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.

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