IELTS test in Sri Lanka – January 2011 (General Training)

IELTS from Sri Lanka was shared by a kind student who remembered the reading and writing tasks and the speaking questions.

Reading test

Passage 1. One page of employee short term leave rules or conduct.

Passage 2. A course plan of an institute with different courses of different duration and fees structure.

Passage 3. Vertical agriculture, its advantages and questions about it.

Passage 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

You have just arrived in a foreign country on a business trip. You faced a problem at the airport.
Write a letter to the airport manager regarding the problem you had. In your letter

– identify yourself and state your flight number,
– explain what problem you had at the airport,
– suggest an improvement that should be made to the airport to prevent the problem.

Task 2 (an essay)

Adults always say that life was better in their childhood and school days than it is now. Why do adults say so? Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– What do you want me to call you?
– Do you work or study?
– What part of the day are you busy?
– What part of the day do you like the most?
– How many languages can you speak?
– What are the languages that you love to learn? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a job that you would like to try, please say:

– what the job is,
– what skills are necessary to do that job and
– where you would like to work.

Follow-up questions

– Is it easy to work in that job?
– Are many people working nowadays in that field?


– What is the most common way to get a job now?
– What do you do to find a job in your country?
– Is it easy to find a job in your country? Why?
– How do schools support students to help them select the job they like?
– What are the improvements that schools must have to identify talents of students?

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