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IELTS test in India – May 2014 (General Training)

This IELTS exam update was shared by S from India:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A man was explaining to a women about a scientific research.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. About the procedure of building approval, including electricity, water and so on.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About work-related claims, holiday pay, recruitment agency jobs and temporary/casual labourers’ minimum wages in the UK.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 2. About railways and conventional trains in China.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are going to have a family party in a private room of a hotel. Write a letter to the hotel manager and say

– Why do you need to use this private room?
– What do you need them to provide for the party?
– Inquire about the price of the food you are ordering.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some say that due to heavy traffic governments need to build more roads in metropolitan cities, while others argue this isn’t the right solution. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your reasons and examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you like to live in a warm or a cold climate?
– Do you work or study?
– What are your responsibilities at work?
– Why do you prefer this particular job?
– Have you purchased any gadget recently?
– Did you like it or not? Why?
– Why are you having problems with this gadget?
– Is it necessary to check reviews online before buying electronic goods?

Cue Card

Talk about a recently purchased gadget. Describe the product and say

– What was the purpose of buying this particular product?
– Where did you buy it?
– Did somebody lend you money to buy it?


– Did you face any problems with this product?
– What have you done about it?
– How was your interaction with the customer service?
– Lets discuss recycling.
– Do you like to purchase things in large shopping malls?
– Is it necessary to recycle plastic items? Why?
– What will happen if plastic is not recycled properly?

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