IELTS Test in Namibia

The following questions were asked on an IELTS held in Namibia in August 2011.

Listening test

The listening test has four sections.

Section 1 was about the telephone tariff at a rental accommodation.
Section 2 was about Barkly gardens.
Section 3 was about a piece of conversation between two students who were preparing for a presentation.
Section 4 was about the rail line stretching between Darwin and Adelaide in Australia.

Reading test
Three passages were given for reading. The IELTS reading test takes about an hour. Passage 1 was about a kind of ants.

Passage 2 was the scientific method used to calculate the distance between the Sun and the Earth.

Passage 3 was related to the field of advertising.

Writing test

Writing task 1
Task 1 was to write a report based on a table which showed the real and estimated number of workers in a particular area between the years 1985 and 2015.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Test takers were asked to write an essay on the following topic:
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 should I call you?
  • Are you working or studying?
  • Do you like your job?
  • Would you like to change your jobs?
  • Where do you stay?
  • What types of foods are popular in your country?
  • Do people eat in groups in your country?
  • Do you think it is a good idea for people to eat in groups?
  • What are your favorite colors?


Test takers were asked to talk about a character that inspired them in their childhood. They had to say:

  • Who was that character?
    Why that character inspired them
    What does he / she look like

Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I'm Manjusha. This is my blog where I give IELTS preparation tips.

2 Responses

  1. Marcos Porto says:

    I’d like to know where we can do these tests

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