IELTS test in Egypt and Turkey – April 2011 (General Training)

IELTS exams in Egypt and Turkey were shared by our kind friends C and S, who collectively remembered the following:

Listening test

Section 1. A conversation about how to become a patient in a medical centre (British accent).

Section 2. A conversation about 2 teams, their training, fees and games (Australian accent).

Section 3. A lecture about the English Channel underground tunnel and a map to label (British accent).

Section 4. Some instructions (in an American accent).

Reading test

Passage 1. Several paragraphs each talking about an art gallery.
Questions: information matching.

Passage 2. Employees in a company and their overtime scheme and regulations.
Questions: multiple choice.

Passage 3. Trips to Bear Mountain.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 4. Tree houses, their design and development. Designers and techniques they have used.
Questions: multiple choice, match a name to a statement.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have started a course after reading its details in a brochure. Unfortunately it turned out to be totally different from the description in the brochure. Write a letter to the manager, including the following:

– Mention the details of the course.
– Explain how it was different.
– What course you would like to take instead?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Children’s opinions are influenced by their friends. Is this a positive or a negative development? What can parents do to influence their children’s opinions?

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