IELTS test in Dubai and Romania – March 2010 (General Training)

IELTS tests in Dubai and Romania were described by our friends with a very good memory (F. and A. – well done!), and thanks to them we know this much:

Listening test

Section 1. Garbage collection, what day it is scheduled on by the local council, details about the size, color, contents of the bin.
Questions: filling in the blanks and multiple choice.

Section 2. Lady wants to mail her items from New Zealand to Australia, where she is moving. She was asking the post office worker about the ways to send mail.
Questions: filling in the blanks and multiple choice.

Section 3. Research done by two students, who are talking to their professor.
Questions: table completion and multiple choice.

Section 4. Monologue of a lady doing a survey.
Questions: multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1. Tour and history of the Jack London Square.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, filling in the blanks.

Passage 2. Company car-pool policy.
Questions: filling in the blanks.

Passage 3. History of a writer.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 4. Maps History, from ancient (Babylonians, Egypt) to 15-16th century.
Questions: mostly information matching (selecting answers A-I according to paragraph type) and multiple choice questions (A-B-C).

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to the airport flight manager about missing a business trip due to an accident that happened at the airport. Explain:
– what happened at the airport,
– what was the result of missing the flight,
– what you want them to do.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Newspapers and magazines will not be available in the near future because large amounts of information from the Internet will replace them. Do you agree or disagree? Give some examples from your own experience.

Speaking test

– What’s your full name?
– What shall I call you?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where’s your hometown?
– How is it there?
– Talk about your hometown.
– Where would you recommend a tourist to go to in your hometown?
– What languages do you speak?
– What other language do you want to learn?
– How did you learn English?
– Is it easy to learn English?
– How to improve your English?
– Do you read? What are you reading?

Cue Card
Talk about a famous person (not from your country) that you would like to meet. You should say:
– Who is he/she?
– Why is the person famous?
– How do you know about this famous person?
– Explain why you would like to meet this famous person.

– What is the advantage and disadvantage of becoming famous?
– How do famous persons influence people?
– How do famous affect people in wearing branded items?

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