IELTS in Sydney, Australia – September 2009 (General Training)

IELTS test in Sydney, Australia was shared by S. who remembered and described the exam as follows. Let’s all wish S. a great score! And now to the questions: this post covers the questions in Listening, Reading and Writing sections, Speaking will be published tomorrow.

Listening test

Section 1: A talk between a Parent and an Administrative Officer.
Questions: Short answer questions (write no more than three words), fill a school admission form.

Section 2: Radio announcement about a new Shopping Mall.

Section3: Discussion between two college administrative workers about the facilities in college.

Section 4: Research about crops.

Reading test

Passage 1: 6 Ads were given.
Questions: Match the following sentences with the appropriate ad.

Passage 2: A passage about courses certificate I/II/III/IV/Diploma/AdDip T/F/NG

Passage 3: Can’t remember
Questions: True / False / Not Given

Passage 4: A long passage about an author (forgot his name) it was in early twentieth century.
Questions: True / False / Not Given, Matching of the appropriate paragraph to the given sentences.

Writing Test

Writing task 1 (letter)
You are living in an English speaking country and the restaurant near you is making a lot of noise. Write a letter to the restaurant owner.
Cover the following:
– tell restaurant owner to reduce the noise levels.
– suggest a solution to fix the problem.
– warn that if this problem remains not solved then further action will be taken.

Writing task 2 (essay)
Some students work part time while studying. Do you think it has more advantages or disadvantages? Give examples.

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