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IELTS Speaking Test in the UAE (Part 2, Describe a visit to a friend or a relative that you enjoyed)

The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in the UAE. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Describe a visit to a friend or a relative that you enjoyed. You should say – who you visited – when you visited – what you did during your visit and explain why you enjoyed the visit. Follow-up question: Do you usually visit this person? Answer The visit I recall fondly was to my grandmother’s home in Ladysmith, which is the small town where I grew up. She has always been a central figure in my life and she played a big part in my upbringing. Visiting her is always a highlight for me, but this particular visit happened last summer. It was my… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in the UAE (Part 2, Describe a visit to a friend or a relative that you enjoyed)

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IELTS Report, topic: Pie charts describing sources of fuel production in 2002 and now

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from an IELTS exam in Australia 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 show the usage of coal, oil, hydropower, wind and renewable energy for fuel production, in 2002 and at present. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. Write at least 150 words * Note: this isn’t the original chart given in the test, it was recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The charts compare the percentages of energy production from various sources in two time periods, 2002 and the present day. Overall, there have been significant shifts in the sources of energy production over… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Pie charts describing sources of fuel production in 2002 and now

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IELTS Speaking Test in the UAE (Part 1, Your Job and House/Apartment)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in the UAE. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. What do you do at your job? In my role as an editor, my daily tasks have to do with refining and enhancing content to ensure it meets our company’s standards of quality and accuracy. I have to review texts for grammar, style, and coherence, and I also work closely with writers to develop their ideas and narratives effectively. As an editor, my responsibility is not just proofreading; I have to also preserve the author’s voice while ensuring that the content understandable to the reader. 2. Do you think it is important to do something you love at work? Yes, it is profoundly important.… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in the UAE (Part 1, Your Job and House/Apartment)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Zimbabwe(Part 3, Employee Fitness, Ways to Relax and Public Health)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Zimbabwe. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. Why are companies investing in health and fitness of their employees? I think it is because more and more businesses are starting to understand the direct connection between their employees’ health and their levels of productivity, which is also obviously tied to success in business. When companies invest in effective health and fitness programs, they also lower the rates of absenteeism due to illnesses, create a more energetic and engaged workforce and make the company seem more attractive to potential talent. 2. Is exercise the only way to relax? I don’t think so. Don’t get me wrong, exercise is a great way to release stress… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Zimbabwe(Part 3, Employee Fitness, Ways to Relax and Public Health)

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IELTS essay, topic: More and more people are living in small houses with very little or no outdoor space (positive/negative)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Zimbabwe. Due to the increase in population in big cities more and more people are living in small houses with very little or no outdoor space. Is this a positive or negative development? Sample Band 8 Essay The phenomenon of increasing populations in metropolitan areas has led to more individuals residing in smaller living spaces, often with minimal or no access to outdoor areas. This trend, primarily driven by urban expansion, presents both challenges and opportunities in the quest for housing solutions. Personally, I worry about this development due to its effects on the physical and mental health of city dwellers. The primary reason why lack of green outdoor spaces is worrisome concerns its detrimental effects on physical health. The scarcity of parks and gardens restricts residents’ access to… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: More and more people are living in small houses with very little or no outdoor space (positive/negative)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Zimbabwe (Part 2, Talk about a place where you usually go to relax)

The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Zimbabwe. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Talk about a place where you usually go to relax. You should say – what place it is and where it is located – when you go there – what you do there and explain why you like going there to relax. Answer One of my favorite spots in the city is this quaint little rooftop café which is actually inside one of the busiest malls. I go there to work and I think some of my best work gets done at this café. The café has open-air seating with the best view of the city skyline. I’ve become a regular there to the point… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Zimbabwe (Part 2, Talk about a place where you usually go to relax)

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IELTS Report, topic: Pie charts describing electricity sources in 4 countries

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from an IELTS exam in Zimbabwe 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 chart below describes the sources of electricity produced in four countries between 2003 and 2008. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. Write at least 150 words * Note: this isn’t the original chart given in the test, it was recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The chart presents the sources used for electricity production in four countries (India, Sweden, Morocco, and Vietnam) in the period between 2003 and 2008. Overall, it can be seen that hydro power was the dominant source of electricity in… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Pie charts describing electricity sources in 4 countries

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IELTS Speaking Test in Zimbabwe (Part 1, Your House, Job and Childhood)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Zimbabwe. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. Where have you lived in the past 5 years? I have lived in Islamabad for the last five years. It is the capital city of Pakistan, but in my opinion, it barely qualifies as a city. I mean, it has quite a small population, and it’s known for its vast green spaces and serene environment. It’s a far cry from the bustling urban life I was used to in Johannesburg. 2. What kind of house do you live in? I recently moved into a two storey house. It used to be a duplex but I rented out both floors and removed the partition between each… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Zimbabwe (Part 1, Your House, Job and Childhood)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 3, Online Shopping and Customer Service)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Canada. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. What are some common issues people face with online purchases? From my own experiences and what I’ve gathered from friends and family, there are a few issues when it comes to online shopping. The major one seems to be when the product quality does not match the description or images shown. It’s disheartening when you order something that looks perfect online, only to receive something quite different. Then there’s the issue of delayed shipments or, worse, packages that go missing in transit. In addition, it’s a complete headache to try to get a refund on damaged or poor-quality goods, or to try and explain to… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 3, Online Shopping and Customer Service)

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IELTS essay, topic: Many people spend their free time watching movies (reasons and effects)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Canada. Nowadays, many people spend their free time watching movies. Why do they do that? Is it a positive or a negative development? Sample Band 8 Essay In contemporary society, there has been an increased tendency for people to dedicate a significant portion of their leisure time to watching movies. There are a number of factors fueling this trend and I believe that it is mostly a positive development. One of the reasons to watch movies in one’s spare time is the appeal of accessible and cost-effective form of entertainment that caters to diverse audience tastes and preferences. Movies offer an escape from the monotony or stress of daily life. Assistance from technology has also played a significant role in this newfound popularity as streaming services now allow instant… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Many people spend their free time watching movies (reasons and effects)

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