IELTS 1 - Writing Practice Test 4

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Chorleywood is a village near London whose population has increased steadily since the middle of the nineteenth century. The map below shows the development of the village.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the development of the village.

You should write at least 150 words.


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic:

The idea of having a single career is becoming an old fashioned one. The new fashion mil be to have several careers or ways of earning money and further education will be something that continues throughout life.

You should write at least 250 words.

Use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.



The given diagram shows the development done in Chorleywood village of London from 1868 to 1994. As is presented in the diagram, the development in this village had been done in different times and much of these developments were done in 1970s to 1994 while the roads and railroads were built earlier. According to the diagram, the main road of Chorleywood village was built prior to the motorway and railroads. The Motor road was established in 1970 while the railway was built in 1909.

Before 1900, only a portion of the village was developed and later (Between 1883 to 1922) the station was built and some development works were finished. The area near the station was then developed and during the end of this development the motorway was completed. Later after 1970s the development process seemed accelerated and many areas of the village came under the development process and at the beginning of the 1900, the railway was established.

The land roads including the motorway, roads and railroads of this village connects almost all of the parts of the city and the development had been done mostly based on the establishment of the transportation systems. The park and gold course is in the middle of the village and makes the central place of the village.


It is believed that focusing on a single career is out of date these days. The new trend is that people should have several kinds of occupations in their life, and they should never stop learning. The following essay will explain in details about why people should have several careers in their life and why they should continue their education till the end.

It is a fact that in the old days, most of the people were loyal to their company, focused on their occupations and stayed there until they retired. However, some people believed that the act is old fashioned and people should have various kind of experiences in their life. Having a different kind of working experiences is a precious asset since people could bring innovative ideas from their previous company and implement it in their current workplace. Besides that, to become a general leader, people should have had experiences in different types of working functions. For example, a Managing Director manages the company in overall, and it would be best if he had experienced in the field of Finance, Production, Human Resources and Sales.

Furthermore, it is undeniable that continuous education is an essential thing these days. People need to update with the current information of the economy, information technology and science as they change and develop rapidly. Those who are not following the latest information and regulations will face difficulties in their careers. For instance, people who work in the Information technology sector should update themselves with the latest type of antivirus software, since many new viruses which are threatening the networks these days. Those who fail to update their software will face serious problems in their database.

In conclusion, I personally believe that having different types of works in life is a positive thing and bring a lot of benefits to the person's career, and it is important for people to study or learn throughout their life as the world never stop to develop.

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