Monday, December 12, 2011

Writing Answer Sheets

The best way to feel the real IELTS test is practice the writing using an answer sheet.

You can download the sample answer sheets for IELTS here

Sunday, January 23, 2011

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Introduction Paragraph Tips and Samples

An introduction paragraph is an important part in an essay. In this paragraph, you must present your position. Besides, you must not repeat the question but paraphrase them. The first paragraph should also be a stand point for your essay.
In this article, I give some examples for an introduction paragraph.

Question 1:
Population control policies like China’s one child policy are a good way to fight poverty. Discuss it.
Sample answer:
     The great population growth is one of the problems in many countries with no exception for Indonesia because it impact to the level of wealth and education of their citizens. Because of that, many countries have tried to control it and people thought that China is one of the successful countries on controlling their population. They made a policy that asked their citizen have one child in a family. China thought that the policy was good way to solve the poverty problem. Unfortunately, it is not really true and suitable for other countries because it has some disadvantages while it also has some benefits.
Comment <from an IELTS native tutor>:  Very good. This is a very good introduction paragraph and address the main issue.

Friday, January 21, 2011

IELTS writing Task 1 – sample 1

The chart below shows the number of men and women in further education in Britain in three periods and whether they were studying full-time or part-time.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Samples Question for IELTS Writing Task 2: Education

  1. The idea of going overseas for university study is an exciting prospect for many people. But while it may offer some advantages, it is probably better to stay home because of the difficulties a student inevitably encounters living and studying in a different culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree this statement? Give reasons for your answer.
  2. Some people believe that only pupils of similar interests should be given admissions in schools.Others are of the opinions that schools should be open to all children with varied interests. How far you agree or disagree with the above views. Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  3. As most postgraduate research is funded by industry then students grants should also come from the same source. How far you agree with this. Give your views in not less than 250 words.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Samples Question for IELTS Writing Task 2: Technology

  1. 'Telecommuting' refers to workers doing their jobs from home for part of each week and communicating with their office using computer technology. Telecommuting is growing in many countries and is expected to be common for most office workers in the coming decades. How do you think society will be affected by the growth of telecommuting?
  2. If you were given to change, what all changes you would implement in this 21st century to make our world a better living place? Discuss few changes in not less than 250 words.
  3. The modern technology is all making things easily available. Internet has provided us the easy downloadable versions of most books we need. Can internet world replace the world of books and words ? Give your own views in not less than 250 words.