IELTS test in the USA – May 2012 (General Training)

The IELTS exam below was shared by S from the USA (thanks!)

Listening test IELTS test in the USA

Section 1. Student survey about their lifestyle.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. About farming difficulties in Canberra region (Australia).
Questions: filling in blanks, gardening diagram labeling.

Section 3. A teacher was gathering feedback from Nursing students.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 2 words), match letters to paragraphs.

Section 4. About autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV).
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Reading test

Passage 1. Bicycle rental in the UK.
Questions: True /False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Walk and ride tours with open-top-buses and group guidance.
Questions: filling in blanks, True /False/Not Given.

Passage 3. About foreign exchange program for students including the admission process (eligibility, visa, personal details).
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

Passage 4. An article on comets (one of which was the Tunguska event).
Questions: filling in blanks, match headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are unable to complete your course – you have discontinued it. Write a letter to your teacher to thank him and explain.

– Why have you discontinued it?
– What are your reasons for thanking him/her?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

People in developed countries have the tendency to buy more and more things (whether they need them or not). Is it a positive or a negative development?

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