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IELTS Report, topic: Bar charts describing the ratios of male and female students with top grades

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from the IELTS exam in Algeria 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 charts below show the proportions of male and female students getting top grades in 1960 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 charts given in the test, they were recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The two bar charts describe the percentage of male and female students who obtained the highest grades in 5 different subjects in the years 1960 and 2000. Overall, it can be clearly seen that girls consistently outperformed… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Bar charts describing the ratios of male and female students with top grades

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IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 2, Describe a neighbour who you think is interesting)

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) Describe one of your neighbours who you think is interesting. You should say – who he/she is – how long you have known him/her – what relationship you have with him/her – and explain why you think he/she is interesting. Answer I have a neighbour called Sameera who I have known for about two years. She’s a bit older than me, probably in her late fifties or early sixties, and she wears glasses and a hearing aid. She’s quite tall and carries herself with an air of sophistication and gracefulness. Sameera is quite an interesting person to be around, because she exudes wisdom and intelligence… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 2, Describe a neighbour who you think is interesting)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 1, Leisure Time)

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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 name is Melissa Francis, but my friends call me Mel. 2. Do you study or work? I work as a freelance content writer, and I specialise in writing blog posts for different food websites. 3. Do you prefer to do your work in the morning or evening? Why? I enjoy working at night because it’s more peaceful. My job requires creativity and a lot of thought to come up with new ideas. I struggle to concentrate during the day with my kids. I love them to bits, but they are really noisy and I always seem to lose my… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Oman (Part 1, Leisure Time)

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IELTS essay, topic: Educational qualifications are important to success in life (discuss + opinion)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Oman, Iran and Sri Lanka Some people think that educational qualifications are important to success in life. Others believe that this is not the only way to become successful. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Sample Band 8 Essay Although excellent educational qualifications are considered crucial on the road to success by some people, others believe that it is not the only deciding factor. It seems to me that both points of view are valid and should be given equal weight when trying to achieve success in life. Those in favour of the opinion that a university education is essential to achieve success argue that having a good education will help an individual gain knowledge, develop skills and learn how to think critically, which can be used to… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Educational qualifications are important to success in life (discuss + opinion)

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 3, Mobile Phones)

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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. Who spends more time on the phone – older or younger people? It is most definitely young people who spend an alarming amount of time on their phones. It’s getting harder and harder to find a teenager who isn’t constantly on their phone, and I think that it’s more of an addiction than a pastime. 2. What do younger people use their phones for? The number one activity has to be using social media. Younger people are either following every minute of the lives of their favourite social influencers or watching funny TikTok videos. If they are not watching, then they are most probably using… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 3, Mobile Phones)

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IELTS Report, topic: 3 diagrams of a cafe layout, in the past and now

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from the IELTS exam in Oman, Iran and Sri Lanka 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 diagrams below describe the floor plan of a café 10 years ago, 5 years ago and at present. 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 plans given in the test, they were recreated for the purpose of demonstration. Band 8.5 Model Answer The given plans describe the layout of a café over three different periods, a decade ago, five years ago and at present. Overall, it can be clearly seen that the amount of… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: 3 diagrams of a cafe layout, in the past and now

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 2, Describe a time when you used your mobile phone)

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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 used your mobile phone for some important work. You should say – what you did – when you did it – why you had to use your mobile phone – and explain how you felt about this experience. Answer These days a lot of work can be done using our smartphones, since most of them have the same features as a regular laptop or tablet. Personally, I use my phone quite a bit for work tasks, so I will just talk about one of the recent occasions. Last weekend, one of the new hires at the restaurant where I work… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 2, Describe a time when you used your mobile phone)

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 1, Technology and Computers)

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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. Where do you live? I live in Durban, which is a busy coastal city in South Africa. 2. Do you work or are you a student? Right now, it’s a bit of both. I am studying towards my degree in chemistry, and I also work part-time at a local coffee shop. 3. What is your favourite subject to study? Well, I major in chemistry, and that is the subject I am most interested in. In particular, enjoy the branch of organic chemistry. It’s amazing how small changes to the molecular structure of a compound can result in major physical changes on a higher level. And… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 1, Technology and Computers)

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IELTS Report, topic: Line graph describing oil consumption of 4 countries

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from the IELTS exam in India 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 describes oil consumption of 4 countries/regions from 1965 to 2015, in million barrel per day. 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 The line graph illustrates the changes that occurred in the usage of oil in 4 regions, the US, China, Europe and the Middle East during the period from 1965 to 2015. The units are measured in million… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Line graph describing oil consumption of 4 countries

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IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 3)

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The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Canada. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. Is it easy to communicate with people from another culture? I think this depends on the language spoken by the person. There are a lot of people from different cultures and backgrounds who happen to speak the same language and this makes it much easier for them to communicate and understand each other. 2. What difficulties do we face when we talk to a person from another culture? I think the major difficulty is the difference in languages, and even if you both speak the same language, there can also be misunderstandings due to a person’s accent. Also, I think it’s sometimes difficult to take… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 3)

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