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IELTS test in Hong Kong and Singapore – May 2013 (General Training)

IELTS test takers from Hong Kong and Singapore (thank you, A and P) shared this exam update:

Listening testIELTS test in Singapore

Section 1. A conversation between a client and an agent about a rental property.

Section 2. An instructor was briefing on driving tests and nearby places.
Questions: multiple choice, diagram/map labeling.

Section 3. Two students were discussing a language learning project.

Section 4. A zoo keeper from Brisbane, Australia was talking about the extinction of some animal species.

Reading test

Passage 1. Description of various natural tourist attractions.
Questions: multiple choice.

Passage 2. About NHS Direct which is a health care hotline service in the UK.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 3. How to write a good Curriculum Vitae (Resume).
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 4. A briefing on self-access IT training.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 5. About a great barred frog by the researcher in NSW, Australia.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You work for an international company. Recently your job has changed and you believe that more training is needed. Write a letter to your manager and say

– How has your job changed?
– Describe a type of training you will need.
– Suggest the arrangements incorporating training and your work.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that cooking food at home is a waste of time. They claim that good restaurants are better and can make modern living easier and less stressful. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy cooking?
– What was the first thing you cooked in your life?
– Who is responsible for cooking in your family?

Cue Card

Describe a historical event that you know well. Please say

– When did it happen?
– Give some other details about this event.
– How did you know about the event?


– Does the government in your country protect historical sites well?

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