IELTS test in Sudan and Zimbabwe – June 2011 (Academic Module)

IELTS exams in Sudan and Zimbabwe were identical (with the exception of Speaking), so we are told by S and J, who remembered this much about the topics and questions:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given 2 graphs. Graph (1) showed a number of police officers in two cities in 2000 and a prediction for 2012. And graph (2) showed a number of committed crimes in two cities in 2000 and a prediction for 2012.

Writing task 2 (an assay)

Early technological developments brought more benefits and changes to people’s life than the recent technological developments. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test 1


– What is your name?
– May I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like your job?
– What is happiness according to your understanding?
– What do you do to remain happy?
– What do you think makes people happy?
– Do you think money is important for achieving happiness in life?

Cue Card

Talk about fashion in clothes, please say:

– What type of clothes do you like?
– Why do you wear this type of clothes?
– How often do you go to markets to buy new clothes?
– Do you spend much money on new clothes? Why?
– Explain the importance of clothes to you.


– Why do people dislike going to markets to buy new clothes?
– Why do people spend more time choosing new clothes?
– What is the importance of clothes / fashion in your country?
– What is the negative impact of fashion on young people in your country?
– Do clothes reflect people’s personalities? Why?
– Describe a fashion show that you attended.

Speaking test 2


– What is your name?
– Where do you stay?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Talk about a family member you often want to spend time with. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How did you get to know each other?
– Why do you want to spend most of your time with him/her?


– Do you like shopping?
– Where do you do your shopping and why?
– What do you think about the behavior of teenagers nowadays compared to behavior of teenagers in the past?
– Where do you think mothers would want their children to spend most of their time, at a child / day care center, or at home?
– Why do you think so?

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