IELTS test in the USA – January 2018 (General Training)

Our friend S took the IELTS test in the United States and remembered the following questions and topics:

Listening testIELTS test in USA

Section 1. A conversation between a drama teacher and a student’s father.
Section 2. Don’t remember.
Section 3. A discussion between a teacher and 2 students.
Section 4. A monologue about barbers.

Reading test

Passage 1. Bus routes advertisement.
Passage 2. About parcel sending.
Passage 3. History of maps.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Every year your company organizes a sports event for a local community, but this year they can’t do it. Write a letter to your local newspaper about this. In your letter

– Express your feelings about missing the sports event
– Tell them about your plans for next year
– Explain how this sports event is useful.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In some counties younger people are increasingly losing interest in teaching. Why is this happening? What can be done to improve the situation? Give reasons for your answer and include examples from your own experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What work/study do you do?

Cue Card

Talk about a car journey experience that was memorable for you. Please say:

– where did you go?
– what kind of car did you drive?
– who was there with you?
– why was this journey memorable?


Which is better, cars or public transport?
How is the public transport system in your home country?
What should the government do to promote public transport?
Do you see driverless cars as the future of cars?

IELTS Results competition winners in January 2018

As the famous saying goes, “In every end there is also a new beginning”, and these words carry deep meaning. A good IELTS score means the end of preparation and uncertainty, and the beginning of a new, better life. Today we would like to congratulate 3 IELTS test takers who had a very good beginning to 2018. Their year started with IELTS Bands 7.5 or 8 which, no doubt, made them the envy of their friends, and the pride of their families.

Let’s put our hands together for the highest IELTS scorers of January 2018:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 8 in IELTS

  • Debjyoti Sinha from India, Band 8

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Princy Poovanna Natolanda from India, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Sachin Miskin from India, Band 8

Congratulations to the winners! As a token of our appreciation we are sending your certificates of achievement to your emails. Winning IELTS results will be displayed in the IELTS-Blog hall of fame – so if you won, please feel free to show them off to your friends!

If you are wondering how these people were able to achieve such wonderful results, you’re not alone – many of our readers email us and ask this question. This is why we always contact the winners and ask for their tips and advice for other test takers. Anything they share we post on, so everyone can use the same technique and get a better score in their own exam this month.

P.S. IELTS results competition runs every month, and everyone is welcome to participate. Learn how to enroll here.



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