IELTS Writing #Professions because of their gender

Writing task 2

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Men and women are commonly seen as having different strengths and weaknesses.


Is it right to exclude males or females from certain professions because of their gender?


IELTS Band7 Writing Task Professions because of their gender

Sample Answer:

It is a common notion in our society that men and women have different abilities and it is fair to exclude males or females from certain professions, simply on the basis of their gender.

I as an individual totally disagree with this viewpoint. In today’s world, everyone is capable of doing everyone’s job. Women are mastering or exceling in the so called men’s zone of expertise and vice versa. We have women winning gold medals for their countries in sporting events like wrestling, archery, marathon, gymnastics, weightlifting, body building and shooting etc. We have women astronauts of the Indian origin, late Kalpana Chawala and Sunita Williams are great examples. In the field of medicine we have Dr. S Padmavati, India’s first woman cardiologist and a national award recipient and Dr T. S. Kanaka India’s first neuro surgeon are in their late 90’s and 80’s. They not only did break the glass ceiling, these doctors also proved their mettle by having several firsts to their credit.
If we talk about armed forces, we have women fighter pilots as well in the naval and ground services. If we look into the world of corporate, we have women like Indra Nooyi Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PEPSICO, world’s second largest manufacturer of carbonated beverages. Ms. Bachendri Pal was India’s first female to climb the Mt. Everest.

Males like Gordon Ramsay, Rick Baker and Javed Habib have excelled in their respective fields of culinary arts and make-up artistry and hair styling, the trades which were largely dominated by females. These examples clearly prove that gender discrimination has no significance in today’s world.

To sum up, whenever designating work to someone, an individual’s skill sets should be taken into consideration and not their gender. From the experience of my own and from the knowledge I have gathered, with all due respect towards our achievers, the women of world, I say it’s totally unjustifiable and inappropriate to typecast men and women, when it comes to professional competency. (333 Words)


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Sighing

Often in life, we sigh! According to dictionary, sighing is when you emit a long, deep audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or similar. So, yes, whenever you want to show sadness or may be relief you sigh! This time let us listen to a BBC 6 minutes audio on what exactly it is and why people do it!

Listen to the audio below and answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. How many times does a mouse sigh in an hour on an average?
  2. Which term is used to depict that sighing helps us in living?
  3. What word refers to the system of behaviour?
  4. What does returning something back to its original position called?
  5. The tiny sacs of air in our lungs are called what?
  6. Which type of action is sighing?
  7. Which feeling do we get when things aren’t going well, when things are annoying us and they don’t work?
  8. What is the feeling we get when we finally accept that something bad has happened, that we can’t change?
  9. How many times does a human sigh in an hour on average?
  1. 40
  2. survival mechanism
  3. mechanism
  4. reset
  5. alveoli
  6. reflex
  7. frustration
  8. resignation
  9. 12

IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Miraculous Survival

Often in news we hear about deaths and accidents happening all over the world. But, then there are times when we get to hear about the miraculous survivals. Times where we hear that a person jumped from the 45th floor but yet managed to survive. This time we are listening to some of these miraculous survivals from BBC. What happens when the person survives. What goes on in the head and everything in between it.

Listen to the audio below :

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. What is an experience where an individual nearly dies called?
  2. According to the BBC, what chance of survival does a human have when falling to the ground from around 3 storeys?
  3. Which term is used for a structure of interconnected pipes and boards that creates a frame or shape?
  4. What are extremely worried or upset people called?
  5. Which word means that you are holding something very tightly? clutching
  6. Which word describes that a person has escaped an accident without any injury? unscathed
  7. What word means that something has never happened before ? unprecedented
  8. Which word do people use for something with a positive outcome to a bad situation? miracle


  1. near-death experience
  2. 50%
  3. scaffold
  4. distraught
  5. clutching
  6. unscathed
  7. unprecedented
  8. miracle

IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Ban On Gum


The audio below has been taken from BBC 6 minutes learning English. The audio talks about gums and should their be ban on gum.

You can download the audio from the link –


Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. The speaker uses a word to describe something that is annoying to other people. Which word is it?
  2. When did the Singapore government outlaw chewing gum?
  3. The speaker uses a phrase to refer to something illegal.What is it?
  4. Which material gum did Ancient Greek chewed?
  5. The speaker uses a word to refer to people who are friendlier and easier to talk. Which word is it?
  6. Which word is used as a synonym of getting rid of ?
  7. What word describes the condition when one thing joins firmly with the other?
  8. Which word describes something that requires lot of people to do it ?
  9. The phrase that has been used to refer to things that are very similar is ?
  10. What is the synonym of break down?
  11. What is the small round ball of something that has become hard called?


  1. anti-social
  2. 1992
  3. to outlaw
  4. resin
  5. approachable
  6. dispose
  7. chemical bond
  8. labor intensive
  9. two of a kind
  10. degrades
  11. pellet



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