Academic Writing Task 1
The graph shows employment rates of males and females in the UK. In 2008 on the age of their youngest dependent child. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and comparisons were relevant.
Rates of full time employment of men and women in the UK. For the year 2008, based on the age of the youngest dependent in the family, are given in the double-bar graph. Employment rates of men excelled that of women.
Employment rates of males having dependants in the age categories under 5, 5-10, 11-15 and 16 to 18 had been recorded as almost the same, a bumper 90%. The rate of women had a step by step growth as the age of the youngest dependant increased. It was 59% among women having children under the age of 5. It hiked to 70% in the next age group, 5-11. Although there was an increment of 9% in the group 11-15, there was only a marginal 1% growth in the next one, 16-18. A noticeable decline in the rate of men having no dependent children is found. Only 75% of them were employed. Females shared a more or less equal rate.
In conclusion, while a high rate of men having dependent children under the age of 18 was employed, the rates of women were less, particularly in the case of those having children under the age of 5.
Writing Task 2 (AC+GT)
In your opinion, what is the most important characteristics (for example, honesty, intelligence and a sense of humor) that a person should have to be successful in life? Use specific reasons and examples from your experience to explain your answer.
Success is something which everyone cherishes achieve and it means different things to different people. Success, which can be defined as the accomplishment of a set of goals, is* the outcome of several qualities and skills and honesty, a good sense of humor and intelligence are essential for an individual to become successful. This essay focuses on intelligence, because it is the key factor which leads one to emerge victorious by overcoming challenges.
For a start, intelligence is the totality of analytical ability, problem solving ability, power of assimilation, (=taking in) creativity and the ability to manage emotions. As life is not a bed of roses, people come across several challenges in their lives. Learning from other people’s words and deeds, and even from mistakes, is* what an intelligent person does. For instance, an engineer or a doctor becomes successful by enhancing creativity and analytical brains in solving real situations.
In addition, intelligence, along with creativity and problem solving ability, comes* to the aid of a person to succeed. Besides, an intelligent person is quick in acquiring knowledge and manipulating it for the successful application in life. This can be best illustration by an institution in India, exclusively for overseas trainees, won profound appreciation from everybody concerned. She stands out among her challenges, because of her intelligent application of what she was taught.
Briefly, it is true that several personality traits produce success and every trait has its own relevance. Among them, intelligence is the most important, as it would enable one to use all other qualities to achieve success.
GENERAL Writing Task 1 (letter)
You are writing your first letter to a pen pal. Describe your previous studies and work experience, your current activities, hobbies and interests. Tell your pen pal that you will be visiting him/her. Write at least 150 words.
I have seen your ad in the daily express this morning. I am waiting to you right away since I am crazy about making pen friends.
Let me introduce myself to you. I am 27, tall and my friends say that I don’t look like a monster. I am jovial and like to make friends with jolly good fellows. Gender does not matter to be so long as sex is not brought into it. I have first graduated in science, but later post graduation in computer science. I am working as a computer professional.
I am a lover of nature. Reading is my most cherished hobby. I play most indoor games well. Cricket and badminton are my favorite outdoor games. I am active member of a few arts and social clubs in town. My actual interests, however, lie in creative activities, although I have not formed any definite ideas about them as yet.
Now, that is quite a lot of talk about me. I want to have an equal response from you. I might even visit you some day
IELTS Speaking Full Interview
PART 1 – Intro Part
What is your full name?
My name is Sarita Sharma.
Can I see your ID?
Absolutely, this is my student ID and passport.
Where are you from?
I’m from Rajkot.
Do you work or study?
I’m a student, finishing my last semester in physiology degree.
What are the disadvantages of using computer?
Well, every coin has two sides, the biggest disadvantage of using a computer is people are glued to that screen and sit for hours together which is absolutely unhealthy. The other disadvantage is that they’re so engrossed in playing games on the Internet or chatting on the social sites that the productivity goes down. The deadliest impact is the youth suffer from the backache and eyesore in the long run because they use computers exceedingly.
