IELTS test in Australia – August 2013 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from Australia (thanks C!) shared the topics from a recent exam, below:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A conversation between a representative and a client regarding concert performances.

Section 2. About bike shops and what each shop offers.

Section 3. A conversation between two students about the university’s satisfaction survey.

Section 4. A talk about the new building that will be built in London.

Reading test

Passage 1. University parking guidelines and procedures.

Passage 2. A list of different art exhibition centres and galleries.

Passage 3. An article about paper origins – who and where has first developed it, who and when started paper mills.

Passage 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Invite a friend to join you for your next vacation. Please say

– What are your plans?
– Why do you want to travel with him/her?
– Why do you think he/she will like it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Public places are noisy. What are the causes of this and what do you think should be done about it?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do at work?
– Does your name have a meaning?
– Is your name popular in your country?
– What are the common names in your country?

Cue Card

Talk about your experiences with public transport. Please say

– Where did you use it?
– Why did you take the public transport?
– Describe your experience.


– Do you think people should use public transport more often?
– What should the government do to encourage people to use public transport?
– What environmentally-friendly public transport solutions should the government invest in?
– What should the government do to discourage people from buying private cars?

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