19th March, Best IELTS Speaking & Writing Tasks
Academic Writing task 1:-
The graph below shows the sales of children’s books, adult fiction and educational books between 2002 and 2006 in one country. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
The given line graph compares the sales of three different types of books from 2002 to 2006. It is evident that the sale of educational books and children’s books showed an upward trend, but adult fiction lost popularity over the given time period.
In 2002, adult fiction was on top with a sale of 45 million dollars, followed by children’s books at 33 million dollars and educational books at 25 million dollars. After a few fluctuations, the sale of adult fiction declined to 30 million dollars by 2006. In contrast, educational books were the least sold in 2002. After that their sale showed an opposing trend to that of adult fiction and reached $32 million by 2006.
Sales of Children’s books’ started at $32 million in 2002, but rose rapidly to 42 million dollars in 2003. From 2003 to 2005 there was a very slight increase in sales, but after 2005, sales grew considerably and reached an all time high of $56 million.
Overall, children’s books ruled the market after 2003, among the given three categories of books.
General Writing Task 1:-
As part of a student social survey project, you are organizing a group to visit a historical exhibition in a small town. Write a letter asking for information regarding such things as the contents of the exhibition, and the dates of its opening and closing, and if there are any discounts available.
Sample Answer –
May I introduce myself as the Professor of Social Sciences at the ABC College at Cochin. I have come to understand that you are proposing to conduct a historical exhibition at Hill town nearby. I would like to organize a tour of thirty of my senior students to it with a view to help them prepare a social survey report as a part of their final years exams. I shall be grateful if you could furnish me with the following information by return of post.
I would, most importantly, like to know about the theme of your show. Does it pertain to the history of our nation, as a whole, or is it confined only to the local history? Would it have exhibits of social bearing of the present times, as well as those of the past? Would a visit, in your opinion, by my students to the exhibition help them towards their goal?
Also, inform me the date of commencement of your programme and its duration, so that I can arrange for the tour well in advance. Please put me wise regarding the charges and about my student/group concessions.
Writing Task 2 (AC+GT):-
What steps should a student take in preparing for tertiary education and what would be the benefit of taking such steps.
The selection of a discipline for tertiary education requires* careful thinking on the part of students. Choosing a wrong field can result in the ruin of a person’s life beyond any possible recovery. This essay analyses the steps to be taken by a student in the preparation of higher studies and the gains of the selection of such steps.
Primarily, an awareness of the different courses and their syllabi is needed for a student in the preparation for a course. For example, instead of choosing traditional subjects, plenty of new disciplines are there for people to study. Discretion is required in the proper selection of courses, as some courses are outdated and some are much in demand. Secondarily, since higher is very expensive, the possibility of getting a bank loan or scholarship must be evaluated. Apart from this, as job opportunity is one of the important factors in the selection of a course, the student has to evaluate that as well. It is better to seek professional advice, since job opportunity is global.
Yet again, it must be ensured that the student is blessed with good level of analytical brain to write projects. Today, there is a good need for writing projects in tertiary education. Extensive reading is required to broaden one’s global perspective, as the location of work is not confined to one’s own country.
In short, in the preparation for tertiary education, an awareness of the course for specialization and the amount of the finance required to complete the course are of importance. In addition, job prospects of the course and the student’s ability to write projects are to be assessed.
IELTS Speaking full Interview:-
PART – 1 Intro Part
What is your full name?
My name is Khushkaran Singh.
Can I see you ID?
Here is my passport.
Where do you come from?
I come from India originally, but I have been staying here in Canada for the last six months.
Do you work or study?
I am a student at the moment. I am studying Executive Master of Business Administration. I used to work as an operation manager for Future Group Limited in India.
Are you a morning or an afternoon person? Why?
I am not a morning guy for sure; I wake up reasonably early as per my standard at around 7 in the morning. I dillydally (=waste time) – read the newspaper, chat with friends on whatsapp or Facebook, have my breakfast and listen to music. This whole bunch of activities takes around one hour or so. Then I take a long, steamy shower because I’ve a profound (=intense) love of cleanliness. Thus, I can term myself as an afternoon person.
