IELTS Writing Task1: Police Officers and Criminals in Two Cities

Recent IELTS Writing Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The line graphs below show the number of police officers and criminals in two cities since 2005 and predicted figures up until 2025.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


IELTS Band7 Writing Task 1 Police officers in two cities since 2005 and predicted figures up until 2025

Police officers in two cities since 2005 and predicted figures up until 2025


IELTS Band7 Writing Task 1 criminals in two cities since 2005 and predicted figures up until 2025

Criminals in two cities since 2005 and predicted figures up until 2025


Sample Answer:

The line graphs illustrate the variation in the proportion of police officers and offenders in two cities, city A and city B, over a period of two decades between 2005 and 2025.
In 2005, city A had 25000 police officials whereas the number of officers in city B was comparatively higher, 30000. In the next 5 years, city A experienced a significant rise of 10,000 in the proportion of its police officers. In contrast, the trend for city B was downward and the numbers dropped to 25000 in 2010. Between 2010 and the present, city A’s police figures fluctuated while that of city B decreased slightly. According to future predictions, the number of police officers in city A will reach the mark of 45,000 in 2020. These figures are expected to decline to 40,000 in 2025. In comparison, city B will have only about 22,000 police officers between the present and 2025.
According to the second line graph, the number of criminals in city A and city B stood at nearly 0.9 million and 0.7 million respectively in 2005. In the next decade, city A’s figures dropped slightly while that of city B rose gradually to 1 million. In the future, city A will have about 0.6 million offenders. In contrast, the numbers in city B will be significantly higher, in the range of 1.1 to 1.2 million.
Overall, the number of police officers in city A has increased since 2005 while that of criminals has dropped. But, the trend for city B has been the reverse during this period i.e. fewer police officers and more criminals. (267 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

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IELTS Cue Card # Well dressed Person

We often meet people in our walks of life who turn out to be head turners. But, then there are some who remain consistent in the game of being well dressed. These are the people who don’t obviously dress the most flashy but they make sure that you don’t look down upon them. This time in our latest cue card lets talk about a person you think is well dressed.

Describe a person you know whom you think is well-dressed. You should say

  • who the person is
  • how long you have known him or her
  • what clothes they like to wear

And explain why the person dresses so well.

well dressed IELTS Band7


It was during my stint at a major IT company few years back that I met a woman who I still remember as one of the well dressed out of all. She was my senior at the office and when everyone else was tensed about silly things she made sure that she carried herself with amazing awe.

She would usually wear Indian formals to the office and her eyes always carried the Kohl which made her so much more approachable. There were although times when she wore Western but she made sure that it was always in accordance to the office environment. Her hair used to be properly done and her shoes were never in a fit of rage with her legs.

I remember on asking her why she enforces everyone to dress well. On that, she answered, that no matter what is going on if you don’t dress well for the situation, you lose it by 50% straight. Later in life, I realized she was right.


Out of many that I have met during my professional days, I clearly remember my senior at a company as the most well-dressed person. When I was a System Engineer at the office, he was around ten years senior to me and I would often reach out to him for help on a business perspective.

He had been working on many technologies and although he could not answer every silly question of mine, he made sure that I reach to the answer. He would always wear formals to office, although casuals were allowed. His smile I would say was the most striking thing about his personality.

No matter how many big issues came he dealt with them in the most calm manner  he could do. I recollect asking him why he never wore casuals to office when it is allowed. On that, he answered that when you dress well, you almost win the fight and then all that is required is the work, which you already know.


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