Complete IELTS (Bands 5 – 6.5) - Writing Practice Test 3

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows information about the problems people have when they go to live in other countries.

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

Write at least 150 words.



The chart shows the difficulties people have when they move to a new country and how the problems vary according to people’s ages.

The greatest problem for young people aged 18 to 34 is forming friendships, a problem experienced by 46 percent of the people in this age group. However, only 36 percent of 35- to 54-year-olds find it hard to make friends, while even fewer people over 55 (23 percent) have this problem.

Fifty-four percent of the older age group find learning to speak the local language the most problematic. In comparison, the youngest age group finds this easier, and the percentage who have problems learning the language is much lower, at 29 percent.

In contrast to their language-learning difficulties, only 22 percent of people in the oldest age group have trouble finding accommodation. However, this is the second most significant problem for the other two age groups with 39 to 40 percent of the people in each group finding it hard. 

In general, all age groups experience the same problems to some extent, but the percentage of older people who find language learning difficult is much higher than the others.


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic.

Most people are not interested in how their food has been produced. They only care about how much it costs.

How true is this statement? What influences people when they buy food?

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

Write at least 250 words.


Overtime, a wide range of food products has become available in shops and there are plenty of ways that it can be produced, packaged and sold. As a result there are many different attitudes towards food, and not everyone makes the same decisions when they go shopping.

Most people shop to suit their lifestyle. In particular, single people who work long hours may buy frozen or pre-cooked food, because they worry about how much time they have. Some parents with large families may also worry about time, but are likely to think about their finances too. If they only have a little money. they will be interested in special offers, such as two for the price of one.

On the other hand, people who have plenty of time to prepare food themselves may choose what they buy more carefully and consider a range of aspects that include quality and taste. In addition, a few of these people will be concerned about how animals are treated and whether the food has been organically produced.

Another factor affecting choice is where you live. In my country, a great deal of importance is placed on the freshness of food. We eat a lot of fish and vegetables, and most of this is caught or produced locally. So cost is not an issue. In fact, very few consumers talk about it.

In conclusion, it seems that cost is only one of a number of factors that people take into consideration when they purchase food. Although some people look at price before qualify, others have little interest in these things and will spend a considerable amount of money on food in order to satisfy their needs and beliefs.


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