IELTS Graph #Clubs

IELTS WRITING TASK 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The bar graph below represents the data about the clubs joined by the people of two different age groups at a leisure center.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

IELTS Graph

Sample Answer:

(IELTS Lavel 8.5)
The bar graph compares the popularity of six activity clubs between two adult age groups at a particular leisure center.
OR
The bar graph provides information about how two age groups participate in six activity clubs at a particular leisure center.

One striking feature of the data is that the photography, fitness, and music/dance clubs are popular with both older and younger people. By Contrast, the cycling, arts and crafts, and gardening activities clearly appeal more to one of the age groups. The cycling club has the greatest number of 25-35 year-olds, but it is one of the least popular clubs with the older age group.

This trend is closely followed by the arts and crafts club which has 60 young members in comparison with only 20 from the 55-65 age bracket. In the gardening club, the pattern is reversed. There are about 55 members aged between 45 and 55 while the proportion of young participants is considerably lower. Notably, the composition of fitness and music/dance clubs is quite balanced, but there are slightly fewer older members. The membership of photography club stands at 45 for both groups.

In general, it can be concluded that some clubs attract both young and old people. Nonetheless, overall, the younger age group is significantly more involved in various activities than the 55-65 year-olds.(220 Words)

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IELTS cue card # An Interesting Person you have met

Describe an interesting person you have met.
You should say:
• who he/she was
• where you met him/her
• what was special about him/her
• And explain why this person was interesting.

Sample answer

I love to meet new people. Today, I would like to talk about a charismatic person I met a year ago.

Last year I was going to Mumbai by train for an official meeting. On the way, a young lady boarded the train from a small railway station. She occupied the seat in front of me. Very soon we started talking about our hobbies, studies and work etc. Her name was Sukriti Singh. She was a second-year student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
One particular thing which made her quite special was her high confidence level. Normally, girls don’t travel alone in my country. In most cases, they are accompanied by their parents or some other family member. But, since she was on her own, that clearly reflected her boldness.

I found this girl very interesting. Her in-depth knowledge of latest technology and space science made me re-think about my opinion about females. I used to think that Indian women are only interested in fashion. Science is not their cup of tea. But, this meeting was a real mind-changer. She helped open my eyes towards the common attitude of ignorance males have towards females regarding their intelligence. Now, I fully understand that women have the potential to succeed in any field.

 

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Aggression

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes learning English.

You can download the audio from the below link –

AUDIO

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. What is the word that is used to describe you when you behave in an angry way?
  2. Which phrase is used to describe something that is completely unexpected?
  3. Which word is used to describe the behavior when you refuse to smile or speak because you want people to know that you are upset?
  4. What is the person who is very sensible and in control of emotions called?
  5. What is the word used to define someone who is mentally and emotionally stable?
  6. Which word is used to talk about an opposite side to an idea?
  7. What is the opposite side of being fluffy and sympathetic?
  8. Which word is used to describe a soft animal fur or feathers on young animals or soft toys for children?
  9. Which word describes you if you are able to share or understand another person’s feeling?
  10. What is a noise or a movement that gives someone information called?
  11. Which phrase is used to define something that causes another thing to happen?
  12. What is a movement made with arms or head to give someone information called?
ANSWER
  1. aggressive
  2. out of the blue
  3. sulk
  4. well balanced
  5. grounded
  6. Flipside
  7. being aggressive
  8. fluffy
  9. empathetic
  10. signal
  11. triggers a response
  12. gesture

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Holiday destination cue card

Describe a holiday destination you have visited.
You should say:
• where it is
• when you went there
• what you did there
And explain why this place left an impression on you.

Sample answer

Today I am going to speak about a place where I went on holidays.
The name of the place is Manali. It’s a picturesque hill station located in Himachal Pradesh, a state in northern India.
I went to Manali last week with my family. Since it is quite far, approximately 500 kilometers, from my hometown Dehradun, we decided to set off on Friday night. It was a very long drive, about 12 hours. We reached there on Saturday morning.

Manali has a lot to offer to its tourists of all ages. For the elderly and religious people, there are many ancient temples. Young adventure seekers have a wide range of sporting activities like skiing, snowmobiling, rafting, river crossing, trekking and paragliding etc. at their disposal.

On the first day of our holiday, we trekked through a dense cedar forest to reach Hadimba temple. It is the oldest temple of Manali and has a lot of religious significance in the local community. The next day we went to Solang Valley. Fortunately, we found plenty of snow in the valley. Without wasting our time, we made a small but very pretty igloo. We took the photographs of all the places we visited.

This place has impressed me very much. The main reason is its pleasant weather. Apart from that, people are honest, friendly and co-operative. They always give you the right information. Transport facilities and hotels are also well-maintained.

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