IELTS Cue Card # Talk about a beautiful city

IELTS Cue Card # Talk about a beautiful city

Talk about a beautiful city
• Where it is
• How you came to know about it
• When are you planning to go there
• What you will do there

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Sample Answer

There are many beautiful cities across the world. I am quite fascinated by a few European cities but the one I find most interesting is Amsterdam. It is the capital city of Netherlands and is a remarkable feat of planning and development. For a metropolitan city, it has quite laid back feel to it. The city has managed to gel in the modern world aptly while preserving its culture and heritage at the same time.
I am a well informed person when it comes to cities and my geography is pretty good too. Even though I have known about Amsterdam for a long time it’s only recently that my friend came back from there and he gave me a lot of information in detail about the city. At first, I wasn’t impressed and thought it to be like any other city but after seeing pictures on his phone, I realised that I was mistaken and promptly started searching for the city.
Well right now, I am a bit occupied with other work and studies. I’ll be free in the coming summer so that’s when I am planning to visit Amsterdam. It’ll be once in a life kind of experience and shortage of funds is something that should not bother me while, I am on the trip. I am working overtime right now and saving every last penny for the trip. As of now there are two of us planning to go and currently in conversation with a few more friends as the more the merrier. We might even go to France from there but let’s see how it goes.
It is a beautiful place and it has great infrastructure. The city is full of canals and coffee shops. What fascinates me the most is the preferred mode of transport of the locals. More than half the population uses bicycle as a mode of transport and I’ll be doing the same too. The national history museum is quite famous too and it houses some of the most lucrative pieces of artefacts mankind has ever witnessed. Since I am quite fond of clubbing and Amsterdam is the EDM (electronic dance music) capital of the world I’d try and visit as many as I can on my trip. (375 Words)

 

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IELTS Academic Writing Task : Changes in Sunburn City

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

The two maps below show changes that  took place in Sunburn City between 1985 and 2010.

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

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Academic Writing Task : Changes in Sunburn City

Sample Answer

The two maps represent the changes which have taken place in Sunburn City over a period of 25 years from 1985 to 2010. In the given period, infrastructural development was done on a large scale, although, trees were also cut down massively.

All individual houses were demolished in the north east to construct a new stadium. Moreover, new railway tracks were extended towards north, along the sea. The forest area was also converted into a beautiful amusement park. All the dwellings and trees were cleared in the area adjacent to the railway station and replaced by warehouses. A marina was also built at the estuary.

The single accommodations were replaced by skyscrapers on the bank of Delta river .In addition, the school area was also relocated and enlarged, in the close proximity of skyscrapers. The woodland area was also cleared for the airport relocation .Next to the new airport, many factories were set up, in the east.

To conclude, a comparison of the maps reveals that the city has changed dramatically. The green city was converted into an industrial zone by making end to end changes to facilitate economic growth.

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IELTS General Training Task 1: a business letter

IELTS General Training Task 1: a business letter

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

During a recent plane journey, you sat next to a businessman who owns a chain of restaurants. You talked to him and he suggested that you should contact him about a possible job in one of his restaurants.

Write a letter to this businessman. In your letter

  • remind him when and where you met
  • tell him what kind of job you are interested in
  • say why you think you would be suitable for this job

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

IELTS General Training Task 1: a business letter

SAMPLE ANSWER

Dear ………………..

Sample Answer:

Dear Mr Johnson,

I wish to take up your job proposal which you so generously offered to me during our flight to London from Italy on the 12th of March this year. You offered me your business card after hearing my plight for work after my employer fired me due to shortage of money.

I wish to apply to your renowned restaurant chain “Seasonal Secret” as a Sous (second in command) or Senior (lower in command chain) chef.

Formally I have worked for “Pasta Palace” in Italy, Rome as a tournant (general station manager) and saucier (in charge of side dish and main sauces) chef. My previous employment not only granted me work experience but also an insight into the culinary world, its expectations and ethics.

Currently I have expertise in over 53 gourmet dishes, of which most are included on the special menu in your chain. My forte lies in consommé, vegan and meat charcuteries, pappardelle, Italian risotto and a host of other delicacies including beef wellington and turducken. In deserts my pièce de résistance would be baumkuchen, a German delicacy which I am sure you are familiar with. Baked Alaska and pâté feuilletée are also some of my talents. Naturally most of these dishes cannot be prepared on a whim and do require a good amount of preparation time.

I believe I have all the qualities required to become a Sous chef, including the team management and crisis handling abilities which are often overlooked parts of this career path. My educational qualifications include a degree in ‘Culinary Arts’ from St Albus College, Ravenna. For further information regarding my academic background my CV is attached.

I do look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Doupain

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IELTS Speaking: Music related discussion questions

IELTS Speaking: Music related discussion questions
Let’s talk about music in the world

Why is pop music so popular globally?

In my view, catchy hooks and sing-along lyrics are the two main characteristics which have made pop music so popular worldwide. Some talented pop stars who perform in bands like K Pop, BTS and many more have redefined this genre. They’ve taken pop music to a new height.

Which do you prefer: traditional music from your country or classical music from abroad?

I find traditional Indian music more appealing than foreign classical music. It’s mainly because of the fact that I’ve never had a chance to listen to classical music from abroad.

How do different kinds of music affect the way people feel?

Every genre of music has its own benefits. If I talk about rap and pop, the catchy hooks, narratives and beats make people feel energetic. Classical music, on the other hand, is more soothing, relaxing and calming.  Heavy metal has a different effect. It creates a strong sense of identity in its listeners.

What is the best music to listen to while studying?

In my view, the best music one can listen to while studying is classical as it is soothing and can help improve your concentration.

Changes in music

What are the main differences between music today and that of previous decades?

In the past, lyrics used to be meaningful. A singer had to train hard for years to become popular. The voice of the singer had a defining effect on the success of a song. The background music was minimal. But, now, everything has changed. In most of the songs, lyrics have no meaning at all. No formal training is required to become a professional singer. Most songs rely on sound effects and orchestral backing.

What contributes to the success of modern singers or bands: their music, or their appearance and image? Why do you think so?

It’s a tricky question. In my opinion, modern singers and bands owe their success to all the factors which you just mentioned. Poor quality music can’t attract listeners, it can just work for some time, but in the long run one has to perform. The same argument applies to the looks and image of singers. People follow their favourite stars and wish to be like them. Major changes in the appearance of a star or any wrongdoing can affect the fans.

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