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1. Owning a house is symbolised of having enough money to live.

2. I don'think the possessions take an important role in our life.

3 People have a high regard to personality possessing extremely huge houses.

4. Owning a summerhouse which is usually a little cottage in countryside is a status symbols.

5. They are considered as status symbols for the upper class people which makes them proud to see people marvelling at these things.

Hello frnds is there any one who can send me readings of ielts book 11 please reply

Owning a house is a symbolic of having enough money to live.

I don't think that the possessions take an important role in our life.

People have a high regards to personality possessing enormous houses.

Owning summerhouse which is usually a little cottage in countryside is a symbolic status.

They are considered as status symbols of the upper class people which make them proud to see people marvelling at those things.

1.Owning a house symbolises having enough money to live.

2. I don't think the possessions have/play an important role in our lives.

3 People have a high regard for persons possessing extremely huge houses.

4. Owning a summerhouse which is usually a little cottage in the countryside is a status symbol.

5. They are considered status symbols for the upper class, which make them proud of seeing how people are marvelling at those things.

similar sentences with the same meaning

1. Owning a house signifies a person's wealth.
2. I don't think possessions play an important role in our life.
3. People who possess huge houses are held in high regard.
4. A summerhouse which is a little cottage in the countryside is a status symbol
5. They are considered status symbols, and upper class people who own them often feel proud of themselves while watching others marvelling at those things

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https://www.freecollocation.com/

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https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/

before using a new word or phrase, i think it is best to read lots of examples of the word/phrase used in a sentence in a natural way.

"Owning a summerhouse (which is usually a little cottage in countryside) is a status symbol."

We can put brackets round the 'which' clause without changing the meaning, so use commas where the brackets are.

How many summerhouses? One. So use 'a' (or 'the' in another context).

IELTS task one in real life:

https://www.wri.org/resources/charts-graphs/rural-share-poverty-1993-and-2002

https://www.wri.org/resources/charts-graphs/forest-cover-1990-2005-indonesia

https://www.wri.org/resources/charts-graphs/water-stress-country

symbolised as...

play/have an important role...

Owning summerhouse, which is usually a little cottage in countryside, is a status symbol.

They are considered to be status symbols

In my opinion the correct answers are:
1. Owning a house symbolises having enough money to live.

2. I don’t think the possessions take an important role in our life.

3. People have high regards to personality possessing huge houses.

4. Owning a summerhouse ,which is usually a little cottage in countryside, is a status symbol.

5. They are considered status symbols of the upper class people, which make them proud to see people marvelling at these things.

#4 Usually better to put old/linking information first in the sentence and new info last. So:

One status symbol is owning a summerhouse, which is usually a little cottage in countryside.

"One" here suggests one out of a number of possible examples.

#4 Removing "which is", (which here sounds faintly patronizing):

One status symbol is owning a summerhouse, usually a little cottage in countryside.

1. owning a house is symbolized of having enough money in life.
2. I do not think possession plays an important role in our life.
3. People have a high regard for personality possessing extremely huge houses.
4. Owning a summerhouse which is usually a little cottage in countryside could be a status symbol.
5.They are considered as status symbols of high class people which make them proud of seeing people marvel at these things.(!?)

#5 "the upper class people": this phrase would refer "those upper class people", one specific group already mentioned or being discussed.

"Upper class people" (with NO article) would refer to upper class people in general.

1.Owning a house is a symbol of having enough money to live.
2.I don’t think the possessions take an important place in our life.
3.People have a high regards of people who possess extremely huge houses.
4.Owning a summerhouse, which is usually a little cottage in countryside ,is a status symbol.
5.They are considered as status symbols of the upper class people who are proud to see people marvelling at these things.

i think the phrase "status symbol" is usually used to refer to possessions that physically exist in space. So i think it would be better to write
' a summerhouse is a status symbol ' instead of
' owning a summerhouse is a status symbol '

( just my opinion )

1. Owning a house is symbolized AS having a lot of money to live.
2. I don't think the possessions PLAY an important ROLE in our liveS.
3. People have a high regard for people who possess extremely huge houses.
4. Owning a summerhouse, which is a little cottage in THE countryside, is considered as a status symbol.

