Best IELTS Writing Task & IELTS Speaking Topics, 28th April
Academic Writing Task 1:-
Charts A and B show the share of the UK and Australian cinema market in 2001 and cinema admission in the UK and Australia from 1976 to 2006.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.
The bar chart presents data on the origin of films which were screened in Australia and the UK in 2001 while the line graph compares the number of cinema attendants in these two countries between 1976 and 2006.
Overall, Australian and Britsh theatres were dominated by American movies during the period, and more British went to movie theatres than their Australian counterparts between 1976 and 2005.
As the data suggests, more than 75% movies that were released in the UK theaters in 2001 were produced in the USA while 20% were locally made. Besides, almost one in ten movies screened in the UK was produced in Australia. A similar movie screening trend could be observed in Australia in this year where American movies commanded the theaters with a 65% ratio. Australians could watch fewer UK-made movies as only one in twenty British films made it to Australian halls. Interestingly, locally produced films in Australia were ignorable in percentage – as their screening ratio suggests.
It is obvious that more Brits enjoyed cinemas in a theater than Australians did between 1976 and 2005. In 1975, over 100 million British watched movies in halls while this was just around 30 million in Australia. With some fluctuations, Australian movie-goers’ number reached over 80 million after 3 decades. On the contrary, British cinema attendees dropped from 1977 to 1984, but afterwards steadily went up with some minor vacillations. After 30 years, almost 160 million British went to cinema halls- almost double than that of Australians.
General Writing Task 1:-
You have been studying overseas and staying as a guest with a family for the last 6 months and have recently returned home. Write to the family. In your letter
- Thank them for having you
- Say what you enjoyed about living with them
- Tell them what your current plans are
Dear Kath, Dave and Jamie,
Well, I’m back home now, and I just wanted to write to you to say thanks once again for a lovely time and your wonderful hospitality – I had such a great experience and it was really kind of you to open your home to me.
Since I left, there have been a lot of things I have missed, but the main thing is Kath’s cooking! Such wonderful meals prepared at home were one of my best memories of staying with you, especially now that I am back cooking for myself.
I am still thinking about studying something else at university, but for now I have taken a temporary job. I’m not really enjoying it, but I need to put a little money aside before I can go back to being a student. I have a few months before I need to make a decision and I’ve already arranged to meet a careers advisor to give me some ideas, so we’ll see what they suggest.
Anyway, I hope you are all well and hope we’ll keep in touch.
Writing Task 2 (AC+GT):-
Music is played in every society and culture in the world today. Some people believe that music brings only benefits to individuals and societies. Others, however, think that music can have a negative influence on both.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Generally, music is considered to be one of the most popular and ancient modes of human expression. It features largely in all histories and all cultures and indeed has been one of the main ways of passing on cultural traditions to new generations.
Many people view music as a positive influence for societies. They also believe that the influence on individuals is wholly beneficial as it is a long-established way of communicating and helping us to understand the whole range of human emotion and experience in a more spiritual language than words can represent.
However, there are different kinds of music and the qualities of classical music traditions are not necessarily part of the music many people experience today. In the modern world, there is a huge music industry that sells piped music to supermarkets and advertisers. We are also constantly exposed to loud modern music from people’s CD players, iPods or car radios. So the view of music today as a kind of noise pollution produced by selfish people, is also a common and negative one, but it is difficult to think of a world without music.
Certainly, there is bad music that may have negative influences, particularly on the young. But people’s taste in music tends to change as they get older, and it would be difficult to find someone who had no positive musical associations at all.
In conclusion, I think that music can have both positive and negative influences on people and society, but it is an integral part of human expression that we cannot really separate from our lives.
IELTS Speaking Topic
PART – 1 Intro Part
What is your full name?
My name is Manpreet Singh.
Can I see your ID?
Sure, here it is.
Tell me about the kind of accommodation you live in?
I live in a large house with my family members. This is a two-storey building with more than 8 rooms. I live on the first floor and this room is comparatively smaller than other rooms. It is a south-facing room with a beautiful garden and lake view. As I am still a student, the room gives the impression that a student lives there.
How long have you lived there?
I have been living in this house since my childhood and I got my own room when I was around 9 years old. I still live in this room.
What do you like about living there?
