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IELTS test in Hong Kong – October 2016 (General Training)

Our friend J took the IELTS test in Hong Kong and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in Hong Kong

Section 1. An inquiry about accommodation.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 2. A story about the history of tunnel and bridge between France and the UK.
Questions: filling in blanks, match facts to paragraphs.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About pearls in ancient history.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Description of a tour guide job.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to the hotel manager about a bad experience you had while staying there. Include the following in your letter:

– Where and when did you stay?
– What had happened?
– Suggest a solution for the situation.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays young people seek older people’s advice in the same way as in the past. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Include your opinion and relevant examples from your own experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Why did you choose this job?
– Do you like walking?
– Where and how long do you usually walk?
– Did anything special happen during your walks?

Cue Card

Talk about a skill that you learned in your childhood. Please say

– What is it?
– Do you think it is important?
– Why is it important?


– What if you didn’t learn that skill in your childhood?
– Do you like working with people or alone?
– What is more important, academic or practical skills, in your opinion?
– Do you think it is easier to learn a new language as a child than as an adult?

IELTS Speaking test in Sydney, Australia – September 2016

Our friend H took the IELTS Speaking test in Sydney, and here are the questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why are you interested in this field?
– Do you like sweets or chocolate?
– Why do people like chocolate?
– How often do you eat chocolate?
– Have you ever given chocolate as a present to someone? Why?
– Do you think people use chocolate differently now than in the past?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Describe a special meal that you would like to have/order. Please say

– What is the meal?
– Where and when would it be?
– Why would you like to have this meal?


– Would you like to share this meal with someone?
– Why do people tend to consume food with poor nutritional value nowadays?
– Would you like to suggest that people eat healthier foods?
– What would you recommend?
– Why do you think it is healthy?
– Can physical exercises improve people’s health?
– In what way?



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