IELTS test in Sri Lanka – August 2019 (General Training)

D shared the following IELTS test questions after a recent exam in Sri Lanka:

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. A phone conversation about credit card application.

Section 2. Description of a city park map.
Questions: diagram / map labelling.

Section 3. A book review by university students and a lecturer.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 4. A research presentation about pine trees.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1. A notice about dog registration procedure.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, multiple choice.

Passage 2. An article on grievances procedures of employment.
Questions: filling in blanks, summary form.

Passage 3. An article about Concorde flight.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have a spare room in your apartment that you would like to rent out to a student. Write a letter to the Student Accommodation Officer of local college and say

– Where is your apartment located?
– When will the room be available?
– What are your requirements for a student to stay there?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Science gives people life expectancy of close to one hundred years or even more. Some people view it in a positive light, but others believe it creates some problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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