Best IELTS Writing & Speaking, 27th April
Academic Writing Task 1:- (Graph)
The pie chart shows the amount of money that a children’s charity located in the USA spent and received in one year.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
The pie charts show the amount of revenue and expenditures in 2016 and for a children’s charity in the USA. Calibration of date is done in percentage.
Overall, the total amount of income was just enough to cover the expenditures. Moreover, donated food made the highest share in total income while the maximum money spent on program service.
To begin with, donated food provided the most of the revenue for the charity, at 86%. Similarly, with regard to expenditures, program services, calculated for nearly all of the outgoings, at 95.8%. The other categories were much smaller. Community contributions were the second largest revenue source, brought in 10.4% of overall income, and this was followed by program revenue, at 2.2%. on the other hand, investment income, government grants, and other income were very small sources of revenue, accounting for only 0.8% combined.
There were only two other expenditure items, fundraising and management and general, with a slight difference both accounting for 2.6% and 1.6% respectively.
General Writing Task – 1 (Letter)
You are going on holiday and would like to stay in the same hotel as you did on your last visit. Write to the hotel. In your letter
- Explain why you have chosen to visit the same hotel
- Give them the details of your stay
- Ask them about any events in the area during your stay
My wife and I will soon be returning to your city, and would like to book a room in your hotel. We have stayed with you before and found the service to be excellent and the staff to be very friendly and approachable, and this made our last holiday all the more enjoyable that we thought we would come again.
We plan to get to the hotel in the early evening on the 14th of May, and would like to spend four nights with you, leaving early in the morning on the 18th to catch our flight home.
The last time we visited, we were lucky enough to see a street parade in the main town. Do you know if there are any other events happening over the period we will be staying? We would be interested in most anything, so if you know of any upcoming parade or similar, we’d love to know so we can plan accordingly.
Thanks and looking forward to visiting you again soon.
D and S Middleton
Writing Task 2 (AC+GT):-
Levels of youth crime are increasing rapidly in most cities around the world. What are the reasons for this, and suggest some solutions.
Over the last few decades, many cities around the world have seen alarming increases in the levels of youth crime. This essay will discuss the reasons for this and provide some possible solutions.
The first reason is connected with the family. In order for a child to grow up in a balanced way, it is very important that he or she is nurtured well by his or her parents.
However, these days, it is often the case that children are neglected. This may be because of the fact that many parents in cities now both have to work so are often not around to give their children support when needed. Another factor is the increasing levels of poverty around the world. We have seen with globalization the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, and this inevitably means that those who are poorer will have to resort to illegal means to get what others have. Of course, this will include the children in the poorer families.
However, there are ways to tackle such problems. Firstly, one of the ways to combat the problem is to have stricter punishments. Although, as discussed above, it can be outside factors that lead to crime, it is still important to have severe punishments to deter teenagers from crime. All too often, because they are young, the courts are too lenient. Parents also have to take more responsibility for their children’s actions. They too should be punished if their children commit crime.
To sum up, several factors have led to increases in youth crime, but measures are available to tackle this problem.
IELTS Speaking Full Interview:-
PART – 1 Intro Part
What is your full name?
My name is Harbhajan Singh.
Can I see your ID?
Of course, here it is.
Where are you from?
I am from Mumbai.
How often do you watch television? [Why/Why not?]
I am studying to pursue a post-graduation degree at one of the leading Engineering universities in China, and I also work at a shopping mall after my school hours until 9:00 pm. By the time, I arrive home after finishing everything, either it is a bit too late to do anything, or I am just exhausted. Therefore, I don’t really get to watch TV often unless there is a valid reason to do so.
Which television channel do you usually watch? [Why?]
As I have mentioned earlier, I don’t really have much time to watch TV, but when I do get some time and opportunity, I like to watch “Discovery” and “AXN Asia”. I watch Discovery mainly because it allows me to learn about some of the most amazing and coolest things in the world, and I like watching AXN because it helps me to improve my English by offering subtitles for the contents the channel shows.
Do you enjoy the advertisements on television? [Why/Why not?]
I don’t exactly enjoy watching advertisements on television simply because I think of them as a waste of time. Besides, I also think that most advertisements have poor contents and try to deceive prospective customers into buying something that they don’t need.
Do you think most programmes on television are good? [Why/Why not?]
Well, it depends on what kinds of programmes I am watching. However, having said that, I would say that many programs on television are not good because they offer a few educational perspectives. Even the news shows these days are not “objective” enough to offer the values of “news” and therefore, are not trustworthy.
PART – 2 Cue Card
Describe something you did with a group of people
You should say:
- What the activity was
- When and where you did it
- Who you were with
- And explain how you felt about being part of this group
BAND 9.0 SAMPLE ANSWER:
I would like to describe a person who I had to be friendly to, although I did not really like her. I think this situation is quite common in our lives, especially when we have to act as part of a team.
A couple of months ago, I was assigned to a team at my workplace in order to tackle a big project. As part of the team, I had to cooperate closely with this person. However, we had never really liked each other for several reasons. Firstly, she is much older than I am, so she always thinks she is right and disregards the opinions of others. I would describe her as both bossy and officious, although she did not have a more senior position than I did in the company. Secondly, I considered her irresponsible because she did not appear to me to pay serious attention to the project. So, although it was supposedly a group project, I ended up working all on my own as much as possible in order to see the task through.
As the work was vital for our company, we had to be successful. I therefore had no choice except to collaborate with her in order to finish the job. I would rather have done all the work alone, but if I had refused to work with her as part of the team, then the evaluation of my job performance would have been affected at the end of the year. So, knowing her personality as I did, I swallowed my pride and tried to be patient. Despite our many arguments, we completed the task on time. I learned that sometimes people can work together, even though they don’t get on with each other. It just needs a little bit of time and patience to work things out, and each person has to compromise to achieve a common goal.
PART – 3 Discussion
Do you like to work alone or work with a partner?
I like working alone because I kind of hate being dependent upon other people. However, it also depends upon the team members. If I have a good rapport with the team members, I find it rather enjoyable.
What kind of people are good to work with?
The most important quality I try to look for in team members is sincerity. I mean sincerity with work. I have unfortunately worked with a lot of people who procrastinate endlessly, and I really dislike working with such people.
Do you like group work or group learning?
Yes, group learning/work is certainly enjoyable because it involves sharing of ideas and discussions. Working/Studying alone sometimes can be very boring. However, sometimes it is also irritating especially if some of the team members like talking a lot because then I get distracted.
What are the advantages of studying alone?
The biggest advantage of studying alone undoubtedly is that we can concentrate better. So, it is more efficient to study alone. Another advantage of studying alone is the flexibility it offers. What I mean is that we can study whenever or wherever we want, and we can study at our pace.
What can children learn through teamwork?
The main benefit I feel is children learn how to cooperate and work along with others. This is really beneficial in adult life when people have to work together on projects.
What are the disadvantages of working in a team?
I think, firstly, working in a team can be really inefficient because we have to work at common group speed. Secondly, it sometimes leads to feeling of helplessness if the other members are not very sincere about their work and we are dependent upon them to finish their work.
Is it good to have differences in a team?
Well both yes and no. Yes, because team differences make sure more time is spent deliberating on issues, which means there are less chances of errors. No, because having differences means that it slows things down.
What are key skills and abilities needed to be successful in a team.
I think the main skill required to be successful is the ability to work well with others. People should be accommodating, but also not so accommodating that they lose their voice. What I mean is that they should be open to ideas of others but also express their ideas and reservations about ideas of others.
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