IELTS 12 With Answers - Writing Practice Test 3

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows how frequently people in the USA ate in fast food restaurants between 2003 and 2013.

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

Write at least 150 words.


Write about the following topic. 

In a number of countries, some people think it is necessary to spend large sums of money on constructing new railway lines for very fast trains between cities. Others believe the money should be spent on improving existing public transport.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

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



The bar chart describes how often individuals in America consumed fast food at restaurants in 2003, 2006 and 2013. Those who never dined in them and who dined in them every day accounted for less than a tenth of all people in the US.

In all three years, over a half of these people ate in these restaurants once a week, or once or twice a month. The percentage of those who dined in them once a week increased to a third of all Americans in 2006, before falling to 27% in 2013. In contrast, the proportion of those who visited these restaurants once or twice a month dropped to a quarter in 2006, but rose to slightly over a third in 2013.

Americans who ate fast food at restaurants several times a week constituted around 16% of the US population in both 2003 and 2013, and a larger percentage (one fifth) in 2006. Those who dined in these restaurants a few times a year represented similar percentages (approximately 15%) in all three years.

In sum, the largest groups of diners at fast food restaurants consisted of those who ate in them once a week in 2003 and 2006, but comprised those who did so once or twice a month in 2013.


There is a widespread belief that it is a good idea to uplift expenditures on building more new railway stations, which lets people to move fast from country to another one readily enough. It is often argued that this is a positive development, whereas some people hold the opinion that it is more preferable to invest more money on expanding and upgrading current public transport. It is agreed that an increase spending on public transport is more beneficial for many citizens. This essay will discuss both points of view before coming to a reasoned conclusion.

It is clear that the public transportation is one of the most convenient and cheapest at the present time that allows individuals to reach their destination readily, even in bustling cities. Moreover, public transport which includes: buses, underground as well as trams are operated in all corners of cities, making people's journey's shorter which in turn, helps them to get their work on time. It is therefore a greed that expanding public transport is more worthwhile by investing more money rather than constructing new railway lines. Moscow is a prime example, where the demands for railway are less than any country because its authorities contribute more on extending public transportation's routes and improving the quality of these transports.

However, many disagree and feel that these excessive quantity of expanses on enhancing public transportation is likely to rise some issues such as: increasing the level of fumes, pollution of air, water and so on. Therefore, some authorities prefer invest a great amount of money on building additional railway lines because it is considered that this mode of transportation is environmentally friendly and it does not emit any harmful substances that might be dangerous to surrounding area. Yet, it is worth to take into account, not all terrains are suitable to lay and construct new lines, but in case if there were appropriate places to build, so it might require either chop down too much trees or demolish some recreational areas, particularly beside the countryside in order to construct these lines.

By a way of conclusion, while the benefits of investing more money on transportation, mainly public transports allow citizens to move faster, some still feel that this spending ought to be invested on constructing new railway lines rather than on other modes of transport. As far as, building these lines might demand huge destructions, thus spending money on public transportation is clearly positive.

(Band 7.0)

(Written by Odiljon)


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