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Good news - I got great results.
L-8.5, R-7.0, W-7.5, S-8.5.
This is what i wrote for task 2. Hope this helps someone.
Full time university students spend most of the time studying. They should be doing other activities too. To what extent do you agree or disagree.
In today’s world, majority of the prospective full-time university students are spending most of their time studying. As such, I completely agree that they need to spend time doing other activities too. This will be shown by looking at how physical wellbeing and family life is important along with education.
For one, pupils need to spend time on physical activities. Take Shanghai, for example. Students in Shanghai are well known for their high education. This is demonstrated by the economic contribution they make to their country’s benefit. The drawback here is that, these pupils are becoming obese by spending most of their time on studying, and not doing any sport. Thus, as can be clearly seen from my example there is a need of physical exercise as well.
In addition to this, Students need to concentrate on family relations. To illustrate, in America, pupils often traverse longer distances and live at student residences in order to commit to full-time studies. This leads to a strain in their family relations. Living with family allows them to have a sense of empathy and makes them a responsible person. This makes it clear why pupils need to indulge in other activities as well as in education.
In conclusion, after looking at how important physical health and relations are in students’ lives; it has now been proven that pupils need to spend time on other activities as well. It is predicted that this continues to be followed into the foreseeable future.
Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 10:26
You mean that it was your subject for Task2 in 8th March ielts exam?
Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 11:09
While enjoying the content of the website, I realized that in Recent exam questions all content is missing. There are only 2 posts on 8th of March 2012. Will I still be able to access these valuable comments with past topics of writing and speaking exams.
Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 14:29
Plese anyone can post the writing task 2 questions of 8th march.. thankyou
Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 20:12
Can you please repost the yesterdays valuable comments with past topics of writing and speaking exams.
Lourdes Matala |
Friday, March 09, 2012 at 00:05
IELTS AUSTRALIA 10/3/2012.
SPEAKING: Talk about a letter u received.
WRITING-2: In many countries the proportion of older people is increasing than younger people. Is it a negative or positive development.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE.
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 03:55
just got my result....and finally i got:
over all: 7.5
I am so happy...Thank you so much for this wonderful website. your website has helped me so much in preparing for this stupidest exam in the history of english language:):):)
Once again thank you so much Simon.
Good luck everyone and don't give up dont get disheart... I passed it on the fourth attempt.
Thank you Simon and everyone
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 15:02
Speaking part 2:
Describe an old person you find interesting to talk with.
Speaking part 3.
Why do some organisations want to employ older people?
Do you think fixed retirement age is a good idea?
Why do some people want to work after retirement?
and some questions about ageing something like effects of having more older people
Writing task 2:
Experts say that older people ....exercise daily. (there was something like experts say that this is good for older people, sorry I can't remember) However older people are suffering from loneliness and having poor fitness.
What are causes?
What kind of measures should be taken to solve the problem?
*Words were a bit different.
Best of luck in exams!!!
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 15:17
Congratulations Khushi. Fantastic scores!
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 17:52
hi RN and Khushi,
RN i found your essay clear and up to the mark.i want to ask 1 thing that did you used any formate to write your essay like for introduction,body para and all.if you can tell then i can get some idea.
please give me some tips for writing that how you did preparation and in exam how you manage writing and reading.by the way from where you finally got passed.
Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 00:22
im planning to take my exam this april, but im not sure if im ready for ielts exam...my question is that how would i know if im ready to take the exam,,
thank u simon..
Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 02:14
I just followed Simon's advice and his format in writing. I took a one day course with Simon on reading and writing. I used to write one or two essays everyday on different topics and read a lot of band 8 and 9 essays. I did a lot of reading practice everyday.
My advice for you would be write essay every single day and try to buy Simon's book its very helpful and follow his day to day lessons and practice practice and practice for reading.
I took the exam in Bangor, United Kingdom.
Good Luck my friend. if you need any further help I am here everyday.
Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 09:02
I'm from saudi arabia and my test was 8 march 2012
The writing task 2 it is about children should taught in school just academic skills, but things such as cook or other activites the should learn it at home.
agree or disagree?
and the writing task 1 about (chart) water in australia ..
sorry if i make mistake :\ i hardly remember it !
and the speaking was about Describe job you want to do :
why this job?
what you do?
and she asks me different question about my hometown and travel and who is get a high salary in saudi and why? and the teenager paid work ...
i hope we got a high score !!
Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 18:10
Good news for everyone, I found excellent, very cheap IELTS essays correction for only 3£ per essay with a very detailed Evaluation Report and Suggestions at: http://www.bestieltscollection.info/correction-service.html
Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 22:54
i also want to ask that vocubulary is very important because from last 4 times i got only 6 while i want to achive 7 in each module.u followed easay stucture of simon.
u mentioned that u were reading essay of 8 and 9 band but did u make notes of an important words from that.
Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 23:43
Had on more go today and topic was very easy for writing plus task-1 was also easy,
Task-1 electricty production by 4 different types of fuel b/w 1996 to 2000.
Task-2 in some countries somesutdents stay at home and go to university while some prefer to go away from home to attend university.
Do adv outweight disadvantages.
speaking-famous person in new
hope this helps
Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 20:09
Your e-book is great,I read you e-book before exam and managed to write task-2 in 30 mins becasue when I read exam question I didnt have to brainstorm ideas as I already had ideas what to write from your e-book.
Another thing there are less chances of mistakes as I have copied your ideas.
Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 21:27
No problem Tahir. I'm glad the ebook helped.
Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 11:20
i have a problem in writing task 2..because i cannot support my arguments sometimes and i cannot prevent from using big words that is not related to the topic as well as i tend to use wordy structures..im taking academic..i go around the bush what would you advise..thank you..
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 06:17
how can I avail of the ebook..because im from the philippines..thank u very much..IS IT OK IF I BOUGHT THAT BOOK because im planning to take my ielts on april 21..can i have more time to read on it..
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 06:20
i am having problem in getting e book . i dont have pay pal account or card :(
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 07:09
Hi Simon, all,
I found this writing task-2 topic in IELTS book. Can we brain storm on it?
Very few schoolchildren learn about the value of money and how to look after it,
yet this is a critical life skill that should be taught as part of the school curriculum.
Do you agree or disagree?
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 09:37
I have just received my results, here they are:
Overall: 8.0 L-9, R-8, S-7, W-7.
Thank you for your lessons!They helped me a lot! :D
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 18:43
Well done Aika. Great scores!
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 23:05
im having loer and ler scores in reading what strategy can you give me..thank you very much..how can I Avail of the ebook?im taking my exam on may 12..
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 01:43
Jen, look at this page to see Simon's reading strategies:
You also need to practise a lot!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11:45
I took the exam today in Turkey.
The following are the speaking questions;
What is your full name?
Describe your home?
Why do you like your home?
What kind of house or apartment do you want to live in in the future?
What do you think about indoor games?
Do you play any indoor game?
Would you like to play any indoor game? what would it be?
Describe a speacial meal you would like to eat.
What would it be?
where would it be?
Whom would you like to share it with?
Do meals have any speacial meanings in your culture?
Do meals change one region to another in your country?
Do you think eating habits have changed? in what ways?
Do you think what we eat is healty?
Can we count on them?
Do you thing that governments should control the food production? and like that. Good luck everybody!
Oh by the way I wonder whether we could get half marks in reading and listening. If someone knows, please inform me. Thanks in advance.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 14:00
It is my first time posting something in this blog. I had a general IELTS test yesterday 31 March 2012. I need 7 in each band. My problem is writing and speaking, I have attended the test couple of times.
Is there anyone who want to share and practice speaking with me in a video conference? I am currently living in Australia. My skype id is harsha.shakya
I believe I did well all three parts test yesterday except speaking. I am frustrated taking this exam again and again.
The writing question was " Most of the jobs nowadays involve traveling a lot time. Many people have to travel during their work.
What are the effect of traveling both to the parents who travel and rest of the family?"
The question did not asked for either causes or solution. So I only explain effects one paragraph for parents and another for families. Is it okay Simon? I have another test booked in 14 April and 24 April. Only yesterday I bought Simon's ebook.
