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IELTS test in India – April 2012 (General Training)

The following exam was shared by our kind friend S from India (thank you!).

Listening test IELTS test in India

Section 1. About different types of advertisements.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 2. About whales and a survey related to the topic.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About a photographer’s work described by a student as a study assignment.

Reading test

Passage 1. About glaciation in the Arctic region.
Questions: True / False / Not Given and matching headings to paragraphs.

Passage 2 and 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. Bus services in countryside.
Questions: filling in blanks, True / False / Not Given.
Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend about an item you borrowed last week, that accidentally got damaged. In your letter

– Describe the item.
– What was the damage?
– What do you intend to do to rectify the problem?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some say that people should continue to work in the same job for a lifetime; others say they should change the job at least once in their career. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion and support it with examples.

Speaking test


– Talk about your city.
– What do you like about your city?
– Why do you feel this city is not safe for youngsters?
– How is the climate in your city?
– Do many people like this city?

Cue Card

Talk about a wedding you have recently attended. Please say

– Whose wedding was it?
– What did you do there?
– What was so special about this event that made you remember it?


– Should weddings be kept small and humble, or big and fancy?
– Why do people want to spend so much money on weddings?
– What type of wedding do you think is better?
– Do you think grand weddings are a waste of money?
– What is your opinion on the current state of marriages?

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