IELTS test in Australia – October 2013 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from Australia (thanks, C!) shared this exam update:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A lady was inquiring about art courses she could join.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 2. College students were discussing their assignments. The assignments were about a tribe that lives near the sea.
Questions: filling in blanks, match headings to paragraphs.

Section 3. A person was explaining about his website and its features.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 4. A discussion about an airport construction in a certain rural area.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1. An advertisement of a rental property.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About assessment criteria for police force recruitment.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. About some scientists specialising in mining in France.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Writing test

Don’t remember.

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 a job?
– Do you have a bicycle?
– Did you buy it yourself or received as a gift?
– Do people in your country use bicycles a lot?
– Do you think in the future the usage of bicycles will decrease?
– Do you like parties?
– What kind of parties you do not want to go to?

Cue Card

Talk about a decision in your life, that took you a long time to make. Please say

– What was it?
– Why did it take so long?
– How did you feel about it later?


– Do you think that school teachers should give advice to help students make decisions?
– Do you have any advice for teenagers on how to make the right decisions?
– Do you face any difficulties making decisions?
– What kind of decisions should teenagers make in their life?
– Do you ask your parents for advice before making decisions?
– Do you think it will help you? Why?

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