About speaking question I forgot all cause that was my worst speaking test.
P.S Dear Simon, When we open this site it shows from the oldest to newest. How about change it to latest to oldest date.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 17:48
I took IELTS academic today in Adana/Turkey.
Last section of listening was hard for me. It was about swimmers and a special training programme.
1- an endangered horse type
2- essay on smeel and memory
3- not remember
Task 1 - Two charts in bar format.
first graph shows the population of countries /km2 in six countries in 2003
second graph shows the urban populatin change betwenn 2003 and 2005 in the same countries.
Task 2- I do not remember exactly but something similar to "some think computer games are bad for children, other do not think. discuss but and give your opinion."
In speaking I had many questions..
What does your name mean? (It was before recording).
What is your name?
how people call you?
which kind of home do you live?
Which room you like?
A series of questions about indoor games:
What do you think about indoor games?
Do you think children should play indoor games?
Would you like to play any indoor game?
Which indoor game you play?
Which indoor game would you like to play?
Many questions on newspaper:
Do you read newspaper everyday?
National or local?
Do you think newspaper is important in your country?
Do you think newspaper will be more important in your counrty or less important.
Part2: 2 mins to talk
Describe a speacial meal you would like to eat:
What would it be?
where would it be?
Whom would you like to share it with?
Why it is special for you?
A serious questions about restaurant?
Which kind of restraurant you know?
what makes them successfull?
What is important in a restaurant?
Will trainings of servant be more important in future?
are there international restraurant in your city?
Do you think they will increase?
These are that I can remember...
Last section of listening was hard for me and I had a lack of time to complete reading questions. The rest was easier for me!
Good luck and work hard!
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 18:21
Part1, full name, where r u from, how do you like your hometown, do you think it is a place for young people n why
part 2 an important change in your life which is positive to you
Part3 do you like change
the pace of change for people's life
how do you think change affect in modern life (the role of man and woman/the family)
how techonology affect the change
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 23:57
Describe favourit sea animal??
Monday, April 02, 2012 at 07:08
but in part 3 I was fumbling in 2 question...
examiner repeted question again for me after having finished my answer..but from showing her gesture I think she was nt satisfied with my answer...perhaps I was out of other topic..
after this I was so nervours..and last 2 questions was going bad..
How it will affect my score??
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 at 08:09
hi Simon. Am gonna to appear for test at 21st April but am not sure about my writing task2 ( essay).. Can i do it or not... Please suggest me some ideas how to prepare for it. I also had bought ur E-book... :)
Sunday, April 08, 2012 at 19:13
Hi Khushi and RN
Congrats for such a good score
Would you please advice how did you prepare for IELTS...For essays you said you followed the Simon's advice. I wonder about READING section....How to find out the answers...I am a slow reader..If I try to understand the paragraph ...managing time is problem...How did you made the base for reading skills and finding out the answers..any particular book would you advice for TIPS
..WOULD YOU PLEASE guide me about essays structure and phrases as well as vocabulary..Unfortunately I do not live closer to Simon to attend the IELTS Class.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 01:36
part 1: full name, where are u from, do u like ur hometown and why, about mobile phones - do u prefer to call or send sms and why, did u have any kind of problem with mobile phone while traveling etc.
part 2: describe a place u visited when u were a child, where, how u traveled and why its important to u,
part 3: about traveling today by cars and planes, abt visiting new places, role of a government in it etc.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 12:34
Same speaking was also with me....
I took it at Sydney
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 13:24
Hi Jay :)
maybe this will help somebody to prepare. tomorrow is my writing part (Vienna), so i will write topics from that part as well.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 13:24
task 1: table with few different kind of houses in 3 area in some city in the UK;
task 2: advantages and disvantages of playing electronic and computer games by children and our opinion
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 13:05
Just returned from exam in Karachi (Pakistan).
