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IELTS Report, topic: Multiple line graph describing percentage of good quality river water in UK

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from the IELTS exam in Kenya 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 graph below shows the percentage of river water in the UK that is of good chemical quality, in the period between 1990 and 2002. 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 actual graph given in the test, it was recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The line graph describes the percentage of clean river water that was available in different parts of the UK between 1990 and 2002. Overall, what can be clearly seen is… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Multiple line graph describing percentage of good quality river water in UK

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IELTS Speaking Test in Sri Lanka (Part 2, Describe a friend that is important to you)

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The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Sri Lanka. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Describe a friend that is important to you. You should say – who the friend is – where you met him/her – why you like him/her and explain why this friend is important to you. Answer One of my closest friends is named Sarah. We first met in our freshman year of college when we were assigned to be roommates. Despite being initially apprehensive about living with a stranger, I quickly realised that Sarah was one of the warmest, kindest and most genuine individuals I had ever encountered. Sarah is incredibly empathetic and always takes the time to listen to the concerns and problems… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Sri Lanka (Part 2, Describe a friend that is important to you)

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IELTS essay, topic: In order to create a happy society we should reduce the difference between the incomes of the richest and poorest (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Georgia. Many people believe that in order to create a happy society we should ensure that there is only a small difference between the incomes of the richest and poorest people. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Sample Band 8 Essay The notion that a small income gap between the wealthiest and the poorest individuals is essential for creating a happy society is a topic of substantial debate. While some argue that reducing income inequality leads to a more contented society, I believe that income distribution is just one of the complex factors that affects happiness and societal well-being. Undoubtedly, income inequality can have detrimental effects on social cohesion and lead to feelings of injustice and discontentment. When the wealth gap is vast, it can result in… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: In order to create a happy society we should reduce the difference between the incomes of the richest and poorest (agree/disagree)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Sri Lanka (Part 1, Work and Public Transport)

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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 1 (Interview) 1. Do you work or study? Currently, I work as a Marketing Manager at a leading multinational corporation and I have been in this role for over three years. 2. What does your work involve? As a Marketing Manager, my responsibilities revolve around creating and implementing marketing strategies. I am responsible for working closely with different teams to create campaigns that would resonate with our target audience. 3. Do you find yourself overloaded at times? I sometimes do. Although it’s not always possible to avoid situations where I feel overloaded, I have found that organising my day can help relieve some of the pressures. 4.… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Sri Lanka (Part 1, Work and Public Transport)

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to ask for a letter of reference

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Nigeria. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You are applying for a job and you need a letter of reference from someone who can recommend you. You decided to ask a teacher who knows you well to write the reference. Write a letter to the teacher. In your letter, – Explain why you have chosen to ask him/her to write the reference – Describe the job you are applying for – Say why you think you would be suitable for the job. Begin your letter as follows: Dear ___________, Answer Dear Ms Brook, I hope you are doing well. I am reaching out to you to request a letter of reference for a job application. I have come… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to ask for a letter of reference

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IELTS Speaking Test in the UK (Part 3, Winning and Competition)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in the UK. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. Do you think children should be given prizes for winning sports games? Yes, of course. I think that rewarding kids for excellent performance is a great way to boost their confidence and give them a sense of accomplishment. It also serves as a form of motivation for all the other kids that participated or want to participate in the future. 2. What are the advantages of winning prizes? A prize can really motivate people to work hard and push boundaries in their chosen fields. It’s also a great moral booster to anyone who deserves validation for their efforts and talent. 3. Is it better… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in the UK (Part 3, Winning and Competition)

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IELTS essay, topic: It is more important for school children to learn about local history than world history (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Pakistan. It is more important for school children to learn about local history than world history. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Sample Band 8 Essay The question of whether school children should prioritise learning about local history over world history has sparked debates among educators and scholars. While some argue that understanding local history fosters a sense of identity and community, others contend that world history provides a broader perspective and promotes global citizenship. In my opinion, it is unwise to choose one over the other, and we should strive to incorporate both subjects in the school curriculum. On one hand, learning about local history holds significant value for school children. It connects them to their roots, cultural heritage, and local community. By… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: It is more important for school children to learn about local history than world history (agree/disagree)

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IELTS Speaking Test in the UK (Part 2, Describe a sport that you enjoyed playing when you were young)

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The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in the UK. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Describe a sport that you enjoyed playing when you were young. You should say – what sport it was – who you played it with – where you played and explain why you enjoyed playing that sport. Answer Oh, wow I haven’t thought about this in a while, but as a kid I loved playing badminton. A group of my friends and I would always play doubles matches on our street. And to be honest, I was really bad, but luckily my best friend and badminton partner was a very skilled player. It was one of the few sports that I actually enjoyed. It… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in the UK (Part 2, Describe a sport that you enjoyed playing when you were young)

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IELTS Report, topic: Pie chart and table describing tourists to Australia

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from the IELTS exam in Canada 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 pie chart and table below give information on tourists visiting Australia. 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 chart and table given in the test, they were recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The pie chart depicts the percentage of tourists to Australia by their origin, while the table shows information about their stay in the country. Overall, it can be clearly seen that the majority of visitors come from Asia and Europe, and… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Pie chart and table describing tourists to Australia

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IELTS Speaking Test in the UK (Part 1, Days Off and Free Time)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in the UK. 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? Right now, I work. I’m a graphic designer at IT solutions company downtown. 2. Why did you choose that job? Well, even as a kid, I was fascinated by technology and art. I realised how art can convey emotions and messages. When I was a bit older in school, I realised that graphic design was the perfect fusion of my two passions. I’ve always been fascinated by visuals and how powerful they are at evoking emotional reactions. 3. What things don’t you like about your job? I love my job but sometimes the deadlines can be pretty tight, and… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in the UK (Part 1, Days Off and Free Time)

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