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IELTS test in Australia and Malaysia – February 2011 (General Training)

IELTS exams in Australia and Malaysia were the same, and thanks to collective contribution of B, S and D we know quite a bit about the exam topics and questions.

Listening test

Section 1. Phone conversation between a prospective tenant and landlord about a rental property.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. History of construction and floor plan of a supermarket.
Questions: multiple choice, diagram / map labeling.

Section 3. A conversation between a student and course coordinator regarding a research seminar.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 4. A survey about children’s nutrition in New Zealand.
Questions: multiple choice and filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About bike hire for vacations.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Information about a tour operator and highlights of provided tours in the UK.

Passage 3. Paid leave procedure in California, US.
Questions: Filling in blanks.

Passage 4. About tidal-wave force and marine turbines that convert it into electrical energy.
Questions: matching statements with paragraphs, filling in blanks.

Passage 5. Information on grievance handling.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have purchased a new electronic item last week, but it has arrived damaged. Write a letter to the shop manager to complain about this. In your letter explain
– What was the product?
– What was the fault?
– What do you ask the manager to do?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that traveling is a valuable experience, others say it is a waste of time and money. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the most enjoyable part of your job?

Cue Card

Talk about time that you have spent near water in your childhood. Please say

– Where was that place?
– Whom did you spend the time with?
– What did you do?
– Did you like or dislike that place?


– Do you think oceans are important?
– Do you think they should be protected? Why?
– Do you enjoy being close to the ocean?
– What is the importance of the ocean in your country?

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