IELTS test in Australia – September 2012 (General Training)

Our kind friend A shared the topics from his recent IELTS test in Australia:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. Registration form.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. Voice mail about transportation.
Questions: multiple choice, map labeling.

Section 3. A lecture about how to do a presentation in a classroom.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 4. Insects, the good and bad things about them.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. Medical helpline.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, matching headings to paragraphs.

Passage 2. A web-based course for business.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 3. Sense of humor in men and women.
Questions: filling in blanks, matching headings to paragraphs.

Passage 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your computer has been repaired recently, but you are not happy with the service. Write a complaint letter and say

– What is the problem?
– How do you feel about it?
– What is your suggestion for this issue?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that advertisements are useful for viewers, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Does your name have a particular meaning?
– Describe your home town.
– In your country does any name of a person have meaning?

Cue card

Describe a vehicle that you would like to buy in the future. Please say

– What vehicle would you buy?
– Why would you buy it?
– Why is it important for you?


Don’t remember.

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