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IELTS test in India – April 2016 (General Training)

Our friends R and S took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A phone conversation with an insurance company representative.

Section 2. A map description of a school and its facilities.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. An article about satisfaction that described cases of full, partial satisfaction and no satisfaction at all.

Section 4. About a tunnel for water and sewage line.

Reading test

Passage 1. About working relationships of employees and employers.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, filling in blanks.

Passage 2. Don’t remember.

Passage 3. About the history of watch.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, filling in blanks, matching statements to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have applied for a course in a college, but there were no places available. Write a letter to the principal and ask to enrol for the next available course. Include the following:

– Why do you want to do this course?
– What other options would you like to explore?
– Suggest your solution to this situation.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays music and newspapers are available online. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such services? Give your own opinion followed by relevant examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card 1

Talk about an instance when you used a foreign language for the first time. Please say

– when it was
– why you spoke in a foreign language
– how it made you feel

Discussion 1

– How many foreign languages do you know?
– Is it easy to learn a foreign language?

Cue Card 2

Talk about a holiday that you really enjoyed. Please say

– when it was
– where you went
– what you did
– why you enjoyed that holiday

Discussion 2

– Let’s talk about vacations.
– What type of vacations do you prefer, with friends or family?
– How hard is it to take time off from work? Why?
– Do you like short or long vacations? Why?

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