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Update from a General IELTS exam, held in Spain

Do you remember this beautiful tradition we used to have, when you shared your IELTS experiences with me and I made sure they are available for many other students just like you?

I’d like to invite you all once again – let’s keep doing that, because people write and tell me it’s really helping them. Take some time to put together a quick email , let me know what country you’re from – I’ll take care of all the rest.

And now to the latest news – we have an update from Spain (thanks, Gino).

Reading test

Reading included 10 advertisements and the questions were about which ad says they want the user to provide transport, which ad says a user can get a better bargain, so you have to read carefully, because some of the adds had the same ad as answer (or at least I thought that way, don’t know whether I was right till the result comes).

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a neighbor about the garbage problem that you have. In your letter

  • Introduce yourself
  • Explain the problem
  • Provide appropriate solution
  • Writing Task 2 (an essay)

    Small shops in towns and villages are closing and are being replaced by big stores. Do you think it is a good or a bad trend? Explain your opinion.


    They asked about my school, what I did on last weekend, and then went to ask about jobs in shifts, advantages & disadvantages.

    Well I messed up a little bit as I got a bit nervous. I suggest to everyone to stay in a relaxed mood.

    Update from a General IELTS exam, India

    Thanks to Chikur from India I can share with you this update, enjoy!

    Listening test:

    The only thing I remember – it was too fast. I had to sneeze and missed 2 answers!


    Reading was a bit tough this time. In the General Training IELTS, the first 20 questions are usually easy. But this time I found the first 10
    questions about a long passage. Actually that passage was all about “answers” and we were supposed to match the “questions” to them, so it took longer. Two more reading passages came with questions of True/False/Not Given type and I had to fill in the gaps in a summary.

    Writing test

    Writing Task 1 (a letter)

    Write a letter to a college Principal, where you attended a one day computer course and are unhappy about the way it was conducted. Explain what was the type of the course, what happened and what can be done to make sure this problem never occurs again.

    Writing Task 2 (an essay)

    In many countries, children are getting more overweight and less fit day by day. What is your opinion about this development?

    Speaking test


    I was asked questions about my hometown such as describe it, etc.

    Cue Card

    Describe 2 people from the same family with their similarities.


    Change in trends of family types and about the respect of elders in my family and my country.



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