IELTS test in the UAE – July 2013 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from the UAE (thanks S!) shared the following information about his recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in the UAE

Section 1. A phone conversation between a hotel representative and a lady.

Section 2. A conversation between two students and a lecturer on debates.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. The history of cocoa growing and cultivation.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the island of Tikopia.

Passage 2. About the link between philosophy and logic.

Passage 3. Rights of Apes.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two graphs. One was showing the duration of residency of immigrants in the UK for periods of 2 years, 2-4 years, 4 years and beyond. The other graph was showing different reasons for immigration to the UK.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that robots are very important nowadays, but others are worried about the trend of robotisation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


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

Cue Card

Talk about cooking at your home. Please say

– Who usually cooks in your home?
– What did you cook in your first time?
– Do people watch cooking programs in your country? Why?


– Tell me about a place in the seaside of a country that you would like to visit.
– What do people do there?
– Who told you about this place?
– Have you ever traveled by ship?
– What are the benefits of traveling by ship?

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