IELTS test in Australia – January 2012 (general training)

The following questions were asked on an IELTS test (General Training) held in Australia in January 2012. Source:

Listening test IELTS test in Australia

Section 1

A man was heard talking about the facilities available at a hostel.

Section 2

A monologue about the origin of plastic and other related topics

Section 3

Two people were heard discussing the research necessary for a project and how they should share the work.

Section 4

Don’t remember

IELTS Reading test

Passage 1

Passage 1 was about Peter Nelson an expert on tree houses.

Questions: match people to paragraphs, who said what.

Passage 2

Passage 2 was about employees’ tribunal in the airline industry.

Passage 3

Passage 3 was about employees’ privacy at work.

Passage 4

Passage 4 was about holiday parks.

Questions: match the correct descriptions to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend who is looking for a part time job. Describe a job you have found for him/her. In your letter you have to say:

What are the duties?

Why do you think it is a good job for him/her?

What does he/she have to do to get it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Films and TV programs containing a lot of violence are hugely popular. What are the reasons for it and what, in your opinion, is their effect on society? Use examples from your own experience and give reasons for your answer.

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