IELTS test in Australia – March 2013 (Academic Module)

IELTS test takers from Australia (thank you A and D) shared these questions from a recent exam. The Listening and Reading sections weren’t shared.

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two line graphs showing the percentage of votes for national and local elections made by women and men between 1970 and 2010.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that technological progress has affected their lives. To what extent do agree or disagree with the statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you think about boats?
– Would you like to buy one?
– How often do you go to the countryside?

Cue Card 1

Describe a car that you would like to buy. Please say

– What car is it? Why?
– What would you do to be able to afford it?
– Where would you go in it?

Discussion 1

– What are the advantages and disadvantages of traveling in public transport?
– How do you and your friends travel?
– What is the most convenient way to travel?

Cue Card 2

Talk about a speech that you have heard recently. Please say

– Where did you hear it?
– Who was the speaker?
– Was it interesting to you? Why?

Discussion 2

– Do you think these speakers have got talent that they are naturally born with?
– Some people are not comfortable speaking in public, why is that?
– Nowadays technology has replaced some aspects of communication, would you agree or disagree? Why?

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