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IELTS test in Australia and Vietnam – December 2013 (Academic Module)

IELTS test takers M and C (thank you!) shared the following questions from a recent exam, which was the same in Australia and Vietnam:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A phone conversation between two people about a trip that one of them will take.

Section 2. Don’t remember.

Section 3. A conversation between two students about a project they have to plan at the university.

Section 4. A lecture about relationships of transport and business from 1940s to 1990s.

Reading test

Passage 1. Don’t remember.

Passage 2. About influential people in business.

Passage 3. About the use of magnets to treat diseases.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a pie chart showing the consumption of bottled water in 1991 in different regions of the word, and a bar graph showing the increase in consumption of bottled water in certain areas between 1991 and 2001.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In many countries, young people are moving from rural areas to cities to work or study. Why is this happening? What are advantages or disadvantages of this trend?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What is your favourite part of the house?
– Do you like trees?
– Have you lived in a place with a lot of trees?

Cue Card

Describe a trip that you took by public transportation. Please say

– When and where did you go?
– What kind of transport did you use?
– How was your trip?
– Why did you choose to use public transport?


– Do you think people should use public transportation more often?
– What type of public transports is in use in your country?
– Do you think government invests enough in public transport?
– What do you think your government should do to improve the quality of public transport in your country?

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