IELTS test in Brisbane, Australia – April 2013 (Academic Module)

This IELTS exam update was shared by J, who took the test in Brisbane, Australia.

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A lecture about the history of topography.

Section 2. A teacher was giving advice to his students on how to improve their essays.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A presentation for newcomers about campus facilities.

Reading test

Passage 1. About one type of memory.

Passage 2. About the effects of having a short sleep/nap during working hours.

Passage 3. The history of Polynesia, the travel and relationships between people from different islands.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart showing the household water usage in 5 countries (Canada, the US, Germany, France and Italy) and a table with the cost of water in these countries per cubic meter.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Animals are used by humans for profit in many ways. However, some people don’t agree with this use of animals. Discuss both views and express your own opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Can you describe the weather in your country?
– What seasons are there in your country?

Cue Card

Describe a sport event that you have recently seen. Please say

– Where and when was it?
– What did you do there?
– Did you like/dislike it? Why?

Discussion

– What is the most popular sport in your country?
– What sport are you interested in? Why?

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