DAILY IELTS SPEAKING AND WRITING TASKS, 8th June
Academic Writing Task 1:-
The graph below shows the percentage o f urban/suburb and rural households in a European country that had Internet access between 1999 and 2004.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The bar graph shows that in a certain country, Internet access in the home increased dramatically between the years 1999 and 2004. By the end of that time, over one half of urban and suburban households and one third of rural households had Internet access.
In 1999, relatively few households in the region had Internet access. Only 15 percent of homes in urban and suburban areas had access to the Internet, while less than 5 percent of rural homes had it. The following year, Internet access in urban and suburban households had doubled, and 30 percent of households had it. During that same time, Internet access in rural households increased only slightly, to around 5 percent.
Over the next few years, Internet access continued to increase in both urban and suburban and in rural households. Then, between 2002 and 2004, the percentage of households with Internet access remained more or less steady at close to 50 percent. Meanwhile, the percentage of rural households with Internet access continued to grow steadily and reached 35 percent by 2004.
While the percentage of households with Internet access increased in both urban and suburban as well as rural areas during the years shown on the graph, the percentage in urban and suburban areas continued to remain higher than the percentage in rural areas.
General Writing Task 1:-
While your friend was away on vacation, you stayed in his apartment. While you were there, you dropped an expensive bowl and broke it.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter
• explain what happened
• apologize for the accident
• tell your friend how you plan to make it up to him
Thank you very much for letting me uses your apartment while you were away. I tried to leave everything just as I found it. You will, unfortunately, find one thing missing. I wanted to do you a favor by cleaning the living room. While I was dusting that beautiful bowl you keep on the coffee table, it fell out of my hands and broke.
I am terribly sorry about breaking your bowl. I know that it was a present from your grandmother and that it means a lot to you. Things like that are irreplaceable. I think, however, that the bowl can be fixed. It broke into just three large pieces. I have a friend who is an expert on valuable china, and I have given her the bowl to repair. You should have it back in a few days, and I think it will look as good as new.
I hope this solution is satisfactory to you. Again, I am so very sorry this happened.
I will bring you the bowl soon.
Writing Task 2 (AC+GT):-
Some people choose a career according to the social status and salary it will give them. Others choose a career according to whether they will enjoy the work.
Which do you think is the best way to choose a career? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
If I had to choose between a high salary and a high level of enjoyment when deciding on a career, I think I would have to choose the high salary. Earning money is the major reason why we work. If we choose a career only on the basis of enjoyment, we might not earn enough money. Once we have a comfortable level of earning, then we can use our free time to pursue our personal interests.
We work to support ourselves and our families. We need to pay for a place to live, food to eat, and clothes to wear. If we have children or other relatives who depend on us, we need to provide these things for them, too. Even just the basic necessities of life cost money, and the prices are always going up.
If we do not make earning an adequate salary a top priority, we might not be able to afford to buy the things we need. We might not be able to provide our dependents with adequate food, clothing, and shelter. We might enjoy our work, but if we and our relatives cannot eat, that does not really matter.
When we earn enough money to support ourselves and our families, then we can pursue our own interests in our free time. If we are not earning enough money, we spend a lot of time and energy worrying about it. When we do earn enough money, we feel secure. We can focus our energy on playing sports, playing music, painting pictures, or whatever activities we enjoy.
Earning an adequate salary means that we can provide the necessities of life for ourselves and our relatives. It gives us the security we need to enjoy the other things that interest us.
IELTS SPEAKING FULL INTERVIEW:-
PART – 1 INTRO PART
What is your full name?
My name is Manpreet Kumar.
Can I see your ID?
Yes, here it is.
Where are you from?
I belong to Anand which is in the state of Gujarat.
Where is Anand?
It lies between Ahmadabad and Baroda in Gujarat.
Are you working or studying at the moment?
I am doing both. I am studying master of computer application at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), and work as a computer engineer with bombardier which is a Canadian company.
How much time do you spend using a computer?
I spend several hours every day using a computer because it’s an important part of my work. I try to stay away from the computer on weekends, but I’m not always successful at that because there are always so many things I want to do with it. Maybe I spend too much time on the computer. I don’t know. It’s a little bit addictive.
Do you use a computer more for work, study, or personal reasons?
The reason I’m on the computer so much is because I use it at work. Most of my work involves creating documents for the company. Because of that, the computer has become a habit for me, so I also end up using it a lot for personal reasons. So, I guess I could say the main reason I use it is for work, but it’s a big part of my personal life, too.
