IELTS test in Namibia – August 2011 (Academic Module)

The IELTS exam below was shared by S and R, who remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening test

Section 1. About the telephone tariff at a rental accommodation.

Section 2. About Barkly gardens.

Section 3. A conversation between two students about a presentation.

Section 4. About the railway between Darwin and Adelaide in Australia.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about Leaf-cutter and Lower attine ants.

Passage 2. About a scientific method to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun, called Transit of Venus.

Passage 3. Advertisement related passage.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table that showed the number of workers, actual and predicted figures between 1985 and 2015. Below is a similar table:

IELTS Writing Task 1 table

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In the last century, the first man walking on the moon said: “It is a giant leap for mankind”. However, some people think it makes little difference to our daily lives. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– What can I call you?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like your job, why?
– Would you like to change your career in the future?
– Where do you stay?
– What foods are popular in your culture?
– Do people eat as a group in your culture?
– Is it good for people to eat as a group?
– What colours do you prefer in your life?

Cue Card

Describe a character that influenced you in childhood. Please say

– Who is that character?
– What does he/she look like?


Don’t remember.

IELTS Speaking test in Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2011

The Speaking questions you are about to read were sent by T after his IELTS exam in Vietnam.

Speaking test


– What’s your name?
– Do you work or study?
– What type of work are you doing?
– Are you good at managing time?
– What type of live concerts are there in your city?
– When did you last go to a live concert?

Cue Card

Describe a peaceful place that you like to go to. Please say

– What is this place?
– When do you go there?
– What do you do there?
– Explain why you feel it is peaceful there.


– Is it necessary for a person to be alone sometimes?
– What do people do to be alone?
– Does the increasing population affect people wanting to be alone?
– Does the technology development somehow affect people wanting to be alone?



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