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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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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 3, Sharing)

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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 3 (Discussion) 1. What do you think of people who are posting about their personal life on social media? I think it’s a great way for people to stay connected and share updates with their friends, family, and followers. When used responsibly, I feel like social media can be a powerful tool for self-expression, allowing users to show what they care about, share their experiences and create meaningful connections. Of course, the downside is that it can also lead to oversharing or even cyberbullying. That’s why people need to be mindful of what they post and make sure to keep things balanced. 2. How do you feel about… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 3, Sharing)

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IELTS essay, topic: Teachers require training to become good at their profession (discuss + opinion)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in India. Some people think that teachers require training to become good at their profession. Others believe that a good teacher has all the necessary qualities and does not need any training. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Sample Band 8 Essay Some people believe that acquiring the skills necessary to become a good teacher should involve formal training, while others contend that teachers possess certain inherent qualities and no additional education is required. As training is something most professions require, it is only reasonable to assume that teaching is no different; at the same time many of us have met teachers who were great at what they do because of their personality. In my opinion, being a good teacher is impossible without some training, however, suitable character traits… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Teachers require training to become good at their profession (discuss + opinion)

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 2, Describe a time when you lent something to a person you know)

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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 a time when you had to lend something to a person you know. You should say – what you lent – when it happened – why he/she asked to borrow the item – and explain how you felt about this. Answer I remember a few months ago one of my closest friends asked to borrow something from me. She needed it for a project she was doing and wanted to borrow my laptop. It happened around the end of October. She told me that she needed it because she had an upcoming presentation for a class assignment and wanted to make sure everything looked… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 2, Describe a time when you lent something to a person you know)

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 1, Getting up early / late)

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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. Are you studying or do you have a job? Right now, I am a floor sales person at a retail store in the city. 2. Do you feel your job is boring? No, on the contrary, I find it stimulating and enjoyable. It gives me a sense of satisfaction to be able to help customers in finding the product they need and provide them with helpful advice won their shopping decisions. In addition, I like talking to people from all walks of life and learning more about them. This job has allowed me to be around new people every day and gain experiences that I… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 1, Getting up early / late)

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing about something you forgot at the hotel

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in India. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You have travelled to another city for a company meeting and stayed at a hotel. When you returned, you discovered that you forgot something important in your hotel room. Write a letter to the hotel manager. In your letter, – Say what you have left in the room – Explain why it is important to you – Tell the manager what you would like them to do about it. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir / Madam Answer Dear Sir / Madam, I am writing to inform you of an unfortunate incident that occurred during my stay at your hotel. On the 21st of October I travelled to London for… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing about something you forgot at the hotel

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IELTS Speaking Test in Bangladesh (Part 3, Happiness)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Bangladesh. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. Do you like surprises? Yes, I love surprises! I think they’re so much fun – it’s always exciting to not know what’s going to happen next. Plus, it’s a great way to let loose and enjoy something new and different. I try to surprise my friends and family as often as possible, and I always enjoy watching their reactions when they finally figure out what’s going on. 2. How do people express their happiness? I think that each person expresses their happiness and feelings of joy in their own unique way. Some sing or dance when they are happy. Others might jump for joy or… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Bangladesh (Part 3, Happiness)

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