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IELTS Speaking Test in Taiwan (Part 1, Apartment and Fish)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Taiwan. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. Do you live in a house or an apartment? I live in a high-rise apartment in the city centre. It’s pretty compact, but there are two bedrooms and a good sized kitchen, plus lots of natural light. The location is simply unbeatable as it means I don’t have to spend much time commuting to work. 2. What do you like about the place where you live? It’s really great living in the heart of the city, it means that almost everything I need is within walking distance. Another great thing that I simply love is the view. I get to wake up to the breathtaking… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Taiwan (Part 1, Apartment and Fish)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 3, Retirement and Working with Older or Younger colleagues)

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. At what age do you think people should retire? I think a suitable age would be around 60 to 65, but it should be a bit flexible depending on a person’s preferences and health situation. I know a lot of 65-year-olds who simply do not want to stop being busy. 2. Why should they retire at this age? I think someone at this age will usually still have some physical vitality left to pursue hobbies and goals that they could not do while they were working, like travel. Plus, it also allows them enough time to spend with the friends and family members while still… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 3, Retirement and Working with Older or Younger colleagues)

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IELTS essay, topic: Many people believe that it is easier to lead a healthy lifestyle in the countryside

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Uzbekistan. Many people believe that it is easier to lead a healthy lifestyle in the countryside. Others believe that there are health benefits to living in cities. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Sample Band 8 Essay There have been many discussions of late as to whether it is more conducive to lead a healthy lifestyle in rural areas as opposed to urban areas. Those in favor of living in the countryside argue that such areas a cleaner, more tranquil environment, while their opponents point to the fact that urban areas offer quick access to advanced levels of healthcare. Personally, country living seems to lend itself to an easier adoption of a healthy way of life. The countryside offers an inherently more peaceful and tranquil life, and its… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Many people believe that it is easier to lead a healthy lifestyle in the countryside

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IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 2, Talk about an interesting conversation you recently had)

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 an interesting conversation you recently had. You should say – who you had the conversation with – when and where this conversation took place – what it was about and explain what made the conversation interesting. Answer Recently, I had a truly engaging conversation with my neighbour, Alice, who I’ve known for a few years but we never went beyond small talk or neighbourly greetings. This conversation happened quite unexpectedly one evening about a week ago. I was trying to coax my dog back inside from the park when I came across Alice who offered to help. After the successful mission, we ended… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 2, Talk about an interesting conversation you recently had)

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IELTS Report, topic: Table with results of student satisfaction survey

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from an IELTS exam in Uzbekistan 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 table below shows the results of a survey where first-year students were asked to rate some aspects of their courses. The figures show the proportions of students who rated their course ‘very good’. 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 table given in the test, it was recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The provided table illustrates the percentages of students who rated their parts of their course as ‘very good’ across different categories… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Table with results of student satisfaction survey

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IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 1, Studies and Learning English)

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. Where are you from? Well, I am from India, but I have spent most of my life in Johannesburg in South Africa. My family moved there when I was 3 years old and we lived there for 16 years before I went overseas to study. 2. Do you currently work or study? Currently, I am juggling both. I am studying towards a degree in Chemistry, but I also work part time as a waitress at a local café to help meet my daily needs. 3. What do you study? Like I said before, I am completing my final year for my Bachelors in Chemistry, with… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 1, Studies and Learning English)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Germany (Part 3, Technology and Inventions)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Germany. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. Do people visit each other’s homes in your country? Yes. In my country, visiting each other’s homes is a big part of our culture, and there are different levels to this as well. We still have a good and healthy sense of community. When it comes to our neighbourhoods, visiting each other and checking up on each other is part of our daily routine. It’s so common for our kids to visit each other as well that we consider them to be family basically. Other than that, it’s also common for family that lives further away to visit on weekends, and they usually stay for… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Germany (Part 3, Technology and Inventions)

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IELTS essay, topic: Some people think that robots are very important to humans’ future

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Taiwan. Some people think that robots are very important to humans’ future development, but others think that they are dangerous and have negative effects on society. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. Sample Band 8 Essay The advent of robotics has sparked debates regarding its implications for human progress. Those in favour of them argue that robots are indispensable for future advancements, and they bring with them efficiency and innovation across multiple domains. Critics, however, are concerned about their potential dangers and adverse impacts on society. It seems to me that the human race stands to gain more than lose from the use of robots. Supporters of robotic technology highlight its capability to revolutionise industries, healthcare, and daily living. Robots have already demonstrated their value by being… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Some people think that robots are very important to humans’ future

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IELTS Speaking Test in Germany (Part 2, Talk about an object you use at home which makes your life easier)

The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Germany. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Talk about an object you use at home which makes your life easier. You should say – what the object is – how long you have had it – what you use it for and explain why you couldn’t live without it. Answer One object that has really transformed my daily routine and made my life significantly easier is my air fryer. I’ve had this kitchen gadget for about two years now, and it’s been a game-changer in how I approach cooking and eating healthily. I use it practically every day for a number of purposes, from preparing quick and healthy dinners after a long… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Germany (Part 2, Talk about an object you use at home which makes your life easier)

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IELTS Report, topic: Bar chart describing population aged 65 or above

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from an IELTS exam in Taiwan 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 bar chart below shows population percentages aged 65 or above in three countries in 1980, 2000 and a prediction for 2030. 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 depicts the proportion of the population aged 65 and above in Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom (UK) for three different years: 1980, 2000, and a forecast for 2030. Overall, the… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Bar chart describing population aged 65 or above

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