IELTS test in Australia – March 2012 (General Training)

The IELTS test below was shared by M and D from Australia, who remembered the following:

Listening test IELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A phone conversation with a lady applying for further studies.

Section 2. A tour of library facilities.

Section 3. A conversation about a birds’ park.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Garbage bins collection procedure.

Passage 2. The life cycle of a crocodile.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. Sandwich packing procedure.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

There is a historical building in your town and the city council wants to pull it down, because there is no money for repairs. You are not happy with this decision. Write a letter to the city council and say

– Why is the building important?
– Suggest a solution to finance the repairs.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Parents who work in jobs that require a lot of traveling have no time for their family. How does this affect the family and the parents? Discuss and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Are the houses in your home country bigger or different from the one you live in now?
– Are you interested in handcrafts (using wood, fabrics or beads)?
– What hand-made items do you make?
– How do you make them?

Cue Card

Talk about your best friend, please say

– Who this person is
– Why this person is your best friend
– How you feel about this person


Don’t remember.

1 thought on “IELTS test in Australia – March 2012 (General Training)”

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,

    My name is Vishal from Edgecliff, Sydney. I am writing this letter to bring to your attention to council’s latest assessment on bringing down Town hall.

    Until quite recently, I had a great faith in local governing body’s decision making ability. Unfortunately, the recent resolution of building a shopping centre by pulling Town hall down does not make any sense to me. During my stay, I invariably found that it was has been built on rare architect and it is the last monument of its kind in entire Australia. Further to add, this is the oldest building of our suburb and home for numerous charity organizations.

    It might be hard for municipality to arrange required finance for maintenance purpose. However, it is not impossible. Local government can diverse funds by limiting sponsorship to less important events, for example, weekly footy game. Moreover, there should be reasonable access fee as well if people want to use it for social gathering functions. [Extra Start] I strongly believe that it will raise required awareness among junta and will give council enough time to have another look into this.[Extra End]

    Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I appreciate your concern and I look forward to your response.

    Yours faithfully,

    It would be nice if someone can share his/her input on above letter.


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