IELTS test in the USA – December 2015 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from the USA remembered the following topics and questions from a recent IELTS exam:

Listening testIELTS test in USA

Section 1. About a sports club membership.
Questions: diagram labelling.

Section 2. A person inquired about an apartment rental.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. An article about the origin of maps.

Passage 2, 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend who is looking for a part time job to support his studies. In your letter

– Describe the job you found for him/her
– Explain why this job is good for him/her
– Say what he/she needs to do to get the job

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people agree that free public transportation should be available in most major cities. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this idea?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you have enough holidays during the year?
– Do you think we need more holidays?
– What is the most popular sport in your country?
– What sport would you like to do in the future, if any?
– How are the elderly treated in your country?
– Do you think older people can still be employed and stay in the workforce?
– What jobs should they be doing mostly?

Cue Card

Describe a stage in your life that you think was the happiest, so far. Please say

– When and where was it?
– Why was it the happiest?
– How do you feel about it now?


– Is it easy to be happy with your life?
– What can make our life happier?

Happy Holidays from Simone and team!

Happy Holidays!

Dear readers,

We’d like to wish you a happy holiday season.

If Christmas is celebrated in your country, enjoy the break and give yourself a bit of time off before you return to your studies, having regained your energy.

We will continue supporting your exam preparation by posting more IELTS materials on IELTS-Blog over the holiday period (except 25 December 2015 and 1 January 2016).

Wishing you the gifts of the season — Peace, Joy, Hope.



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