N remembered the following IELTS test questions after taking the exam in India:
Section 1. A phone conversation regarding a national park visit.
Section 2. About some ancient community in South America, modern Peru now. A survival story about using local trees. They used roots for food, leaves for medicinal purposes, dyes from trees as colours for pottery and dyeing clothes.
Section 3. A human resources manager was giving an introduction to newly joined employees about work, rules and values of the company.
Section 4. A Map description of local facilities, including some public gardens, swimming pool, beach, bus stops and so on.
Passage 1. About a swimming school and diving certificate course.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, sentence completion.
Passage 2. A text related to job applications to restaurants.
Questions: application form filling.
Passage 3. Advertisements of five different restaurants with various food selections.
Questions: match statements to paragraphs.
Passage 4. About a popular band based in North America. A special thing about that band was that they never translated or wrote their lyrics in English.
Questions: match statements to paragraphs, True/False/Not Given, sentence completion.
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You are attending a training program in a foreign country. Write to your manager and say that you want to stay longer in that country for personal reasons. Include the following in your letter:
– How did you benefit from the training program?
– Why do you want to stay longer?
– When are you planning to come back?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
The number of older people is increasing in many parts of the world. What are the effects of this on the society as a whole? What are the advantages or disadvantages of this trend?