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IELTS test in India – August 2016 (General Training)

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

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A conversation about an art learning program.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 2. About a company called Willow.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 3. A conversation between students and tutor about business study.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to paragraphs.

Section 4. An article about crocodiles.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently been on a business trip and faced some problem at the airport. Write a letter to the airport manager and say:

– Give your flight details.
– What was the problem you faced?
– Suggest some improvements for the future.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that subjects such as art, music, drama and creative writing have a bright future. Therefore, schools should spend more time teaching these subjects. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What do you like the most about your job? Why?
– Do you travel a lot?
– How do you usually travel, by bus or by taxi? Why?
– Is it easily available around your area?
– What part of your country would you recommend to visit? Why?

Cue Card

Describe the perfect job for you. Please say

– What is this job?
– Why did you choose this job?
– What are the skills required for it?


– Why is it a perfect job for you?
– Do you think you will ever get this job?
– What jobs do children prefer to do? Why?
– Is money an important consideration when choosing a job?
– Why do children change their job preferences when they grow up?

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