IELTS test in the USA – July 2014 (General Training)

The IELTS test taker H from the USA shared the details of his recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in the USA

Section 1. About a holiday trip for children.

Section 2. Map of an island – a popular tourist destination.

Section 3. Project discussion between 2 students.

Section 4. A discussion about an experiment “Trust the stranger” and its results. Starting with the chemical released while you trust somebody, an experiment on animals showed same results. Also results and conclusions of other scientists.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a ticket system that is working in a new place.

Passage 2. About fire hazards and their prevention in an organization.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. About the treasures of Qatar.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently sent an application to a certain program in a college and you had no reply to it. Write a letter to the principal about the delay.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some believe advertisement is useful and informative. Others think it is false and only helps to raise prices. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Did you always want to work in this field?
– What made you choose this field?

Cue Card

Talk about your favourite restaurant. Please say

– What and where is it?
– What do you like there?
– Would you visit it again? Why?


– Do you think eating outside is good?
– What are some reasons for eating outside?
– What are the consequences of eating outside?



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