IELTS test in Australia and Japan – November 2013 (General Training)

Our friends S and H remembered the following questions from their IELTS exams in Australia and Japan:

Listening testIELTS test in Japan

Section 1. About different types of holiday packages and activities.

Section 2. A discussion between a professor and her student regarding voluntary work.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About common problems and tips to deliver a better public speech.

Reading test

Passage 1. Information about camp sites and landmarks around Auckland.

Passage 2. Libraries and printing facilities in Auckland, New Zealand.

Passage 3. Health and safety information and regulations followed in certain organizations.

Passage 4. The history and origins of writing instruments.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are about to move to a new town. Write a letter to the town’s official to enquire about sport and other leisure facilities available in town. In your letter

– Introduce yourself
– Say what activities you are interested in
– Ask about facilities available in town

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Having a good memory is the only requirement to be successful in life. Do you agree or disagree? Include relevant examples from your own experience and knowledge.

Speaking test 1

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe a place you live in now.
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– What room in your home do you like the most?
– Would you prefer to live in an apartment or a house?
– Why would you like that?
– Do you have plans of moving out soon?

Cue Card

Talk about a historic event that you remember well. Please say

– What is the event?
– When and where did it take place?
– Why did you remember it?

Discussion

– Do you think mobiles are really useful?
– When did you have your first mobile phone?
– Do you like changing mobiles often?

Speaking test 2

Interview

– Where are you from?
– Describe the town you live in.
– Is politeness important in life?
– Where were you taught to be polite?
– Is there a particular language domination in the world?
– Why do you think it is happening?

Cue Card

Talk about a foreign language that you know well. Please say

– What language is it?
– How well do you know it?
– When and where did you learn it?

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