Thursday, December 30, 2010

IELTS Test Academic Writing Task 2

You have 40 minutes for this part of the IELTS Writing Task 2. You are required to write at least 250 words. Be careful with your grammar and spelling on this section of the test. Give logical explanations to support your argument. The challenge is to create a logical argument about the given statement.

Sample Topic 1

"Seventy-five percent of statistics are made up. Polls are often biased and focused to achieve a certain result. Politicians are mastering the use of poll data by allowing mathematical experts to improve the ability to target groups on the campaign trail."

Sample Topic 2

"All celebrities have the responsibility to be good role models to children. Unfortunately, most celebrities do not take this job seriously to the detriment of the society."

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Answering coherently..

For each question below. give a very coherent answer by clearly specifying the degree. Then practice adding an extension to this statement (eg: a positive or a negative opinion)

the 1st two have been done for you as examples.

1) How important is good health?

It is extremely important. I don't think other things have any value without good health.

2) How difficult is it to get access to a computer at your University?

It's not difficult at all actually, I don't think I've ever had any problems with access.

3) How widespread is the use of the Internet in your community?

4) How common are mobile telephones in your country?

5) How big a role does television play in your society?

6) How important do you think it is to educate your children about drugs?

7) How popular are American movies in your country?

8) to what extent should governments censor the media?

Saturday, February 24, 2007

More IELTS speaking topics..

Describe a personal possession that is valuable to you.
You should say:
What it is
How long you had owned it.
How you use it
And explain why it is so significant for you.

Sample notes on topic:
What it is - my gold wedding ring
How long you have owned it - since marriage two years ago
How you use it - ring finger on my left hand
and explain why it is so significant for you - symbolises continuing love and respect for each other.

IELTS Speaking Topics...

Topics:

A city you would like to visit. Say what city it is.

Eg: Rome:
Why you would like to go there?
Architecture

How long you would stay?
At least a month

Explain why it is such a special city for you.
Most historic and romantic city in Europe.

A book / movie that I have recently enjoyed.

What book / movie that it was
Why it was so good
How it differed to other books / movies of the same type.
Explain why it was such a special experience for you.

Speaking

Part 2:

Describe a useful website you have visited.
You should say:

What the website was
how you found the address for this website
what the website contained
and explain why it was useful to you.

Part 3
Discussion topics:

Example questions:
What effect has the Internet had on the way people generally communicate with each other?

Why do you think the Internet is being used more and more for communication?
How reliable do you think information from the Internet? Why? What about the news on the Internet?

The Internet and shopping:
Example questions:
Why do you think some people use the Internet for shopping? Why doesn't everyone use it in this way?
What kinds of things are easy to buy and sell online? Can you give me some examples?
Do you think shopping on the Internet will be more or less popular in the future? Why?

Academic Writing Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

In many countries schools have severe problems with student behaviour.

What do you think are the causes of this?

What solutions can you suggest?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write 250 words.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Speaking...

Part 1: Possible Topics

Your Home:

Your family home and surroundings:
appearance, location, size etc..

Your home town: Physical appearance, notable features, population/size, historical background etc..

Your job / studies:
Job: Main responsibilities of job, things you like / dislike about it, how long you have been doing it etc..

Studies: Subjects studied, why you're studying, things you like / dislike about your course, how long you will study, what qualification you will gain etc..