IELTS test in Israel – November 2011 (General Training)

The topics below were shared by L, who recently took a General Training IELTS exam in Israel (thanks to the contributor!).

Listening test IELTS test in Israel

Section 1. A talk between two friends about visiting a literary festival.
Questions: filling a table, a phone number and an address.

Section 2. Gardening activity for young kids.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 3. Discussion about ancient cultures and nations.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. Lecture about town planning. Current state of the town and future plans for its development.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1. Local events advertised in a local newspaper.
Questions: Matching sentences to paragraphs.

Passage 2. Sales of used cars and insurance types offered within these deals.
Questions: True / False / Not Given.

Passage 3. About food inspectors.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 4. About train driver courses.
Questions: filling in blanks in a brochure about the course.

Passage 5. Kayak travel around the world.
Questions: True / False / Not Given, matching facts to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a company about an item you have bought several years ago, which you want to return.

– Describe the item.
– Why do you want to return it?
– What do you suggest as a solution?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people spend more hours at work. Jobs became more stressful. What do you think are the reasons for this? Suggest a solution for employers to improve the situation.

Speaking test


– Please introduce yourself.
– May I see your Id?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like your job?
– Will you continue this job/profession in the future?
– Is color important to you when you buy clothes?
– Were colors important to you in childhood?
– What colors would you use and not use in your home?

Cue Card

Talk about an unusual thing you did recently. Please say

– What was it?
– Who was there with you?
– How did you feel about it?


– Did you tell anyone about the activity you mentioned on the cue card topic?
– Who do you spend your spare time with?
– What do you usually do?
– Do you prefer to spend it with friends or family?
– What do young people in your country do in their spare time?
– Do men have more spare time than women?
– Activities for children – what importance do they have?
– What kind of activities is better for the kids? Why?

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