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IELTS test in Australia and Indonesia – March 2014 (Academic Module)

IELTS test takers S and W shared the Writing and Speaking questions from a recent exam in Australia and Indonesia (they got the same questions in Writing but different ones in Speaking):

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two diagrams to compare. One was the current plan of a university and the other was a future project plan for 2015.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Living in big cities has a negative effect on people’s health. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Which do you prefer: working in the morning or in the afternoon?
– What kind of clothes do you wear for work?
– What do you think about people’s habit of buying clothes nowadays?
– Can you compare it to the past?

Cue Card 1

Talk about your trip far away from home. Please say

– When and where was it?
– Whom did you go with?
– Did you like this trip? Why?

Discussion 1

– Is it important for young people to travel?
– Is there a difference between how old and young people travel?
– Do you keep pets at home?
– What kind of pets do you have at home?
– Are there wild animals that you like?

Cue Card 2

Talk about a tourist attraction that you have visited recently. Please say

– What was it?
– When and where was it?
– How did you feel after the visit?

Discussion 2

– What are the famous tourist attractions in your country?
– What activities did you and your friends do as kids?
– What activities do children like to do nowadays?

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