1) Baby Sitting form filing
2) Students discussing project
3) Student talking about a photographer
4) Lecture on Whale fishes
1) Leaflet about Bus Service of Cromwell city (Question Type: True/False/Not Given; 6 questions)
2) Barcalona City Broucher (Question type: fill in the blanks; 8 questions)
3) Holiday Policy (Question type: Fill in the blanks)
4) Account tell machine info leaflet (Fill in the comparision table for New, Secondhand and Close Store)
5) Feature on Ice age past, present and future (Question type: 9 headings for 9 paragraph and 4 True/False/Not Given)
Write a letter to you friend from whom you borrowed something and accidentially damaged.
- Remind him what you borrowed.
- Describe how it was damaged.
- What will you do about it?
It is said by some that people should change their career at least once in their life.
Do you agree or disagree?
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 14:24
my listening part was the same today :)
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 18:31
Test Today - Islamabad, Pakistan.
Listening - was the same as Muzsar's post above.
Reading - 3 passages
Passage 1 - about a Power Cleaning product for cleaning bathrooms by Ozkleen australia. (questions like who said this, who said that)
Passage 2 - history of rollercoasters (label diagram and multiple choice mainly also had true, false, not given).
Passage 3 - about writing childrens books... (multiple choice and true, false, not given).
Writing Task 1:
Table showing the percentage of the population and the types of houses they live in 3 areas of a city.
housing types (horizontal axis of table)-
A - Flat/Apartment
B - (forgot the second type)
C - Semi-Detached
D - Detached
Areas of the city (vertical axis of table) -
Area1 (pop. 32,100)
Area2 (pop. 31,700)
Area3 (pop. 32,000)
---------------------- A - B - C - D
area 1 values ... 5% - 18% - 38% - 39%
area 2 values ... 76% - 14% - 5% - 5%
area 3 values ... 25% - 56% - 5% - 14%
Writing Task 2:
some people say that playing electronic and computer games are useful for young people and other say that it is a waste of time.
Discuss the views and give your opinion.
This is roughly what i can remember from the test - hope it helps.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 20:47
Hi Dina & Imran;
I think you both have attempted Academic Module while I am appearing for General Module.
What was the 1st answer in Listening if you guys remember: $ 37.50 ? (charges to look after child under 2 years of age for short time)
While in reading there was a question which I would like Simon to reply if he can.
The question was something that some part of Northern Hemisphere will be covered with Ice in future.
While the in the paragraph it says: Some part of Europe, North Europe & North America will be covered with Ice in future.
Is the answer TRUE OR NOT GIVEN ?
Friday, April 13, 2012 at 07:55
I needed at least 6.5 :(
Friday, April 13, 2012 at 10:02
Thanks Simon !
Friday, April 13, 2012 at 12:54
Tips to improve vocabularly.
1-Learn the forms of the words and phrases.
for example, a word is product.
This will allow you to say more about the topic. For exapple, you can say in this manner
a product of samsung.
a film producer
a chemical production compony.
We can say,
There is a good illustration of this.
What is illustrated in this point
An instance illustrating this in action is
Now I asking everyone to give me the forms of the word "excel" and to use in different forms.
ZIAUL HUDA |
Friday, April 13, 2012 at 13:25
I am very dissapointed, I am really good at listening and in the exam I did great, and it is impossible for me to make so many mistakes. I do not know what happened. It is like they want you to take the exam again.
Friday, April 13, 2012 at 14:44
Yes, it was Academic. Actually, i didnt hear well that answer, i wrote just 37, but i heard something 37-30. i thought its 37,30 but it sounded strange to me, so i wrote just 37. i suppose i made mistake in that answer.
Im afraid i did too many mistakes in reading part, it was just too difficult for me. i dont think i will get enough points in that, but i will wait for results.
Friday, April 13, 2012 at 16:20
Tomorrow I am going to pass IELTS exam in London. I`m a bit nervous. If you already passed exam, could you post the subject of the academic writing IELTS part and so on. Thank you.
P.S. Tomorrow I am going to publish here the information of IELTS exam as soon as possible. It might help to someone.
Friday, April 13, 2012 at 16:41
Well done Burak!
