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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

Interview

– 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?

Discussion

– 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?

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

Interview

– 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?

Discussion

– 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?

 

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