The room is quite comfortable and has got a beautiful view. I can easily reach the rooftop from my room and I like spending time there. The room has got two large windows and allows enough sunlight and air. I have been living in this room for many years and I love this room a lot.
What do you dislike about living there?
Well, I am quite happy with my room except that it is not large enough. This is the only aspect I dislike about this room. Not that it is that much small but I have a personal preference for living in a large room.
What sort of accommodation would you most like to live in?
I like to live in a large house than living in a small house or in an apartment. The house must have a large garden in front of it and should be situated far away from the main road. Having a fountain in the garden would be a bonus for me. I would also prefer to live in such a house that offers enough sunlight and air. My room must be a large one and well-furnished based on my personal preferences. The room must have large windows and proper ventilation system.
Describe the room you live in?
Well, it is a medium-size square room which is in the northern part of the house. It is on the first floor and this is the room I have been living for a long time. It has got two windows, an attached bathroom, and it is painted with light green colour. I have got my bed, sofa set, some paintings, wardrobe, study table, one easy chair, a computer, a TV set, one music player, an AC and a room heater in this room. The view from the room is quite beautiful and that’s the main reason I love to line in this room.
PART – 2 Cue Card
Describe a photo of yourself that you like
You should say:
- when the photo was taken
- how this photograph was taken
- where the photo was taken
- who took the photo
- and explain why the photo was taken or why you think it is a good photo
The photo I would like to describe is a scenic, which was just taken by my phone. Although this photo is just a normal scenic, it was taken in a special place, which is on helicopter. In summer holiday last year, my roommate and I decide to go to America for a one-month travelling. When we arrived there, we heard from local that Grand Canyon is the most famous attraction in California. People living there suggested us that viewing canyon scenery from sky was the best choice. And we felt really moved and interested in their words. So we immediately booked tickets for sky tour of Grand Canyon. Originally, I planned to enjoy the first time of the sky tour, but actually the helicopter shaked heavily and it was difficult to take any photos during flying. This made me dizzy. You know, I looked outside the window and enjoyed views by eyes without taking any photos. Luckily, after we got off from the helicopter, my roommate told me that she used her phone, taking a photo for me. The photo has splendid background of the whole Grand Canyon and I was looking at the window. I love this photo and use it as my desktop until now.
PART – 3 Discussion
Do you like to take photographs? Why?
If it were 3 to 4 years ago the answer would be a big no. But now it has become one of my hobbies and I’m actually thinking of learning more about it. I had no idea what I can do with my iPhone until I learned to make use of its wonderful camera as well as some miracle apps. Unlike some people, I indeed want my photos to
Do you prefer to take photos yourself or to have other people take your photos? Why?
It would be way more comfortable taking photos myself, as I can see crystal-clear how ridiculous my face expression looks like or if there’s something on my hair or stuck between my teeth. And in case it’s a scenery photo, I can apply the techniques I’ve learned to produce stunning photos.
How long have you liked taking photographs?
Just recently. As a final year student, I no longer can spend hours on drawing, reading or singing. Only photography which is way more instant suits me now to document my life. And as I enjoy my life on this campus, for example the road I walk to school everyday, the sunset, the rainbow, the trees, photography is the best way to store my memories.
In what situations do you take photographs?
As I’ve mentioned, I snap a photo of anything that catches my eyes when I’m in a good mood. So I take photos when my friends and I hang out or when I participate in social activities of the university and meet amazing people. However, when it comes to practicing for professional photography, I prefer taking photos of scenery and foods.
What kind of photos do you like to take? Why?
Food and scenery are definitely my inspiration. I just can’t sit still when beautiful breakfasts and stunning landscape keep appearing on my Instagram everyday. What is more, it is my natural instinct that helps me to go find the simple uniqueness of my university, namely the sunset, the lake, the trees and flowers and show people how beautiful my university is. However, I’m not good at taking photos of people so activities or street-life is not my style.
How (why) did you become interested in photography?
The situation was quite all of a sudden. I posted some scenery photos I took on the spur of the moment on Instagram and received lots of compliments, even from those whom I’m not following. Then I realized I should develop this skill, you know, should take it seriously and keep up the good work. And the more I learn about it, the more passionate I become.
How often do you take photographs?
Not too often I must say. Since I really don’t like posting boring photos with the same object all the time, so timing is everything. I believe my guts will know exactly when and how I should flick to produce high-quality photos.
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