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.

(Band 6.0)


Many people argue that knowledge in the science field, business information as well as academic one should be publicized, meanwhile, others suppose that it would be better to limit the access to the information. I believe that some vital concepts should not be easily accessible to the whole community.

On the one hand, it is explanatory why some people prefer particular information should be open to the public. Provided that everyone is allowed to hold scientific techniques, the whole community would be benefitted at large, since essential and inexpensive goods would be manufactured on a substantial scale. Centuries ago, for instance, it was that only a number of people who has high socioeconomic status was able to own a clock. Once the method used to produce them was widely unveiled, the probability of possessing a clock was accessible to the poor.

On the other hand, I support the idea that the access of specialized information should be restricted. On reason is that some kinds of knowledge are extremely important to such an extent that the inappropriate use of these techniques would probably be a root of some global disasters. For example, the US had bombed two residential sites in Japan, Nagasaki and Hiroshima, caused the death of thousands of Japanese at the end of the World War II. If the methodology of making the atomic bomb is obtained effortlessly to the Islamic State, the death tolls around the globe would not be able to count. Secondly, many researchers, as well as experts, devoted their entire life to searching in their chosen field, their achievements should be provided sufficient rewards such as the patent or copyright to their goals.

In conclusion, the admission to access essential information should be open to the whole community, however, vital and dangerous one should be narrowly provided.

(Written by Lan Chi Nguyen)

(Band 6.0)


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