Sorry to hear that some of you didn't get the scores you needed. Don't give up! Keep trying and you will get there in the end.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:14
Test on 14/4/2012, Vietnam
Part 1:House, Fashion, Visitors
Part 2: Describe a letter
Part 3: written letters and advertisements
Task 1: 3 pie charts about where coffee is produced, where coffee is consumed and how the profits are distributed
Task 2: News reports in the media focus on problems and emergencies rather than positive developments, which is harmful to the individual and society
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Dear Simon, in task 1, the tense in the question is present tense, but when i described the charts, i only used simple past tense. Was it ok or wrong?:(( [ because i think the information without exact time is always in the past]
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 12:11
However, i used the present tense in the introduction, so silly was I:((
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 12:14
Hi Anh, where did you take the exam?
I took the exam in Adelaide, Australia also in the same date as yours (14-04-2012)
I'm kinda having doubts with my answers in the Listening test.
did you find it easy?
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 14:07
Hi Laarni, I took the exam today morning. I didn't do well in the listening test. I was too nervous at the beginning of the test:(. Also, i think it was not easy:(
Dear Simon, can you reverse the list of comments in this site? (The newest ones still stay at the bottom and i guess they will go to the "Next pages soon ;)
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 16:56
hi do you remember your answers from listening?I would like to find out answers for 2nd and 3rd part about the student and her problems with the flat etc.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 19:52
I also got 37.50 for the first answer in listening.
from what you have posted, i think the answer to the northern hemisphere question would be True.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 10:35
If you have done your best then don't worry, everything will be fine. I think you can tolerate couple of mistakes; but that is not the case with me. Anyways don't worry everything will be in your best interest.
Thanks for your input. That reading question is tricky. But thanks for your opinion. Hope, Simon responds to it.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 18:25
Hi does anybody remember his/hers listening answers (IELTS academic 14/4/2012)?
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 16:38
I remembered some multiple choice questions about termites and section 4 was all about torquise. It was quite hard, i think :( . I'm just praying that I'll pass the exam.
I remembered answers such as mat, kidney problems, moist, noodles in fill in the blanks.
I took my exam in Adelaide, Australia.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 06:11
Hi Simon ji,
My name is Bikram Singh.I have some problem in writing , speaking & reading.i m practicing from 4 months.but i never get the good band.i will give the exam on 28th april 2012. so, what can i do for this ?
Plz help me Simon ji....
Thanks & Regards
Bikram Singh |
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 15:43
Hi, Simon and mates
At first, I really appreciate this web site, Simon.
I have been studying with this site for nearly 1.5 years.
My English is being improved a lot!
I took an exam in Melbourne, Australia.
writing task 1 :
there were 3 pie charts about areas of coffee consumption, production and the percentage of making prohibits.
writing task 2:
the media ........ tendency to focus on problems and emergencies rather than on positive developments is harmful to the individual and to society. do you agree or disagree?
being asked about driving. do you drive a car? have you been to a drivers school? does your family members have cars?
which do you prefer to be a passenger or to drove a car?
descrive a tv program which you enjoy watching
watching tv is popular free time activity. how do you think about it?
what roles do tv programs have for education?
do you think watching tv is wast time (harmful for people)?
in the future, how changes are there on tv program?
i just remember some of them, but i hope they will help some IELTS candidates.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 09:56
Thanks to everyone who has shared recently!
The problem is that my website program reverses the order of all comments (below all lessons) if I reverse them on this page. I prefer the older comments at the bottom below lessons.
I'll start a new 'recent questions' page when this one gets too long.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 14:37
i took the ielts many times befor, the speaking test was fine for me where i got 7 many times excpt the last one i got 6, the question was about civil buildings.to be honest i didn`t know any example for it so i couldn`t answer it well.the examinar ask me about my opinion about it,the nigatives of this building ,any suggestion to improve it, its role in our life.
so please simon can you tell me what it is?
thanks very much
Friday, April 20, 2012 at 14:32
I am from Malaysia.
I just finished my IELTS written paper today.
So here are the questions :
Task 1 = a bar chart comparing the percentage of adults using Internet by different age group from year 2003-3007.
