IELTS Speaking Test Hong Kong

Sample IELTS speaking test questions from an IELTS interview in Hong Kong

IELTS Speaking Test Hong Kong | Part 1

What is your full name?
Robert James Mulberry

Can I see your ID?
Yes, of course, here's my ID card.

Do you work or study?
I work, I'm an agricultural engineer.

Where are you from?
I'm from England, from London.

What do you like about your job?
Really, I like almost everything about it. There's a lot of variety and I love dealing with everything related to the earth and growing things. I think it's fascinating. I've been able to work abroad through my job and have visited many interesting places because of my work also.

Why did you choose this profession?
My grandfather was a farmer, he had a farm where I spent a lot of my time during vacations from school. He began to teach me all about it and I think that's when I first became interested in agriculture. When I was at school i was very interesyted in geography as well, It was my favorite subject, and so when i was thinking about what to study at university I decided to do Agricultural Engineering. It seemed like the obvious choice.

IELTS Speaking Test Hong Kong | Part 2

Describe a dish that you frequently have. Please say:

- What is this dish?
- How is it prepared?
- Why do you particularly like it?

Sample Answer:
Okay, so one of my favorite dishes is chicken fried rice. It’s really simple, I know, but when it’s cooked well, it’s delicious. My mother taught me how to cook it when I was a young girl, in fact I think it was the first thing she showed me how to cook so I think that’s one of the reasons I like it so much. You can also change it quite a lot and add some extra things into it or keep it very simple. Another reason I like it is because it’s really easy, quick and cheap to make.

So I start with some chicken, I prefer to use chicken breast because it’s tastier and generally better quality than other parts, though you can use any chicken really. I partly cook the chicken breast by boiling it until it’s ready. While cooking the chicken I also precook the rice. I use a rice cooker as it gets the best results, but you can use just a pan of water if you want. While the rice and chicken are cooking I prepare the vegetables or anything else I want to put in the dish. Sometimes I put some extra things like some ham or mushrooms, but I normally just include a little onion, sliced up really thin, some green peas, and some tomatoes, again chopped up really fine with all the seeds removed.

When everything is ready and the rice and chicken have cooled down, I start to prepare for frying the rice and mixing everything together. I add a little oil to a large frying pan along with some seasoning and beaten eggs, and then add the rice, stir it up and then add the chicken. After cooking it a little I add the vegetables and any other ingredients, mixing it all the time. When I think it’s ready I taste it to see if there is enough seasoning and flavour, and then it’s ready to eat.

One of the other reasons I like it so much is because you can make it for one person or many people, just by changing the amount of ingredients accordingly – and almost everyone I know loves it – so it’s really easy to make something quick if anybody comes round to visit and they’re hungry. Sometimes it’s better than going out and we can chat while I’m cooking it, so it’s nice.

IELTS Speaking Test Hong Kong | Part 3

Have eating habits changed over time in your country?
What are the disadvantages of today’s diet?
Should children be taught in schools how to eat properly?

[sample answer coming soon!]

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