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IELTS test in India and Saudi Arabia – April 2012 (General Training)

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This IELTS exam was shared by our kind friend D from India.

Listening test IELTS test in India

Section 1. A girl’s father and her teacher were talking about her class discussion.

Section 2. A radio presenter was discussing his FM channel and the type of services it provides to the local community.

Section 3. A professor was discussing with students the course of action before, during and after placements.

Section 4. A flow chart of a certain process in a company.

Reading test

Passage 1. Railway facilities and the discounts available to frequent users.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. A description of various restaurants and particular questions about each restaurant.

Passage 3. About a university and its rules and regulations.
Questions: short-answer type (no more than X words).

Passage 4. About the Dodo bird.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, match paragraphs to statements.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to the event organizer to let them know you are not happy with the hotel that was booked for your meeting. Please say

- What meeting was it?
- Why didn’t you like the hotel?
- Suggest what the organizer should have done differently.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people are forgetting national celebrations and enjoying themselves on other days that are important to them personally. Discuss and give your opinion.

Speaking test


- What type of house do you live in?
- What transport is normally used in your city?
- Which kind of transport do you use often?
- Are you annoyed by other passengers while traveling in public transport?

Cue Card

Talk about a culture you became familiar with recently. Please say

- What culture was it?
- When did you learn about it?
- What was the occasion?


- Is knowing a culture can be an advantage?
- If you know the language is it easier to learn the culture?
- Does technology help in learning a culture?
- Is it necessary to go to another country to learn about the culture?

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