Update from General IELTS exam, Europe

This is what our friend X from Europe shared with us about his General IELTS exam – thanks, X!

“I didn’t have any luck this time because there was a problem during the exam so I am pretty disappointed.

Listening

Some people couldn’t hear very well, that is because of bad audio setup. I requested to play the recording louder twice and didn’t bother much the second time. Further, wall clock couldn’t be seen by all the participants, especially those that sat behind like me, because it was on the teacher’s table and they said they couldn’t move it to another place, but in my previous exam they kept it in a good place in that same hall. I had a wrist watch, but that wall clock was very valuable to see the time easily for the time management.

Reading

1) Dont remember the topic but many questions were True/False/Not Given
2) Passage about new methods for power energy with some scientists names and what they said about the problem
3) A lot of tasks were short answers no more than 3 words.
4) Task of matching headings to paragraphs.

Writing

Task 1 (Letter)
Write a letter to airport authority describing what happened in the airport and how it affected you.

Task 2 (essay)
Should older people stay with their families or in nursing homes and alone on their final ages, what is your opinion.

Speaking

Interview

  • Tell me about your home town and questions relevant to that
  • What you name means and how in your country people choose names for newborn babies
  • What are the programs that you watch on TV and read in the media, how they benefit you
  • Card
    Describe an animal that I you saw for the first time

    Discussion

  • Why people become vegetarian
  • Animals taken for experiments good or bad
  • About my pets
  • Animals in cities – good or bad, how they help to people in the cities
  • What are the developments in my city compared to last year
  • Whether animals are difficult to train for human beings’ help
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