IELTS test in Hong Kong – May 2018 (Academic Module)

Our friend M took the IELTS test in Hong Kong and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Hong Kong

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table and a graph showing the number of people attending cinemas in Australia between 1996 and 2002.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some believe that modern technology is increasing the gap between rich and poor people, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Which room do you like the most in your house?
– Will you move to another place in the future?
– Why would you do it?
– Where would you move to?
– Do you go out a lot?
– What do you do during a day out?
– Do you like spending your day out alone or with others?

Cue Card

Describe a situation that happened to you recently and made you feel happy. Please say

– What was the situation?
– When and where did it take place?
– Who was there with you?

Discussion

– Do you agree that money is a source of happiness?
– What are your views on happiness?
– Do you think people can be happy because of their work?
– Where or how should people find happiness?
– What is better, to get happiness from money or from a good relationship?

IELTS test in Hong Kong – April 2018 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Hong Kong (thanks M!) remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Hong Kong

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart comparing the number of domestic internet connections in 5 countries in 2010 and 2013. There was also a table showing the corresponding percentage increases for the countries.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that artists such as painters, writers and musicians affect our life more than scientists. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your experience.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can you show me your ID card?
– How far do you live from here?
– Do you like where you live, and why?
– Do you like to travel long distances?
– Do you expect a change in the travel pattern in the future?
– Do you want to travel to the space?
– Do you read newspapers? In print or online?
– Did anyone in your family read a newspaper when you were young?
– Which section did he/she read first?
– Which section do you read first and why?

Cue Card

Describe an occasion when you invited people to your home. Please say

– Who you invited
– Why you invited them to come
– What you did with them
– How you felt after that.

Discussion

– In your culture, how do people think about hospitality?
– What is the difference between living in a hotel or in your friend’s flat?
– What other services a hotel should add to provide better hospitality?

 

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