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IELTS exam in the USA – January 2010 (General Training)

IELTS in the USA was described by M. (thanks a lot!), who shared the following information:

Listening test

Section 1: Tourism company representative was talking to a customer.
Questions: Filling in the blanks using two or three words.

Section 2: A student was asking her colleague about how to write a thesis.
Questions: Filling in the blanks using two or three words.

Section 3: History of a Shipping company.
Questions: Filling in the blanks and Multiple choice.

Section 4: Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1: Public speaking, presentation skills.
Questions: True, False and Not Given.

Passage 2: Art Collection galleries in your area.
Questions: Match the paragraphs and True/False/Not given.

Passage 3: About Roaring Camp, California.
Questions: Match the heading to the paragraph and True/False/Not Given.

4. About the Ice Man.
Questions: Match the heading to the paragraph and True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)
Train service in your area is reduced. Write a letter to the train company, including the following:
– Explain how it affects you,
– Describe your situation,
– Tell the train company what you would like them to do.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that teenagers should spend their free time helping the local community without payment. Do you agree or disagree? Discuss and provide real life examples from your experience.

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– How should I call you?
– Where do you work?
– Why did you choose this profession?
– Tell me about seasons, and which season you like.
– Tell me about seasons in your country, how many are there?
– Do you prefer to stay in a place that has just one season that lasts the whole year or a place with many seasons?

Cue card
Talk about some exiting news that you’ve received by phone or email, please say
– What news it was,
– How you felt after getting that news,
– What you did when you heard the news.

– Communication between peoples, how important is it?
– Can communication be taught, or is it in the nature of a person?
– How people can be taught to communicate?
– What types of communication can be there?
– Is it different in other countries?

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