IELTS test in India – April 2011 (General Training)

The topics and questions below were shared by our kind friend A who took his IELTS exam in Pune, Inida. He didn’t remember any of the Listening or Reading topics, but did a great job on the Writing and Speaking:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to the principle of your college to inform him that you have joined an evening course, which is different from the one described in their brochure. Please say

– What course have you joined?
– Describe how the course is different from the one described in the brochure.
– What action do you expect the principal to take?
– What are your suggestions regarding this matter?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Children are influenced by their friends’ opinions. In what way are children affected by their friends? How can parents make sure this influence is positive? Please provide supporting examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Do you prefer to read newspapers or to watch news on TV?
– Do you use internet to read the news?
– Where do you prefer to see movies, on a TV screen or in the cinema? Why?
– What kind of movies do you like? Why?

Cue Card

Describe an advertisement you have seen recently, please say:

– What was it about?
– What was included in it?
– In your opinion who should watch the advertisement?


– Are advertisements important to you?
– In what way?
– Why do they use celebrities in advertisements?
– Do you think children should be in advertisements?
– What are the media getting by showing advertisements?
– In what places can advertisements be allowed?

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