IELTS test in Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 2012 (Academic Module)

The exam below was shared by our kind friend M, who remembered the following:

Listening test IELTS test in the UAE

Section 1. A man was talking with a bank clerk about getting a credit card.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2 – 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About types of merino sheep raised in Australia and the specifications of its fleece and meat.

Passage 2. About the reason plants and trees lose their leaves in autumn and why the leaves turn yellow, brown or red.

Passage 3. About the science of predicting the future and several opinions from different scientists.
Questions: match a statement with the person whom it belongs to.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table with information about the amount of waste produced by six countries in the years 1980, 1990 and 2000.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays children have too much freedom. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– How do you spend your weekends?

Cue Card

Talk about a family photograph. Please say

– Who is on the photo?
– What was the occasion?
– Who took the photograph?
– Why do you especially remember this photo?
– Where is it located in your home?


– What is more important: a photograph or a word?
– Can we trust all the photos that we see?
– Do all people like their pictures to be taken?

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