Most Important IELTS Writing & Speaking, 8th April
Academic Writing Task 1:-
The charts below show the results of a survey about what people of different age groups say makes them most happy.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
There are several similarities between what younger and older people say makes them most happy. However, there are several striking differences.
Firstly, let us look at the similarities. It is noticeable that for both younger and older people, the highest percentage says that achievement at work brings them most happiness: 31% for the younger age group and 32% for the older group. Doing hobbies is also very important for both groups: the second largest percentage of both age groups mention doing hobbies as making them most happy.
Turning now to the differences, many younger people regard having a good appearance as extremely important: 18% of them state this brings them most happiness. This is followed by 15% who state that travel brings them happiness. Neither of these two factors is mentioned by older people. Instead, 20% of older people report that having financial security is most important to their happiness and 14% say they feel most happy when they are with their family.
General Writing Task 1:-
Two weaks ago you bought a radio from a local branch of a well known chain of shops. It didn’t work properly the shop took it back and said they would repair it. You have waited a week and still it is not ready.
Write a letter to the shop complaining. In your letter
– What has happened
– How you feel
– Ask them to repair the radio very soon or supply you with a new radio.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing this letter to show my dissatisfaction with the service offered by your outlet/staff with respect to the radio which I purchased from your shop via bill number Y38944PXY.
On 1stApril, 2020, I bought a radio of “Foxin Company”. It worked well for two days, nevertheless, on third day when I tried to power it on, unfortunately, it didn’t start. After making several attempts, I couldnot ascertain what went wrong. I felt completely disappointed as huge amount of money was spent by me on this device. Moreover, besides purchasing product of an esteemed brand and being loyal to your shop over the years, I never expected this contingency.
I would be grateful to you if you could replace this item with a new one in case it is beyond repair, however, if it has minor glitch then repair it but take your action promptly as its been a week already I have got no reply from your side. Hence, I request you to expedite the process.
I hope you will look into this matter.
Looking forward to reveive a positive reply from your side.
Writing Task 2 (AC+GT):-
People formerly believed that education enlightens us, but in this corrupt world, we are forced to admit the fact that “education has made our mind more corrupt.” To what extent do you agree with this?
Education is to enlighten and to empower the qualities within us and to make us confident to face the challenges of the modern world. Conversely, it is generally found in today’s world that educated people are engaging in all kinds of nefarious (= immoral/evil) deeds. By considering this, this essay agrees to the statement that education is corrupting people’s minds, rather than enlightening them to be civilized.
One prominent aspect of the issue is that we have the knowledge, expertise and technology today to solve many problems confronting humanity. However, the reality is harsh. Poverty, starvation and diseases repeatedly claim victims. The gap between the haves and the have-nots is widening steadily.
Another aspect is the role of religious hypocrisy and political inclinations among the educated to get things done in modern society. It must be noted that numerous religions and political parties are controlled by educated people. These people use their dogmatic beliefs of religions and unrealistic political ideologies to fulfill their selfish motives.
Yet another aspect is how business organisations engage in fraudulent (= dishonest/illegal) practices without any qualms. It is shocking, especially when the high educational background of many business magnets is* concerned. There are corporate managers and chartered accountants who amass riches by hook or crook.
To sum up, the ultimate purpose of education is to make people civilized and to make them law abiding citizens. Opposed to that, many people believe rightly that education does not necessarily make everyone wise and good. Unfortunately, there are people who misuse education to justify their dubious vicious ways of life, which does a lot of harm to the multitude.
IELTS Speaking Full Interview:-
What is your full name?
My name is Mukti Garg.
Can I see your ID?
Yes, Sir. With pleasure, this is my passport.
Where are you from?
I’m from India, presently living in Vancouver.
Do you work or study?
I am doing masters in professional accounting at Deakin University.
Let’s talk about music, what sort of music do you usually enjoy listening to?
Music is a medication to soul. My day starts with music and ends with it. It soothes, calms, comforts and uplifts the soul. It’s a university healer. I listen to soft rock, Sufi music, old songs and old country classics.
Has the kind of music you like changed over the years?
Yes, the kind of music I used to listen to has changed but all sorts of music genres (= category, class) are available nowadays on the internet. These days music is too loud, very techno types. I personally feel music should calm you, give you joy and bring peace to your soul.
Do you prefer listening to live music or recorded music?
I prefer the recorded music as there’s no disturbance and you can enjoy it at your convenience. In the short, every bit of music detailing is taken care which results into a worthwhile listening experience. In live music, more than music, you enjoy beholding (= seeing) the singer because of some reasons, either you like him or follow him for Ll good reasons in life.
Do you think listening to music helps you study?
We’ve grown listening to lullabies (= cradle song) and nursery rhymes. When a child cries, a piece of good music is a natural pacifier and he may immediately stop crying so music is a healer. Music can enliven and enrich the lives of children and the people who care for them. Music does help to concentrate studies. Whenever I get bored from the extensive reading, I listen to music just to unwind myself before I get back to my studies.
PART – 2 Cue Card
Talk about a piece of clothing that you received as a gift recently.
– What and when it was
– Who gave it to you
– Why it was important to you
It was a pleasant surprise from my mother on my birthday. Kn my last birthday, it was something that I, in fact, never saw happening. It indeed was a special birthday gift because what I yearned for years, the same was gifted that day.
My lovely mother gifted me a beautiful old hand-painted chiffon saree of hers that I always wanted to have since my childhood.
It’s a lovely pastel cream with intricate hand-painted red roses. I still have vivid memories of my grandmother draping herself in this saree who looked elegantly gorgeous. This saree has a lot of sentimental values. My mother noticed how I yearned for this saree surprised me by gifting it to me on a very special occasion though she wanted to gift it to my sister-in-law after my brother’s wedding. It was an heirloom (= inheritance) that belonged to my grandmother, then my mother and now passed on to me. In the future I would like to present this beautiful well-preserved heirloom to my daughter if it survives until then.
PART – 3 Discussion/Follow Up Questions
Do you think the Internet influenced the fashion industry today? Why?
Yes, by all means, in fact, up to a great extent. It has developed a wrong shopping habit and people but too many unwanted things many a time. I would say that it’s a deadly contagious disease called the consumption of unwanted things. In other words, it refers to a bombardment of apparels by using Internet.
Who must wear trendy clothes, youth or older people? Why?
Well, whether it is a trend or not it’s important to learn how to carry the trendy clothes and one must dress up according to their choice in appropriate attire irrelevant of their age. Having said that, I don’t mean that older people cannot put them on, they can certainly do so but the only thing that they need to be careful about is their dressing should not look tacky (= gaudy).
What are the benefited of fashion industry to a country?
It helps the country generate the revenues through taxes and reduce the unemployment rate. The fashion industry is a very big industry that provides livelihood to many in the world. Take an example of Bangladesh, today they’re the leading apparel manufactures in the world and clearly taken over China. This industry amounts to the whopping $16 billion. This industry has helped Bangladesh to reduce the poverty to some extent because it has generated the employment for the underprivileged.
Do people in your country like to wear fashionable clothes?
Yes, People nowadays have become very fashion oriented, and forget the youth but even the older people also want to wear clothes that are in trend. I see it as a positive development.
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