IELTS test in India – February 2011 (General Training)

IELTS exam in India was remembered very well and shared by A, who took his test at IDP in Pune. Here is what A remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. A woman was ordering items over the phone, there were team description, code, color, etc that we had to recognize from the recording.

Section 2. A monologue about trip details for tourists.

Section 3. Two students were talking about car survey results.

Section 4. Description of human history from AD 4050.

Reading test

Passage 1. National Health Services (NHS) Australia, information about various plans.

Passage 2. Airline training program details.
Questions: 5-6 True/False/Not Given questions.

Passage 3. Various courses for adults at a community college.
Questions: 5-6 True/False/Not Given questions.

Passage 4. Different late night TV programs which can be recorded and listened to later.

Passage 5. Long biographical text about one of the famous archeologists (who also worked as economist) in Egypt, Europe etc.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend who has invited you to dinner, in your letter
– Thank him for the invite, and suggest the exact date and time
– Tell him who else will be with you
– Describe the hotel location

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Retirees have time for many different activities. What are those activities? What is the benefit of such activities to the retirees themselves and to the society?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Where are you from?
– What do you do?
– Do you think it is important that one likes his job ? Why?
– Is it easy for people in your country to get a job they like?
– How long have you been studying English?
– When did English become important in your studies?

Cue Card

Talk about something that you are good at, please say
– When did you start doing it?
– How did you become good at it?
– How does it make you feel?


– Do many people play basketball in your country?
– Are children encouraged to learn basketball?
– What is the role of parents in developing such abilities in children?
– Do you think teachers also play an important role?
– Do you think some children are born ‘naturally gifted’?
– What are the problems of such children?
– Do they also face problems at school? Why?

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