IELTS test in Australia and Malaysia – April 2016 (General Training)

Two recent IELTS test takers (thanks, L and J!) shared the following information about their seemingly identical exams in Australia and Malaysia:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to request a reservation of the apartment that you rented during your last vacation. Please say

– What did you like about the apartment?
– What weren’t you happy with?
– Provide your date of arrival and length of stay.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people prefer to shop in large supermarkets rather than nearby local shops. Why do you think this happens? Is this a positive or a negative trend? Give your opinion and examples from your own experience.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Is it a house or an apartment?
– Which room in your house do you like the most? Why?
– Why do you think some people are vegetarians?
– Do you like to read?
– Do you read books in English?
– How often do you do it?

Cue Card

Talk about a song that reminds you of a particular time in the past. Please say

– What song is it?
– Who is the singer?
– What does it remind you of?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about music.
– Why aren’t some local singers as successful as the overseas ones?
– Do you think that language of the song matters?
– Do you think the Internet affects the music industry? Why?

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