People often believe that musicians, sports stars and artists are born not made.

IELTS Writing task 2. You should spend 40 minutes on this task. Write at least 250 words. Write about the following topic:

People often believe that great musicians, sports stars and artists are born not made. Do you agree that we are born with much of our ability, or are there other factors that can make us good sports people or musicians?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.

Sample Answer

What makes great artists, musicians, writers, or athletes: Nature or Nurture? This question has intrigued philosophers and scientists for centuries. I personally think that factors like family and environment play a decisive role in one’s life and successful career. Nevertheless, some natural talent is required to excel in areas such as sport, art or music.
Let us first look at how an innate ability in art or music or sport can make a difference. Certainly, it differentiates a person who has learned to play a sport or an instrument from someone who has mastered that skill. In other words, natural talent wins over a learned technique. It allows gifted people to reach a level which their hard-working counterparts can never manage. Also, learning that extra element is almost impossible, no matter how hard someone practices or how good the teachers are.
However, natural talent is an internal factor that can contribute to someone’s success. There are numerous external factors such as family, environment, experiences and training etc. which have their own significance. Good musicians, exceptional sports starts or other successful people are not made in one day. Years of hard work, family support, training and devotion make them what they are. Composer Beethoven and tennis legend Roger Federer are the telling examples.
To sum up, nature and nurture are inseparable. Inherited talents can affect our ability to reach the top level in certain professions. However, people can acquire skills and achieve their goals if they live in a conducive environment.

 

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IELTS Essay # The quality of life in the cities is worsening

IELTS Essay, The quality of life in the cities is worsening

In many countries, the quality of life in the large cities is worsening. What possibly can cause this problem? What measures can be taken to resolve it?

Sample Answer

Many cities across the globe are witnessing a decline in the quality of life. This essay will look at the reasons behind this and give some possible measures to overcome the problems of city dwellers.

Firstly, an ever increasing population and migration of people from rural to urban areas have caused congestion. This has led to growth in the numbers of slums in some areas. Slums as we know do not have any basic facilities like hospitals, sanitation, clean drinking water and are a hotbed of diseases. As a result of living in unhygienic conditions, not only people in slums suffer from serious health problems but also aid the cause of spreading flu and other viruses. Secondly, hectic schedule and excessive workload also hamper the quality of life. To explain it further, extended working hours, long commuting time leave urbanites with hardly ever time to involve in recreational activities which are indispensable to ensure the wellbeing of human beings. As a consequence, there has been a sharp rise in the prevalence of psychiatric problems among people in large cities.

To look at the possible measures, the government should develop affordable accommodation facilities to accommodate an ever-growing number of city dwellers. There should be strict restrictions on building of slums and stern action need to taken against offenders. In order to control the influx of rural migrants, the government should focus on the development of the countryside. Gyms and recreational facilities like parks, gardens and yoga centres etc should also be constructed by the government and there should be no charge to use them. Moreover, positives of good health should be highlighted, asking people to follow a balanced life.

To conclude, unfettered growth of population, stressful lifestyle and lack of basic facilities in certain areas have made the life worse in cities. Undoubtedly, if this situation is to be improved, effective measures have to be taken.

 

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IELTS Letter : Applying for a job and need a letter of reference

IELTS Letter : Applying for a job and need a letter of reference

You are applying for a job and need a letter of reference from someone who knew you when you were at school.
Write a letter to one of your old teachers asking for a reference. In your letter:

  • Say what job you have applied for
  • Explain why you want this job
  • Suggest what information the teacher should include

Write at least 150 words.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear __________

Sample Answer

Dear Mrs Thompson,
Hope you are well and healthy. I have been thinking of writing for a long time but could not due to a hectic schedule.
I have recently applied for the job of an English teacher in Thailand. As you may be aware I am very fond of teaching and I always considered it my passion. Having completed my graduation, I came across this opportunity and applied for it at that very moment.
I had a Skype interview as it was not possible for me to travel all the way to Thailand just for an interview. However, it went very well and I was offered the position. Will you be kind enough to write me a reference letter for this job? Please can you include information in relation to my character, behavior and trustworthiness.
Teaching is something that I always wanted to do and I always look up to you as a role model and I’ll like to teach in the same manner as you. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It will not only give me a chance to pave my way in the world of teaching but also enable me to learn about new cultures and tradition. Lastly, can you please mail me the letter within 10 days as I need to post it to Bangkok.

Thanking you in advance and looking forward to hear from you.

Yours sincerely
Shashi tharoor

 

 

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Cue Card : Natural disaster in your area.

IELTS Cue Card: Talk about a natural disaster in your area.
  • Talk about a natural disaster in your area.
  • What was it?
  • What happened?

What did you experience?

Sample Answer

The number of natural disasters have risen quite dramatically in the 21st century. Humans have caused harm in every aspect to this planet and it is fair to say that we are seeing its implications now. Luckily, growing up witnessing a natural disaster was a rare occurrence but nowadays it is a very common phenomenon.
I’d like to talk about the recent Uttrakhand floods which had detrimental effects in my state. After witnessing scorching heat, people were happy that monsoon was finally here. Little did they know that this monsoon will have a devastating impact on their lives. Initially torrential rains and winds started blowing which were followed by thunder and lightning. Smiles turned into concerns and it was quite evident that it was the start of something bad.
Rains and that too lots of it. It didn’t stop for days and even though I live in a valley and we were accustomed to rains and winds but this looked like nothing of the monsoon that’d bring a smile on our face. Up until that year we had never seen drainage issues but water started clogging up and seasonal rivers began to swallow. The cloud bursts made it even worse and the incessant rains was just aiding the cause of a potential disaster. Emergency services were on their toes and within a few days half the town was submerged. Many people lost their lives in these floods. We are still experiencing the aftermath of that incident up until now.
Luckily, my house is a bit far away from the river so we didn’t witness any damage as such but many were affected badly and needed urgent help. As they saying goes “you need to be in it to see it”. The entire experience was scary and we couldn’t go out of the house for 3 days. No electricity and emergency messages being played on the radio, it felt like I was in the middle of a war zone. Once the rains stopped, people started rescuing those who were left stranded. Help arrived from different parts of the country and many housing redevelopment efforts are still going on.

 

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