IELTS test in India and UAE – June 2010 (General Training)

IELTS exams in Bangalore, India and UAE were identical, according to our 2 kind friends who shared the information below:

Listening test

Section 1. A conversation between a person and an animal protection club clerk regarding membership details.
Questions: filling in the gaps, no more than one word (Q1 – Q8).

Section 2. About locations of shops in a shopping mall.
Questions: From the conversation we had to fill names of various shops on a diagram, e.g. cinema, book stall, food court (choosing words from a box, Q9 – Q15).

Section 3. Conversation between two students about a presentation in their college.
Questions: filling in the gaps (no more than three words, Q16 – Q22), filling in the gaps (no more than 2 words, Q23 – Q31).

Section 4. Portland cement manufacturing process (a monologue).
Questions: filling in the gaps (no more than one word, Q32 – Q36), 3 statements about 2 different types of cements (Portland and another), Q37 – Q40.

Reading test

Passage 1. Various ways of getting tickets to a concert at the theater.
Questions: Short answer questions (no more than four words), Q1 – Q7.

Passage 2. Don’t remember the topic.
Questions: True / False / Not given, Q8 – Q16.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4: Asteroids and different types of stone like objects falling from space on Earth. About four types of stones were discussed.
Questions: matching statements Q25 – Q35, filling in the gaps (no more than 2 words) Q36 – Q40.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

Government plans to construct an airport in your locality. Write a letter to the authority, in your letter
a) explain where did you come to know from about this news,
b) describe the negative effects of the airport construction,
c) ask to consider alternative site for the construction.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many universities are offering jobs to students one year prior to their graduation from the course. Explain the advantages and disadvantages. What is your opinion?

Speaking test


– Are you working or a student?
– Have you been offered any training for your job?
– How do you feel about the training, is it necessary?
– What is your opinion about wearing fashionable clothes?
– What type of clothes would you like to wear?
– Do you shop frequently?

Cue Card

Speak about an older person that you know, please say:
– where did you meet him / her?
– what is so special about him / her?
– how has he/she influenced your life?


– What is your opinion about older people in your community?
– How the older people are treated by the new generation?
– How difficult is it for them to acquire a job?
– How should younger people change their approach to the older people?

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