Confusing Words

English is often a confusing language. There are many words that although pronounced similarly mean different things. Given below is a list of some of the most confusing words of English language.

AVOCATION-: a job done apart from a main job, usually done for pleasure
VOCATION-: it refers to the main job of a person
CHECK-: to examine
CHEQUE-: is a form in which you can sign and pay someone instead of giving them money.
TENOR-: the general character or meaning of something
TENURE-: period of time of something
DRAUGHT-: the quantity of water drunk at a time
DROUGHT-: the time when there is no water
AUGHT-: anything
OUGHT-: should
BEAR-: to endure something
BARE-: something that is uncovered
CONFIDANT-: someone who could be trusted
COARSE-: rough
COURSE-: a subject that you study/direction/part of meal
CITE-: to quote someone/something
SITE-: a place chosen for either making a house/school or anything else
DISEASE-: illness
DECEASE-: death
HUMAN-: connected with people rather than machines or god or animals
HUMANE-: refers to something sympathetic.


Widening Of Roads # Essay For IELTS

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write on the following topic:

Nowadays, traffic jams are becoming a big problem in most cities and bigger towns. Some people believe that widening of roads is a solution to this problem.
Do you agree or disagree?
Give your opinion and suggest a solution to this problem.

You should write at least 250 words.

The advent of automobiles marked the 20th century. With the rise of middle class in 21st century, the use of automobiles has dramatically increased. Although this increase has given people the freedom of travel, it has posed a serious concern in big towns and cities, the issue of traffic jams. To solve the problem, some people advised that the roads must be widened, but I believe that until and unless there is awareness amongst individuals, the problem may not be solved.

Widening of roads may be one solution, but it might not be the most practical. We are living in such times, when we are facing environmental issues. The road widening project may involve cutting down more trees, which will not only affect the environment but also the animals living in the forests. This will disturb our food chain further and also pose grave issues to our existence. Even more, there is no guarantee that once we have broader roads, there won’t be any traffic jams. The population of the world has increased in the past 5 decades sharply and continues to grow. It will only lead to growing number of automobiles.

However, if individuals are made aware of the consequences, chances are we might solve the problem without any further construction. People must be motivated to use public transport or share their transport as much as possible. Even more, the use of cycle must be promoted. For example-: China has made it compulsory for individuals to go to work on cycle. In this way, they have killed two birds with an arrow. The pollution levels have decreased and people have become healthier.

Overall, I believe that the best way to reduce traffic is to use less automobiles. Awareness about it must be made in schools, colleges and workplaces. Extra awards or incentives could be provided to individuals who in some way are contributing towards the solution. Also, the companies or schools or colleges who work towards making it possible to reduce traffic jams, must be awarded.


Banning Dangerous Sports # Essay For IELTS

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write on the following topic:

Some people believe that dangerous sports should be banned.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

You should write at least 250 words.

Life is liven on the edge, those who never take risk die more often than they live. There are many who love adventures and enjoy taking risk more frequently. However, it has been seen that often people die or injure themselves for life while doing an adventure sport or a stunt. It is because of these incidences that some people believe that sports involving risk of life must be abolished. However, I believe that death is fatal, banning a sport won’t save anyone’s life. Although, proper care must be taken to avoid such incidences.

Dangerous sports such as river rafting, bungee jumping, sky diving etc come with their own risk and fun. It depends on individual whether the risk and the fun involved if adventure for them or not. Therefore banning such sports might not be the best thing to do. Firstly, it is not compulsory for everyone to play such sports. The decision is always of an individual, banning such games would deprive a person of his/her decision. Secondly, there is always a proper training, only after which do people go out to play such games. For instance, a person requires a sky diving license before he/she can do it which involves rigorous training. Thirdly, a little amount of risk is involved in every game, be it cricket or football or any other. For example-: Philips Hughes of died recently while playing a ball during a cricket match. This surely does not means that one must ban cricket.

However, proper training and equipment must be carried while playing such vulnerable games. For example-: if a person without knowing how to ride a bike, tries doing a stunt, chances are high that he/she may get himself/herself into trouble. Even more, it is preferred to have some kind of health insurance if you are involved with such sports.

Overall, I believe, the biggest risk in life is to not take any risk at all. Banning vulnerable games would in some way take away the freedom of an individual. Although, it must be made sure that everything is technically sound before you perform the sport.


Job Satisfaction # Essay For IELTS

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Some people argue that it is important to have an enjoyable job than to earn a lot of money. Others disagree and think that a good salary leads to a better life.
Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Write at least 250 words.

Most people do a particular job to earn money and lead a luxurious life while there are even some who follow the untraded path and define success on their own terms. I believe that since work takes a lot of time of our lives, we must make sure that we love it. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to follow their own heart. In this essay, I will discuss both views and present my

Doing what makes sense to us, although requires lot of courage, brings great benefits along with it. Firstly, achieving success is never tough. When you do what you love, you do it more often. Most importantly, you pour your heart out on it and this leads to success. Secondly, loving your job allows you to lead a more meaningful life. For example-: Steve jobs loved computers and it was only because he loved it, he was able to revolutionize the field of computers. Thirdly, you may not earn money, but you surely earn yourself. A person who enjoys his/her work, tends to live a more happy life and is often seen to respect oneself more.

However, earning less money and doing an enjoyable job may not make sense to many. Most people have tough financial conditions, which makes it difficult for them to choose satisfactory job above money. For instance-: a person who is the sole bread earner of a family will surely choose a high earning job to ensure a good life to their family. Secondly, most people don’t understand the importance of job satisfaction. They believe that happiness can always be bought from the market and for that you need money. This is often seen in people who come from a poor background because they have seen a life of starvation.

I believe that no matter how bad the situation is you must always strive to follow your heart. Doing something only for money, not only lowers down your self-esteem but also deprives you of the real fun in life that comes from doing the work you love.


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