IELTS test in Iran – December 2009 (General Training)

IELTS test in Iran was described by A. (thanks a lot!) who used IELTS-Blog to prepare for his exam and felt like giving back. Here is what A. remembered:

Listening test

The topics in Listening were the same as in IELTS exam in the UK from yesterday.

Reading test

Passage 1: An advertisement about recycling, that specified the following details.

Garden waste is collected once a week, people can bring clothes, cans, etc., to a certain center and another kind of waste to a different place. Then they gave us two addresses and phone numbers for getting information and for filing complaints.

Passage 2: About different times of validity of international driving licenses in Britain.

Questions: The questions were similar to the following.
If a German driver stays for more than 3 years in England, does it mean that he has to change his license into an English license or should he sit a new test?

Passage 3: A text about an Ice hotel that is being rebuilt every year.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)
You have recently left something in a train, write a letter to the manager of the Lost and Found department and specify:
– when you lost it,
– describe the object you have left,
– tell the manager what you want them to do with it.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that what is taught in schools is not as useful as what you can learn outside the school. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Interview
The examiner asked me
– about my house,
– how long I have been living there

Cue card
Describe a toy you had in your childhood, you should say:
– who gave it to you,
– what you used to do with this toy,
– why it was important to you.

Discussion
– What toys girls prefer as opposed to the toys boys prefer?
– Do you think that modern computer games should replace old-fashioned toys?

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