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IELTS test in Hong Kong – February 2017 (General Training)

Our kind friend B took the IELTS test in Hong Kong and remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Hong Kong

Section 1. About sports photography and the itinerary of a weekend photography course.
Questions: diagram labeling.

Section 2. About a library renovation and extension.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to paragraphs.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About sports utility vehicles (SUV).
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. Medical services hotline.
Questions: match paragraphs to information.

Passage 2. About a TV program.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 4 words).

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. A loan application for buying trip tickets.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 3 words).

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend to ask for his/her help to collect money for a charity organization. The letter needs to cover the following details:

– Why do you want to collect money for the charity organization?
– Ask your friend to help.
– Explain in detail how your friend can help.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that children should listen to and obey their parents. Others believe that children should think and do things on their own. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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?



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