IELTS test in Serbia – September 2012 (General Training)

The following update was shared by M (thanks!) who recently took the IELTS test in Serbia. The only thing M remembered nothing about was the Listening test.

Reading testIELTS test in Serbia

Passage 1. Excursions in England.
Passage 2. Airline tickets for students.
Passage 3. About Ford manufacturing plant.
Passage 4. Driving license in Great Britain.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You will have to undergo a minor surgical procedure and you won’t be able to do your job in full. Write to your manager

– Explain about the operation.
– Say what part of the job you won’t be able to do.
– Suggest a solution to this situation.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

It is believed that young people have too much freedom and they don’t pay much attention to the older people’s advice. Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Where do you live?
– Where is your hometown located?
– Is there any particular meaning to your name?
– What name would you give to your child?
– Are there some names more popular than others?
– How do you take care of your health?
– Do people take care of their health in your country?
– Do you have some entertainment facilities in your town?
– Is there any facility you would like to see in your town?

Cue Card

Talk about a situation when you were very relaxed. Please say

– Where was it?
– When was it?
– Who were you with?


– Do you think that people can relax while they are at home?
– How do people relax nowadays?
– Is there any similar way for people of all countries?
– Do you believe that in the future people will have enough time to rest?
– Do you think that health industry is becoming profitable?
– Do you think people will have more or less leisure time in the future?

IELTS Report, topic: a pie chart of leisure activities

You are advised to spend a maximum of 20 minutes on this task.

The following pie charts show the results of a survey into the most popular leisure activities in the United States of America in 1999 and 2009.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

Leisure activities pie-chart
Leisure activities pie-chart

The reveal information about the most common leisure activities which the engaged in between 1999 and 2009. Overall, the largest percentage of people living in the US enjoyed walking.

As can be seen clearly, the figures for soccer, camping and walking increased slightly by to 18%, 9% and 31% respectively during the ten-year period. On the other hand, the proportions of people yoga (5 to 10 % ) and swimming ( 9 to 18% ) over the same period.

By contrast, the witnessed a significant decrease in the percentages of American people participating in the remaining activities. To be more specific, the figure for jogging nearly halved from 7% to 3%. What is more, there was a dramatic fall in the proportion of aerobics players . Finally, when it comes to bicycling, the figure for this activity dropped from 14% to 7%.

The candidate has interpreted the pie charts fairly well. This report is easy to read. The main features are compared and contrasted well with relevant figures. There are some minor inaccuracies, but they do not interfere with the reading of the report. Overall, the task response is good. Suggested improvements: pay a little more attention to the grammatical range and accuracy. Overall, this report seems worthy of Band 7

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pie charts
American public
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taking up
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the year 2009
from 13% in 1999 to 4% in 2009


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