IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Getting The News

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

One can up to date news from television, radio and internet.

Which kind of media, do you think, is the best for getting the news?

Write at least 250 words.


With advancement in technology, different means for exchanging of information have come up. Moving from radio, towards television we are finally in an era where any news or information is just a click away. Although every one has their own priorities and other kinds of media have their advantages too, however, there are objective reasons why the Internet is the best.

Television is a better form than radio, for simple reasons that in radio one can merely hear things whereas in television the visual comes along with audio. This provides a better experience of being updated. One can actually see the location and feel the moment. For instance, the time when India won the world cup in 2011, on one hand where radio listeners could merely hear the news or the commentary, the television viewers could see the entire game and the winning shot. News channels tend to flash it many times, adding more fun to it.

However, the major disadvantage with television and radio is that they are time bounded. Every episode or serial has its own timing and if you can’t watch it during that time, chances are high that you will lose it. Internet on the other hand makes getting news flexible. One can at any moment find out what happened five years ago. Even more, one can see the news of China or Pakistan or USA, whenever they want to.

Overall, internet surely comes with it own great advantages, but the traditional media will not disappear in near times. With internet not being accessible to many, it is only radio and television that come to help. In my opinion, internet is better but it has a long way to go.



IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Reduce Traffic Accidents

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

The best way to reduce the number of traffic accidents is to raise the age limit for younger drivers and lower the age limit for aged ones.

Do you agree?

Write at least 250 words.


The advancement in technology and the improved economic standards of people has in some way increased the number of automobiles in the roads. With the increased number of vehicles and the busy lifestyle, the number of accidents have increased. Some people are of the opinion that the number of accidents can be lowered by increasing the age limit for youngsters and decreasing for the older generation. In my opinion, making another law might not be the most pragmatic thing to do.

Making new age limits can back fire the law in many ways. Firstly, by doing this  a simple message that the old and the young are reckless drivers gets into the local people. This might not go very well into the population. Secondly, it is not very pragmatic to make sure that the law is being followed. It is not possible for the police men to stop every vehicle and check the age of the driver, making this law redundant.

On the other hand, to reduce the number of accidents several other effective methods are available such as reducing number of vehicles on the road through car pool, implementing more stringent regulations on alcohol drink driving and possibly to revise on the standard of driving test for young and old drivers on the road.

Overall, increasing/decreasing the age limit might sound right, but it fails in its practical implementation. The government and individuals must step together and take steps to reduce traffic and accidents in a more practical way.


IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Higher Education In Abroad

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Every year an increasing number of students are doing their higher education in abroad. 

Do you think the benefits of this development outweigh the problems associated with it?

Write at least 250 words.


The past few decades have marked a dramatic shift in the number of people who choose to study abroad. Although studying abroad brings about great benefits for the individuals, it also has some disadvantages.

On the positive side of the trend, studying abroad provides better and more options to students to choose from. For instance, a student studying in a developing country might not have as many course or better facilities available (especially if he/she is not in the top colleges) as compared to those available in universities of developed countries.

Secondly, students get to meet more people from varied culture when studying in other country. This helps in making them more flexible and open to changes. Thirdly, it helps to promote the mutual understanding between their native country and their destination countries.

On the other hand, studying abroad is not possible for everyones pocket. The courses are quite expensive and because of the difference between economies of different countries, it costs an arm and leg to many. Even more, some students are not able to adjust to the new environment or sometimes the climate and other factors go against the students.

To sum up, one cannot deny that studying abroad has disadvantages and it is not possible for every one to make it, but the positives outnumber the negatives.


IELTS Listening Sample Question # Monkey

IELTS Listening Sample Question Monkey

The audio has been taken from 6 minutes English, by BBC.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What are humans descendant from?
  2. What is group of animals, of which apes and monkeys are part of, called?
  3. Which organ differentiates between apes and monkey?
  4. What is the word for the situation when one barely manages to escape a difficult situation?
  5. What word is used for a loud, unpleasant sound?
  6. What are small apes called?
  7. How far can the gibbons voice travel?
  8. What kind of songs do gibbons sing?
  9. What is the word used for the different kinds of calling for different purposes?
  10. What is the gradual process of change called?


  1. apes
  2. primates
  3. tails
  4. close shave
  5. screech
  6. gibbons
  7. 1 km
  8. duets
  9. context specific calling
  10. evolution


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