IELTS 2 - Writing Practice Test 1

There is no standard answer for Writing exam so please use this as a reference

Legend:       Academic word (?)           New word


WRITING TASK 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below shows the consumer durables (telephone, refrigerator, etc.) owned in Britain from 1972 to 1983.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.

You should write at least 150 words.

Consumer durables

1972

1974

1976

1978

1979

1981

1982

1983

Percentage of households:

 -

-

 -

 -

-

-

 -

 -

Central heating

33

43

48

52

55

59

60

64

Television

93

95

96

96

97

97

97

98

Video

-

-

-

-

-

-

 -

18

Vacuum cleaner

87

89

92

92

93

94

95

 -

Refrigerator

73

81

88

91

92

93

93

94

Washing machine

73

81

88

91

92

93

93

94

Dishwasher

 -

-

-

3

3

4

4

5

Telephone

42

50

54

60

67

75

76

77


WRITING TASK

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

"Fatherhood ought to be emphasised as much as motherhood. The idea that women are solely responsible for deciding whether or not to have babies leads on to the idea that they are also responsible for bringing the children up."

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

You should write at least 250 words.

You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.

---------------------

SAMPLE WRITING TASK 1

The given presentation shows data on the number of different consumer durables owned by British people from 1972 to 1983 and compares the percent of people use those devices during the years.

As is observed from the given data, 33% households had central heating machines initially in 1972 and the percentage increased each year and reached to 64% in 1983, which shows that the central heating machine users almost doubled in 12 years. Again, Television was the most common household equipment with 93% households had them. This ration reached to 98 percent with slight increase year by year. However, Video was introduced a later time as no data is given for this equipment except 1983 when only 18% houses had them. Then Vacuum cleaner, refrigerator and washing machines were three most popular household appliances after TV which was owned by 70% house owners in 1972 and the percentages increased to over 90 after 10 years. Interestingly, dishwashers were very less popular as only 3% houses had them initially in 1978 and their user's percentages reached to only 5 in 1983. Finally, the percentage of houses that had telephones was only 42% but with their popularity, this percentage reached to 77 after 12 years.

In conclusion, the television was the most popular consumer durable while the dishwasher was the least common type of durables the British people had during the years 1972 to 1983. Vacuum cleaner, refrigerator and washing machine were three other popular consumers’ durables for the given period in Britain.

SAMPLE WRITING TASK

Parents are important character for children. Children can study to walk because parents care and guide children to walk. Not only study to walk but children need parents control and more advice for what activities children want to do inside or outside home. Parents can be like friend, can be like boyfriend or girlfriend or can be like little brother or little sister for our children. Parents should to be a good actor for our children because children need parents in all situations. Nevertheless, from my perspective, parents such mother and father are do control and divide responsibility to make children grow better together.

Mother and father have different character for each other. In science of psychology, mother has character to give affection area and father has character to give rule are for children. For example, children aware to help other people who have problem, children get that moral value from mother while children understand to kill someone is a crime, it is from father value.

Secondly, mother and father have to show good behavior together in front of children because children will copy what parents do. For example, parents who like smoke and drink much alcohol, it can be make children do same activities like parents.

Depend on that reasons, children need mother and father to make them personality. Gustav Jung said, children will have incomplete for personality if just only mother or only father to guide and help children.

On other hand, mother and father have to same paradigm to bring the children up. If parents have different paradigm and failed to compare for each other, children will get confuse. For example, mother give more protect for children. It means children hard to get permission from mother to do activity. But, father give freedom for children and give trust while children can do activity with own self. It possible to make mother and father usually fight and it is not good for children.

To sum up, mother and father should to have intelligent and wisely to divide character and responsibility for growing up children together. It means, mother and father have to make good team work for our children.

Other modules in this test:

Sponsored content: Sponsored content

Follow us

Latest information about IELTS

QR Code

Getting Started

More Info