This update from a General IELTS exam came from Melbourne, Australia – thank you, R.C!
The format of the listening exam was exactly the same as it in the Cambridge book 6, the second listening test.
Section 1. The admission form of a child ( fill in the gaps).
Section 2. Some city exhibition, the task was to fill in the gaps dates and activities.
Section 3. Discussion of the advantages of changing the subject and suggestions. Fill in the gaps.
Section 4. Success at work and company strategy. 4 multiple choice questions and the rest was ‘fill in the gaps’.
I felt it was a piece of cake but a bit lengthy (may be the credit goes to my hard work – I had practiced for 1.5 months religiously)
Passage 1. The text was about different venues such as marriage halls and car parking places.
Questions: Match sentences to small paragraphs.
Passage 2. A single-page text about a car parking lot.
Questions: True, false, not given.
Passage 3. About different levels of certificates, diploma courses.
Questions: match a sentence to one of the given statements.
Passage 4. The most lovely part was the last one which I am usually unhappy about. It was about New Zealand famous folk plant which they use to make their traditional skirts and baskets, how it transformed to new products, methods how they made it soft texture and how captain Cook exported it to Europe.
Questions: True/False/NG and fill in the gaps, and the last one was to match headings.
I salute to your website – my topic came from the list of the exams that different candidates listed.
Writing Task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to an employment company and say:
– Which type of job you are looking for,
– What kind of company you are interested to be hired by,
– Reasons why you want to work abroad.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people think cars should be banned from the city center, do you agree or disagree?
My speaking was fairly good but I was very dehydrated and very cold in 3 hours after my exam. Sitting system wasn’t decent enough, they let us sit in the open and cold for 3 hours which made me bored to death. I believe the cold affected me.
My speaking was all about chores I perform at home, family functions, marriages in my culture and a one minute talk was on my favorite event.
Previously I sat the IELTS exam in Dubai at British council and trust me it was much harder in comparison to this exam.