IELTS test in Australia – December 2013 (General Training)

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Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A complaint of a traveler about a bad experience on the flight.

Section 2. A discussion about a travel show, which included the facilities available and their location.

Section 3. A research into advantages and disadvantages of group work.

Section 4. A discussion about an excavation site.

Reading test

Passage 1. About rental accommodations. There were four different types of accommodations.

Passage 2. About the process of hiring teachers.

Passage 3. About use of the internet at an educational institute.

Passage 4. The history of navigation.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are leaving the country to return to your home country, and you have furniture that you want to give to a friend. Write a letter to him/her and say

– What furniture do you have?
– Why would he/she like it?
– How can he/she pick it up?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Science could help people live up to 100 or even 200 years. Would that be a good or a bad development? Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Talk about an old person that you admire the most. Please say

– Why do you admire him/her?
– How did you meet him/ her?
– What do you like about this person the most?


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