IELTS test in Australia – January 2016 (Academic Module)

Our friend L took the IELTS test in Australia and remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. The student spoke over the phone about summer work on a fruit farm.

Section 2. Two students talked about changing their course for another one.

Section 3. A conversation between a tourist and hotel representative about local landmarks to visit and dinning options.

Section 4. A lecture about seahorses.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the invention of telegraph.

Passage 2. About linguistic developments in the brain of an infant in comparison to adult’s brain in different cultures.

Passage 3. About ancient time beads trading, jewellery making and new consumerism based on prestige.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the percentage of women holding positions in the government and management in 5 countries in 2000.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

It is more important for school children to learn about their local history than the world history. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and examples.

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?
– Do you enjoy your work?
– Do you think you will continue the same career in a few years?
– Let’s talk about history.
– Do you go to museums?
– Did you enjoy history lessons at school?
– What was the last book you have read about history?
– Do you like to take pictures?
– Did you think about improving your photographer skills to take better pictures?

Cue Card

Talk about a film that you have watched recently and liked. Please say

– What was it about?
– Why did you decide to watch this film?
– What did impress you about this film the most?


– Let’s talk about the movie industry.
– What can be done to improve it?
– Do you like watching movies at home or in the cinema?

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