IELTS test in Australia – July 2013 (Academic Module)

Our kind friend F remembered the following details about the recent IELTS exam in Australia:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A conversation between a receptionist and a dad who was applying for his son’s job (gardening or admin job).

Section 2. A conversation between students about their academic assignment, deadline and ideas.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. How the endangered water birds were saved in Australia using different methods.

Passage 2. Different views of two writers on how language has been learnt by people and how many millions of years ago it started.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph comparing the waste in kilogram per person, recycled in a country every year from 2000 to 2007. Also there was a bar graph showing the amount of recycled and non-recycled waste.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Space tourism: will it bring positive or negative effects on the world’s development? Give your own opinion. Use examples based on your experience.

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 a person in your life who is very polite. Please say

– Who is that person?
– How long have you known him/her?
– Why do you think he/she is so polite?


– Why is it important to respect each other?
– In what ways teachers can teach children to respect others?
– Do you think it should be learnt in schools?
– To what extent do teachers succeed in this process?

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