IELTS test in the USA – November 2010 (General Training)

This IELTS exam was shared by S from the States (thank you, dear friend!), who remembered this much:

Listening test

Section 1. A discussion between two people. The questions were about what the guy liked about a certain place.

Section 2. A discussion between a first year student and couple of second year students regarding advantages of having a mentor in the first year.

Section 3.A female was talking about her favorite architect and why she chose to work for him. She also described three places he designed and their current usage.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About 7 different wild life sanctuaries and zoos in Australia.

Passage 2. Short term courses offered by NIT.

Passage 3. 8 different paragraphs about part time study and questions about matching a sentence to a paragraph.

Passage 4. About accidental discoveries made by two different scientists, one in the field of photography and the other on how a Nobel family scientist controlled a liquid explosive by using blast cap.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter about problems with your rental property to the owner.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Mothers generally stay home to take care of their children after pregnancy. Do you support the opinion that these mothers should be compensated by the government?

Speaking test


– How do you like your job?
– How did you get your job?

Cue Card

Talk about the kind of music people currently like.


– How do you relax?
– How does music help in relaxing?
– Why do different people like different types of music?

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