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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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IELTS essay, topic: If people could choose between working and not working, they would choose not to work (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Uzbekistan. If people could choose between working and not working, they would choose not to work. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Sample Band 8 Essay The concept of work and leisure has been a topic of discussion and contemplation throughout human history. Some argue that if given the option, people would choose not to work. While it is undeniable that the prospect of being free from work may seem enticing, I think that the desire for personal growth, fulfillment, and the pursuit of purpose are equally significant factors that motivate individuals to engage in productive work. Primarily, it is widely acknowledged that for many individuals, work provides a sense of purpose in their lives. Human beings possess an innate desire to achieve, create,… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: If people could choose between working and not working, they would choose not to work (agree/disagree)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 3, Tourist Destinations and Trips)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Oman. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. What are the advantages of visiting a popular tourist destination? Well, there are a number of benefits, especially since these places usually have well-developed infrastructure and services for tourists. You also have a lot of choice when it comes to historical sites or landmarks to visit. This also holds true for the types of cuisines that are available. 2. Are there any disadvantages to being in a city that is a major tourist attraction? Yes, there are a few drawbacks, with the most prominent one being overcrowding, especially during peak tourist seasons. Also, places that are packed with tourists sometimes end up diluting the authentic… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 3, Tourist Destinations and Trips)

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to invite a friend to an event

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 received two tickets to an event as a present and would like to go with a friend of yours. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, – invite him/her to go to the event with you – tell him/her how you got the tickets – explain why you have chosen to go with him/her. Begin your letter as follows: Dear ___________, Answer Dear Jonathan, I hope you’re doing well. I have some exciting news to share with you! I recently received two tickets to a soccer match of my favourite team, and I can’t think of anyone I’d rather invite than you. The tickets came as a surprise… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to invite a friend to an event

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IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 2, Talk about a city you would like to go to for short period of time)

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The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Oman. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Talk about a city you would like to go to for short period of time. You should say – when you would go – who you would go with – what places you would like to visit – and explain why you would like to go there for a short period of time. Answer I have always wanted to visit Barcelona in Spain. I am fascinated by its vibrant and diverse culture and unique architecture. I have heard that the best time to visit is in the spring, when the weather is not is not too hot and not too cold either. It’s the perfect… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 2, Talk about a city you would like to go to for short period of time)

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IELTS essay, topic: The main goal of schools should be making children into responsible citizens and good workers, rather than benefitting them as individuals (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Kenya. Some people think that the main goal of schools should be making children into responsible citizens and good workers, rather than benefitting them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Sample Band 8 Essay The role of schools in shaping the future of children has long been debated. While some argue that schools should primarily focus on moulding responsible citizens and preparing students for the workforce, others believe that the individual growth and well-being of students should be at the forefront. Personally, I believe that these two goals aren’t in conflict, and both of them can be achieved simultaneously. One crucial objective of schools is to cultivate responsible citizens who actively participate in society. Education plays a pivotal role in instilling ethical values, promoting social… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: The main goal of schools should be making children into responsible citizens and good workers, rather than benefitting them as individuals (agree/disagree)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 1, Music and Business)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Oman. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. What is your full name? My full name is Melissa Turner, but my friends call me Mel. 2. Do you work or study? I am currently studying. I’m a university student, working towards my Bachelor’s degree. 3. What do you study? I major in Environmental Science which is a something that I have been passionate about since high school. 4. Is your school the best place to study this subject? I study at the University of Berkley in California. It is one of the most prestigious institutions in terms of studying Environmental science, and there are loads of cutting-edge research options available. 5. How can… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 1, Music and Business)

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IELTS Report, topic: Two plans of a museum, before and after changes

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from the IELTS exam in Turkey 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 two diagrams below describe changes to a museum’s floor plan between 2008 and 2012. 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 diagrams given in the test, they were recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The two plans show the changes that occurred to the layout of a museum between 2008 and 2012. Overall, what can be clearly seen is that a large number of new facilities were added to the museum by 2012 and… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Two plans of a museum, before and after changes

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IELTS Speaking Test in Pakistan (Part 3, Providing Correct Information)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Pakistan. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. What kind of jobs require providing information to people? There are numerous jobs that require providing information like librarians, who assist individuals in finding and accessing relevant information from a wide range of sources. Journalists are also responsible for researching, verifying, and reporting accurate information to the public. And I think most importantly, teachers impart knowledge and information to students, guiding them in their quest for knowledge and critical thinking skills. 2. What skills or qualities do people need to be able to provide information? I think that communication skills are crucial in delivering information. Good communication skills enable individuals to articulate information effectively. Also,… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Pakistan (Part 3, Providing Correct Information)

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