General Training Writing Task 2

In Task 2, you are required to write an essay of about 250 words on a given topic which you must complete in about 40 minutes. The question is taken from Cambridge English IELTS 10 by Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell.

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True/False/Not Given in Academic Reading

True/False/Not Given in Academic Reading; the exercise is taken from Cambridge English IELTS Book 10; University of Cambridge ESOL Examination by Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell.

Do the following statements agree with the information in Reading Passage 1?
In boxes 1-4 on your Answer Sheet, write
TRUE if the statement is true according to the passage.
FALSE if the statement contradicts the passage.
NOT GIVEN if there is no information about this in the passage.

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choose the best answer in Listening

WE are learning “choose the best answer in IELTS Listening Test” today. Let’s have a quick look at the questions first and highlight the keywords. When you hear your highlighted keywords in the audio, listen carefully as you will hear your answers next.

This listening test contains 10 questions.

You will hear three students in a study group working on a class assignment for their Economics class. Listen and choose A, B, C or D.

Page Number 1

Page Number 2



1) A

2) C

3) B

4) B

5) D

6) C

7) C

8) D

9) D

10) B

Transcript of the recording is available here.


And now here is a TED Talk for you.

“THE DANGER OF HIDING WHO YOU ARE”: Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences. In front of an audience of her co-workers, she reflects on what it means to fear the judgment of others, and how it makes us judge ourselves.