Did you enjoy your high school? Why?
Yes, I suppose I did. Those were the best days of my life. We were young, restless and mischievous; I didn’t pay much attention on my studies. I spent my time more on playing than studying, participated in all kinds of games always. Frankly speaking, I didn’t like taking exams at the end of the year.
What was your favorite subjects? Why?
Mathematic (Math) was my favorite subject. I was always brilliant at Calculus. My father always discussed the magic of numbers and would do some arithmetic sum, and show me it’s magic. I like this subject because it was filled with fun; only you have to remember and practice important elements/equations, and your job is done! Unlike other subjects – in which I always struggled – Math was easy. I yet remember important learning of trigonometry, theorem, equation, factor, denomination, rational number and so forth.
What subject learnt in school was helpful later in life? Why?
I would say every course (subject) taught me something or the other. The variety of courses made my personality and career whole. Today I could research things on Science, think logically by applying Math or write an impressive report using the international languages such as English. Two courses that are yet useful in my career are Math and English language. As mentioned earlier, I am a Software Engineer and these both courses are handy to make my job smoother and easier.
PART – 2 Cue Card
Describe a memorable event of your life
- When and where the event took place
- What happened on that day
- Why you remember that event
I have come across many important and memorable events in my life. However, I would like to speak about the welcome party of my college that took place on the second day of college at the college hall in 1993. I had a flair for handling announcements and other anchoring related activities since childhood but I didn’t make any serious efforts for it until this event happened. It was the first and the orientation day of our college where seniors came to our class and announced that there would be a fresher party on the next day and we all were invited to it. I went there, , the party was exciting and people were enjoying the company of new college mates. Finally, some seniors went on stage and started the event that was full of different performances like dance; comedy etc. suddenly there was an announcement about the anchor as the anchor from the senior class could not come to the party because of personal reasons. At that point, one of the professors gave an open invitation to us so that anyone from us would handle that event. I gathered some courage and went on stage. It was a new and exciting experience for me. I used my skills well and the event was enjoyed by all the people. The professor who had invited us for anchoring came to me at the end and appreciated me for my endeavours. Since then, I anchored many functions of my college but the first experience was really outstanding for me. It gave me a lot of confidence and satisfaction of making that event enjoyable for all students and professors. I still remember that event and even today, whenever I want to recall my college days, I don’t forget to see photos of that event.
PART – 3 Discussion
What is the importance of ceremonies in our lives?
Ceremonies are important for personal, social and religious reasons. When we celebrate ceremonies, we can enjoy that event by so many ways that make a pleasant and lifetime memory for us. Moreover, we can meet our friends, relatives, colleagues and neighbours. This gathering helps us in strengthening the social bonds between each other. Furthermore, ceremonies also remind us about our religion because we follow a set of rituals on such events.
How has the attitude to marriage changed in the last few years?
The attitude towards marriage has considerably transformed in the last few years. People now avoid getting married at an early age, which is good development because getting married after settling in career gives maturity to the relation and the couple can enjy their life better. Child marriage and caste marriage are gradually disappearing from the society because of rising levels of education and awareness to attain stability in life. People don’t hesitate in getting married to the person of their choice and this can prove in many cases because they prefer getting married after 25 years of age when they can better understand their responsibilities and commitments towards each and towards other aspects of their life.
What kinds of national/international events make headlines in your country?
There are many political, financial or strategic developments happening in my country, which can be read in the headlines. In addition, important sports events, major accidents; epidemic, important developments in entertainment and other industries also earn their space in the headlines. Apart from this, visit of a foreign delegate, comments of international politicians about our country or terrorists’ actions also get attention in the headlines.
Should we make a record of all the memorable events that take place in our life? How?
Yes, I think we must keep a record of all memorable events of our life in the form of photos and video recording. This record becomes an invaluable asset for us in the future because they hold the past memories, milestones and achievements of our life.
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