Academic Writing Task 1
The column graph shows the percentage of males in a particular country who prefer watching sports to males who prefer participating in sports. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
The given column graph compares the ratio of males who prefer watching sports events and that of those who would rather take part in sports activities. It can be seen that fishing is the only sport, which has more participants than sporting.
As shown in the graph, a large percentage of males (40%) in that particular country enjoy watching football and horse riding and racing. Approximately 36% like to watch basketball. Surprisingly, an equal proportion of males treat rugby and badminton as their favourite sports for watching, accounting for roughly 27%.in terms of the people who choose to participate in sports instead of watching, 50% of them take fishing as their choice. However, 25% of males choose to take part in basketball and badminton, while football is the last sports they would like to try.
To sum up, fishing is the most popular sports event in which males in this specific nation would like to take part, while it is the last event they would choose to watch.
General Writing Task 1
You took IELTS exam and scored low in writing Module against your anticipation. You feel the marking was not satisfactory. Write a letter to exam authority for rechecking paper.
In your letter
- Identify yourself
- Explain why you are not satisfied with the current marking
- Request for the quick assessment process
Dear IELTS Administrator,
I am writing to draw you attention to an inappropriate marking of my IELTS paper. I took General IELTS exam on 25th September 2015 and my student registration number is XU569854. Regrettably, I inform you that I am not satisfied with the marking.
I received an overall band score of 7.5 with the individual module score: Listening 9, Reading 7.5, Writing 7, Speaking 7. I am confident having performed well in both Writing and Speaking and expect at least 8.5\0 in each of these modules. Both Writing and Speaking are my forte, and I could not imagine receiving so low score.
May I request you to process my application for re-evaluation? As per your instructions, I filled up ‘IELTS Enquiry on Result Form’ along with a banker’s check worth 6,500.00 NR. Please note to lodge my application for immigration as soon as possible. Therefore, your swift processing will highly be appreciated.
I solicit your co-operation.
Forte (noun): a thing that somebody does particular well
Writing Task 2 (GT+AC)
Damage to the environment is an inevitable consequence of worldwide improvements in the standard of living. To what extent do you agree? Use specific reasons to support your answer.
Human dependence on natural resources for better facilities results in their depletion. Many scientists are of the view that unless remedial measures are taken on an urgent basis, irreparable damage to nature would have been done. This essay is in complete agreement to the fact that humans need to understand the possibility of total annihilation (= complete destruction) of life on the planet as a result of their attempt to satisfy their insatiable thirst for more than what the earth can give.
To begin with, for agriculture, urbanization and mining, extensive areas of land are cleared, which affects the ecological balance of nature. Industrial units and vehicles emit poisonous gases and pollute the atmosphere. It leads to global warming which is distrust in the long run. In the construction of dams for irrigation and generation of hydro electric power, the courses of rivers are delivered and forests destroyed.
Moreover, humans have been wasting natural recourses more rapidly than ever before since the days of the industrial revolution. For example, the discovery of petroleum took place slightly less than two centuries ago, but many of the world’s oil wells have already resulted in global warming. Huge accumulation of plastic waste, the throw-away culture, consumerism all only help to increase pollution.
Overall, though all living beings have to depend on the planet for their survival, the incessant human pursuit for more progress has, over the centuries, culminated into severe harm to nature, which is a threat looming large over humanity.
IELTS Speaking Full Interview
PART 1 – Intro Part
What is your full name?
My name is Sarita Sharma.
Can I see your ID?
Here it is! This is my passport.
Where are you from?
I belong to Jaipur which is in the state of Rajasthan.
What do you do?
I’ve recently completed my graduate degree in business administration, and at the moment, I work for Infosys as a business consultant.
Can you describe your work?
I interact with clients constantly to find the right solution to the problems that they’ve identified in the request for proposal. As a part of the request for proposal (RFP) process, I travel to the clients location/office understand their business environment, do a detailed study of their business operations; post this I’ve detailed sessions/workshops with the client to finalize our approach on implementing their business processes at our offshore/onshore location.
Do you enjoy your work?
Oh, it’s a great job; it’s full of challenges whereby I tend to learn too many things. What I studied theoretically during my studies is the real job environment and workplace etiquettes reinforce (= strengthen, fortify) my learning. Words fall short to appreciate the professionalism of our company, Infosys.
What parts of your work do you like the most?
When we meet clients and try to understand their problems, we tend to learn a lot from the client interaction. There’s no doubt that we find the best suited solutions for them but in a real sense, more than a client, I develop myself with the business acumen (= astuteness, sharp-wittedness) professionally. It feels like I’m yet a student who learns every day a new chapter. It’s full of excitement and motivation for me.
PART 2 –Cue Card
Your favorite TV show
- Name of the show and when it is telecasted
- What the theme of the show is
- Why you like it
My favourite TV show is ‘The great Indian laughter challenge’. It is telecasted on Star One channel on every Friday evening from 9 o’clock to 10 o’clock. In this program, comedy artists from our country and neighbouring counties come on stage to perform. They present their comedy items to make the audience and the judges’ laugh. This program is divided into 4 parts and one of the participants is eliminated in each round. At the end the audience and the judges select one winner. I often watch this program. It is telecasted at the perfect time because on Friday night people are tired from the whole week’s work and if they watch this program they can be relaxed. It is my most favourite program because I like the performance of the participants. They come with originality in their ideas, creativity and uniqueness in their presentation. I believe that this program which has worked as a platform for some creative and genius comedians to show their talent. I laugh a lot when I see the program. I have recorded a few episodes of the program for repeat viewing also. Especially, I like the performance of Mr. Sunil Pal and Mr. Raju Shrivastav. I also like to the judges and the anchor of the program because they also complement well with the overall humorous effect of this program. According to me it is one of the best programs I have ever seen on TV.
PART 3 – Discussion
Is watching TV a useful way to get relaxed?
No, watching television is actually a passion activity. We should do some interactive or creative activities if we want to get relaxed. Such activities are helpful in relaxing our mind. But watching television can get some rest for our body only, which is perceived as relaxed, and this is a wrong understanding. True relaxation must work on both the mind and the body, which cannot be fulfilled by watching Television.
How do TV programs influence our society?
TV programs do have an influence on our society. The plots in serials are often followed by some people in their real life. In this context, television program makers must prepare their content by keeping moral, culture and social values in mind. But if they show that evils win over good things, the society may reflect this because many viewers feel attached by the characters of TV programs and they often forget the difference between reality and imagination.
What are the benefits and drawbacks of watching TV?
TV is a useful tool to get entertainment, news and knowledge. However, if we watch television for longer period of time, it affects our eyes and our body. It is even more harmful to children because they live in the world of their own imagination, which is further fascinated by animation or fantasy based programs. This keeps them away from the real life and inhibits their mental growth.
It is said that TV has reduced communication level among family members. Do you agree with the statement?
This sentence seems true up to certain extent because in night when all family members can sit together and spend their time with each other, some families prefer watching television, as tome is considered as prime time and most channels telecast their best programs in this time slot only. In this situation, members interact less with their family because they watch television at that time. This change in their attitude creates lack of communication among family members.
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