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

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

Listening testIELTS test in Hong Kong

Section 1. A phone conversation between a real estate agent and a lady about rental property in Sydney.
Questions: filling a form.

Section 2. A tour guide was showing a drawing about political arguments.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice, map labeling.

Section 3. Two students talked about a business course they attended and tried to provide feedback to their tutor.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have read a magazine article that mentioned a place you are familiar with. There was a mistake in the article. Write a letter to the magazine and say

– What was the error?
– Explain that you are familiar with the place.
– Why is it important to correct the error?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say private schools should be banned because they give students an unfair advantage on others. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and include 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?
– Do you like your job?
– Has your job changed?
– Do you like staying at home?
– How do you spend your time at home?
– How has you way of spending time at home changed compared to the past?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you had to communicate in foreign language for the first time. Please say

– When and where was it?
– Who did you talk to?
– What was the conversation about?


– Do you think learning a foreign language is important?
– How do you think learning a language can be made more fun?
– Do you think scientists should learn foreign languages?
– What is the difference between reading a translation and the original?

IELTS test in Hong Kong – February 2015 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Hong Kong (thanks C!) remembered the following writing and speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Hong Kong

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the process of making clean drinking water using a simple filter with sand, charcoal and small stones. We had to describe the process.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that the use of mobile phones in public is as annoying as smoking and should be banned, similarly to smoking. Give your opinion and 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?
– Describe the climate in your country.
– What are the seasons in your country?
– Do you enjoy distinctive seasons?
– Would you like the weather to stay the same all year round?

Cue Card

Describe an experience that was a complete waste of your time. Please say

– What happened?
– Why do you think it was a waste of time?
– How did you feel after that?


– What tasks are a waste of time in your eyes?
– What do you know about time management?
– Do you think time management is important for children? Why?



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