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

IELTS test takers Y and H shared the topics from a recent exam, which was the same in Australia and the Philippines.

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A man was enquiring about 3 different types of guided walks.
Questions: filling in blanks details about the price, how many km and what time the direct bus leaves the station.

Section 2. Choose 3 letters from 6 choices, what kinds of assistance does the teacher provide for a building confidence, library info, course info, etc.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A talk about children in the UK, USA and some other country (a region, similar to a specific area in Africa).
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 1 word)

Reading test

Passage 1. Something about the production line of car manufacturing.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 2. About science.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a flowchart of three different types of recruitment methods used by companies. Each methods involved four to five steps. We were required to explain the steps.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think young people should be required to continue education until they are 18 years old. 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?
– Describe the place where you lived in your country.
– Did you like it or not? Why?
– Do you watch news on TV? Why or why not?
– Why do you need to be updated with the news?.

Cue Card

Talk about a statue or a sculpture that you have seen. Please say

– What statue/sculpture is it?
– Where is it located?
– When did you see it for the first time?


– Why do people go to museums?
– Why do some people pay lots of money for paintings?
– Do you think artists are paid enough?
– Should governments pay the artists?
– What factor can make even a piece of paper valuable?

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