IELTS 9 - Writing Practice Test 1

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The two maps below show an island, before and after the construction of some tourist facilities.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Some experts believe that it is better for children to begin learning a foreign language at primary school rather than secondary school.

Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

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

Write at least 250 words.


The given picture compares an island before and after some contractions of tourists facilities and compares the changed made on the island for the contractions. As is observed from the given illustration, many new facilities have been constructed for the tourists’ including accommodations, restaurant, swimming facilities etc. and those have been constructed without affecting the natural resources that much.

Before the facilities were constructed, there were only trees and beach on the island and most of the places were empty. In this island many new tourists’ facilities have been made including the many accommodation facilities, restaurant, reception center, pier for boating, swimming facility in the beach. Interestingly plants and trees were not cut to build these constructions and most of the constructions were made near the beach. Beside, Footpaths and roads for automated transportation have been done to facilitate the tourists. The footpaths were made to walk among the residing places and to the beach while the motor tracks were created to visit among the restaurant, reception area, and pier for bating.

In summary, the construction was mainly made to facilitate the tourists' stay, visit and amusement and for that no plants or trees were cut. Furthermore, roads have been made for walking as well as vehicles and the whole contractions seem like has been made with a good planning.


Due to the advancements in communication systems, the relation among nations has been increased markedly. As a result of this, learning a foreign language at an early age has become a controversial issue in the global village. Some experts claim that primary school is the best place for learning another language instead of secondary school. I firmly believe that there is a defensible basis for this argument.

The proponents of this view discuss that there are many reasons behind of their claims. The most important one is about recent research. The studies have shown that the children between 4-9 ages have a great opportunity to learn new languages. Also, they clarify their claims by an example, a survey among 200 pupils, has shown that the above mention ages have a crucial role in children building character and developing their personality. Moreover, give the special care and settle down proper curriculum could be much profitable for them in this way. Consequently, because of carefree mind children can catch more points in this level.

In parallel, I personally side with this idea. The key point to justify this attitude could be illustrated by a personal tangible example. A couple of years ago, I met a German family with an interesting story. To cut the long story short, Lucas, the first child of the family, has started learning the English language at secondary school and now the level of his English skill is almost intermediate. Conversely, his sister has started English and France together at primary school. Now, she can speak very fluently both of them. On balance, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the primary school can pave the way for learning a foreign language easily. Although, it should be considered that the method and atmosphere of the school play a key role in learning.

All in all, we should own up to the fact that learning a foreign language has become a key factor in our lifelong. It goes without saying, having a strong basis in a new language can uplift us towards prosperity. Primary schools are the best places to enhance our children's language ability. Also, in this special span, the pupil’s mind are dead ready to catch an awful lot of new things and what could better than learning a second language than that.


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