What different kinds of things do you do on the computer?
Besides creating documents at work, I use e-mail a lot to communicate with my work colleagues and also with my friends and relatives. I also keep a lot of personal records on the computer, like the family budget, photographs, and things like that. And I have to admit that I spend a lot of time playing computer games. That helps me relax when I’m working on a big project.
What are some things you like and dislike about using computers?
Nobody can deny that computers make so many things convenient. I couldn’t do my job without a computer, and e-mail makes communications so much easier. Everything I do on the computer is a lot easier than it would be without the computer. On the other hand, as I said before, a computer can be addictive. Sometimes I end up spending an entire Saturday afternoon doing things on the computer, instead of spending time with my family or going outside and getting exercise. It takes some discipline, I think, to keep from overusing the computer.
How often do you use the Internet?
I use the Internet quite frequently. I use it in the course of my work every day. For example, I frequently use e-mail to discuss things with my colleagues. I often have to look for information online, for both work and personal reasons. So, I’d have to say I use the Internet several times a day.
What are some things you do on the Internet?
Besides e-mailing my colleagues and my friends and relatives, I use the Internet for a number of other things. I often use it to find information I need for my work. I also use it to research products before I make a big purchase; I mean something expensive. Last year I had to buy a new refrigerator, so I did some research online to figure out what kind I wanted and what it should cost. I often read the news online, and I find out about movies I want to see and books I want to buy. I do a lot on the Internet.
Do you prefer shopping online or in real stores? Why?
As I mentioned, I like to research products online before I make a major purchase, but usually I prefer to buy things in a regular store. Especially if I’m buying something expensive, I like to see it before I buy it. Also, shipping costs can be very high, and you don’t have to pay them if you buy from a store. Sometimes it’s hard to find things locally, and sometimes you can find a really, really good price online, so sometimes I buy things that way. But usually I go to stores.
PART – 2 CUE CARD
If you receive lot of money
You should say
– What you will do with it
– Who you will share it with
– How you will spend the spare money
Will you place yourself before others, or vice versa?
It is indeed fascinating to imagine such a situation unfold in real life! I think almost everyone dreams of such a miracle happening in their lives, at some point. Most people have some ready plans for when such a fortunate turn of events takes place. If I receive a lot of money, I will use it in different proportions for different purposes. As we all know – charity begins at home. I will allocate a large sum of money to my family members, so that they can fulfil their dreams and ambitions, too. After that, I would help needy friends, relatives, and neighbours, so that they may live better, and grow in life. I would also like to set some money aside to invest in different segments like stock markets, mutual funds, real estate, bank deposits, and bullion. This will ensure that I have a sustainable source of income for the rest of my life. After that, I would like to establish a resort for people who want to live a tress free and spiritual life. There would be lodging boarding, and recreation facilities for those who want to come to take a break, as well as for those who want to stay there for a few years of their life. This resort will have a focus on meditation and yoga, and lay emphasis on satisfying the spiritual cravings of people. It will also provide employment options for those who want to live there, so that they can sustain themselves, and live a beautiful life. This will be a calm zone devoid of greed, stress, competition, politics, and jealousy. Rather, visitors and residents will find peace, harmony, and cooperation, in the energetic and spiritual vibes of the resort. Lastly, I would spare some money for the maintenance and future development of the resort. I hope I can develop such a place, where life is given priority and respect over materialistic desires and wealth.
PART – 3 DISCUSSION
What is the importance of money in life?
Money is an important part of our life. We need money to survive, grow, and to give stability of life to our family members, and ourselves. Money gives a sense of security to most people in their lives.
Should people select their career according to the remuneration, or based on self-satisfaction?
I think both aspects are important. We should consider both, money and satisfaction, before selecting a job. However, we can give a higher priority to remuneration in the beginning phases of our career, and job satisfaction in the later stage of our career.
Should parents give more money to their children?
There is no harm in giving more money to children, provided they are also explained the importance of money. To make children aware of the important of money is a time consuming and diligent task. Most people tend to be reluctant in giving more money to their children, because they worry that if they give too much money to their children, they may turn to destructive activities owing to their immaturity.
If a child has spare money, what should he spend it on?
I think a child should save money, or even invest it, rather than spending it immediately, so that the child can fund his future requirements with his own money, and feel independent and confident.
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