IELTS Speaking questions from Hong Kong – January 2010

IELTS Speaking questions from both Academic and General Training exams in Hong Kong were shared by A. (thank you!), here they are:

General Training Speaking Test

– What is your full Name?
– Do you work or study?
– Did you always want to be a software engineer?
– Do you remember your first day at work?
– Why do you think first day is important?
– How did you learn English?
– Do you like to travel? To what types of places?
– What do you like about traveling?

Cue card
Talk about a famous person outside your country, you should say
– who he / she is,
– why he / she is famous,
– how you came to know about him / her,
– what you know about him / her.

– Can celebrities make any any difference to any cause?
– Why do businesses endorse celebrities?
– What is the advantage of having a celebrity in your country?

Academic Speaking Test

– Tell me your name, please.
– Where do you live?
– Why would you recommend your city as a travel destination to your friend?

Cue card
Talk about a walk with a friend that you remember, you should say
– when it was,
– with whom it was,
– why you remember it.

– Are we walking less or more these days?
– Will our walking habits grow in the future?
– Why do you think exercise is important?

IELTS test in Australia – January 2010 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Australia was shared by S.(thanks a lot!), who remembered the following details:

Listening test

Section 1: Furniture insurance, we had to fill a form.
Section 2: About a project.
Section 3: About exploring a place or an experiment, the questions were about the instructions and needed equipment.
Section 4: A lecture and a survey.

Reading test

Passage 1: Advantages of environmentally friendly products, including Toyota T.
Passage 2: About Galileo, Saturn.
Passage 3: About face recognition.

Writing test

Writing Task1 (a report)
A table about types of transport and the purpose of journey. It was providing information about the number of journeys per person using different types of transport for some purposes such as shopping and traveling in a country.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays most private companies pay for and carry out more scientific research than governments. Do the disadvantages of this situation outweigh the advantages?

Speaking test

– What’s your name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you live in a house or in an apartment?
– What facilities does that location offer?
– Do you recommend it?
– Tell me about sports in your country.
– Do you like flowers?
– When do people give flowers in your country?

Cue card
Talk about a time when someone visited you, please say
– who it was,
– where it was,
– what did you do together.

– Are you going to invite that person again?
– Do you want to visit that person?
– How do you welcome visitors in your country?
– Do you eat outside or at home?
– How do you make them feel welcome?
– Where do visitors to a country like to visit?
– Do you think knowing cultural differences is important?



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