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IELTS test in India – February 2014 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from India (thanks, A!) shared the topics and questions from a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A woman was calling a service center to lodge a complaint about a broken fridge.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. A discussion about hiring graduates for a company.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. A text about photography.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 4. A survey of four different supermarkets.
Questions: filling in blanks, diagram labeling.

Reading test

Passage 1. About five islands in New Zealand.
Questions: match descriptions to paragraphs.

Passage 2. About resume-writing techniques.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 3. A text about fire prevention.
Questions: filling in blanks

Passage 4. A lengthy passage about an Antarctic lake below ice.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently met a manager of a new company started in your city. After the meeting, the manager wrote you a letter offering a job at this company. Write him back and say

– How do you feel about the job?
– Why can’t you accept it?
– Provide a reference to your friend who might be interested.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

People try to change their look by changing the colour of their hair, using cosmetics, wearing jewellery or even having a plastic surgery done. Why do you think people do it? Do you think changing your look is a good thing?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Lets talk about sunshine.
– Do you like sunny weather?
– When do you prefer it, morning or afternoon?
– Are there many sunny days in your country?

Cue Card

Talk about a tourist place, that you have visited. Please say

– Where and what is this place?
– When did you visit it?
– What did you do there?


– Do you like to visit such places frequently?
– What kind of tourist places are popular in your country?
– How do international resorts at these tourist places affect the local business and economy?
– Can tourists cause environmental issues?

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