IELTS 7 - Writing Practice Test 3

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows information about changes in average house prices in five different cities between 1990 and 2002 compared with the average house prices in 1989.

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:

As most people spend a major part of their adult life at work, job satisfaction is an important element of individual wellbeing.

What factors contribute to job satisfaction?

How realistic is the expectation of job satisfaction for all workers?

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

Write at least 250 words.



The given chart shows data on the changes on the prices of houses in two spans of periods, 1990 1995 and 1996 2002 compared to the prices of 1989. As is presented in the bar graph, prices of house got down in New York, Tokyo and London during 1990 to 1995 while the prices increased in London & New York during 1996 to 2002 compared to the prices of those houses in 1989.

According to the bar graph, the prices of houses in Madrid and Frankfurt increased by 2-3% during 1990 1995 while the prices decreased in New York, Tokyo and London by 5 to 8% in the same period compared to the prices of those houses in 1989.

Interestingly during the period 1996 to 2002, the prices in all cities except Frankfurt increased. Price increases of housing were 5% in New York, 4% Madrid, and over 11% in London compared to their prices in 1989. The only city where the prices decreased in 1996 to 2002 compared to the previous 5 years was Frankfurt.


Since the majority of adults spend a considerable amount of their time at work, job satisfaction has become instrumental in the well-being of an individual. This essay will first discuss what elements contribute to job satisfaction, and it will then address the question how likely it is that everyone will be happy with their jobs.

The two most important things that lead to someone being satisfied at work are being treated with respect by managers and being compensated fairly. If those who are senior to an individual respects them as a person and value their contribution to work then this will elate the person and make them feel valuable. A fair compensation is also an important consideration because feeling underpaid can cause people to resent their bosses or look for another job. According to a recent survey by online job search website, these two factors come on top where almost 80% agree that they would stick to their respective job roles if valued by managers and offered a fair remuneration.
With regards to the second question, it is unlikely that all workers can experience content with their career. The majority of people fail to reach their goal and as a result end up taking a post they really don't care about in return of salary. The money earned is just enough to pay their living expenses which often means they go through periods of discontent. For example, a poll conducted by states that 70% of the people would leave their current job if it were not for the money.
To conclude, being content with one’s career can have a profound impact on their well-being, and being paid fairly can maximise their sense of self-worth, however, job satisfaction for all workers is an unrealistic hope.

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