IELTS test in Australia and Singapore – November 2015 (Academic Module)

Our friends L and A took their IELTS exams in Australia and Singapore and said their writing topics were the same. Here is what they remembered:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given one pie chart and one triple-line graph. The pie chart showed the distribution of workforce (of three groups of people: born in Australia, English-speaking and non-English-speaking countries) in per cent in 2003. The line graph compared the unemployment rates of those groups between 1993 and 2003.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Today we can see an over consumption of natural resources such as air, fresh water, oil and so on. The usage is increasing at a very dangerous pace and is already reaching critical levels. What are the reasons contributing to this? What should be done to minimise the effects?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your home town.
– What kind of living conditions are there in your home town?
– Can you always make decisions quickly? Why?
– In what situations couldn’t you make a quick decision?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Talk about a website or a magazine promoting healthy lifestyle. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you read it?
– How useful is it for you?

Discussion

– Do you apply that website/magazine’s advice on a daily basis?
– Did you share it with somebody?
– Why do you like this topic?
– How do people live in a healthy way?
– Do you think the lifestyle today is healthier than in the past?
– Why do you think so?

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