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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

IELTS essay - In today's society, more and more work is done by machines. Do you think the positive effects of the development overweigh the negative effects on individuals and society?

Modern technology has equipped us with machines. There are positive and negative effects of these machines on the individual and the society which I shall highlight in this essay. Overall the pros outweigh the cons.

Monday, May 30, 2011

IELTS essay - Technological progress in the past century has its negative effect, despite its remarkable contribution. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Technological progress began in the late 18th century and the 19th century but that brought about more benefits than harms but the technological progress of the 20th century has crossed all boundaries that human beings could ever envisage. I definitely agree with the statement that technological progress has its dark side also despite its stupendous contribution.

IELTS essay - It has been suggested that everyone in the world want to own a car, a TV and a fridge. Do you think disadvantage of such a development outweigh advantages?

Today we belong to an era of materialism and everyone wants to have more and more in life. Things like a fridge, TV and car were the luxuries of yesteryears and have become the necessities of today. There are many advantages and disadvantages of this phenomenon but the disadvantages definitely outweigh the advantages.

IELTS writing memories 19th May 2011

Task 1 - Line graph ( 6 lines ) showing the consumption of energy in quadrillion units, in US from 1980 to 2030.

Task 2 - An old topic from the 2009 list posted in this blog and the sample answer was posted on 11th May in this blog

Some people believe that improve public health should increase the number of sports facilities; others believe that it has little effects and need other measures to improve it. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking memories 29th May 2011

1.     What is your full name?
2.     May I see your identification?
3.     Where is your home town?
4.     What things you like about you house or apartment?
5.     What changes you would like to do in your house
6.     Why do people sit together for meals?

IELTS speaking memories May 18th 2011

What is your full name?
Are you working or are you a student?
Why do you want to continue this job?
Do you like colours? Why?
Do colours have importance in your country?
Do you choose colours while buying things? Why?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

IELTS essay - Studies suggest that children spend more time watching TV than they did in the past and spend less on doing active or creative things. Why do you think it is the case? What measures and methods can be used to tackle with it?

Laurence J. Peter has rightly said that ‘Television has changed the child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.’ After coming home from school, children spend a lot of time in watching TV instead of playing outdoor games and pursuing other creative hobbies like in the olden days. In the following paragraphs, I shall discuss the causes of this phenomenon and also suggest some ways forward. 

IELTS essay - A report indicated that many children between 7 and 11 spend too much time watching television and/or play video games. How does the problem affect the children, their families and society? What measures can be taken to control it?

Laurence J. Peter has rightly said that ‘Television has changed the child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.’ After coming home from school, children spend a lot of time in watching TV and playing video games. In the following paragraphs, I shall discuss the effects of this excessive TV viewing on the children, their families and society and also suggest some ways forward. 

IELTS essay - Most countries want to improve standard of living through economic development, however, others think social value is lost as a result. Do you think the advantages of economic development outweigh the disadvantages?

Economic development is one of the crucial measurements to evaluate the degree of social wellbeing in a society. In the race for achieving economic benefits man has to pay the price of loss of social values. Nonetheless, the pros of economic advancement outweigh its cons.  

IELTS essay - Many people believe that today there is a general increase in anti-social behaviour and lack of respect for others. What might have caused this situation? How to improve it?

It is unfortunate that in the midst of vast progress in every field of life there is also a growth in the anti-social behaviour and people have become less respectful of each other. In the following paragraphs, I shall analyze some causes of this phenomenon and suggest some ways forward. 

IELTS essay - The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming wider, the rich more richer, the poor even more poorer. What problems can the situation cause and give the solutions?

In this day and age, the gap between the affluent and the needy has increasingly widened. Such situation can be found not only between the developed and developing countries, but also among people of the same country. In this essay, I will analyze some possible problems caused by this and suggest some ways forward. 

IELTS essay - Some people think that politicians have the greatest influence on the world. Other people, however, believe that scientists have the greatest influence. Discuss both of views and give your opinion.

It is irrefutable that both scientists and politicians have made great contributions to the societies worldwide and it would be difficult to say whose influence is greater. In the following paragraphs, I would highlight the role of both, politicians and scientists in our lives.

IELTS essay - Air travel can only benefit the richest people in the world. Ordinary people can get no advantage with the development of air travel. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

I disagree with the statement that air travel has advantages only for the wealthiest people and there are no benefits for the vast majority of the middle and lower class people. I shall put forth my arguments to support my views in the following essay. 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

IELTS essay - Some people think that men and women have different qualities. Therefore, some certain jobs are suitable for men and some jobs are suitable for women. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

It is understandable that some people believe that the physical and genetic differences between men and women equip them for different activities and skills. However, in today’s scenario both men and women are working shoulder to shoulder in all jobs. Men are successfully working in caring jobs such as nursing and teaching and women are proving their mettle in the army and police force. Therefore, I disagree with the above notion.    

IELTS essay - Some people believe that women should play an equal role as men in a country’s police force or military force, such as the army, while others think women are not suitable for these kinds of jobs. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Increasing numbers of women are choosing to work in the police and armed forces nowadays and have showed their mettle in these fields. Some individuals opine that women should be able to work shoulder to shoulder with men in these fields. Others disagree and say that women are not suited for such jobs. In the following paragraphs I intend to discuss both views.

IELTS essay - In most of the societies, the role of mother and father differs. What are the causes of this difference? What will be the parental roles in future? (IELTS essay that came on 4th April 2009, India. ( Essay was written by Aastha and she scored 7.5 bands in writing)

Families are the building blocks of the society. Parents play an incredible, crucial and indispensable role for the development of children. Fathers and mothers both have an individuality and are equally responsible for the growth of the child physically, mentally and emotionally. But still most of the societies have a different thinking that their role differs. So here I would like to discuss the reasons of these differences.

