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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 3, Farming and Technology)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in India. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. Is farming more or less popular nowadays compared to the past? Why do you think that is? It is definitely less popular these days, and for a number of reasons, such as urbanisation and the shift toward industrial and service-based economies. Many young people opt for careers in cities because that’s where there are more opportunities and a better quality of life. And living in a rural farm area away from modern life has become less appealing with time. 2. How were farmers regarded in the past in your community? Farmers used to be highly regarded. They were seen as the backbone of society as… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 3, Farming and Technology)

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IELTS essay, topic: Fewer people are using traditional writing tools like pens, pencils, and brushes (reasons and effects)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Pakistan. Nowadays, fewer people are using traditional writing tools like pens, pencils, and brushes compared to the past. Why do you think this is happening? Does this trend have a positive or negative impact on society? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Sample Band 8 Essay In today’s digital age, the use of traditional writing tools such as pens, pencils, and brushes has significantly declined. This trend seems to be caused by several factors, which include technological advancement and our changing lifestyles. One key reason for this change is the convenience offered by digital tools, as typing on a keyboard is faster and often more legible than handwriting. Features like spell check, grammar correction, and cloud storage have also… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Fewer people are using traditional writing tools like pens, pencils, and brushes (reasons and effects)

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 2, Talk about a type of plant that is commonly grown in your area)

The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in India. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Talk about a type of plant that is commonly grown in your area. You should say – what the plant is – why it is popular – what benefits there are to growing it and explain why people in your area love this particular plant. Answer One of the most commonly grown plants in my area is the bougainvillea, specifically the pink and white varieties. Bougainvillea plants are incredibly popular here in Pakistan and people love them not just for their practicality but also for their beauty. They thrive in the hot Pakistani climate and require minimal care, and this makes them an ideal choice… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 2, Talk about a type of plant that is commonly grown in your area)

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend whose wedding you recently missed

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Pakistan. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You recently missed your friend’s wedding because you were out of the country. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter – Apologize for not being able to attend the wedding – Explain why you were unable to attend – Invite your friend to come and celebrate her wedding together Answer Dear Marissa, I hope you’re doing great! I’m so sorry I missed your wedding. I was really looking forward to it and am devastated I couldn’t be there on your special day. Unfortunately, I had to leave the country because of an issue with my visa. It had to be renewed which could only be done overseas, and the… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend whose wedding you recently missed

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 1, Work and House)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in India. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. Are you currently studying or working? I work as a teacher at a school in __________. I teach mathematics to high school students. 2. Do you enjoy your workplace? Yes, I do. I am lucky to be part of an organisation that really values its teachers and also takes into consideration our opinion before making big changes to the curriculum. 3. What do you like about it? There is a great sense of support between the staff and the senior management. The administration genuinely listens to our feedback, making us feel valued and respected. 4. Have you considered pursuing your career abroad? Why or why… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 1, Work and House)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 3, Imported and Packaged Food)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Australia. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. Why do countries import and export food items? Countries import and export food items mainly to ensure food security even when local production falls short and to give their citizens access to a variety of foods that are not locally available. For instance, different climates and growing conditions mean that some countries can produce certain foods that others cannot. Take olives, for example, which can only be grown in a Mediterranean climate but are loved all over the world. Exporting food, on the other hand, allows countries to trade their surplus and generate revenue. 2. What are the advantages of importing food? There are several… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 3, Imported and Packaged Food)

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IELTS essay, topic: Academic success of students depends on the quality of their teachers (discuss + opinion)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Canada. Some people say that the academic success of students depends on the quality of their teachers. Others think it depends on the personal commitment and attitude of the students. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Sample Band 8 Essay The debate on whether the academic success of students is more influenced by the quality of their teachers or the personal discipline and focus of the students themselves is ongoing. On the one hand, some argue that teachers are the backbone of student success, while others believe that a student’s determination and perspective play a more pivotal role. In my opinion, both perspectives hold merit and play significant roles in the educational… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Academic success of students depends on the quality of their teachers (discuss + opinion)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 2, Talk about a new food that you would like to try)

The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Australia. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Talk about a new food that you would like to try. You should say – what it is – how you got to know about it – where you can try this food and explain why you want to try it. Answer I would love to try Moroccan tagine. Traditionally, tagine is a slow-cooked stew made at low temperatures. It typically includes lamb, chicken, fish, or vegetables, mixed with spices like saffron, ginger, cumin, and cinnamon. The main part of the magic of this dish is the distinctive clay tagine pot, which has a conical lid that allows steam to circulate during cooking. This keeps… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 2, Talk about a new food that you would like to try)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 1, Studies and Creativity)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Australia. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. Do you work or study? I am currently studying. 2. What have you studied up to now? Well, obviously I have completed my schooling, and in high school I studied science subjects. However, at university I did a complete 180 and chose to study Journalism. My course involves subjects like news writing, media ethics, and digital journalism. 3. What are you currently studying or working on? At the moment, I’m continuing my studies in journalism, with a particular emphasis on investigative reporting. I’m also working on some projects that involve multimedia storytelling. 4.Why did you choose this particular subject? I didn’t always plan to go… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 1, Studies and Creativity)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Uzbekistan (Part 3, Taking Risks and Dangerous Sports)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Uzbekistan. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. What is a good way for parents to teach their children about what risk is? I would say, a good way for parents to teach their children about risk is through open and honest conversations about the potential consequences of their actions. I mean they could do this by using real-life examples, both positive and negative, and parents can illustrate how different choices lead to different outcomes. I think eventually parents also have to allow their children to take small, supervised risks. For instance, letting them try new activities or make simple decisions on their own can build their confidence and… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Uzbekistan (Part 3, Taking Risks and Dangerous Sports)

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