IELTS test in India – October 2016 (Academic Module)

Our friend G took his recent IELTS test in India and remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A phone conversation between a man and a women. The women was looking for a job as a day care worker.

Section 2. A monologue about Pennyfield horse-riding farm and club.
Questions: multiple choice, diagram/map labeling.

Section 3. A dialogue between two people about the benefits and qualities of the accountancy course one of them is currently enrolled into. In part two they talked about the other person’s Japanese language course.

Section 4. A speech about bees and how they use optic flow for navigation. Also how optic flow can help humans in many different technological fields.

Reading test

Passage 1. About noise levels and why they are harmful.

Passage 2. About a rollercoaster.

Passage 3. About mite harvestmen and Daddy-long-leg spiders.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a simple bar chart showing the public interest in four different sports such as basketball, tennis, badminton in the period between 1985 and 2005.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that to lead a successful life a university degree is important. Others believe that this is no longer true nowadays. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live?
– Describe your home from the outside.
– Among your parents whom do you resemble more?

Cue Card

Describe an activity you do occasionally that is expensive. Please say

– What is it?
– Who do you do it with?
– When and where do you do it?


– Do you find it enjoyable? Why?
– Do you want to be wealthy?
– What does it mean to you?
– What are the social implications with distribution of wealth?

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


– 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?


– 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?



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