IELTS test in India – October 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS exam in India was described by S as follows:

Listening test

Section 1. A conversation between a holiday company’s executive and a lady named Janet.

Questions: Janet’s address, phone number (filling in the gaps), multiple choice questions about prizes / coupons, date of the prize announcement, type of prize, type of activity preferred by Janet’s teenage children (surfing), type of place Janet prefers to spend her holiday in, type of activity Janet likes to do on a holiday with her husband.

Section 2. Description of Woodside Hotel.

Questions: when it opened, how many branches it has, how much it costs to purchase membership, discounts for members, special offers. Then there were 2 questions to select from answers in a box which restaurant has particular facilities.

Section 3. A talk between Jack and Lee about joining different universities. Lee likes journalism as a profession.

Questions: Why Lee has chosen that particular university, what facilities are there, what are Jack’s interests (science), what facilities are there in Jack’s college campus.

Section 4. A flowchart describing the making of rubber. How it’s collected, transferred, preserved in acid, manually pressed to drain water, smoked, sold.

Questions: filling in the gaps, the questions were about people who used rubber and for what purpose. In chronological order first Brazilians made rubber balls, then Europeans invented vulcanization to make rubber smooth and elastic, then car tires boosted the industry and the last invention of synthetic rubber was made by Germans.
Reading test

Passage 1. Koalas in Australia.

Questions: Multiple choice (A, B, C or D), Yes/No/Not Given, filling in gaps (no more than 2 words).

Passage 2. About a collapse of a steel bridge in London.

Questions: Multiple choices (select the correct opinion of an engineer from the given choices).

Passage 3. About the correct communication of information.
Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

There were two bar graphs comparing employment of elderly males and females in Belgium, USA, Japan and Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

People often think about creating an ideal society, but most of the times fail in making this happen. What is your opinion about an ideal society? How can we create an ideal society?

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