IELTS test in Hong Kong – January 2013 (Academic Module)

This IELTS exam from Hong Kong was shared by P (thank you!). P remembered only the Writing and Speaking topics.

Writing testIELTS test in Hong Kong

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two pie charts showing the percentage of time spent on the Internet searches by male and female students. The task was to compare and contrast data where relevant.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

These days parents are more concerned with their children’s up-bringing than before. Child-care training course for parents can be the best way to update their parenting skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and support it with examples where possible.

Speaking test


– Can you tell me your full name?
– Can I see your ID, please?
– Do you still work or have you retired?
– It seems to me you are still working so hard on your studies. Do you think it is worthwhile to do so?

Cue Card

Describe a parent in your family that you remember well. Please say

– Who was that person?
– How well do you remember him/her?
– Why did you like that person this much?


– How many children do you have?
– In Hong Kong, do both parents need to work to support themselves and leave the children behind?
– Is it the current situation?
– How can they cope with this problem?
– Tell me in what kind of situations do you need to be attentive?
– In what situation concentration is much needed?
– It seems caring for children is important nowadays, do you think attention and concentration are skills that parents should use to teach their children?

IELTS Speaking test in Australia – January 2013

These speaking questions were shared by K, an IELTS test taker from Australia.

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– What is your full name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you study or work?
– What is your major?
– Do you like big or small bags?
– What are you looking for when buying a bag?
– Do you use different bags on different occasions?

Cue Card

Talk about a house or an apartment that you have visited and liked the most. Please say

– Where is it?
– How did you get there and with whom?
– What did you like about it?


– What do the houses in your country look like?
– Do people prefer big or small houses?
– What do the old people like?
– Would you like to take part in designing your house?
– Do people like to design their own houses in your country?
– Why do people like to design their own houses?



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