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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?

IELTS Speaking test in Hong Kong – December 2014

Thanks to J who took the IELTS test in Hong Kong, we can share these Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Hong Kong


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Why did you choose it?
– Do you like to travel by car?
– What do you prefer, to receive or to give gifts?
– When do you give gifts usually?

Cue Card

Describe something that you brought back home from holidays. Please say

– When and what was it?
– Whom was it for?
– What happened to it?


– Do you prefer to buy souvenirs or useful things? Why?
– Is it acceptable that local people sell souvenirs?
– What is your opinion about the asking price for souvenirs?
– What would you like to buy when you are on holidays?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking photographs?
– Why is it so?



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