IELTS essay - Environmental problems are too big for individual countries and individual persons to address. In other words, we have reached the stage where the only way to protect the environment is at an international level. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Climate change is a phenomenon affecting all people in all walks of life, from individual citizens to whole countries and huge multinational companies. Therefore, I disagree with the notion that the only way to address the environmental problems is at international level. I firmly believe that this colossal problem can only be handled if all individuals contribute; all governments take steps at national level and also join hands at an international level.

IELTS exam question India 28th May 2011

My student had her IELTS today and she shared her exam writing questio. The essay was from my guess - a past essay of the list of 2009 and a model answer to this I posted on 10th May 2011 in this blog. 

Task 1 Graph 

Was a bar graph about number of magazines sold in five countries- France, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain in three years - 1995, 2005 with a prediction for 2015

Task 2 - essay -

Rich countries often give financial aid to poor countries, but it does not solve the poverty, so rich countries should give other types of help to the poor countries rather than the financial aid. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Some think that children should start school as early as possible, while others believe that they should start school at the age of seven. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Version 1
Education is very important for everyone. Some people think that children should begin their formal education at a very early age whereas others opine that they the age of seven years is the best for young people to commence educational studies. I agree with the latter view for several reasons, which I will explain below.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

IELTS letter - You had an appointment to meet someone but you were not able to make it. Explain the reasons why you couldn’t be there. Tell him/her how you tried contacting him/her. Request another meeting.

Dear Sir,

I had a meeting regarding a home loan fixed with you for 24th April 2011. Unfortunately, I could not make it on that day. I apologise for the inconvenience caused because of this.

My elderly aunt and uncle are arrived unexpectedly from Gurdaspur on that day. Uncle was suffering from a heart problem for which I had to rush him to the hospital. I had to be with them during the entire week he was at the hospital. He was quite serious but fortunately he has recovered completely now because of timely medical help. It was a very tense period and in all that hustle and bustle I could not inform you in time. I am sorry for that. 

I would be very grateful if you could reschedule our appointment for any day in the second week of May. You can call me at 9888195776 to inform me the new date or alternatively you may e-mail me at

Once again I apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your kind consideration.

Yours faithfully,

IELTS letter - You are a member of a sports club located in an old building. The manager asked you to suggest some improvements to the building. Write a letter to your manager and say - Why the club is important to you - What improvements should be made in the building and - How these changes would benefits the members

Dear Sir,

I am a life member of your Leo Sports Club. I am writing this letter in response to the notice you have sent to all the members to suggest improvements in the building.

This club is very important for me. I have been a member for the past ten years. I regularly come there with my family to play snooker and do swimming. However, I do agree that the building is in a very bad state and needs a lot of renovation.

The whole building needs a fresh coat of paint. The changing rooms too need a few changes. The bolts on the doors and windows are all broken as a result of which anyone can budge into the room while we are changing. To add to it, the curtains are so dirty that they smell. The urinals attached to the changing rooms also stink. The dust bins are also very dirty. The swimming pool also needs a new filter system.

All these changes would benefit all the members. Many members are not renewing their membership because of the problems. If these renovations are done then this sports club could get back its original glory.

Hoping for a careful consideration of these suggestions!

Yours faithfully,
Kuldeep Singh

IELTS letter - The local newspaper is holding a "best neighbor in the area" competition. Write a letter to the newspaper to recommend your neighbor for this competition. In your letter, Introduce yourself Say whom you are recommending Explain why this neighbor should be the winner of this competition

Dear Sir,

As I was flicking through the pages of your esteemed daily, I came across the "best neighbor in the area" competition that you are holding in our locality. I would like to recommend Mr. Deol, my neighbour, as the most worthy competitor for this contest.

I am Narinder Singh from 321 Bara Dari area. My neighbour, Mr. Deol is a retired army personnel. Ever since he has moved in this colony, he has brought dramatic changes in our area. It is because of him that our area is the most beautiful area in our city. He has planted more than 100 trees in the neighbourhood and himself nurtured them by watering them every morning and evening.

The park in our area was in a very bad condition. He went from house to house and collected money from all the residents and then hired workers to beautify the park. Now all the children play there and he sits there to keep an eye on them. All the people in our area love him because he is such a big help. He is always ready to help anyone in need with his time and money. Being from an army background, he is himself very disciplined and is a good role model for all of us.

Mr. Deol rightfully deserves to win this competition. I recommend his name once again.

Yours faithfully,
Narinder Singh

IELTS letter - You are a passenger of an airline company and during the flight you feel extremely unsatisfactory to the service. Please write a Letter of Complaint to the company. In your letter, you should Say how you are ignored Give some suggestions to fix the problem Tell the airlines that further action will be taken if this problem remains unsolved.

Dear Sir,

I have been a satisfied customer of Kingfisher Airlines for many years, flying frequently from Delhi to all points around the country. However, I am writing this letter to complain about the extremely unsatisfactory service I got while I flew last time from Delhi to Bombay.

The cabin crew on flight number 532, from Delhi to Bombay, on June 18, was very impolite. My wife’s request for water was met with, “you will have to ask the other flight attendant.” Our requests for pillows and blankets were also turned down flat. Food and drinks were also served very late.

I did not write down the names of the attendants. I am sure you can find them from your records. You should either change the crew members or reprimand them severely. I will probably give Kingfisher Airlines one more chance on my next trip, but another unpleasant flight will probably be the last one for me with your company.

Yours faithfully,


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