Complete IELTS (Bands 6.5 – 7.5) - Writing Practice Test 3

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below and the chart on the next page show the answers people gave about the extent to which they are satisfied with their lives and what they think would make them happiest. 

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

Write at least 150 words.


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic.   

Some suggest that young people should take a job for a few years between school and university. 

Discuss what the advantages and disadvantages might be for people who do this. 

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

Write at least 250 words.



The graph provides information about satisfaction with life according to different age and the chart is about things that make people happy across age groups. Overall, it can be seen that the least happiness occur in young age by having money, while money for older people do not make them happy.

In the beginning, both men and women have different satisfying score when men's score is 5.5 and women's score is 5.3. After that, they have similar pattern in 21-30 age group until reach a bottom in 41-50 age group with score 5. In the following years, the trend is upward and hit a high point at 5.6 for everyone age 61-70.

Young people say that money make them happy and decrease sharply in the following age group. On the other hand, health begins from the bottom at about 10 percent and increase to above 40 percent in age more than 75. There is a cross in age group 45-54 between health and money to make people happy.


Nowadays, it is popular between young people to start working between the finish of the school and the beginning of the university. This choice may have advantages and disadvantages.

The main argument in favour of starting a job before university is that you will earn money, which let you to get independence. Therefore, you will be able to pay the rent for your house on your own and make work experiences. You might also save part of that money in order to pay the university fee afterwards. Besides, you would have much more time to decide what you want to study and with which purpose. From my point of view, take time is a good choice especially for people who are ensure about their academic and job future.

On the other hand, the general view is that working before get the university might be a waste of time. It is certainly true that taking time help to decide but the risk is that the academic courses that you would attend might be changed or dropped. In addition, the later you get a degree the later you entry into the labour market. That is because, companies, generally, prefer younger people with and excellent curriculum vitae.

All in all, it is sure that there are many points in favour and against to start a job between the high school and the university. I think that the important thing is to be aware of this issue and make the decision that best suits your personal situation.


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