IELTS test in Australia – July 2018 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker (thanks, H!) shared these questions, recently asked in Australia:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A lady was looking for a nanny and spoke with an agency representative.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. A suburb map description.
Questions: multiple choice, map labeling.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A lecture about a dormancy period in organisms’ life cycle.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. Neuropsychology research on different types of music.

Passage 2. About the technology and development of spaceships in Asia.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table describing the daily oil production in four African countries between 2000 and 2004.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people’s life is changing rapidly and, as a result, family relationships are affected. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages? Give your opinion and examples from your own experience.

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 for work?
– Do you like plants? Why?
– Do you like gardening?
– Do you know much about gardening?

Cue Card

Describe a moment when you changed your mind about a future plan. Please say

– What was the plan?
– Why did you change your mind?
– How did it affect your life?


– How did people around you respond to it?
– Do you like changes? Why?
– Why do some people hate changes?
– How can you change people’s opinions?

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