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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to the owner of lost luggage you found

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Kenya. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You found a lost luggage with someone’s belongings labelled with their name and address. Write a letter to the owner. In your letter, – Describe the luggage you found – Explain where you found it – Suggest how the owner could get it back. Answer Dear Mr. Holland, Hope this note finds you well. I stumbled upon a piece of luggage this morning that seems to be yours, judging by the name and address label attached to it. It is a navy blue Samsonite suitcase, quite sturdy-looking, with a bright red ribbon for identification, I presume. I found it resting against a bench near the central fountain in Central Park, a… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to the owner of lost luggage you found

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IELTS Speaking Test in Saudi Arabia (Part 3, Fashion and Formal Clothes)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Saudi Arabia. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. How is clothing different for young and old people in your country? In my country, there’s a noticeable difference between the clothing choices of the younger and older generations. Young people tend to gravitate towards more modern, fashionable, and westernized styles. They love experimenting with colours, and bold patterns. On the other hand, the older generation usually sticks to more traditional and conservative attire. This type of clothes reflects our cultural heritage. 2. When do you wear formal clothes in your country? The same as with any country, we wear formal clothes during official or ceremonial occasions. This includes going to work, attending business… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Saudi Arabia (Part 3, Fashion and Formal Clothes)

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IELTS essay, topic: Some countries allow teenagers to have a part-time job (discuss+opinion)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Japan. Some countries allow teenagers to have a part-time job. Some people think this is a good idea, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Sample Band 8 Essay In many places in the world, teenage students have the option to take up part-time jobs while they study. This idea has its fair share of supporters who see it as a good step towards becoming responsible adults, as well as critics who believe it might interfere with school. In my opinion, there is no harm in letting teenagers acquire some working experience as long as study remains their main priority. People who support the idea of teenagers working part-time argue that it is a great way for young people to learn real-world skills. When teenagers work,… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Some countries allow teenagers to have a part-time job (discuss+opinion)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Saudi Arabia (Part 2, Talk about a piece of clothing that you like)

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The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Saudi Arabia. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Talk about a piece of clothing that you like. You should say – what it is – when and where you bought it – when you wear it and explain why you like this piece of clothing. Answer Oh, that has to be my faded denim jacket. It’s a classic, medium-wash jacket with a little bit of distressing here and there, and I absolutely adore its vintage vibe. At the same time, it’s also modern and versatile. It’s one of those pieces that can instantly make a simple outfit look more put-together. I bought it about three years ago from a small boutique in… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Saudi Arabia (Part 2, Talk about a piece of clothing that you like)

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IELTS Report, topic: Mixed charts describing Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) in the U.S

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from an IELTS exam in Iran that was shared recently. This response is likely to get Band 8 or 8.5 in IELTS. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task The charts below provide information on HGVs (Heavy Goods Vehicles) in the U.S., including their numbers, fuel usage and carbon emissions, between 1990 and 2010. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. Write at least 150 words * Note: these aren’t the actual charts given in the test, they were recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The charts show the number of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) in the US, as well as their fuel usage and carbon emissions between 1990 and 2010. Overall, it can be… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Mixed charts describing Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) in the U.S

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IELTS Speaking Test in Saudi Arabia (Part 1, Friends and Computers)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Saudi Arabia. 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? A bit of both actually. I currently work as a full-time content creator. However, I’m also taking night classes on weekends towards my Master’s degree in Business Administration. 2. How do you make your work easy? I think the key to make my job easier is to stay organised. I use various tools like Trello for task management and Google Calendar for scheduling my day. Besides this, I make sure to keep a clean and tidy workspace which helps me to focus better. 3. Do you have friends? Well, yes, I am not a very social person but I… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Saudi Arabia (Part 1, Friends and Computers)

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IELTS essay, topic: Group or team activities can teach more important skills for life than activities done alone (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Bangladesh. It has been said that group or team activities can teach more important skills for life than activities done alone. Do you agree or disagree? Sample Band 8 Essay In today’s world, working together is often seen as a key element for success, both personally and professionally. It is believed that taking part in group or team activities can teach us more valuable life skills compared to working alone. I strongly agree with this idea for several reasons which include improving communication skills, and developing a sense of responsibility. Firstly, one of the important skills that one gains from participating in group activities is effective communication. In a team environment, individuals learn to express their ideas clearly and listen to others carefully in order to successfully achieve their… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Group or team activities can teach more important skills for life than activities done alone (agree/disagree)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Sri Lanka (Part 3, Food and Agriculture)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Sri Lanka. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. Why do people consider food an important part of celebrations? I think that a big part of any celebration around the world involves sharing a special meal with the people that you are celebrating with, and that’s also why food has the incredible power to evoke emotions and memories. It’s not just about satisfying hunger; it’s about creating a connection and making memories. 2. Do you think people waste a lot of money on food during celebrations? Why? Yes, they do. I think people often confuse making an event memorable with unnecessary extravagance. People usually feel pressured to host lavish parties or serve expensive… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Sri Lanka (Part 3, Food and Agriculture)

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a new employee at your office

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Saudi Arabia. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. A young person will be starting work at your office next month to gain work experience. Write a letter to him/her. In your letter, – Inform him/her about the work that needs to be done at your office – Explain what he/she is supposed to do on the first day – Suggest what he/she should bring to work Answer Dear Julie, I hope this letter finds you well. I am excited to welcome you to our accounting firm next month to gain practical work experience. It is my hope that you will find the environment here both enriching and educational. At our firm, we primarily handle financial statements, tax preparations,… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a new employee at your office

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IELTS Speaking Test in Sri Lanka (Part 2, Talk about a person you know who enjoys cooking for others)

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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 person you know who enjoys cooking for others. You should say – who this person is – what he/she enjoys cooking – whom he/she cooks for and explain why he/she enjoys cooking for others. Answer A person who loves cooking? That would have to be my mom. She’s an incredible cook, and her passion for cooking is truly remarkable. She has always enjoyed experimenting with different cuisines and recipes. I remember when we were younger and were on a tight budget, she had a knack for turning simple ingredients into delicious dishes. She would rummage through a nearly empty fridge, collect what… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Sri Lanka (Part 2, Talk about a person you know who enjoys cooking for others)

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