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IELTS Speaking test in Hong Kong – December 2014

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Thanks to J who took the IELTS test in Hong Kong, we can share these Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Hong Kong


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- What do you do?
- Do you like your job?
- Why did you choose it?
- Do you like to travel by car?
- What do you prefer, to receive or to give gifts?
- When do you give gifts usually?

Cue Card

Describe something that you brought back home from holidays. Please say

- When and what was it?
- Whom was it for?
- What happened to it?


- Do you prefer to buy souvenirs or useful things? Why?
- Is it acceptable that local people sell souvenirs?
- What is your opinion about the asking price for souvenirs?
- What would you like to buy when you are on holidays?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking photographs?
- Why is it so?

IELTS test in Colombia – December 2014 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from Colombia (thanks, G!) remembered the following information about a recent IELTS exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Colombia

Section 1. A ranger was giving instructions to people who were going to a park. She talked about parking, what to bring, activities and so on.

Section 2. A teacher was explaining to his students about confidential policies, patents, copyright rights and so on.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. There were different publications intended for tourists, talking about different attractions such as parks, a farm and an old ship. These publications helped visitors understand how people spent their time traveling many years ago an so on.

Passage 2. About ants and their roles in a colony (the queen, workers, soldiers and so on).

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have seen a man a few days ago in your local park, causing damage. Write a letter to the park management and say

- What did you see?
- Who are you?
- What do you think should be done about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that modern technology has more negative effects on our lives than positive ones. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

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 career?

Cue Card

Describe a primary school that you went to. Please say

- How was it?
- What things were there?
- Do you remember your first teacher?


- Do you still have any friends from primary school?
- What are the benefits of being a primary school teacher?
- Do you think that teachers demand more or less from children now compared to the past?