IELTS exam in Bangladesh – January 2009 (General Training)

I’ve just received this update from a friend who sat IELTS exam in Bangladesh. Many thanks, S.!

Listening test
It was as usual. But I faced problem regarding maps.

Reading test
The passages were of moderate difficulty.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (letter)
You want to volunteer to help the old people of your comunity. An organization in your area works for the benefit of old people. Write a letter to the in-charge of that organization explaining:

1. Why do you want to help
2. How can you help them
3. When will you be available

Writing Task 2 (essay)
Some people think that fast-food industry has negative effect on health, environment and family eating habits. Do you agree or disagree with the statement?

Speaking test

At first, I was asked whether I study or work. Then about traveling.

Cue card
Description of some good news I received through phone.
– What was it?
– Who was the caller?
– What was my feeling?
– Why it was important?

Then I was asked to talk about the difference between mobile & land line, advantages / disadvantages.
About internet. When did I first use it?
Discussion of email versus the traditional paper letter.
My opinion whether or not paper based letter will become obsolete in future.

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