IELTS test in the UK, Botswana and UAE – June 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS exams in the UK, Botswana and UAE were identical, according to the reports we’ve received from several students. Here is a summary of the details they remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. About wild life/donations/how to pay/number to contact/fees.

Section 2. A conversation between two students about an assessed presentation.

Section 3. A speaker was giving a talk on the characteristics of cement and how it’s made.

Reading test

Passage 1. Brain development.

Passage 2. About translation of a language into other languages and the difficulties writers are facing with translation.

Passage 3. Experiments on brain.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a report)

There were 4 pie charts about the difference in population numbers for 3 age groups (0-15 years, 15-59 years and 60+ years) in 2000 and a projection for 2050, 2 charts were describing Yemen and 2 charts were describing Italy.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe the advantages of learning a foreign language at primary school outweighs the advantages of starting a foreign language at secondary school. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Where do you come from?
– Can you tell me about a place where you live now?
– Do you like the area where you live?
– Do you like flowers?
– When was the last time you gave flowers to anyone?
– When do you usually give flowers to people in your country?
– Do people in your country like flowers?

Cue Card

Describe a shop that you like, please say:
– Where is it?
– How did you get to know about it?
– Why do you like it?
– What can you buy there?


– Do men and women have similar or different views about shopping?
– Why do you think women like to go shopping?
– Does the use of credit cards have an influence on shopping?

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