BEST IELTS WRITING TASK & IELTS Speaking, 20 May
Academic Writing Task 1
The table below shows some data regarding Australia’s nursing employment and total workforce in 1987 and 2001.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
This table shows changes in Australia s nursing employment between 1987 and 2001. The nursing workforce represented in this table consists of nurses working at four different levels. As expected, the higher the level, the lower the employment number.
During these 14 years, Australia’s entire labour force grew from 2,728,000 to 3,738,000, an increase of 37%. Despite this impressive growth in the total workforce, however, there was a 10% decrease from 180,000 to 161,200 in the number of employees in the nursing sector.
The vast majority of the nurses were working at the lowest level, 1.e. assistant nurses, whose number remained largely unchanged between 1987 and 2001 (117,000 and 112,000 respectively). However, the number of senior nurses and that of junior nurses decreased dramatically, the former by 20% from 20,000 to 16,000 and the latter by 28% from 39,000 to 28,000.
The significant drop in employment numbers at lower levels was somewhat compensated by a 30% increase in the number working at the highest level (directors of nursing) from 4,000 to 5,200.
Overall, the table suggests that the development of the nursing employment in Australia was incompatible with the growth of its total workforce.
General Writing Task 1:-
A company is organizing a trip abroad for language training to a number of limited places. Write a letter to the manager of the company. In your letter,
- express that you want to join
- say why you think you should join
- explain why the organizers should select you
Dear Sir/ Madam,
I am writing in response to the advertisement your company placed in the local newspaper for a language training trip overseas. In fact, it is a unique opportunity and an efficient means for me to enhance my language ability beyond the boundary of my own country.
Although the cost of the training is relatively high for me, I suppose that there are enormous benefits of participating in this trip. As I am working for a multinational corporation, the ability to communicate effectively in a foreign language is a major concern of the job. Therefore, I would like to make full use of my paid vacation to further my language learning. Additionally, by means of this trip, I can develop my own method of studying language as well as the skills of independent learning. What is more, travelling to several places will surely broaden my horizons when I come into contact with exotic scenery and local customs.
However, whether I could be involved in this training programme is determined by the selection procedure of your organisation. By and large, I am convinced that I am fully qualfied to be a member of this language training trip, both academically and financially. Therefore, I would appreciate it very much if your organisation could take my case into careful consideration for this programme.
I look forward to receiving a favourable reply at your earliest convenience.
Writing Task 2 (AC+GT):-
Leisure is a growing industry, but people no longer entertain themselves as much as they used to because the use of modern technology has made them less creative Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Entertainment helps people relieve their pressure from work and study. However, whilst recreational activities are getting increasingly diversified, many people unfortunately find that they cannot get entertained as much as they did in the past.
In some areas, modern technology allows the expression of human creativity to go unhindered. Indeed, with up-to-date computer graphics technology, some astonishing special effects are frequently shown in Hollywood movies, particularly in some science-fiction works. Moreover, with the invention of the Internet, game lovers across the globe can explore the fun of online entertainment in a virtual world full of mystery and adventure.
Nevertheless, in most cases, the overuse of modern technology has made life less entertaining than it could have been. Take the music industry as an example. Unlike their predecessors who were constantly exploring life for inspiration and originality, today’s artists are confined to studios, relying on computerized processing and techniques for their work. As a result, despite the mass production of popular songs and music, we rarely find a truly remarkable piece. Imagine again those childhood games we all have played such as “Hide and Seek” or “Drop the Handkerchief. Simple as they may be, these activities offered us the real excitement of going outside and having fun with our friends. By contrast, nowadays, an increasing number of people are following a sedentary and isolated lifestyle due to the popularity of such as watching TV and playing video games.
Given the above arguments, it is reasonable to assume that although modern technology has made our life easier and more comfortable, it takes away the real pleasure of modern entertainment forms creative entertainment.
IELTS SPEAKING FULL INTERVIEW:-
PART – 1 Intro Part
What is your full name?
Hi. My name is Veerpal kaur.
What shall I call you?
Please call me by my first name, which is Veerpal.
Where are you from?
I am from New Delhi in India.
Can I see your identification please?
Yes. Here you are.
Thanks. That’s fine. Now I am going to ask a few questions about yourself.
First of all, let’s talk about walking.
Do you enjoy walking?
Yes, I do enjoy walking. I walk everywhere that I can. I find it very relaxing and it is obviously good for my health. It also has the added benefit of being free of cost. I always feel very relaxed and refreshed after a long walk.
How often do you go walking?
I try to walk every day. Since I moved to a new place to live, I have made the decision to try to walk to all places which I need to visit as part of my daily life. Not only does this keep me healthy, but it also allows me to explore the new area that I am not living in.
Is walking popular in your country?
Yes, I think that walking has always been popular in my country. This is because it is both free and a good form of exercise. I think that a lot of people prefer to walk than to have to pay money to travel short distances around their hometown.
What is your favourite festival and why?
I like October Fest. It’s a German festival that starts in late September and ends in October. People drink lots of beer at October Fest and that is why I like it.
How do people celebrate this festival?
Well, they built pavilions and stands that sell beer and all kinds of food, a lot of bands are playing there. People from all around European come to celebrate the October Fest dressed in traditional, German clothes.
PART – 2 Cue Card
Describe a person/something that made you laugh
You should say:
- What made you laugh
- Where you were when it happened
- Who you were with
- And explain why it made you laugh
One of my best friends has a 3-year-old baby girl; so every time we went out, she would take her with us. Her little girl is such a witty kid, and she is always full of energy. As she begins to be aware of the outside world, she asks a lot of questions just to satisfy her curiosity. It happened one day when we went out shopping. While her mother and I took turns trying clothes on, she was sitting quietly on the bench. Then she looked at me and her mother and started to express her opinions on our clothes. The way she talked was so funny that we couldn’t stop laughing. She was so used to playing with her Barbie doll that she suggested we should dress like one of her dolls. She even taught us how to walk like models because she thought that was pretty. All the customers who walked in the store noticed her, even the store owner couldn’t stop laughing at her since she was still a baby girl, but she talked and acted like a grown-up. That was probably the best part of the shopping trip that I will never forget.
PART – 3 DISCUSSION
What kinds of thing make you laugh?
They say that laughter is a great medicine, and I also believe it. So, I like to laugh whether my friend is cracking a joke or watching a comedy movie with my family and friends. But, what really makes me laugh the most is the funny activities of my pet cat. In fact, my cat makes so many “funny” moves to make me laugh that I even record them in my video camera.
Do you like making other people laugh? [Why/Why not?]
Well, it depends on how much I actually know them, and what kind of circumstances is prevailing. But, in principle, I don’t really like to make people laugh because sometimes, the humorous act might actually offend them, since I wouldn’t really know what they have been going through, or what kind of mood they are really in.
Do you think it’s important for people to laugh? [Why/Why not?]
Answer: Yes, I do think that it is important for people to laugh whenever an opportunity arrives because a good laugh almost always helps us relieve physical and mental tension and stress. Besides, laughter also helps promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain in us. Finally, laughter is important also because it brings us closer to each by remaining positive about ourselves and our lives.
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