (letter)
A sports club in your area is about to be closed and you oppose to that. Write a letter to the manager and make suggestions why it is important that the club stays open.

Writing task 2 (essay)
Some people think that in primary schools science and technology should be compulsory subjects rather than history and geography, because these subjects are a waste of time. What is your opinion?

Speaking test

– What is your full name?
– What can I call you?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you study?
– Why did you choose this course?
– Do you want to continue studying?

Cue card
Talk about a change you would like in your life, you should say
– how will you make this change happen
– how much time will you spend on this change

– What type of changes people want in their lives?
– Did they make more efforts for these changes?
– What types of changes are happening in your country related to education?
– Are all the people satisfied with the changes?
– When was your last time shopping?
– Did you buy anything different than you did before?
– Where so you usually go shopping?

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