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 Iran – February 2015

An IELTS test taker from Iran (thanks, Z!) shared the following Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Iran


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Can you describe your home?
– What is your favorite room?
– Let’s talk about shoes.
– Do you prefer comfortable or fashionable shoes? Why?
– Did you ever buy shoes in online stores?

Cue Card

Describe an old person that you respect and admire. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– When did you first meet?
– Why do you admire him/her?


– How was his/her life as a young person?
– Do you think old people can be helpful?
– In what ways?
– Do you think older people occupy positions of young people in companies?
– How can older people help and be beneficial in a company?
– What are the benefits of older people compared to a younger generation?
– What are the benefits of younger generation compared to older people?
– How can technology help older people?



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