IELTS test in the UAE – August 2015 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker N from the UAE remembered the following information about a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in the UAE

Section 1. Description of a map Location of a recording studio.

Section 2, 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. A discussion about a successful band.

Passage 2, 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently had a good meal in a local restaurant with your family. Write a letter to your local newspaper and say

– Describe the restaurant.
– What meal did you have there?
– Why do you think this restaurant is worth visiting?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In most developed countries the average life expectancy is constantly increasing. Discuss the positive and negative aspects of this trend.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Talk about an ambition that you have. Please say

– What is your ambition?
– Why do you want to do this?
– What have you done to achieve it?


– Why do people have ambitions?
– Is it important to have ambitions in life?
– Do you have financial goals that you want to achieve?
– What are good ambitions for children, in your opinion?
– What should people do to get good results?

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