Best IELTS Writing & Speaking Task, 5th March
Academic Writing Task 1:-
The charts below give information about Australia marriage and divorce rates between 1960 and 1990, and the marital status of adult Australians in two of the years.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
The bar graph depicts the statistical data about the figures of marriage and divorce in Australia from 1960 to 1990, whereas another one reveals about the status of marriage of adult Australians in 1950 and 2000.
It can be clearly seen from the first bar graph that in 1960, number of marriages was 3 times more than that of divorces that was 3 million and 1 million respectively. Next, the number of marriages increased by 0.5 million in the next decade but then decreased till 1990 and reached at 2.5 million. On the contrary, the number of divorce rose in 1970 and then stayed constant at 1.5 million till the last year.
Furthermore, the second graph shows that in 1950, the percentage of married adult Australians was highest that accounted for 80%. It was followed by never married adults with approximately 30%, while the figures of 2 out of 4 elevated who were never married and divorced adults, while figures of married adults plunged to 60% and widowed to around 5%.
Overall, it is apparent that number of marriages and of married adults was more than divorces in all the given years and married people marked the highest population.
General Writing Task 1:-
You are a relationship manager of a world class car maker. Write to your customer who bought the car some time back. Seek his suggestions and feedback about car.
In your letter:-
- Introduce yourself
- Say about the feature of the car
- Explain the process of providing feedback
Dear Mr. Ambani,
I hope you must be doing well. We are delighted to have you as one of the premium customers and welcome you in Mercedes family. I am your relationship manager as well as one-point contact for all your needs related to post sale services.
Mercedes-Maybach S 600 is one of the best cars on the earth with its superior performance and handling, elegant design, embedded with robust safety features, comfort and convenience. Our company policy is to remain in touch with the car owner to learn about his experience and special needs he has to better our services. It has been three months to your car, and it is important for us to know your experience. Therefore, may I request you to offers us your valuable suggestions and feedback to serve you better? For your convenience, I have attached the feedback form along with the self-addressed stamped envelope.
I hope you enjoy your S 600 ride every day. Please feel free to contact me at (555) 5678984324 or email at Anne.Hathway@xyz.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Robust (adjective): strong and healthy; study; able to survive being used a lot and not likely to break
Writing Task 2 (AC+GT):-
Countries with long average working hours are economically successful, but such nations can face some negative social consequences. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give relevant examples from your own experience.
An eight – hour working day is the ideal one because it will enable people to enjoy a good family and social life. In progressive countries, people work longer than that and many developing countries are also adopting this practice. This essay agrees to the fact while it has obvious benefits, it has negative impacts as well, which are explained with some examples.
On the beneficial aspect, nations in which people work more than attain economic success. Long working hours increase productivity. Increased productivity is the cause of economic success. The enormous amount of economic success achieved by the industrialized countries illustrates this point.
On the deleterious side, ambitious people are happy to achieve more in their personal lives. However, the availability of time is something that ambition cannot increase. People who work for long hours regularly have little or no time to have healthy relationship with their families and friends. The absence of a healthy social life leads to the decline of moral values. The increase in the number of crimes offers* a very good example to support this.
Besides the above, many economically successful people feel in the end they are alone in the world. They lose sense of purpose in life. This feeling increases stress and tension. The increasing number of people belonging to the elite (=group of excellent) society depending on psychologist and psychiatrists can illustrate this situation.
In short, long working hours generally contribute to economic success. On the other hand, beyond a limit, economic success can ruin the life of employees. A balanced lifestyle is in the best interest of society because people have different needs to be successful and to be contented.
IELTS Speaking Interview
PART – 1 Intro part
What is your full name?
My name us Sunil jagtap.
Can I see your I D?
Of course, here is my I d card.
Where are you from?
I am originally from Ratnagiri, but now I live in Mumbai.
Do you work or study?
I am working at the moment.
What do you do for a job?
I am working as an accountant at a school here.
Do you like your job? Why?
Yes, I do because it is very interesting, and I learn a lot of new things from my seniors in the staff and sometimes from the teachers, too. Moreover, I happen to talk to children there every day, which is very joyful as I love children.
Where do you like to go to buy flowers?
There are a multitude of places for buying flowers. They could be gas stations, roadside stalls, grocery stores as well as the usual florists. Depending upon the occasion or event, I choose the vendor, and to some extent I’ll also consider for who (m) I’m buying them. If there is a memorable or great occasion, I would usually drive down to the florist because he may have a range of novelties with a beautifully customized bouquet. For such events, I may also examine important elements of the bouquet such as freshness of flowers, leaves, flower heads and their arrangements. I probably pick some flowers up at grocery store or gas station if the occasion isn’t so special. I think all places are good depending upon what you need.
On what occasions would you give someone flowers?
