IELTS test in Hong Kong and Singapore – September 2013 (General Training)

Our friends from Hong Kong and Singapore say their IELTS exams were the same – here is what they remembered:

Writing testIELTS test in Singapore

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have been advised by the manager to conduct a short session in school and share your work experience with the students. Write a letter to the headmaster of the school and say

– Who are you and what kind of job do you do?
– What are you planning to talk about?
– What equipment will you need to use?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe money is a less important factor than free time for quality of life. What do you think about it? What other factors are necessary to live a good quality of lifestyle?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you think that decision making is a difficult process?
– Does your organization rely on you to make decisions frequently?
– What was the most important decision that you have made in your life?
– Did it take you long to make it?
– What do you think about it now?

– Why is media more important in lives of the younger generation compared to the past?
– Do you read newspapers? Why?
– What kind of news is the most interesting to you? Why?
– When did you start using a mobile phone?
– Did you climb trees as a child?
– Would you like to stay in places with lots of trees? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a very old person that you know and respect. Please say

– How and when did you meet?
– Who is this person?
– Why do you respect him/her?


– What do you think about sending an old person to an age care facility?
– What can young people learn from old people?
– What can old people learn from the younger generation?

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