@ shokhrukh

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#4 so by analogy:

One status symbol is the summerhouse, usually a little cottage in countryside.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=in+countryside%2C+in+the+countryside&year_start=1960&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cin%20countryside%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cin%20the%20countryside%3B%2Cc0

#4:
One status symbol is the summerhouse, usually a little cottage in the countryside.

#4 One status symbol is the summerhouse, usually a little cottage in the country.

("in the country" is a more idiomatic phrase for "in the countryside" in this context)

#3 It seems as though the writer did not wish to repeat the word "people" and so used "personality" instead. However, it does not quite fit the context. "Those" is better, or use a passive.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/hold+in+high+regard

"People/Those who possess (absolutely) huge/colossal houses are held in high regard."

1. Owning a house is symbolised as having enough money to live.
2. I don’t think the possessions take an important role in our life.
3. People has a high regards to personality possessing huge houses.
4. Owning summerhouse which is usually a little cottage in a countryside is kind of status symbol.
5. These things are considered as status symbols of the upper class people which make them proud to see people marvelling at these things.

#2 I would have to agree with shokhrukh: there is no need for an article in front of "possessions".

https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/possession

Meaning #2 is marked "SOMETHING YOU OWN [countable usually plural] something that you own or have with you at a particular time".

The usual way to generalize with a countable noun is to make it plural, and not use an article. "Possessions" (with no article) means roughly the same as "all possessions" or "most possessions".

Conversely, "the possessions" suggests a specific already-known set of possessions (roughly the same as "those possessions"), so would leave the reader wondering which possessions are being referenced, and becoming confused.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=possession+is+nine%2CPossessions+are+important%2C+possessions+play+&case_insensitive=on&year_start=1960&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t4%3B%2Cpossession%20is%20nine%3B%2Cc0%3B%2Cs0%3B%3Bpossession%20is%20nine%3B%2Cc0%3B%3BPossession%20is%20nine%3B%2Cc0%3B%3BPossession%20Is%20Nine%3B%2Cc0%3B%3BPossession%20is%20Nine%3B%2Cc0%3B.t4%3B%2CPossessions%20are%20important%3B%2Cc0%3B%2Cs0%3B%3Bpossessions%20are%20important%3B%2Cc0%3B%3BPossessions%20are%20important%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cpossessions%20play%3B%2Cc0

Contrast the above with meaning #3 (uncountable), which refers to the state or process of possessing, and which also needs no article to make a generalization, for instance: possession is nine-tenths of the law.

Since generalizing is so central to Task 2, it is essential to be familiar with article vs no-article in this context. Getting this stuff right is an big step forward along the way to Band 7.

"a big step forward"

Owning a house is a symbol of having enough money to live.
I don’t think the possessions take an important role in our life.
People have a high regard for personality possessing huge houses.
Owning summerhouse which is usually a little cottage in the countryside is a status symbol.
They are considered as status symbols of the upper-class people which make them proud to see people marveling at these things.

1) Owning a house is symbolising having enough money to live.
2) I don’t think the possessions take an important role in our life.
3) People has a high regard to personality possesses extremely huge houses.
Owning a summerhouse, which is usually a little cottage in countryside, is a status symbol.
4) They are considered as status symbols of the upper class people who are proud to see people marvelling at these things.

1. Owning a house is symbol OF having enough money to live.
2. I don't think the possessions PLAY an important role IN our life.
3. People have high regard FOR PEOPLE who possess extremely huge houses.
4. Owning a summerhouse in a little cottage is usually considered a status symbol.
5. They are considered status symbols of upper class people who are proud to see people marvelling at these things.

1.Owning a house is a symbol of status.
2.I do not think the possessions play an important role in our life.
3.People have a high regard for possessing extremely huge houses.
4.Owning summer house, such as a little cottage in countryside, is a symbol of status.
5.They are regards as status symbols of the upper-class people, and with them people feel proud when there are people marvel at them.

Has Simon posted the correct answers yet?

cheers :)

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