Electricity is produced from coal # Academic Writing Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The diagram shows how electricity is produced from coal.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

electricity is produced from coal


The diagram illustrates the process of generating electricity from coal.

In the first stage, coal is sent to a pulveriser through a conveyor belt where it is crushed until it becomes a fine powder. Milled coal is then blown into the combustion chamber of a boiler and is burnt at high temperature. The burning coal produces hot gases and heat energy which convert the water in the boiler into steam.

In the next stage, the pressurized steam is sent into a turbine consisting of propeller-like blades. Since the steam consists of a lot of energy, it exerts pressure on these blades forcing the turbine shaft to rotate at a high speed. One end of this rotating turbine shaft is connected to a generator which generates electricity. Transformers are used to make this electricity usable for household and industrial purposes. After passing through the turbine, the steam is condensed into water in the condenser. After purification, this water is returned to the boiler for reheating.

Overall, the production of electricity from coal appears to be a complex process comprising several stages.

Cue Card # TV Programme

Talk about a TV programme which you like

You should say:

  • The name of the programme
  • What happens in this programme
  • How often you watch it
  • Explain why you like this programme



Sample Answer:

Watching TV is my favourite pastime. Even though I am an adolescent, my preferences still tend to lean towards cartoons and animated shows. Today, I’m going to talk about an animated TV show I love. It is called My Little Pony (MLP). This show is about a pony named Twilight Sparkle who is introduced to us as an exceptionally studious and workaholic character. Along with her friends she goes on to becoming a protector of Equestria through the magic of friendship. As the show only airs on Sundays, I tend to watch it weekly.
The programme is oddly enjoyable due to the fact that it has a deep character study and simply because it is immensely imaginative. It hoists a surprisingly large fandom of mostly males aged 15 and above which is ironic as it was created for girls up to 15. The show is known for its plot twists and humour and especially the breaking of the fifth dimension. Another appealing aspect of the show is its amazing capability of inspiration making the fandom dominate several huge web galleries. As odd as it may sound, the fandom creation of products makes the show even more enticing and debatable. So, as you can guess, I always look forward to a Sunday.




You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The bar graph below shows the net worth of the UK from 2000 to 2010 according to three sectors.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.





The bar chart highlights the variation in the total wealth of the UK according to three different sectors over a decade (2000 -2010).
Between 2000 and 2002, the UK household net wealth remained fairly stable at about £4,500. The figures for both households and government sectors rose consistently in the following years until the economic downturn in 2008. In that year, the net worth of UK households dropped to about £6,000 billion, a significant decrease of approximately £800 billion compared with 2007. Interestingly, UK households wealth recovered in the next two years but the government’s net worth went into negative figures in 2010. It is important to note that throughout the given period the government’s wealth was comparatively much lower than that of the households.
Looking at the total wealth of the UK between 2000 and 2010, the figures were on a par with that of UK households. In six of the ten years represented in the chart, UK households were worth approximately 5% to 10% more than the UK total. For just under a third of this period, in the years 2002 to 2004, the UK total was equal to or greater than the total worth of UK households. Although, the net worth of business in the country improved from 2000 to 2002, this trend did not last and began to worsen again only a year later. From 2005 to 2007, although the rest of the country experienced continued growth, the wealth of business returned to the 2000 levels.
Overall, the total wealth of UK households and the government sector followed an upward trend in the given time period except in 2008. Surprisingly, the business sector remained the least growing section of the UK economy.

IELTS Cue Card # Talk about any law in your country

IELTS Cue Card: Talk about any law in your country 


You should say:
• What is the law?
• Why is it important?
• When was it implemented?
• Explain what steps have been taken to implement it.


IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer:

In my view, when it comes to effective administration in a large democratic country like India, the legislature needs strict laws. But, it should be taken into consideration that the government should not take away the rights and freedom enjoyed by its citizens. For this, the Indian constitution provides a powerful law. Today, I will be talking about a law which comes under the article 32 of the Indian constitution.
According to this law, any citizen of India can move to the supreme court directly if he finds any of his fundamental right unprotected and the apex court can issue a writ in that case. This law is also called the heart and soul of the Indian constitution.
This law has an immense importance. It not only acts as a safeguard of the fundamental rights of the Indian citizens but acts as a watchdog on the government. It applies reasonable restrictions on the ruling party and its wilful working style. In short, it provides a provision that the parliament cannot override the constitution in any case.
This law was implemented with the commencement of the Indian constitution on 26th January 1950. Interestingly, various judgements have been made in favour of this law since then. To be honest, I am not aware of any steps that have been taken to implement it.

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