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IELTS test in Sri Lanka – July 2017 (General Training)

When V took the IELTS exam in Sri Lanka, the following topics and questions were given in the test paper:

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. A phone conversation about birthday party celebration.

Section 2. About gardening training sessions.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A discussion between a student and a lecturer.

Reading test

Passage 1. About Australian dramas.

Passage 2. The claiming of expenses procedure for employees.

Passage 3. A job interview for a permanent position at a certain company.

Passage 4. About the bridge and its history.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to an overseas friend and invite him/her to a party that you arrange. Please say

– What is the reason for the party?
– Give details of the party.
– Suggest an arrangement for your friend.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that university education is helpful, while others think that university is not the right place to acquire new skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge and experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– What are you doing there?
– Let’s talk about mirrors.
– How often do you use a mirror?
– Is it important to have a mirror?
– Can you use a mirror for decoration in your home?

Cue Card

Talk about an unusual food you have ate abroad. Please say

– Where was it and what was the food?
– Did you like or dislike that food? Why?
– Why did you decide to try it?


– Do you prefer to buy foreign foods?
– Why do people buy foreign foods?
– Would you spend more on foreign foods?
– Why is that?

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