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IELTS test in the UAE and India – August 2013 (General Training)

IELTS test takers from the UAE and India (thanks K and G!) shared this exam update:

Listening testIELTS test in the UAE

Section 1. A phone conversation with a student interested in a trip and a part time job in Europe.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. Two students talked about their project, explaining what were their reasons to select this particular project.

Section 3. About research into reading.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. Advertisements of companies offering cruises.
Questions: match headings to advertisements.

Passage 2. About growth in your career.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. About the correct spelling in the English language.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given, a short summary of the passage.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

A friend of yours is planning a business trip to the city you know very well. He/she wants to spend one day to see the city. Please say

– What are the must-see places to visit?
– Suggest a few places to eat in.
– What transport is available and convenient to use there?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays mobile phones can be found everywhere in this world. Is it a positive or a negative development?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What type of home do you live in?

Cue Card

Talk about a website that you have visited recently. Please say

– How did you find it?
– How often do you visit this website?
– What do you like about this website?


Don’t remember.

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