Task 2 = Some people say that it is a waste of time to plan for the future and better to focus on the present. Do you agree/disagree?
(well, I find that the task two topic is very general and I dont know how to properly organise the ideas...but hopefully the examiners understand what I am trying to prove)
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:59
For the Task 2 :
Some people say that it is a waste of time for an individual to plan for the future and better to focus on the presence. Do you agree/disagree?
When I read the question on Task 2, since it was too general, I was not sure where to start.
So I wrote my essay by focusing on how planning can benefit an individual.
first paragraph, I focused on how by planning can benefit a student - since every student has their own dream job, therefore they strive hard to achieve the goal.
second paragraph I explained how important it is for parents to plan for the future of their children, honing them to become full-fledged adults.
conclusion : based on that, it is not a waste of time to plan for future as planning benefits people.
Can you comment on it? I was too scared as I got band 6 for writing before.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11:15
hi simon i really apreciate your efforts,in helping people.I was introduced to this website by a friend who use it and got good scores.my exam date is 16 June.I will like you to help me with some tips in the listening section.Iam writing the academic test. Thanks.chriss.
taiye chriss |
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 13:20
I took the IELTS General module today in Chennai with IDP. Speaking Module was held yesterday. The examiner was very friendly.
1. Where are you from
2. Describe your home
3. What kind of home would you like to live
4. What is special about the rooms in your home
5. Do you like fashionable clothes
6. Do you read books
7. Have you borrowed book from a library as a kid
Describe an interesting shop you have visited
a) Where is this shop
b) Why did you find it interesting
1. Did your friends think that the shop is interesting as well
2. What do you think about advertising
3. Has the way people shop changed in the past 50 years
The examiner gave me a pencil and paper to take notes for section 2
They provided head phones for listening module. The stationary needed for the exam like pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener were also provided.
1. Different restaurants specializing in different areas
2. BART Railway station -> True/False/NG
3. Placement advice
4. Dodo bird
Task1: You have been to a different country for a business meeting. You are not happy with the hotel, the organizer had arranged. Write a letter to the organizer explaining the reasons for dissatisfaction
Task2: More and more people seem to forget about the meaning of occasions and see it as an opportunity to enjoy themselves. what are the reasons and what could be done about it
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 15:20
I took the IELTS Exam (21.04.2012) in IZMIR-TURKEY
TASK 1: One Bar Chart that ask the imported
clothing into European Union. (7 countries , comparison with 1997 and 2003)
TASK 2: Discussion essay (with your opinion)
Museums should be enjoyable or only purpose to educate..
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 15:21
hello everyone, I took the academic one yesterday : here what i got at the task2 writing :( i dont remember well the exacts words sorry)
some people think that museums should entertain to attract young people . Other people think that museums should be place to educate . Discuss these two opinions and give yours.
i found this subject quite easy .. i told in the introduction that according to me , there was no contraciction between the educate and motivate by entertain . So afeter the introduction, i wrote a paragrah about how important museums are for education and another one about in which wayd museums can attract kids with organizing games ..
I said that educaton was the purpose and entertainement was the way .;
Speaking part 2 : describe a situation when you felt a little angry ..
Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 14:24
Hello friends, I had the exam on 21st April, 2012. Here are the writing tasks which were asked on the day :
You have purchased an item after gone through an advertisement. But some of the information in the advertisement, was wrong about the purchased product. Write a letter to the manufacturer about it. In your letter,
- mention the product you purchased and about the advertisement
- what went wrong with the information and describe your problem
- what you want the manufacturer to do and ask for the solution
Some people believe that Children behave better when they are got rewarded for a good behavior, while some people argue that children behave better only after they got punished.
Discuss both the views and give your opinion. Use your real life experience.
Good luck !
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 03:43
Where was youe exam, Neema
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 06:09
21 APREL 2012 EXAM in AZERBAIJAN..
writing TASK 2-Some people think that museums should be enjoyable places to entertain people, while others believe that the purpose of museums is to educate.
Discuss both views and give you own opinion.
Speaking- 1.what is your full name
2.where do you live?
