IELTS test in Qatar and India – August 2012 (General Training)

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Listening testIELTS test in Qatar

Section 1. About an island.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. About a cave.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About national theater.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are working in a very busy office. A particular piece of office equipment is not working properly. Write a letter to the manager and say

– What is happening with the equipment?
– How does this affects your work?
– What do you suggest to be done?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In some countries people are not taking care of their elderly relatives – instead trained professionals are used to care for the elderly. Do you see this as a positive or a negative development?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– What can I call you?
– Do you work or study?
– Where are you from?
– What was your hometown like in the past?
– What do you think about the developments in your hometown currently?
– What do you think about weddings in your country?
– What do you think about weddings in the past?
– What do you think about the weddings at present?
– Who do you invite to the wedding?

Cue Card

Talk about a famous person in your country. Please say:

– Who is he/she?
– What is he/she doing?
– Why is he/she so famous?


– How do you think people become famous?
– What are the problems they face?
– Why do they want to be famous?
– Which people can be famous?
– What do you think about the children of the famous people?
– What problems do they face?

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