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IELTS in the UK – November 2009 (General Training)

IELTS exam in the UK was described by R. (thank you!) who remembered the following:

Listening test

R. could only remember one long recording about how the football (soccer) evolved in Europe and how parents were reacting, historic events related to it, etc.

Reading test

Passage 1: A long text on herbs.
Passage 2: About historic buildings in Australia.
Passage 3: Airport security and allowed items in Australia.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to your professor about your recent internship and future plans after graduation. In your letter
– Thank him,
– Tell about your duties at internship,
– Share your plans for after graduation.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
The average life expectancy has increased because of medical inventions and medicines. Does this help the elderly or the old age becomes a burden to themselves and others?

Speaking test

I was asked questions about my apartment:
– Where is your apartment located?
– What facilities does that location offer?
– Would you recommend that location to a friend?

Cue card

Talk about your favorite book that you received as a gift, you should say:
– what is it,
– who gave it to you,
– why this is your favorite book.

In this part I was asked questions about the Internet, how it is useful, who uses it the most, etc.

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