3rd April, Important IELTS Daily Writing Task
Academic Writing Task 1:-
The table below shows the sales at a small restaurant in a downtown business district. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The sales at this small restaurant during the week of October 7 to 13th followed a fairly set pattern from Monday to Friday, and then showed notable shift on the weekend. The lunch and dinner sales during the week peaked on Friday and then dipper down as the weekend set in.
During the week of October 7-14th, the lunch sales averaged at approximately $2,400. The highest lunch sales occurred on Friday, and the lowest occurred on Sunday. Sunday’s lunch sales were approximately $1,000 less than the average lunch sales during the rest of the week.
Dinner sales, which generated at least $1,000 to $1,500 more a day than lunch sales, also remained steady during the week. Just like the lunch sales, the dinner sales peak on Friday and dipped down for the weekend.
Excluding Wednesday and Thursday, the lunch and dinner sales from October 7-11 rose gradually until the end of the business week. Midweek, on Wednesday and Thursday, the sales were slightly lower than they were on Tuesday.
According to the sales report, this restaurant has a steady lunch and dinner crowd. The most profitable day during the second week of October was Friday. Sunday, was the least profitable day, with the full day’s sales totaling/totalling less than the Friday dinner sales. These numbers are reflective of a restaurant that is located in a business/financial district where business hours are Monday through Friday.
General Writing Task 1:-
You have a friend who is about to enter university, and he wants you to advise him on which subject to specialize in – history, in which he is very interested, or computer science, which offers better job prospects.
I am enthralled to receive your letter telling me that you have passed your higher secondary exam with high rank. My hearty congratulations.
Knowing you very well the way only I do, I can understand your dilemma in choosing the right discipline for your university education. I don’t really think that I am competent enough to advise you in this matter. But since you value my opinions, I may make an attempt. Although many pupils find history an uninteresting subject and look down up on it, I am greatly fascinated by it myself. As you may know, history is not for the chicken-hearted. It has depth unlike any other subject. What is more, any good scholar should have an in-depth knowledge about how civilization has evolved. However, as a breadwinner, I reckon, computer science would be a better option. I know you would be disappointed at my suggestion. But, after all, friend, all it takes to study history is to go through good books at your leisure.
Do let me know what you have chosen.
Love and regards,
Writing Task 2:-
To play a leader’s role is a difficult task, so one should prefer to follow a leader than being a leader himself. Do you agree or disagree to this statement?
Not everybody can be a leader, nor is being a leader an easy affair. A leader should have a number of leadership qualities, besides being charismatic. However, the self-esteem one derives from being a leader cannot be achieved by being a follower. For that reason, this essay does not agree to the view that the role of a follower is preferable to that of a leader.
First of all, one needs leadership qualities to become a leader. These include having a vision, self-motivation, the ability to motivate others, excellent communication skills, a high level of emotional intelligence and so on. A leader should be prepared to shoulder big responsibility. Besides, one must have the real ambition to rise above mediocrity. For instance, Gandhi was the pioneer liberating his followers from the clutches of a great empire through non-violence. A leader is an achiever, although he may have to take pains in the process.
Moreover, how much one is committed to the cause and how far the cause is the priority of the leader are important. The success or failure of an organisation rests largely on the dedication of its Chief Executive. The priority of a good leader is the welfare of others. In addition, looking at every successful movement, whether it is a liberation struggle or a new approach to business, the presence of a leader capable of guiding others is a conspicuous feature.
In short, leadership is challenging; to follow somebody else is a path that easy going people choose. However, it is always the right of individuals to choose whether she/he wants to become a leader or follow a leader.
IELTS Speaking full Interview:-
What is your full name?
My name is Bhupinder Singh.
Can I see your ID?
Of course, Here’s my ID.
Where are you from?
I am from Phagwara.
Do you work or study?
I am studying a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the moment at M.S. University here in Phagwara.
What kinds of colours do you like to use?
Well, it depends on the things. If it was a house, then I would prefer light yellow, pink and grey, and if it was related to clothes, then I would prefer to black, grey, white and brown.
What colour would you never use in your home?
Black colour is something that I cannot think of using it, never at all, especially on walls or ceilings.
Do the colours have religious importance?
Yes, colours do have religious importance. In the past, some religions and races symbolized their identity with particular colours. For example white for Christians, green for Mohammedans (Muslims), saffron for Hindus and so on.
Do colours reveal the personality of a person, yes or no and why?
Attitude of a person, his nature, liking and disliking can be understood on the basis of his selection of colour. For example, if a person always wears vibrant and fluorescent colours, he might be showing youthfulness, whereas someone who wears sober coloured clothes may reflect responsibility and maturity. These are superficial predictions, but they are helpful in certain situations in life.
PART – 2 Cue Card
Describe a major decision you have taken in your life
You should say
– What the decision was
– What other choices were available to you
– Why you made the decision you did and explain if you think the decision was a good one
If I tell you about my major decision, it might seem a bit incredible but it’s a fact. Well, the important decision that I’ve taken in my life is to study abroad. That’s the reason I’m here talking to you now.
After completion of my Bachelor degree, I faced a tough decision in my life. I was not able to decide whether to continue my studies in India or abroad. For some time, I felt mentally paralyzed. I was preparing for Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test (NMAT) because I wanted to do my Business Administration degree at NMIMS, Mumbai. However, I was not convinced with this option because I wanted to come out of my comfort zone of living with family and making the career. I asked certain questions to myself and didn’t find out a good reasoning.
There comes the wisdom of my father! I shared my confusion. He said only one thing, “Son, whatever your heart says, do it or you will regret forever.” Additionally, he supported my decision to study abroad. In fact, he said that he had always wanted to study in North America but he couldn’t do it as my grandfather had not enough funds to support his education. In other way, he wanted me to fulfil his incomplete dream, too. After this consultation, I decided to keep aside my decision of studying at NMIMS and started applying to university located either in Canada or in the USA.
Absolutely, I’m pretty confident that it’s a right decision. I finalized my decision to study at University of Toronto. I hope I’ll really get what I’ve dreamt of. All I need is to get a good score in IELTS.
PART – 3 Discussion
What things do you consider before taking any decision?
I always look for the resources required and resources available for the sane before taking any decision. After that I envisage its consequences as clearly as possible, and then J take decision that is helpful not only to me but also to those who are concerned.
What is a tough decision according t o you?
Decisions which can have long-term impact on life are often tough. For example, selecting a career or job, buying a house, marriage, starting a new business and so on. In addition, quick decisions are often tough because of shortage of time.
Do you believe that decisions made in haste are always wrong?
It happen often that people take wrong decisions in haste, but this is not always true. There are a few situations in life where we have to take prompt decisions. If they are based on right analysis and experience, they can be fruitful.
Do you like others taking decision on your behalf?
Not at all, I believe that I should take the charge of my life. Thus, I don’t like or don’t allow anyone to take decisions on my behalf, because it is likely that others consider my problem from their view while taking decisions for me, which can be harmful to me.
Should parents be involved in the decision-making process of their children?
Parents should involve in all important decisions of their children. Parents can use their experience and skills to help their children in taking appropriate decisions like studies, selecting schools or colleges, taking up new activities, selecting career related courses and even marriage.
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