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Some people think that a sense of competition in children should be encouraged. Others believe that children who are taugh to co-operate rather than compete become more useful adults.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Sir plz give me ideas of this essay

my problem is that i might have answered every question too briefly as when it comes to giving the details i tend to avoid them in order to make less mistakes...

Hi Simon,
My big problem is thinking so much sentences when I try to speak English so I always have mistakes. Speaking is not simple. I wonder how I can deal with this problem?

Good Evening Simon,

I hope this email find you very well. I read your blogs regularly and its really helpful. I had an exam today and I hope I will get desire score. This was my 3rd attempt. Could you please have a look on my task 1 and 2 if I did well and what band score I could achieve according to the content


Task 1 Question: When you had a problem at an airport recently, an airport employee was very
helpful to you. You decide to tell the airport manager about it.


Write a letter to airport Manager, in your letter:


I. explain what was your problem

ii. describe how the employee helped you

iii. say what you want the manager to do


Begin your letter with:


Dear Sir or Madam,


here is the answer what I written in the exam:

Dear Sir or Madam,

The reason I am writing this letter is to express my heart felt gratitude to one of your staff for his kindest help when I lost my luggage at New York international airport last week.

On arriving in New York from my flight EK212 from Vancouver, I waited 30 minutes at the luggage collection unsuccessfully to retrieve my bag. Naturally, I was anxious because this was my first visit to New York international airport and country itself; I was unsure who could assist me. Fortunately, one of your employees whose name is Smith abetted me to locate it and found that my luggage had been left in Vancouver.

Consequently, he arranged to deliver my baggage to my New York home address. Due to language barriers, I had a problem in articulating my apprehensions, but Smith generously explained how he can help me which made me reassure. After which he arranged taxi to drive me to my home. It is my belief that he went extra mile for his client.

I am indebted for his assistance, so I you can concede this feedback to Smith and he deservedly receives appropriate recognition.

Yours sincerely,

James Adam
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Task 2 Question:

More and more adults spend time playing computer games.

Why do you think so many adults doing this?

Is this a good thing or bad?

Give reason for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

here is answer what I written in exam:

In the era of modernization, computer games have become an obsession regardless gender and age. Video games are considered to have numerous immoral effects, but if it’s used in moderation they can be an effective tool of learning and development.

On the one hand, computer games can be both entertaining and educational. Users and gamers transported in to virtual worlds which often more exciting and engaging than real-life pastimes. From an educational perspective, these games encourage imagination and creativity as well as concentration, logical thinking, problem sovling. For instance, durin my college time I used to play strategy games in order to enhance my analytical skills. Furthermore, within airline industry computer simulations are used to improve motor skills as an alternative training format before flying an actuall plane.

On the other hand, the drawbacks outweigh the benefits. This is the reason why gaming is higly addictive among adults because they constantly receives scores, new targets and frequent rewards. Adults spend many hours gaming due to their addiction and determination to progress through each level or competitiveness to attain high score than their friends. These addiction have an adverse range of side effects, resultant from neglecting the sleep, such as students mismanagement the time between gaming and completing assignment at college. To illustrate, my personal addiction to video games caused me to miss my exam in 8th grade. In the rise of obesity in recent years has also been linked in part to the sedentary life-style and lack of exercise that often accompanies to the addiction of games.

To conclude, the balance is requires in the use of time between gaming on computer as not to hindrance other social activities. However computer simulations are used as an effective tool for skills and knowledge. Success or failure of the computer is reliant on purpose with which the users utilizes technology.

I just took the IELTS test on 24th Sep in Iran. Here speaking questions:
Part1
What is your full name?
Where are you from?
Do you work or are you student?
Why do you choose this job?
Do you prefer work alone or with group?
Do you like singing?
Do people in your country often sing?
who is you favorite singer?
Do you like advertisement?
In your opinion is it good to advertise on social networks?

Part2
Describe the activities that you would like to spend time with
Who is he/she
What kind of activities do you do
where do you do
and explain your feeling about spending time with him/her

Part3
Do people spend time to talk to each other nowadays?
What are the effects of the computer and the Internet on spending time to each other?
Do you prefer work/study alone with others ?or not?why?
What are the advantages of working/studying with others?
What are the disadvantages of studying/working with others?

Hi, Simon!

I am confusing about the speed of the talk in speaking tasks. Should we give the talk slow enough to be clear or a bit fast? Because the pronunciations are different (like linking sounds or reduced sounds.


Hi Simon,

I am sure whether it's stupid to ask this: how to ask question and receive answer from you?

Thanks

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