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IELTS essay, topic: Employers should not pay attention to the way their employees dress (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Bangladesh. Some people think that employers should not pay attention to the way their employees dress, because the quality of their work is more important. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Sample Band 8 Essay The question of whether employers should prioritise the quality of an employee’s work over their appearance has become a topic of debate in modern workplaces. In my opinion, both aspects hold significant value and should be given due consideration in the workplace. On the one hand, the quality of work is without a doubt crucial for success in any field. It is the foundation upon which businesses build their reputation. Therefore, most companies prioritise hiring employees who are skilled and dedicated, as this is the best way to drive innovation and productivity.… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Employers should not pay attention to the way their employees dress (agree/disagree)

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 2, Describe an occasion when you spent some time with a young child)

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The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in India. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Describe an occasion when you spent some time with a young child. You should say – who the child was – why you spent time with him/her – what you did together during that time and explain how you felt about spending time with this child. Answer This past summer I had the chance to spend the day with my lovely niece, Lily. She is four years old and just a cute bundle of energy and laughter. Her mom, my sister lives in another city about an 8-hour drive from me, I don’t get to see them as much as I would like to. Over… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 2, Describe an occasion when you spent some time with a young child)

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IELTS Report, topic: Bar chart on participation of children in sports outside of school

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from an IELTS exam in Kuwait 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 provides information about the percentage of Australian children who participated in sports outside of school hours in a particular year. 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 chart given in the test, it was recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The chart illustrates the participation rates of boys and girls in various sports outside of school hours, specifically focusing on basketball, netball, football, and swimming. It is evident that there are gender… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Bar chart on participation of children in sports outside of school

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 1, Primary School Teacher and Second Language)

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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 remember a teacher from your primary school? The first teacher that comes to mind is Mrs. Thompson. She was my third-grade teacher. 2. What can you tell me about that teacher? What I remember the most about her is her kind soul, she had a knack for making everyone in our class feel special and talented. No matter how many times we asked the same question, she always responded with patience. She really set a good example and left a long-lasting impression. 3. Did you have a favourite subject in primary school? Why was it your favourite? Actually, the subject that I loved… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 1, Primary School Teacher and Second Language)

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IELTS essay, topic: Many countries spend a lot of money on works of art to be displayed in public places (positive/negative)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Turkey. Nowadays governments in many countries spend a lot of money on works of art such as paintings to be displayed in public places. Is this a positive or negative development? Sample Band 8 Essay The recent trend of the governments allocating a significant portion of the budgets for the acquisition of artworks like paintings for public display has sparked a debate about the need for such investments. In my opinion, this practice is a positive development, mainly due to the cultural and educational benefits it brings to society. Firstly, public art plays a crucial role in cultivating an appreciation for art. Displaying works of art in public spaces ensures that it is accessible to people from all walks of life and they can experience and appreciate artistic expressions… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Many countries spend a lot of money on works of art to be displayed in public places (positive/negative)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 3, Tourism and Travelling)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Australia. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. What benefits does tourism bring to a place? Tourism can really boost the local economy. It leads to new jobs in businesses like hotels, restaurants, tour companies. Plus, an increase in tourism will no doubt result in better infrastructure, which is good not just for tourists but for locals too. And let’s not forget the cultural exchange. When people from different parts of the world visit, they bring their perspectives and experiences which can be really enriching. 2. How does tourism affect the culture of a destination? Tourism can have both positive and negative effects on any area. On one hand, it encourages cultural preservation.… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 3, Tourism and Travelling)

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a newspaper editor about incorrect information in an article

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. You have read a news article in the local newspaper about a city or town you know, and some of the information was incorrect. Write a letter to the news editor. In your letter, – Say how you know about that city or town – Explain what information was wrong – Suggest how the editor could fix this error. Answer Dear Editor, I am writing to you regarding an article published in The Daily Times on January 15, titled “The Hidden Gem of Strahan.” As a resident of Strahan for over twenty years and an active member of the local community, I felt compelled to address the inaccuracy that appeared… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a newspaper editor about incorrect information in an article

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IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 2, Describe a faraway country that you would like to visit)

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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) Describe a faraway country that you would like to visit. You should say – where it is – how you would go there – what you would do there and explain why you would like to visit this country. Answer So, I’ve always dreamed of visiting Japan. I’m sure you know that it’s in East Asia, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan. The blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge technology there just fascinates me. I always wonder how people there manage to strike such a beautiful balance between these two vastly different aspects of life. To get there, I’d have to… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 2, Describe a faraway country that you would like to visit)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 1, Your City and Fixing Things)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Australia. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. Where do you live? I live in Melbourne, Australia. It’s a big city known for its art, coffee, and unpredictable weather. 2. How long have you been living there for? I’ve been living here for about five years now. I moved here for university, but I just fell in love with the place and never left. 3. What do you like about the place where you live? There’s so much to like about this city! The cafe culture here is just amazing – you can find some of the best cafes in the world on almost every corner. And then there’s markets where you can… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 1, Your City and Fixing Things)

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IELTS essay, topic: Only the workers benefit from working from home and not the employers (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Australia. Many people work from home using modern technology today. Some people think that only the workers benefit from this and not the employers. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Sample Band 8 Essay Rapid advancements in technology have enabled a significant shift towards remote working in many sectors. While it is often argued that this transition primarily benefits employees, I believe that employers also benefit in several ways from this new arrangement. Firstly, employees benefit from the flexibility and comfort that working from home offers. The elimination of commuting saves time and reduces stress, which in turn allows individuals to maintain a better work-life balance. This flexibility often results in increased productivity, as workers can create an environment that best suits them instead of having to… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Only the workers benefit from working from home and not the employers (agree/disagree)

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