IELTS Cue Card – A SPORTSPERSON YOU ADMIRE

IELTS Cue Card – A SPORTSPERSON YOU ADMIRE

Each one of us has at least one favorite sport or game which we like to play ourselves or follow on different media. There are many sports channels on TV and sites on the internet which enable us to watch different matches and tournaments which take place around the globe. It is obvious that we have our own favorite sports star whom we love to see on the field. Let us look at a cue card that asks us to talk about a sportsperson whom we like the most.

Describe a sportsperson that you admire

  • Who is the person?
  • What is his/her achievement?
  • Why do you admire him?
SAMPLE ANSWER

Like majority of my fellow Indians, I love to watch the game of cricket. If I talk of cricket in my country, Sachin Tendulkar is one name which shines like a precious diamond. He was a former captain of the Indian national team and is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all times. Tendulkar started playing the game at the age of eleven and made his test debut against Pakistan at the age of sixteen. He is a record holder by scoring one hundred double centuries and completing more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. He is lovingly called the little master or master blaster by his fans. He is also considered as the god of cricket by his fans and fellow cricketers. The government of India felicitated him with numerous awards and honors such as Arjuna award, Rajiv Gandhi khel Ratna award, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan. He is also the youngest recipient of the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award. Not only is he a great player but a wonderful human being also. He always motivates and supports young players of not just cricket but other sports as well. In the end I’d like to say that we all are extremely proud of Sachin Tendulkar and wish that all the young players continue to gain inspiration from this great personality.

 

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IELTS Essay # Migration from rural areas

IELTS Essay, Migration from rural areas

Many countries today are experiencing high levels of migration from rural areas to cities. What are the causes of this trend, and what effects does it have on the existing city dwellers? Give reasons for your answer, and provide ideas and examples from your own experience.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this question. You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer

Migration from countryside to cities is growing at a very rapid pace. Various countries are experiencing this pattern today. In this essay, I will discuss the reasons as to why this happens and the effects it has on the inhabitants of the cities.
On one hand, the main cause of this is unemployment. Rural areas experience slow growth as compared to cities due to their remote locations and lack of basic infrastructure. There are several parts in my country, India that still have dirt roads and no electricity. Without basic facilities in place, it is very difficult for companies to come up and set factories and offices there. Moreover, majority of the people in countryside are engaged in farming. With modernisation of farming techniques and less dependency on manual labour, most of the people have lost their livelihoods leaving them with no choice but to flock towards cities.
Regarding the effects felt by urban residents, perhaps the biggest problem is overpopulation. Cities nowadays have become big concrete jungles where only a certain amount of people can fit in. It increases the burden on already over laden infrastructure. Local transports suffer exponentially and the number of vehicles on the roads increases rapidly, having detrimental effects on the environment. Accommodation becomes expensive as well as property markets skyrocket leading to hardships for people as many may never be able to buy houses in their lifetime.
To sum up, poverty and unemployment are the main reasons as to why people move from rural areas to cities. To overcome this issue, government should allocate a certain amount of funds from the budget for development of rural areas. Effective laws should also be put in place to regulate accommodation prices and city dwellers can be more welcoming towards people from the countryside. (297 Words)

 

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IELTS Essay AGREE/DISAGREE # Face-to-face Communication

IELTS Essay Agree / Disagree # Face-to-face Communication

Write 250 words on the following topic, give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication such as letters, email, or telephone calls.
How far you agree or disagree with this statement?

Sample Answer

In this day and age, the way people interact and communicate with each other is greatly influenced by technology. The technological developments in the last few decades have opened gates to a plethora of wireless electronic devices which enable us to be in touch with people around the globe. However, the lack of direct interaction which these modern modes offer, make some people question their effectiveness. I personally believe that although it is undeniably true that letters, emails and telephonic conversations have shrunk the world, they cannot replace the personal touch that face-to-face interaction offers.
The first point to consider is that globalization has been made possible through the modern communication methods. One can easily contact and speak to a friend, relative, business partner, etc sitting at the other end of the world. The time zones and boundaries no longer exist with facilities like messenger services and emails. Certainly, this was not possible in the past when people only relied on personal meetings, especially with those located at far off places. Getting to meet people in other countries meant months of waiting and huge expenditure before one could actually travel to those locations.
While on the other hand, interaction in person provides an opportunity to express your true emotions and warmth which mails and phone calls lack. Not only do face-to-face meetings provide a glimpse of important personality cues like body language but also guide immensely to judge a person through his/her gestures and moves. What’s more, a personal meeting has a long lasting impression on the mind making the individual unforgettable for days to come. An actual meeting with a loved one gives so much of joy that a chat on the phone can never replace.
All in all, modern electronic modes have played a vital role in globalization bridging the gap between different corners of the world. Not only they have they boosted international business but also strengthened relationships. Nevertheless, these methods, in my personal opinion cannot replace the traditional face-to-face meetings which still have an edge due to their personal touch and warmth. (346 Words)

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IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions #Dictionary

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions #Dictionary, IELTSBAND7 DEHRADUN
Q1:Do you often use a dictionary?
ANS:Even though I am a big fan of the English lexicon, it has been a long while since I used the dictionary. I remember having one during school time and using one on quite regular basis during college years, especially the last semester when I had to write my dissertation. Once in a blue moon I come across a new word that I struggle to find the meaning and then in that moment I turn towards my old friend for some help and to find the meaning of that particular word.

Q2:Do you prefer to use an electronic dictionary or a dictionary made out of paper?
ANS:In this digital age where all the facilities are available on the touch screen of your Smartphone that provides you wealth of information it’s quite hard to overlook these benefits. I used to own an oxford paper dictionary at school times, I lost it after my college days and with the ease of using digital media and thanks to search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing etc it has become so much convenient and easy to get meaning of any word in any language not only in English that the thought of buying a dictionary never crossed my mind.

Q3:If someone gave you a dictionary as a gift, how would you feel?
ANS:I’d love to own a dictionary again. I’d be over the moon if one fine day someone gifts me a dictionary. There are some things that feel right the old school way and getting a dictionary as a gift would make me feel ecstatic. I have recently joined an institute as an English teacher and having a dictionary in my bag will make me ready to simplify any word in the English language on that very moment. As I take a cab back home from the institute which is around ten miles from my place so I can use that time to learn some new words.

Q4:Do you think it would be interesting to write a dictionary?
ANS:It will be wonderful to write one. The joy of simplifying difficult and complex words that even some native speaker might not know of will be quite a challenging and daunting task but at the same time one that will take my interest in the English language to the next level. It will also test my knowledge of the language and challenge me to get one on the previous versions as with every new edition new words are added and some of the previous words are explained with a better understanding. It will be a lot more than just interesting as seeing my name on the back of either Oxford or Cambridge official dictionary.

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