3.do you like walking?
cue card--remember a song which you were singing in your chilhdhood
1.what it was about
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 14:54
I am from Malaysia...
just finished my speaking test...
"describe about a website you find useful"
my husband also took IELTS and his topic was :
"describe a restaurant you enjoy eating with your friends"
for part 1 :
1) tell me about your home. What type?
2) what do you like about the rooms in your house?
3) what kind of house do you prefer to live?
4) do you often read newspaper?
5) are the people in your area prefer to read local or international newspaper?
7) do you play indoor games when you were child? what type of game?
8) do you know how to dance traditional dancing?
part 3 :
1) do you think that the Internet can replace teacher and school?
2) do you think Internet can benefit children? (how?)
3) at what age should children be exposed to computers and internet?
4) what are the different kind of entertainment can the Internet provide?
5) what is the difference between the Internet and television in terms of entertainment?
6) in the future will the Internet become more popular than books?
my husband's session :
part 3 :
1) what are the things you look before you buy food?
2) in the future, will food differ from today?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 02:01
I'm from Pakistan and the question is from 14th April exam
writing task 1: bar graph and line graph about Australia's tourists and tourism.
Writing task 2: Nowadays men and women are working together all over the world. It is therefore logical that men should share household tasks with women?
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Speaking part 1: about my name and then about clothes and fashion
part 2: If I want to start a business. What it would be? With whom I would start it? From where I begin it?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 14:43
I made it, i need 6,5 for uni :)
good luck to all of u! :)
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 17:14
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 17:21
Hi Dina... when did you take the exam?
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 05:31
I didn't make it. :(
I need 7 in each band. :(
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 14:51
All the best for your future endeavors!
Friday, April 27, 2012 at 06:31
Nearly Laarni! Don't give up!
Friday, April 27, 2012 at 09:20
my exam was on 12th April.
Thank u all :)
Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:00
hi guys , i have an exam on 28/04/2012 london , i did alot of practice but still scaring from writing and reading . any one who has done recently ielts exam in london , please could you share the exam question with me thnks
Friday, April 27, 2012 at 18:11
Tried twice got 7 and 6.5 overall but my requirement is 7 in each ,waiting for third attempt results on 4th may 2012...simon any tips as i am so near but so far. :)
vijay mann |
Friday, April 27, 2012 at 19:30
Hello Simon and other friends,
Today, April 28, 2012 I took my IELTS test here in the UK. The writing test was quite easy to me. Task one we have given two bar charts. First chart was about the amount of protein which is consumed by people per day in North America, Latin America, West Africa and India, in this chart there was two rates, animal protein and other protein. Second chart was about the amount of calorie which is consumed by people in the same countries.
Task two was opinion question. Topic was "It is better for elderly people to live in special places and look after by professional people more than live with noisy and young members in their own families. To what extend do you agree or disagree with the statement".
Listening and reading were quite tough to me; I am not sure about my answers.
I am going to take speaking test today at 5 pm.
Hemn Merany |
Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 14:14
who have IELTS exam today 28/4/2012 at any country?
I need the questions please especially for the speaking part.
thx in advance.
Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 14:50
My speaking test was:
First: describe your house, what kinds of house do you like?
Describe a something kind which someone did for you; say who is the person and what he/she did?
The examiner asked different topics, some questions were relevant to part two. Others were irrelevant to the topic. They were about business people and social services. I have been asked about what should business people do for their local society and why?
The examiner asked me a statement which was "business people contribute in their local society just to make money, what do you think?"
Overall, while I think the questions and part two were not easy, I think I did well.
Hemn Merany |
Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 18:41
I also had test on 28.04.2012 did you remember the question 3&4 for listening part one. if yes please tell me.
Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:25
Honestly I can't remember any question in listening and reading, I think I was not good in both.
Hemn Merany |
Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 13:48
hi, Muzsar and all
Ihad my exam on 12th april.
I need 6.But I don't know what happen to my writing though i had written well.
Some say u misunderstood topic and which same as Muzsar.
It is said by some that people should change their career at least once in their life.
Do you agree or disagree?
though another website mentioned it as below.
