The IELTS official website announced a change they are making in the General Training Reading from 1 May 2009.
At the moment Passage 2 of the Reading paper is focusing on training content (university, courses, etc). From 1 May it will be focusing on work context (e.g. applying for jobs, company policies, pay and conditions, workplace facilities, staff development etc).
The reason for this small change is that now more employers, professional associations and immigration authorities recognize the IELTS test. This change will ensure that the module will be adapted to real life situations and because of it will more closely meet the needs of candidates who take the IELTS test for employment or immigration purposes.
Nothing else will be changed, the rest of the passages remain as they were.
And here is an example of the new General Training Reading passage:
There is even an answer key!
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