Do you use computers every day?
Yes, I use a laptop for my research so I am not the machine most of the time. At times, I hate my excessive usage of computer but I’ve no option but do that.
Do you think that the internet is misused by many people nowadays? Why?
Yes, I think so. Though the computer is seen as a salvation (=lifeline) in many ways, there’s a growing concern about how adversely people are being impacted. People use internet for their various conveniences but some people fire up the steaming debates by using their extreme views and provoke a faction of people on certain issues. The internet offers a variety of free information and resources that can either build or destroy the life of a teenager. As a result, many teens have an access to forbidden websites, such as pornography ones. We support sex education, but not the culture of being a pervert. Excessive usage of internet in the wrong way destroys not only children but also matured people morally and psychologically. The research also suggests that Internet is also widely used by criminals and terrorists in exchanging the sensitive information or learning about the various crime modus operandi (=method, technique).
Do you aspire to learn something different in the future?
Yes, I want to learn tap dancing. I wish I was taught this type of dancing during the school time but it didn’t happen. It’s very popular in the world especially when you attend any party with your companion. Those dancing moves and expressions on the face make the tap dancing more mesmerizing.
Part 2 – Cue Card
Describe a person in the news that you want to meet
-Who he or she is
– What did this person show up on TV for
– How do you know what this person
– Why you want to meet him
- In our day to day life we see film stars, sportsmen and politicians in the news.
- Sometimes, we are so impressed by them that we want to meet them personally.
- Here, I would like to talk about a person whom I would like to meet personally and get his autograph.
- He is my favorite Punjabi singer, Gurdas maan.
- Recently, he was in PTC Punjabi channel news because he is coming to perform in neighbouring village for awakening people about the menace of drug addiction.
- He is coming next month to raise some money for the rehabilitation of the youth of the Punjab villages who have become drug addicts.
- I would like to meet like to meet him and get his autograph and thank him for the commendable work he is doing for the people.
- Actually Gurdas maan is my favorite singer.
- He is a multifaceted personality.
- He is a singer, actor, director and lyricist as well.
- He writes the lyrics of his songs himself.
- He has also acted in many Punjabi movies.
- All my family members also love his songs.
- When we go out anywhere together we play his songs in the car.
- All his songs have messages.
- He even performs in stage shows.
- He always has his tambourine in his hands when he performs.
- I love all his songs, which he has sung so far.
- It would be a dream come true for me if I get to meet him.
Part 3 – Follow Up Question
What type of people can be seen on TV?
Many celebrities like actor, singers, sportsmen etc. can be seen on TV. Politicians, subject matter experts, bureaucrats, etc. are also seen on TV.
Do you think there is too much news about celebrities?
Yes, I think that there is too much news about celebrities these days. News channels mostly focus on unnecessary news about famous people, to increase their TRP.
Do you think negative information in the news can have negative influence?
Yes, definitely. The negative news on the news channels and the newspapers has a negative influence, as people start feeling that nothing good is happing around them. It may develop a sense of insecurity and fear among people, leading to chaos and confusion too, sometimes. Also, people are not aware of the news about development, progress and positive events around them, as too little attention is given to such news.
Why do people like negative news?
People like negative news because they want to be aware about the wrong happenings around them. They want be aware of such news, which helps them take precaution for their safety and security. Also, it is common to find people more interested in news about disasters, crime, terrorism, scandals, corruption, rather than in news about positive developments. I think some people like negative news than positive news because of their pessimistic attitude.
What is usually in the news in India?
In India, news is usually about the Politicians, sports, and crime. There are also discussion about social and political issues, where an experts panels debates. There is also news about news development and discoveries in India and in other countries.
Is that information always true?
I would say that the information given on news is always true, as sometimes news channels may exaggerate and sensationalize any news piece, for better TRP. People have access to many sources of information these days because of the internet, so news channels cannot afford to telecast fake and false news.
What is difference between broadcasting news in past and in the present?
There are many differences between news broadcast in the past and at present. These differences are mainly because of technological advancements.
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