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IELTS test in India – December 2016 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from India (thanks, A!) remembered the following information about a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. Description of a map.

Section 2. Conversation about booking a ticket over the phone.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About different types of molasses and their benefits.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend saying that you cannot accompany him/her to the movie for which he/she purchased tickets already. In your letter

– Explain your situation.
– Suggest what to do with your ticket.
– Suggest another time and place to meet.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays many people work from home. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this situation in particular and of technologically advanced society in general.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– How can you describe yourself?
– What are your long-term career goals? Why?
– Who plays a vital role in bringing up children, men or women in the society?
– Why do you think so?
– How can children be engaged more in outdoor activities?
– Do you think shopping and entertainment centres are beneficial for people?
– Is it the same for the economy?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting activity that you did recently. Please say

– What and where was it?
– When and with whom did you do it?
– Did you enjoy it? Why?


Don’t remember.

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