Unethical Adverts: A Model IELTS Essay
May30

Unethical Adverts: A Model IELTS Essay

Question Some of the methods used in advertising are unethical and unacceptable in today’s society. To what extent do you agree with this view? Model Answer If a company wants to increase awareness about its products, it must engage in some form of advertising. For this reason, adverts are everywhere that we look, including TV, the internet, posters, and billboards. Some adverts are very innovative and informative, but others...

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Sample Answer for a Recent Task 2 Question
May22

Sample Answer for a Recent Task 2 Question

The following question appeared recently in the IELTS Writing Task 2: Nowadays celebrities are more famous for their glamour and wealth than for their achievements, and this sets a bad example to young people. To what extent do you agree or disagree? How can we answer a question like this? We need to carefully analyse the question, then brainstorm and organize our ideas, before finally writing a structured essay. Sample Answer Not...

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Model Answer: IELTS Writing Task 1 – Bar Chart
May02

Model Answer: IELTS Writing Task 1 – Bar Chart

Here’s a band 9.0 answer for the IELTS Writing Task 1 describing a bar chart. Question The graph below shows the changes in maximum number of Asian elephants between 1994 and 2007. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Model Answer The bar chart shows the estimated population of elephants across nine different...

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Annotated IELTS Essay
Apr12

Annotated IELTS Essay

Recently, I’ve given my readers a few guides to writing a good IELTS Writing Task 2 essay. It want to make sure that all the people using this website are able to boost their IELTS Writing band score, so I’m going to continue giving free tips and advice, as well as example essays. Today, I’m going to give you a sample band 9 essay for the following question: Some people say that excessive noise should be a criminal...

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Band 9 Sample Answer: IELTS Writing Task 1
Apr05

Band 9 Sample Answer: IELTS Writing Task 1

I was helping one of my former students recently with an IELTS writing task 1 question that she found a little difficult. It concerned the populations of two countries over a fifty year period, expressed in pie charts. I decided to write my own answer to help her, and have shared it here for you. Question The charts below give Information on the ages of the populations of Yemen and Italy In 2000 and projections for 2050. Summarize the...

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Sample Task 2 Essay
Mar21

Sample Task 2 Essay

Today I will give you a sample answer for an IELTS Writing Task 2 question about the environment: Some people claim that not enough of the waste from homes is recycled. They say that the only way to increase recycling is for governments to make it a legal requirement. To what extent do you think laws are needed to make people recycle more of their waste? I think this is a pretty interesting question, and yet a little difficult to...

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