IELTS exam in Sunshine Coast, Australia – April 2009 (General training)

And the reports from the latest IELTS exam started to roll in. Here is what guys at Sunshine coast had (thanks to E for letting us know):

Listening test

Section 1 – a girl was looking for a part-time job.
Section 2 – a student-tutor conversation.
Section 3 – it was about a museum (with multiple choice questions A,B,C)
Section 4 – about graduates and employees, can’t remember exactly, but wasn’t hard at all.

Reading test

Passage 1 – a tourist attraction, the questions were of “true or false” kind.
Passage 2 – Something about university, who do you need to contact, what should students do in a certain situation, that sort of questions.
Passage 3 – students’ opinions about their course and college, “who says what” sort of questions.
Passage 4 – about children speaking more languages.
Overall, reading wasn’t too hard.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (letter)
Your friend is asking for your advice, she goes to a university and can’t decide whether to study music or business management. Write a letter and in it
say how you felt when you got the letter,
what the good points are for both sides and
what your advice is.

Writing task 2 (essay)
Home cooking tends to be a disappearing skill in some countries. How is it in your country? Do you think all children should be taught about home cooking?

Speaking test

Interview
the questions were about holidays, riding bicycle, formal and informal clothing, uniforms.

Cue card
Describe a special occasion when you were wearing a dress, you should say:
– What was the occasion,
– what dress did you wear,
– when did you buy it,
– what other people said about it.

Some other cue card topics (from other students): the house you live in, a speech, a stage in your life when you were very happy.

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