IELTS test in the UAE – January 2012 (Academic module)

The following questions were asked on an IELTS test (Academic module) held in the UAE in January 2012. Source:

Listening test IELTS test in the UAE

Section 1

A person who wanted to arrange a birthday party was inquiring on the phone about the facilities provided by a hotel.

Section 2

The manager at a health center was talking with a new receptionist about their patients and doctors and the floor plan of the building.

Questions were of the diagram and map labeling kind.

Section 3

A student and a tutor were talking about the advantages and disadvantages of the wind turbines used in Australia.

Section 4

Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1

Passage 1 was about the causes that led to the extinction of apes around the world.

Questions: match quotations to experts’ names.

Passage 2

Passage 2 was about the development of mathematical tables and models to solve problems.

Passage 3

Passage 3 was about music therapy and its power to heal people suffering from illnesses such as burns and autism.

Questions: Filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given, matching exercises.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

A table showing the oil production in four African countries over a period of four years was given. Test takers were asked to write a report based on the information given in the table.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Youngsters now admire and imitate media and sports personalities even though they do not always set a good example. Do you think that this is a positive or negative development?

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