IELTS Writing Sample Questions # Social Status

The question below has been taken from British Council. 

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

A person’s worth nowadays seems to be judged according to social status and material possessions. Old-fashioned values, such as honour, kindness and trust, no longer seem important.

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.


We are living in a world surrounded by people with goals, however, sadly the goals seem to be centrally oriented towards the career. In times, when we judge the potential of the other person on the basis of how well off her or she is ,there are some who believe that no matter what the behaviour does comes first.

A person cannot help another individual until and unless he or she is able to help himself or herself. In a world, where money can buy almost everything, judging a person’s worth based on the social status, surely seems more logical. Even more, with millions of people all over the world fighting for success, a person who gets it must have definitely worked smarter than others. For example, there are millions of those who code, but it was ultimately Mark Zukerberg who could bring out the idea of Facebook.

On the other hand, judging a person only on the basis of the money might not be the right thing to do. A person who cannot share is similar to the person who does not have. For example, although Steve Jobs was more of a genius that Bill Gates, it is ultimately Bill Gates who helped millions of people get education. Even more, there are people like Mother Teresa or Malala who have changed the way we see at others.

Overall, in my opinion, certainly people are judged on the basis of the credit they have, but we have still not forgotten the good deeds that make a person. No matter how successful a person is, he or she is ultimately judged on the basis of his or her behaviour.


With the advancement of technology and media the lives of individuals have become much more vulnerable than ever. People know about others more than ever in the last few decades. There are some people who believe in modern times, the worth of an individual depends on the social status that he or she has while many others are of the opinion, that the behaviour of the person still has a very important role to play.

We are in times when the lives of all the successful people is like an open book for us. Although, this has helped people in understanding how to gain success, people have started comparing every successful person with the one  they know about. So, for example, Sandeep Maheshwari might not be considered as successful as Bill Gates, simply because he does not have that much of money. Even more, people with madness rushing in their lives have surely started judging the success on the external factors.

However, no matter how successful an individual is, ultimately he or she is also judged on the basis of the good deed he or she has done. It is the good work that does make an impression on other people lives. For instance, Steve Jobs might be considered a revolutionary figure by many, but it is Bill Gates who is admired by all. Even more, there are people like Mother Teresa and Malala that are loved more than anyone in the world.

Overall, in my opinion, surely people have become litel materialistic with the changing times. However, ultimately it is the kindness and the nature of the individual that impacts the people all around the world.


IELTS Graphs Sample Answer # Animal Population

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The graph illustrates the animal population present in IA over the period of 10 years.


animal population

Write a report explaining the graph. You should write at least 150 words.


The graph illustrates the number of animals, cattle, dairy, hogs, broilers and layers present in IA from 1997 to 2007.

In the  year 1997, layers were the highest number of animals present followed by hogs. Broilers were present half in number when compared to hogs and layers whereas cattle were not present at all. However, by the year 2002, the population of cattle boomed surpassing the dairy animals and was approximately equal to the number of broilers. Around 7 millions hogs and broilers were present in 2002, while less than five million dairy animals existed.

Towards 2007, the population of all animals increased only with a minimal percentage, with hogs and layers being the maximum animals present in IA. The number of cattle and broilers remained approximately equal while dairy animals were the least present.

Overall, layers were the highest number of animals present in IA whereas while cattle were the least present initially, dairy animals were found minimal in IA over the decade from 1997 to 2007.


IELTS Writing Pie Chart Sample Answer # Population Growth

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the increase in the population of Hindus and Muslims over a decade.


Write a report to a university lecturer giving analysis of the report.

You should write at least 150 words.


The line graph illustrates the growth rate of population of Hindus and Muslims over a period of  70 years from 1951 to 2011. Units are measured in percentage.

For the first three decades, i.e. till 1971 Hindus showed a linear increase in their population with the population growth showing an increasing from 20.76 to 24.07. On the other hand,  the growth rate of Muslims marked a consistent decline, from 32.49 to 30.78.

From 1991 to 2001, the growth rate of Hindus and Muslims dipped down. Whereas on one hand, the Hindus population growth dropped down to an alarming 16.76 Muslims were still higher with a population growth rate of 24.60 percent in 2011.

Overall, the growth rate of Hindus was highest in year 1981 whereas Muslims marked the highest population increase in year 1961. Although, there were uncertainties in the population rate for Hindus and Muslims, Muslims had a higher growth rate as compared to Hindus.


IELTS WRITING Task1 Chart # Schools Survey

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The pie chart below shows the results of a survey of the causes of poor learning outcomes in schools in a particular country in 2011.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.


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IELTS WRITING Task1 Pie Chart # Schools Survey

Sample Answer

The pie chart highlights people’s views from a survey of the reasons behind poor academic outcomes in a country in 2011.
People attributed bad performance in schools to a number of causes. These included working parents, lack of revision, inadequate facilities, unskilled teachers and upbringing. Among all the five listed causes, unskilled teachers was cited by the maximum number of those surveyed at 35%. This was followed by the way a child is brought up, a cause quoted by 27% of the poll sample. Only one in five participants ascribed unsatisfactory school results to working parents. Lack of facilities and revision were considered by fewer respondents, 10% and 8% respectively.
In general, both school related and home environment related causes were held accountable for low educational attainment. Notably, total percentages of people who cited these factors were not significantly different, 53 percent versus 47 percent. However, it is clearly evident that most participants blamed untrained teachers for below average academic results. (161 Words)



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