IELTS test in Brazil – May 2011 (General Training)

The IELTS exam below was shared by A from Brazil, who remembered the Writing and Speaking tests.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

A friend of yours is applying for a job as a sports instructor for teenagers in an summer school in Australia. He is asking you to write a recommendation letter to the principal of the school. In your letter you should say

– How long have you known him/her for?
– What are his/her qualifications?
– Why is he/she suitable for this position?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many old cities around the world are going through major processes of modernization. What are the advantages and disadvantages of modernization?

Speaking test


– What is your full name, please?
– Describe the apartment you live in.
– Do you think money is important for happiness?
– What do you think is the secret of happiness?

Cue Card

Describe a feature of your personal character that you find important. Please say

– Why do you like it?
– Why is it important to you?
– What difference does it make in your life?


– Describe one feature of people in your country that you find interesting.
– What differences should people take into consideration while choosing a partner or a friend?
– What do you think makes people choose hand-made items?
– Do you think it is important for children to learn how to create hand-made objects?
– What hand-made object would you like to make?

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1 thought on “IELTS test in Brazil – May 2011 (General Training)”

  1. To home it may concern,
    It is my great pleasure to write on behalf of Mr. Ali, one of my best friends of all time, in order to recommend him as a professional swimming instructor for young learners.
    I have known him since 1995, while we have been trained for swimming team of University of Shahed, Ramsar. Until then we didn’t loss contact, and I am aware of his carrier background and qualifications.
    Mr. Ali continued the swimming instructor profession and obtained his swimming trainer diploma as a qualified trainer for young learners in the year 2000. Since then, he was involved in swimming sport trade as a professional instructor. He was employed with a swimming training school for teenagers since 2005. Mr. Ali not only is a professional swimmer and trainer, but also he has great humor, kindness and patience specially in his period of training sessions. He has unique personality of contributing his abilities and willingness of sharing his knowledge. He is also proven that he can contribute in team work tasks very well.
    I strongly believe that Mr. Ali’s abilities and qualification will be effective in your school enhancement and success. I would highly recommend him for the position of swimming instructor in your school. I wish all the best for him in his future endeavors.
    R. B.

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