Cambridge english IELTS 11 General Training Student’s Book with Answers ielts 11 general training book review ielts 11 general training book review

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‘Cambridge IELTS 11 General Training’ provides an excellent opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with IELTS and  practise examination techniques using authentic test material. You can choose an edition containing either four complete tests for Academic or  General Training module. An introduction to these different modules is included in each book, together with an explanation of the scoring system used by Cambridge English Language Assessment. A comprehensive section of answers and tapescripts makes the material ideal for students working partly or entirely on their own. These tests are also available for purchase online at

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Section 1 

Questions 1–14

Read the text below and answer Questions 1–5.

Is Your Child at School Today?

School Attendance Information for Parents/Guardians


To provide full-time education for your child, give them the best possible start in life. As a parent, you should also make sure that your child is punctual and attends school regularly to make the most of the opportunities available for them. The law says that parents must ensure that their child regularly attends the school where he/she is registered.

What you can do to help

  • Make sure your child goes to school on time. This encourages the habit of timekeeping and reduces any possible classroom disruption. If your child arrives after the register has closed without a good reason, this will be recorded as an ‘unauthorised’ absence for that session.
  • If your child has to miss school, you must let the school know why, preferably on the first morning of the absence. (Your child’s school will have an attendance policy explaining how this should be done.)
  • If you think that your child is having difficulties in attending school you should contact the school. It is better to do this at the earliest, as most problems can be dealt with quickly.

Authorised and Unauthorised Absence

If your child is absent and the school does not receive an explanation from you or considers the explanation unsatisfactory, it will record your child’s absence as ‘unauthorised’, that is, as truancy.

Your child’s school will authorise most absences for acceptable reasons such as:

  • Sickness
  • Unavoidable medical or dental appointments (if possible, arrange these after school or during school holidays)
  • An interview with a prospective employer or college
  • Exceptional family circumstances, such as bereavement
  • Days of religious observance.

Your child’s school will not authorise absence for the following reasons:

  • Shopping during school hours
  • Day trips
  • Holidays which have not been agreed
  • Birthdays
  • Looking after brothers or sisters or ill relatives.

Questions 1–5

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text on pages 18  and 19?

In boxes 1–5 on your answer sheet, write

          TRUE              if the statement agrees with the information

          FALSE            if the statement contradicts the information  

          NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this

  • Children must go to the school where they are registered.
  • All arrivals after the register has closed are recorded as ‘unauthorised’ absences.
  • If your child is absent from school, you must send the school a letter to explain why.
  • Staff who think a child is having difficulties at school will contact the parents.
  • Schools will contact other authorities about children who take frequent unauthorised absences.

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How are the Reading passages in IELTS General different from that of IELTS Academic?

In IELTS General module, section 1 consists of several short texts on life in an English country. Section 2 consists of two texts mostly related to work and section 3 contains one long academic text . IELTS Academic module consists of three long texts adapted from books, journals, magazines and newspapers.

Does one need to get more questions correct in IELTS General for obtaining a given band score?

Yes. A raw score of 15 out of 40 in IELTS General would correspond to a band score of 4 whereas the same raw score would correspond to a band score of 5 in IELTS Academic module.

How does the difficulty level vary in a Reading test ?

Be it IELTS General or IELTS Academic, the difficulty level increases progressively.
Eg: Section 3 is more difficult than section 2.

Does the total number of questions vary for IELTS General and IELTS Academic?

No. The total number of questions is 40 for both the modules.

What are the skills needed to achieve a high band in the Reading section?

Skills such as skimming and scanning are essential to obtain a high band in the reading section of both the modules.

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