Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Upcoming IELTS test dates in the UK for April 2011

Here are the upcoming dates for April in the UK for IELTS Academic and IETLS General exam. The entries are in date order. Remember to arrive a little early and give yourself time to get settled. 

April 2nd 2011 Academic and General tests
Queen's University Belfast
IELTS Administrator
The Language Centre
The Library at Queen's, 10 College Park
Tel: 44 28 90 976134
Cost GBP 108.00

April 16th 2011 for Academic and General tests
April 30th for Academic test
ELCOS Bangor University, Wales
Tel: 01248 383043
Fax: 01248 383784
Cost £115

April 16th 2011 for Academic and General tests
April 30th Academic test
University of Bath
Tel: 44 1225 383409
Fax: 44 1225 323135
Cost GBP 120.00

April 28th 2011 for Academic test
Aberystwyth University
Tel: +44 (0)1970 628669
Fax: +44 1970 622546
Cost GBP 115

Sunday, March 6, 2011

IELTS - Recent Exam Questions

An IELTS student recently sat the IELTS Academic exam and kindly gave feedback about the exam. Parts of her email are reproduced with permission.

The listening had a section which was challenging as it had not appeared before in the mock papers. The section was about the experiences a teenager had during his free time in a business. She had to choose between four option (frustrating, challenging, enjoyable, easy) and relate them to statements, i.e. his duties, such as booking apartments, arranging airport transfer etc.

The reading section was pretty long. The texts were about ancient cultures and why they disappeared as well as wind power and different kinds of fruits that were imported to Europe.

Part 1 Writing was a graph and a table containing information about working hours and paid days of holidays in the years 1998-2004.

Part 2 Writing  : The topic of the essay was : The quality of life in cities is becoming worse. What are the causes? What might be possible solutions?

The details of the IELTS spoken exam can be found by clicking here.

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