IELTS 12 With Answers - Writing Practice Test 1

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The bar chart below shows the percentage of Australian men and women in different age groups who did regular physical activity in 2010.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Percentage of Australian men and women doing regular physical activity: 2010


Write about the following topic. 

Some people believe that it is good to share as much information as possible in scientific research, business and the academic world. Others believe that some information is too important or too valuable to be shared freely.

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 depicts the proportion of various age group Australian men and women who engaged in physical exercises regularly in 2010.

Overall, the majority of males, particularly teenagers do more exercise, whereas the number of females, mainly those who aged 45 to 54 engaged in physical activities more compared to teenage females.

As we can see, mainly males who aged 15 to 24 do more physical activities that account for 52.8%, but, till 35 to 44, proportion of this activism declined significantly(39.5%). However, beginning from males aged 45 to 54, till senior males aged 65 and over, the percentage of this activism went up to 46.7%
With regard to females' proportion, the most active females were 45 to 54 which corresponds 53.3%. Moreover, young women were less active compared to men aged 15 to 24. Likewise, it is worth to mention that the number of male and female who are 65 years old and over was nearly the same with 46.7% and 47.1% respectively.


These years have seem rapidly changes in the way of acquiring information. Not long years ago,we were accustomed to paper-based information as the information from Internet was difficult to get ,store and also expensive. But now, everything changed.

We can easily to download one paper or search any other useful information in few seconds.Some paper is charged but not as expensive as it used to be.Most of them is free.It makes possible for students or other people who interested on one area start some scientific research or acquire this area’s academic knowledge.To some extent,it promotes the development of scientific and academic research.

However,some information may be classified and should not be shared freely in business world .It is illegal to leak commercial confident documents.Those classified information is of great value and losing them does pretty harm to the company. Also in scientific world,some information may be relevant to military secrets,like the high resolution images from satellites.It is inaccessible and unsafe for normal people to get those clear images which may be included some military secrets.

It is true that future trend is more information online.I have been being benefited by this.My school have bought the use right of many digital libraries,so it is convenient for me to search scientific papers when I face some academic problems.In my study life,I need to process a lot of satellite images which are secret or expensive ten years ago but now open and free.Those normal resolution data is enough for my study but for those researchers who want high resolution data they need to pay more or even can’t get the data.In my opinion,those classified data should not shared freely,but other information should be shared online as much as possible.


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