IELTS exam in Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 2009 (Academic Module)

Thanks to B. from Abu Dhabi, UAE we know this much about a recent Academic IELTS exam there:

Listening test

Section 1 was about an employee speaking over the phone to an agent, looking for a job.
Section 3 was about nomads in Africa.

Reading test

Passage 1 was about the invention of writing (a difficult one!)
Passage 2 was about bees
Passage 3 was about the invention of compass

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (report)
There was a pie chart showing the percentages of tourists in Australian resorts by countries of origin: Asian 35%, European 30%, American 18%, Other 10%, etc. There was also a table that showed their average length of stay and type of accommodation.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
The topic was about youth dropping out of school and thus presenting a problem to their society. We were asked to make suggestions on how to solve that problem.

Speaking test

In the interview there were questions about my house and the type of music that I listen to, and the cue card was about a person I am impressed with.

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