IELTS 2 - Writing Practice Test 3

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WRITING TASK 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. 

The first chart below shows the results of a survey which sampled a cross-section of 100,000people asking if they travelled abroad and why they travelled for the period 1994-98. The second chart shows their destinations over the same period

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

You should write at least 150 words.

VISITS ABROAD BY UK RESIDENTS BY PURPOSE OF VISIT (1994-98)

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

Holiday

15,246

14,898

17,896

19,703

20,700

Business

3,155

3,188

3,249

3,639

3,957

Visits to friends and relatives

2,689

2,628

2,774

3,051

3,181

Other reasons

982

896

1,030

1,054

990

TOTAL

22,072

21,610

24,949

27,447

28.828

DESTINATIONS OF VISITS ABROAD BY UK RESIDENTS

BY MAIN REGION (1994-98)

Western Europe

 North America

Other areas

Total

1994

19,371

919

1,782

22,072

1995

18,944

914

1,752

21,610

1996

21,877

1,167

1,905

24,949

1997

23,661

1,559

2,227

27,447

1998

24,519

1,823

2,486

28,828

WRITING TASK 2

You should write at least 250 words.

Without capital punishment (the death penalty) our lives are less secure and crimes of violence increase. Capital punishment in essential to control violence in society.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

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.

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SAMPLE WRITING TASK 1

The given table compares the figures of a research on why 100 thousand of the UK residents visited overseas from 1994 to 1998, and the given bar chart illustrates which countries they travelled during this time.

As a whole, the majority of the UK citizens travelled abroad for entertainment, and Western Europe was their most favourable destination. By looking at the table, it can be seen that generally there was a growing tendency for the UK people to travel into other countries from 1994 to 1998. During the second year, in 1995, the total number of travellers marginally declined from just over 22000 to nearly 21500; however, it steadily grew and reached the peak of approximately 29000 in the year 1998.

These people gradually became more interested in traveling to all three regions during this period, but Western Europe was the best option. In 1994, just below 20,000 of the UK citizens went into Western Europe, compared with only almost 1000 into the North America. Furthermore, after a small drop in 1995, the population of Western Europe visitors remarkably increased and reached the maximum of above 24000 in 1998, which was far more significant than the other two locations.

In conclusion, the most proportion of the UK citizens had a trip to Western Europe to spend their holidays and for business trips.

SAMPLE WRITING TASK 2

Before talking about the essential role of the death penalty, you have to think about the meaning, and the purpose, of any kind of punishment. If you consider that the purpose is to prevent the guilty from being nasty again, you can be seduced by an argumentation in favour of the suppression of capital punishment.

But you have to think about another aspect of the problem: a punishment is also useful to impress people, to make them fear the law. In fact, let's take the example of a young misfit, which has grown in a violent atmosphere, influenced by older delinquents, etc.  He lives in the streets; he's got no aim but to survive. This is the kind of person who could possibly kill someone for money, or even for fun .Why would he fear prison? Life would be easier for him there. In addition, in many cases, when you behave normally, you can benefit from penalty reductions. This young misfit needs to be impressed; he needs to know that the law is a frontier. When you cross it, you can lose your life. That is why capital punishment helps keep a distance between robbery and murder. If you abolish it, you suppress the difference between these two types of crime, which are completely different.

But there is also a limit to define: even if the death penalty is unavoidable, it would be a crime to apply it to inadequate cases. If there is no premeditation or past facts which can justify such a punishment, it is far too strict to apply the death penalty. That is why the lawmakers have to establish precisely the context in which capital punishment car being pronounced. That is the price to pay to limit violence without using excessive violence.

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