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


– 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?


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

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