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IELTS test in India – January 2014 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from India (tnanks, M!) shared this recent exam update:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A discussion between two friends who want to send various gifts to their school/college friends with a courier/mail service.

Section 2. A discussion of a man and a woman about their habits, opinions, daily routines, and also about a career as a football player or a referee.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A research into sleeping habits of various mammals.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a train company called Southpress. Description of their process, system, equipment, details required for routine upkeep, housekeeping and cleanliness of train coaches.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. An advertisement of various shops selling antiques located at the local market.
Questions: locate information from the passage.

Passage 3. Safety policy of a company regarding ergonomics while working on computers.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 4. An overtime work policy of a company stating eligibility criteria, hours, wages and so on.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 5. A research report about African Grey Hornbill (a bird).
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice, match the author’s opinion to a paragraph.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You want to book a conference hall at the hotel for a meeting with your colleagues. Write a letter to the hotel manager stating your requirements and say

– How many days will be required for a meeting?
– How many people will be there?
– What other arrangements do you require?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people are purchasing more than they need. Is this a positive or a negative trend? Give your opinion and examples based on your experience and knowledge.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– How often do you use a computer for work?
– What purpose do you usually use a computer for?
– Do you think using the Internet is beneficial for you?
– Should we restrict use of the Internet and computers for children?

Cue Card

Talk about a situation when you saved some money. Please say

– What was the reason?
– How long did it take to save this money?
– Who helped you with saving it?


– Do you think nowadays youth believe in saving money?
– Are women better at saving money then men?
– Do you save money? Why?

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