IELTS Writing Task1 # Stone Axes

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The diagrams below show stone hand axes from two different paleolithic periods.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

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Sample Answer:

The diagrams compare the features of two paleolithic hand axes crafted by early humans in two separate periods of the stone age, the middle and the later. Two view points, face on and edge on, are given for each axe.
As it can be seen from the first figure, the middle stone age axe had an irregular leaf shape. Its length was approximately 6 cm and its base width was comparatively less, only about 3.5 cm. Its thickness was about 2.5 cm. The shape of the middle line in the edge on view suggests that one face was thicker than the other.
Focusing on the later stone age axe, changes in the shape and size of the tool are clearly visible. It had a more streamlined triangular shape with a broad base and a pointed tip. It was about 1.5 cm longer and 1 cm thinner than the middle stone age hand axe. Interestingly, the thickness of both faces was roughly the same.
Overall, the shapes of the stone hand axes were similar in both periods but the hand axe crafted in the later paleolithic period was relatively smoother and slimmer. (191 Words)



IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Lessons Learnt

Every relation teaches you lot of things, new experiences, new areas to explore. There is not only things that you learn about yourself but also about others and more importantly get to know a new perspective about life. Let us today have a look at some of the questions related to lessons learnt from friends.

Friendship is the most important relationship. Do you agree? Why? Why not?

It surely is because there is much that you can learn from it. There are these two people who most probably think or feel the same way and then yet are so unique. There is nothing coming in between, no explanations, no judgments, nothing that has to be proved, nothing that needs to be presented or lied about. Two people who enjoy each other company irrespective of everything, it is this beauty of acceptance that teaches one a lot.

What are some ways your best friend has influenced your life in a positive way?

There have been times when I felt that I was nothing, times when I went into that zone of self-destruction and it was in those moments, that my friend told me about my self-worth. She taught me that there are mistakes that we all make and living with them is a bigger mistake than even committing them. This one learning has taught me so much and helped me achieve so much that I am still thankful to her.

How close do you get to your friends?

There are lot many people who I call my friends because there is something or the other that is common in us. But, the people who are my true friends tend to know me inside out. So, they might be knowing almost everything that is happening in my life. However, there are certain things that I don’t share with anyone and these are the things that remain hidden with them as well.

Why do you need a friend?

You need a friend to be able to just relax and look at yourself and your goals and just be yourself. In this rush of finding ourselves and shaping ourselves, we often forget who we are and it is then that we need a friend to be with, who can just tell who we really are and help us. A friend who we can share our joys with, who we can share our sorrows with. Someone whom we can trust, just like that.

What do you do when you have a misunderstanding with your friend?

I go and talk it out. There are very few people in my life who I term as important and when some misunderstanding happens I prefer to talk it out. Initially it might be possible that I don’t talk to anyone but later on, I just try to understand the opinion of the other person first before putting out mine.

Do you trust all of your friends? Why?

When it comes to the three close friends that I have, yes I do trust them, inside out. But, apart from them, there are several people we meet, who we often call as friends, I tend to trust them but not very much or you can not blindly.

What is the best time for making new friends?

I think there is no time for making friends, we just go on living our lives, enjoying it, improving ourselves and doing things. In that journey, we meet certain people who think like us and when that happens, they become our friends because they do understand us.
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What was your best friendship?

Till date, my friendship with Avinash has been the best friendship that I had. It was a very short one, with we both ending it with lot of misunderstandings, but it was the first time that I actually felt a relation. So, we used to fight and then talk it out and then roam about and there was so much that I learnt about myself by just being with him.

Are you still friends with him or her?

No, we both have now separated our ways. But, sometimes I wish if we could ever come back together. It would be great because then it will be more like knowing each other in a new way.

What life lessons did you learn from this relationship?

There were several life lessons that I learnt. One of them being that you need to trust yourself the most. No one in this world can help you if you are not ready to help yourself. The next thing that I came to know was that no matter how much people laugh at you, you need to ignore it and live your life and do what you thought you will. Because haters will pass by, but if you start hating yourself in that way, there is nothing left then.


Writing Task 2 Essay # Traditional food

Academic Writing Task 2
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Convenience foods will become increasingly prevalent and eventually replace traditional foods and traditional methods of food preparation. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience
Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer

Recent years have witnessed a dramatic change in the type of food people consume. Nowadays, convenience foods or most commonly known as processed foods form a major part of most people’s diet, especially in developed countries. Considering the strong influence of this trend on global food habits, it is often claimed that the popularity of such foods will rise substantially in the future and traditional foods will disappear. I completely agree with this statement.

There are two main reasons why processed foods are likely to become more popular in the coming years. Firstly, the decline in family size and the increase in single-adult households have rendered cooking unnecessary. In the past, people lived in large families where one person looked after time-consuming domestic tasks such growing and preparing food.  Definitely, this way of living was more economical in those times. But, in today’s fast-paced world, where nuclear and single parent families have become the norm, preparing food daily is often seen as a useless and boring activity.

Secondly, the number of full-time working mothers is increasing day by day. Maintaining a fine balance between personal and work life has become a herculean task for many females. Most of them, therefore, prefer to use the fastest means of satisfying their children’s hunger. Since convenience foods take less time to prepare, they generally turn out to be the easiest option. Undoubtedly, this trend is a serious threat to the existence of traditional foods as our young children are highly likely to imitate what they see every day.

To sum up, I strongly believe that there is a close relation between our way of living and food habits. In this modern world, people are choosing ready to eat foods over conventional foods for two main reasons mentioned above. If this trend continues, I have no doubt that traditional food will become a thing of the past. (313 Words. IELTS Band 9 Standard)


IELTS Listening Sample Question # Hypocrisy


The audio talks about hypocrisy and its true meaning.

Source of Audio is BBC 6 minutes English. You can download the audio from the given link AUDIO

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. What was the actual meaning of hypocrite?
  2. What is the person who says one thing and does the other called?
  3. The speaker uses a synonym for changeable. What is it?
  4. The speaker uses a word to define stern and unkind. Which word is it?
  5. The speaker uses a word to describe you when you show a bit of sympathy and concern. Which word is it?
  6. The speaker uses a phrase to describe the situation when you realize you have made a mistake. What word is it?
  7. The speaker uses a word to refer to being angry about something according to the principles of right and wrong?
  8. What is the one word for something that is very deadly or destructive?
  9. Which phrase is used to talk about something that spreads very quickly on the internet?


  1. actor
  2. Hypocrite
  3. Inconsistent
  4. harsh
  5. compassionate
  6. catch somebody out
  7. morally indignant
  8. pernicious
  9. goes viral
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