IELTS tests in Australia, Malaysia and Brunei – May 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS tests in Australia, Malaysia and Brunei were the same, so I am told by quite a few people, and here is what they collectively remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A phone conversation about a gym.
Section 2. Two lecturers discussing a Japanese professor’s visit to the university.
Section 3. London’s Architecture.

Reading test

Passage 1. Facts about otters.
Passage 2. About human’s mental ability for orientation in strange places.
Passage 3. The history of the British architecture.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

Compare two maps of a village that was changed by tourism over time, one map (A) from 1995 and the other (B) of the village at present.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many young people nowadays graduate from schools with negative attitude. Why do you think this happens? What can be done to solve or reduce this problem?

Speaking test


– Can you tell me your full name?
– Do you like to go shopping?
– What do you think about the kind of fashion people in your country like?
– What are your house surroundings like?
– When was the last time you bought yourself flowers?
– Do people in your country grow their own flowers?

Cue Card

Describe the recent city you went to, please say:
– What city it was,
– Where that city is located,
– When you went there and
– How you felt in that city.


– What kind of things a city should have to make tourists more relaxed?
– What is it that makes you feel at home when you’re away from home?
– Why do you think people prefer to migrate from a small city to a big city?
– Do you think that people who live in the city are living in a healthy way?

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