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IELTS test in Thailand and Australia – June 2013 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers from Thailand and Australia shared the update below (thank you L and J!)

Listening testIELTS test in Thailand

Section 1. A student was booking a trip to Europe with a travel agency.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. Two students were discussing why they chose to study a certain course.
Questions: matching statements to people.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A recording about social conformity.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing population of three different cities in 1990 and the predicted population for 2000.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some say that international news should be taught as a subject in secondary school, others say that it is a waste of valuable time. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you play a musical instrument?
– Should children learn to play music? Why?
– Do you do any house work?
– How often do you do it?
– What kind of housework do you usually do?
– What are the benefits of housework for children?
– How do you feel when you work long hours?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you were very late. Please say

– What happened?
– Why couldn’t you make it earlier?
– How did you feel later?


– Nowadays people are busier than in the past, why do you think it is?
– How does it affect the family if parents are too busy?

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