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Complete IELTS (Bands 6.5 – 7.5) - Writing Practice Test 2

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WRITING TASK 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagrams below show the design for a wind turbine and its location.

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

Write at least 150 words.

   

WRITING TASK 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic.   

Some people decide to start their own business instead of working for a company or organisation.

Do the advantages for people working for their own business outweigh the disadvantages?

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

Write at least 250 words.

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SAMPLE WRITING TASK 1

The diagrams illustrate a wind turbine structure and it’s optimal location to generate more electricity form the wind.

A wind turbine consists of a high steel tower where other parts are installed on it. Another part are very long blades, which are made by fiberglass or even wood. The generator as a important part is on the tower and produces about 1.5 megawatts electricity. The computer measures speed and direction of wind via the wind sensors. As each of theses to parameters changes, direction and angels of blades would be changed respectively.

Behind the turbine structure, the optimum locations are another factor, which affect the amount of produced electricity. In one hand wind strengths are not as fast as the high places in landscape, and in the other hand are not as slow as low level locations. So on the top of hills like other high level place are the best choices to install the wind turbines.

In general, the technology and the palaces of locate are the two effective parameters to reach the more electricity via the wind. 

SAMPLE WRITING TASK 2

Several people choose to be self-employed rather than becoming a professional employee, while others decide to be a professional or an entrepreneur. Each of the choices has its own positive and negative things, but in my personal opinion, I prefer to be an employee, since it has the lowest risk

To begin with, some people have decided to be self-employed. They prefer to do that because they do not like to be regulated by any procedures, or being governed by under companies' regulation. Examples of the self-employed jobs are professional actors, athletes, freelancers, or other kinds of art performers. While others prefer to be an entrepreneur because they feel that by opening a new business, it brings a lot benefits for themselves and societies. Should the new business run smooth and in accordance with the business plan, the owner should get a lot of profits. And then, it will create job opportunities for the communities as well. However, these two choices have their own weaknesses. As a self-employed person, there is no guarantee that they will get a sustainable income, as they are paid in accordance with their performances. While as a business owner, it is obvious that there are a lot of risks for them such as the risk of bad debt, foreign exchange fluctuation and bankruptcy.

On the other hand, some people dislike being a professional worker. They feel that they have limited and restricted time, and sometimes the workload is also unreasonable. However, many people do not realise that becoming an employee has the lowest risk ever. They will have steady income through their monthly salaries, despite that their companies might be performing poorly. And then they would have additional benefits from the company such as medical allowance, annual leaves and company cars as well. Lastly, companies are also paying the retirement fund for their employees as well. Therefore, the advantages of being an employee outweighed the disadvantages.

In conclusion, it is a fact that people have different options about work. Some people choose to open their own business, while others prefer to be self-employed or work in an organisation. After measuring the benefits and drawbacks, I personally prefer to be a professional employee, since it has the lowest risk.

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