IELTS exam in Jalandhar, India – April 2009 (General Training)

One of our Indian friends (excellent memory, S!) reports about his General Training IELTS exam:

Listening test

Section 1: A woman describing her lost bag to a railways official; the questions were on filling in the form of personal details.

Section 2: Art gallery students being introduced to the course & campus; the questions were on completing the course information & a map of campus.

Section 3: Talk by a university lecturer on an expedition to sea & a natural museum for students; the questions were multiple choice.

Section 4: A university professor giving information on research schedule; the questions were on completing the information.

Reading test

Passage 1 – a paragraph on bicycle expedition; the questions were “short answer questions” (three words).

Passage 2 – a paragraph on use of library; the questions were True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3 – a paragraph on getting a motorcycle license made; the questions were True/False/Not Given.

Passage 4 – can’t remember exactly but the questions were of matching information type.

Passage 5 – a paragraph on different types of calculators, very difficult reading. The questions were on matching the types of calculators with characteristics given and also matching given themes with paragraphs.

A LENGTHY TASK FOR 60 MINUTES!

Writing test

Writing task 1 (letter)
You have moved to a new place. Write a letter to a friend giving reasons why you moved to that place. Describe that place. Invite your friend to visit you.

Writing task 2 (essay)
People find it very difficult to speak in public or to give a presentation before an audience. Do you think public speaking skill is really important? Give reasons. Some people say public speaking should be taught at school. Do you agree or disagree?

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