IELTS test in Botswana and Zambia – August 2013 (Academic Module)

Our kind friends from Botswana and Zambia shared the Writing and Speaking topics from their recent IELTS exams:

Writing testIELTS test in Botswana

Writing task 1 (a report)

There were three pie charts comparing the opinions of young people about mobile phones, nuclear energy and genetically modified foods.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays many employers are hiring an equal number of men and women for work. Do you see this as a positive or a negative development? Give some examples to support your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– What chores are done by you at home?
– Did you help your parents with housework when you were young?
– Did you visit a park in your childhood?
– What are the advantages of parks?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you were late. Please say

– What were you late for?
– What was the reason?
– How did you feel after that?


– Do you mind if other people are late?
– Do you think people are too busy these days?
– What is better for people: to have little or lots of free time?
– How does being busy affect family life?

ELTS Speaking test in India – August 2013

The Speaking questions below were shared by A who took the IELTS test in India:

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– When do you study: morning or afternoon?
– Do you watch TV?
– How much time do you spend on TV a day?
– Do you think TV is useful?

Cue Card

Talk about an event that was held recently. Please say

– Who were the visitors?
– What was the occasion?
– What did you do or planned to do?


– What are the advantages of staying in a hotel or with a friends when you are in a different city?
– What services should be changed or improved in hotels, in your opinion?
– What are the main problems that people face while staying in hotels?
– What should the host country do to welcome people?



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