That some people think that they should change their job at least once in career/ I am very confuse
Monday, April 30, 2012 at 15:11
Hi Simon & other test takers,
Thank you for this website. I used it for self-study. :)
I took my exam last April 28, 2012.
Do you think your hometown is good for young people?
Do you prefer to phone or text someone?
What problems do most people have when using mobile phones specially when traveling?
Do you think you'll still use mobile phones 5 years from now?
Describe an advertisement you saw recently. Where did you see it? What was it about? Why was it memorable?
Rank all types of media according to their ability to give out advertisements and give a reason for each rank.
What type of media would you think will disappear because of the internet?
Part 1: Two bar charts. One about England and Wales' population size. The second was about birth and death rates.
Part 2: In the modern world, people don't need animals for food and animal products, clothing, medicine, etc. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
I hope this helps. Results will come out on May 11. *fingers crossed*
Monday, April 30, 2012 at 15:21
IELTS 28/04/2012 Tehran, Iran
your name?... What do you like about your house?
Cue card: which career did you want to follow when you were a child? why? what was interesting about that career? ( I cannot remember the exact words)
Part 3: some questions about job satisfaction
Task1: two graphs, one presented data on steel demand, production and imports in the UK, the other showed the number of employee in UK steel industry
Task2: Why young people get involved in crimes? reasons? solutions?
Monday, April 30, 2012 at 18:41
First of all I want to thank you for your enormous work you are doing here, especially for writing tips which helped me greatly.
I got my results: Listening and Reading:9
Speaking and Writing:6,5
That made me absolutely the happiest person on earth. :)
Test was on 14.04.2012
Writing task 2 was: Nowadays in many countries women work full time, due to this reason should men and women share housework. To what extent do you agree or disagree.
Speaking part 2 was: An interesting shop you have been to.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 00:22
Congratulations Ayhan! Great scores!
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 12:05
Yeay, I just got my result...
Reading : 8.5
Listening : 8.5
Writing : 6.0
Speaking : 7.0
Overall : 7.5
I need overall 7 to apply for visa and to further my study to Belfast... :)
Friday, May 04, 2012 at 04:24
i got w-7,s-7,r-7.5,l-7
all because of you.
your e book was the key..
thanks a lot
keep on teaching us
Friday, May 04, 2012 at 07:41
I require 7 in each band.
I would like to know if points will be reduced for lengthier letter/essay. Because, I had taken an additional sheet and both my letter and essay would have been way more than the minimum word limit of 150 and 250. Also, could you let me know if re-evaluation of writing is advisable. Thanks
Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 04:40
I got my results:
L-8,5, R-6.0, W-6,5, S-6,5
Overall - 7
Hmmm, it is enough for my University, but I am sad as I did not expect to get that low. Reading was the hardest part, I knew I will get low mark but speaking could/should have been better :(. Well, I dont remember exactly Writing topic but speaking was about noise :). I just want to say if you want to get high band spend more time (which I did not) studying. I was not able to study much as have 2 kids :). However, I m done with ielts, this is what makes me feel better.
I want to thank Simon for his lovely web site. I would recommend everyone this web site.
Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 18:07
Congratulations guys - all great scores! Thanks for your feedback and recommendations!
There is no word limit, but it might be a good idea to try a re-mark. There are no guarantees, but you might be lucky!
Monday, May 07, 2012 at 12:24
Many thanks Simon for you efforts. I took the IELTS exam (academic) and my result is:
my exam was quite easy, i thought IELTS would be more complicated.
Tanks and best wishes for all students.
Carolina Oscar |
Monday, May 07, 2012 at 13:50
Listening - 7.5
Reading - 7.0
Writing - 6.5
Speaking - 7.0
Overall - 7.0
Got what i needed.
Simon, it's a shame i found your site only 3 days before the test because the lessons on this site have guided me the most. I cannot thank you enough. Wishing you all the best, and hope you get all you want out of life and more...
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 11:35
Congratulations Carolina and Irfan! You both got fantastic scores, and I'm happy that my lessons helped.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 15:14
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