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IELTS test in Kuwait – March 2012 (Academic Module)

The IELTS exam below was shared by A from Kuwait (thank you!). Here is what he remembered:

Listening test IELTS test in Kuwait

Section 1. A woman was lodging a claim with insurance company for a broken window.

Section 2. The captain was giving safety instructions to passengers on a cruise ship.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A conversation between two researchers about several kinds of bees.

Reading test

Passage 1. Importance of fingerprints for criminal investigations and painting discoveries.

Passage 2 – 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph describing the usage of different kinds of fuels in electricity production (coal, natural gas, oil and nuclear fuel) in the UK between 1990 and 2006.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many university students live with their families while others need to live away from home because their universities are in different cities. What are the advantages and disadvantages in both situations?

Speaking test


– What is the importance of email?
– How often do you send emails?
– Do you keep your emails after reading them?
– Do you think you will continue sending emails in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a positive change in your life. Please say

– What was the change?
– When did it happen?
– Why do you think it was positive?


– Do people need changes in their life?
– How do changes affect people socially?

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