IELTS test in Colombia – May 2010 (General Training)

IELTS exam in Colombia was shared by H. who sent us the following topics and questions. Our heartfelt thanks goes to H for the effort.

Listening test

Section 1. Health Centers, doctors and schedules.
Questions: filling in the blanks and multiple choice.

Section 2. About some study courses.
Questions: filling in the blanks.

Section 3. Orientation for new employees at a factory, including factory layout.
Questions: multiple choice, information matching.

Section 4. About robots.
Questions: filling in the blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About TV shows.
Questions: information matching. Each show was assigned a letter and we had to match a letter to a statement.

Passage 2. About financial investors.
Questions: Filling in the blanks.

Passage 3: About sea turtles nesting habits.
Questions: Filling in the blanks, multiple choice and True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

You live in an English speaking country and you want to do some voluntary work (not paid). Write a letter to the local council to let them know the following:
– Why you want to do the voluntary work.
– What your skills and experience are.
– What can you do as a volunteer.

Speaking test


– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Is it easy to get a job there?
– What do you want to do for work in the future?
– Do you like shopping in big malls?
– What do you usually shop for?

Cue card

Talk about a device (not a computer) that you use very often in your home. Please say
– where and when you got it,
– what you use it for,
– how often you use it.


– Do you think computers are making people less sociable?
– How does electronic equipment change the way we work today?
– How does electronic equipment affect our health?

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