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IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 3, Online Shopping and Customer Service)

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. What are some common issues people face with online purchases? From my own experiences and what I’ve gathered from friends and family, there are a few issues when it comes to online shopping. The major one seems to be when the product quality does not match the description or images shown. It’s disheartening when you order something that looks perfect online, only to receive something quite different. Then there’s the issue of delayed shipments or, worse, packages that go missing in transit. In addition, it’s a complete headache to try to get a refund on damaged or poor-quality goods, or to try and explain to… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 3, Online Shopping and Customer Service)

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IELTS essay, topic: Many people spend their free time watching movies (reasons and effects)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Canada. Nowadays, many people spend their free time watching movies. Why do they do that? Is it a positive or a negative development? Sample Band 8 Essay In contemporary society, there has been an increased tendency for people to dedicate a significant portion of their leisure time to watching movies. There are a number of factors fueling this trend and I believe that it is mostly a positive development. One of the reasons to watch movies in one’s spare time is the appeal of accessible and cost-effective form of entertainment that caters to diverse audience tastes and preferences. Movies offer an escape from the monotony or stress of daily life. Assistance from technology has also played a significant role in this newfound popularity as streaming services now allow instant… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Many people spend their free time watching movies (reasons and effects)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 2, Describe a bad service you received from a company)

The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Canada. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Describe a bad service you received from a company. You should say – where it happened – when it happened – who gave you the bad service and explain how you felt about it. Answer A few years ago, the laptop that I used for work suddenly stopped working, and the repair technician told me that since it was quite an older model and it would cost a lot to repair I would be better off getting a new one. I decided to go to the city’s most popular electronics store, which happened to be having a year-end sale at the time, in the hope… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 2, Describe a bad service you received from a company)

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IELTS Report, topic: Bar chart providing data on survey respondents that showed interest in sports

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from an IELTS exam in Australia 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 shows the proportions of survey respondents that showed interest in particular sports in three different years in the UK. 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 provides information about the percentage of people who had an interest in various sports across three different years (1995, 2000, and 2005) in the United Kingdom. Overall, football consistently held the… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Bar chart providing data on survey respondents that showed interest in sports

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IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 1, Work and Gifts)

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 1 (Interview) 1. Where are you from? I’m from a small seaside town called __________ on the _____________ coast. It’s quite an idyllic and serene place to live. 2. Do you work or are you a student? Currently, I’m working full-time as a junior editor for a small publishing firm. I finished my studies a couple of years ago, and have been working since then. 3. What kind of work do you do? Like I said before, I work as a junior editor. Since I am not that high on the seniority list at the company, I find that sometimes different types of work are assigned to me.… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 1, Work and Gifts)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Turkey (Part 3, Paintings, Art and Architecture)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Turkey. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. What are the differences between painting and drawing? Well, I am not really an expert at either of these things so I can only guess. The core difference would be that when you draw you are limited to only a few tools and you need to use these tools like charcoal and pencils to create effects like depth and light. When you paint you have a host of colours to help you create contrasts and shades. You can also add a lot more texture with paint, depending on what type of paint you choose to use. 2. Do children learn art in school in your… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Turkey (Part 3, Paintings, Art and Architecture)

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IELTS essay, topic: Personal information is stored on computers by many companies and organisations (advantages/disadvantages)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Sri Lanka. In this technological era, personal information is stored on computers by many companies and organisations. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? Sample Band 8 Essay Due to the rapid technological advancements of the modern era, the practice of storing personal information on computers by various companies and organisations has become common. In my opinion, while this trend poses certain risks, the advantages it offers significantly outweigh the disadvantages. One of the primary benefits of digital storage of personal data is that accessing important information is now easier and more efficient than traditional paper-based systems. This allows for smoother operations in sectors such as healthcare, banking, and education. For example, electronic health records enable doctors to access a patient’s medical history instantaneously, leading to more informed… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Personal information is stored on computers by many companies and organisations (advantages/disadvantages)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Turkey (Part 2, Describe a painting that you like)

The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Turkey. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Describe a painting that you like. You should say – what is looks like – when you saw it first – who the painter is and explain how you feel about it. Answer Well, it’s hard to choose just one since I have so many favourites. I guess I would have to say “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, and there are so many reasons to love this great masterpiece. The painting is a mesmerising swirl of deep blues and vibrant yellows, and depicts a small town under a night sky that’s alive with swirling stars and a glowing crescent moon. When I first saw… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Turkey (Part 2, Describe a painting that you like)

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IELTS Report, topic: Table providing data on students studying in six departments in an Australian university

This is a model answer for the Academic Writing Task 1 from an IELTS exam in 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 table below gives information about students studying in six departments in an Australian university in 2011. 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 table provides detailed insights into the demographics of students across six departments in an Australian university for the year 2011, and highlights gender distribution, the proportion of students whose first language is not English, and those… Read More »IELTS Report, topic: Table providing data on students studying in six departments in an Australian university

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IELTS Speaking Test in Turkey (Part 1, Hometown and Chatting with Friends)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Turkey. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. Describe your hometown I live in a town called ____________. It’s a small historical town that’s nestled in a valley, and it’s often called the Sleepy Hollow, because it’s quiet and nothing out of the ordinary ever seems to happen here. In fact, sometimes if you walk past the old houses and Victorian-style gardens along cobblestone streets, you would swear you have travelled back in time. Honestly, I could go on and on about how unique my hometown is and how much we value our history and traditions. We still have policemen that ride horses, and bakeries and stores that have been run by the… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Turkey (Part 1, Hometown and Chatting with Friends)

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