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IELTS test in Australia – December 2021 (Academic Module)

Our friend P.G. recently took a computer-based Academic IELTS test in Australia. He remembered the following questions:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph on waste management in four European countries. We had to summarize and compare the data.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Young people who commit crimes should be punished in the same way as adults. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What type of work do you do?
– Do you use technology at work?
– What kind of technology?
– Do you travel to work by car?
– Do you like driving?
– Where do you prefer to sit in the car, the front or the back seat?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a company you know that employs a lot of people. Please say

– What the company is and what it does
– How many people it employs
– What kind of people work at the company
– And explain how you feel about this company.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– In Part 3 the examiner asked some questions on whether older people should retire in order to provide opportunities for younger people.

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