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IELTS essay, topic: People these days spend very little time with their children (reasons and solutions)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Pakistan. In some countries, people these days spend very little time with their children. What are the causes of this? Whom does this affect more, parents or children? Sample Band 8 Essay In recent years, many countries have seen a stark decrease in the time that parents spend with their children. It is clear that this issue impacts both parents and children negatively, however, it is ultimately the latter who will face long-term repercussions. This necessitates immediate steps to bring the quality of parent-child relationships back up to an acceptable level. First and foremost, it is worth exploring why this trend has developed in the recent years. In many cases, it is a result of longer working hours for parents. In an effort to provide for their families financially… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: People these days spend very little time with their children (reasons and solutions)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Pakistan (Part 2, Describe an occasion when someone said something positive about your work)

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The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Pakistan. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Describe an occasion when someone said something positive about your work. You should say: – who the person was – what the positive comment was – how you reacted to the comment – and explain how you felt about it. Answer The person who said something positive about my work was my boss at the time. He had just given me a project to complete, and once I had finished it, he praised my efforts by saying that I had done an exceptional job on the project. He was very impressed with how I managed to put together all the pieces in such an organised… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Pakistan (Part 2, Describe an occasion when someone said something positive about your work)

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IELTS Report, topic: Two maps before and after hydroelectric plant

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 maps below describe an area before and after the construction of a hydroelectric power plant. 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 maps given in the test, they were recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The two maps show the changes that occurred in a small rural area after the construction of a hydroelectric power station. Overall, it can be clearly seen that along with the construction of the power station new amenities for… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Two maps before and after hydroelectric plant

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IELTS Speaking Test in Pakistan (Part 1, Daily Routine + Workplace)

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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 1 (Interview) 1. What do you normally do in the afternoon? I usually take a break from work in the afternoon and make sure to spend some time outside. I’ll often go for a walk around the neighbourhood, taking in the sights and sounds of my city. In the afternoons, it’s also a great time for me to catch up on things I wasn’t able to attend to during my work day. I often use this time to read the news or catch up with friends and family that I haven’t spoken to recently. Additionally, if I have any errands or personal tasks that need attention, this is… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Pakistan (Part 1, Daily Routine + Workplace)

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IELTS Report, topic: Line graphs describing the UK steel industry

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from the IELTS exam in Pakistan 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 graphs below provide information on the UK steel industry between the years 1970 and 2000. 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 graphs given in the test, they were recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The two graphs provide information on different aspects of the UK steel industry in the period between 1970 and 2000. The first graph illustrates the changes that occurred in the demand, production and imports of steel, while the second… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Line graphs describing the UK steel industry

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IELTS Speaking Test in Nigeria (Part 3, Movies/Films)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Nigeria. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. How do you feel about movies? I love watching movies. They are a form of art that can be both entertaining and educational. Watching a movie can bring an array of emotions and it is great to be able to escape into another world, even if just for a couple of hours. 2. How do you feel about computer animations in movies? Computer animations in movies have become increasingly realistic in recent years and they are often used as a tool to help tell a story that would not have been possible a few years ago. Without computer animations, many movies would not have been… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Nigeria (Part 3, Movies/Films)

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IELTS essay, topic: Who should transport students to school, parents or government? (discuss + opinion)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Nigeria. Some people believe that the government should be responsible for transporting students to school, while others believe that parents should bring their children to school. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Sample Band 8 Essay Some people believe that school transport should be handled by the government, while others think that this responsibility falls squarely on parents’ shoulders. As with any debatable issue, each argument carries merit and there are several factors to be considered, to reach a sensible conclusion. If the government were to organise student transportation, it would prove to be a cost-effective and safe solution. This could reduce stress on family budgets by providing an essential service at no cost and free up valuable resources which then could be spent elsewhere in the home.… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Who should transport students to school, parents or government? (discuss + opinion)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Nigeria (Part 2, Describe your favourite movie)

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The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Nigeria. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Talk about your favourite movie. You should say: – what the movie is – what you like about it – what you learned from it – and explain why this movie is your favourite. Answer My favourite movie is Interstellar. I love it for a variety of reasons. Firstly, the visuals are incredible and really transport you to a different reality. The massive spaceships, surreal black holes, and distant planets are captivating and undeniably awe-inspiring. Secondly, the music for this film is by Hans Zimmer, who is one of my all-time favourite composers – he combined a range of emotions in one grandiose composition that… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Nigeria (Part 2, Describe your favourite movie)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Nigeria (Part 1, Housework + Public Transport)

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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. Do you usually do any household chores? Yes, I do, I take care of things such as tidying up and dusting, doing the dishes and laundry, and even seeing to the garden if need be. 2. What chores do you dislike? I hate vacuuming because it can be a time-consuming task that often gives me sore arms. And, I also have an aversion to any chore that requires a lot of physical effort such as scrubbing bathrooms or mopping floors. 3. Do you like your items being organised or not? Why? I absolutely must have my belongings neat and organised. This allows me to find… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Nigeria (Part 1, Housework + Public Transport)

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IELTS Report, topic: Line graph describing the average house prices in 3 countries

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from the IELTS exam in Nigeria 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 average house prices in 3 countries between the years 1997-2014. 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 This line graph shows the changes in the average house prices in three countries between 1997 and 2014. Overall, it can be clearly seen that house prices in all the three countries followed an upward trend, and that real estate… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Line graph describing the average house prices in 3 countries

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