In the context of India, flowers are generally presented on the special occasions. I give a bouquet of flowers to my parents on their marriage anniversary every year. I would also buy flowers for my girlfriend on our anniversary or on her birthday. She really adores them especially the tulip flowers. Whenever somebody graduates in my family and if I were to attend their graduation ceremony, that special event is marked with the bouquet of flowers with a surprise gift. Then more importantly I don’t miss giving flowers at anybody’s funerals because it is a tradition.
Are flowers important in your culture?
They were not so significant in the past but I feel that it has become a kind of a custom these days in my country. Personally, I had better gift something meaningful to the people. That makes sense because flowers will wither soon. One thing I know that women love flowers. I’ve no idea why they love them so much. I guess the tradition of giving flowers is more remembered in a romantic event. I don’t see any association of particular flower with any special event or purpose. Broadly speaking, giving flowers is a custom.
PART – 2 Cue Card
Describe a long journey/ short trip you would like to make again.
- Where you went
- Who you went with
- What do you did during the trip
And explain why you would like to make the trip again
The short trip to Goa is the most memorable to me. I went there with my friends a couple of months back. The surroundings in Goa always soothe (relax) my mind the moment I land there. Goa is a place which gives a sense of relaxation and positive vibrancy- the vibrancy of two cultures, eastern and western together. It is a tiny emerald land on the west coast of my country. Goa is known for its waters, orchards and magnanimous groans. Certain beaches in Goa such as anjuna, vagator and arambol are very famous. It’s pure cosmopolitan and happening place to visit and I cannot resist from frequenting the pristine beaches of Goa from time to time. I always feel Goa is calling me because of all these offerings.
I went with my two friends, anant and kayur.
A lot of fun usual! The very first job apparently we did was to pick up our supply of booze (alcoholic drink) en route to vagator beach from the airport. We bought two bottles of scotch and some wine and beer tins. It looks more than 2 hours to reach the hotel. We checked in the hotel; the hotel was tremendous with a tiny portion of private beach. We refreshed and typically got dressed in the holiday attire and moved to the market to rent a car for commuting. We wanted to rent an open gypsy and luckily we got a good deal and a well maintained gypsy for our three day tour. We reached there by late noon and by the time we completed our rental deal of the car, it was almost 5 in the evening. The travel and frolic fatigue exhausted us a little bit and then we thought of having some chilled beer with some groan delicacies. All in all, we had unlimited fun, relaxation, played beach games with thrilling and reminisce about our past.
As said earlier, the true essence of happiness comes when we meet our friends and have fun. The memories that we have during this trip are always a treasure and these are the moments for which we live and die, I guess. Everyone on this trip did his bit to make it more memorable and those tin moments of teasing, babbling, bothering each other for no reason, roaming around the beaches, going to discotheque and what not. Additionally, sitting on a beach water calms the nerves of anxiety and pressure of workload that we’ve the moment we return to our routine life.
PART – 3 Discussion
- What do you do before you start your journey?
Candidly speaking, I’ve no checklist to follow before I embark upon a journey. Certainly I would gather and pack up all my required stuff. Couple of things I don’t miss out to do is I carry disprin pills wherever I travel. At times, whenever there is a change of weather, I tend to have a headache and disprin is the only tablet that gives me the instant relief. Another thing is I’ve too many credit cards, leaving others behind at home for a safety reason. I’m not a religious guy who would pray to God before his journey but, nonetheless, I talk to myself and wish to return in one piece- no pun indeed (no double meaning).
- Do you prefer travelling on your own or with your friends?
Undoubtedly, the trip with friends makes sense. I’m an extrovert guy like to go with friends for any trip. I enjoy my trip and experience the real essence of mischievous amusement and pleasure with friends only. Being lonely isn’t a bad idea but it depends upon one’s natural inclination. Some enjoy being all alone whereas loneliness takes me for a ride. Without friends, I am a dog without a bone.
- How do you usually plan your trips?
That’s a very complicated question since planning most of the time doesn’t work for me. Whenever I planned any trip, something or the other spoiled the party. Therefore, I’m a firm believer that the trip decided all of a sudden works for me. Being a working professional, I need to see my holiday allowance and use them in bursts (spell, period).
- Do you like long journeys?
I rather prefer mini-breaks since I believe mini breaks have more happy memories than those I holiday for an extended period of time. On a long vacation, the day one is exciting and full of energies but it’s otherwise on the day seven. That’s why going away four times a year offers more benefits that one could expect.
- Do you always like to visit a place you have been to again?
It depends upon the destination. Some places are such that likes to frequent over and over again. For example, Goa and manali are such holiday destinations and you don’t get fed up with them. The same credit cannot be given to all places. In a nutshell, I would like to travel new places to enjoy and learn about them most.
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