IELTS test in Perth, Australia – November 2012 (General Training)

Our kind friend V shared topics and questions from a recent IELTS exam in Perth, Australia:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. Filling out a form for a direct mail service.

Section 2. Two people spoke about the assignment and other group members.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About a process of bird monitoring.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your local newspaper published an advertisement asking people to help with protecting the environment. Write a letter to offer your help to the project manager and say

– Why are you interested?
– What can you help with?
– When can you start?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Public celebrations (national days, festivals) are held in many countries. Some people say that these celebrations are a waste of money and we should spend money on more important things. Do you agree or disagree? Give your reasons and examples according to your knowledge and experience.

Speaking test


– Do you like flowers?
– Should flowers be planted outdoors or indoors?
– Do you give flowers to people?
– What flowers do you like the most?
– Why do people love flowers?
– Was there a particular flower you loved in your childhood?

Cue Card

Describe a happy event in your childhood. Please say

– What was it?
– When was it?
– Why do you still remember it?


– Let’s focus on childhood and parenting nowadays.
– Is it easier to be a parent now than it was in the past?
– Should parents be stricter?
– Why do smells and places remind you of past events?
– Why is childhood important?

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