WRITING TASK 1 #Global and regional adult literacy rates

WRITING TASK 1 #Global and regional adult literacy rates

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The table shows the estimated global and regional adult literacy rates in 2016.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

  Total Male Female
World 86 90 83
Europe and North America 99 99 99
Eastern and South-Eastern Asia 96 97 94
Latin America and the Caribbean 94 94 93
North Africa and Western Asia 81 86 74
Southern Asia 72 80 63
Sub-Sahara Africa 65 72 57

Data source: Unesco Institute for Statistics

 

Sample Answer

The table compares literacy rates for men and women in Europe and different regions of America, Asia and Africa in the year 2106. The world’s average literacy figures for both the genders are also included.

Overall, what stands out from the table is that there were clear regional differences in the number of literate people. Europe and North America observed the highest literacy rates while the figures were considerably lower in both Southern Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa.

Looking at the details, 86% of the world’s population was able to read and write in 2016, but males outnumbered females (90% versus 83%). Regionally, Europe and North America topped the list with 99% literacy for both men and women. Eastern and South-Eastern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean were at the second and third positions respectively. Their literacy rates were 96% and 94%. Notably, the figures for both men and women were almost the same in these regions.

In the other listed regions, there were significant differences in literacy rates for both the genders. In Sub-Sahara Africa only 57% females were able to read and write, whereas the figure for Western Asian women was 17% higher. Gender disparity was prevalent in Southern Asia as well. (203 Words.)

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IELTS Essay Sample Questions # Animal Abuse

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Some people say it is okay to use animals for our benefit while others believe it is not right to exploit them.
Discuss both the point of views and give your opinion.
You should write at least 250 words.

SAMPLE ANSWER

Over a period of two centuries, we have advanced exponentially in the area of medicine. From cancer to tuberculosis, we have almost cured everything with the help of animals. Although some people believe that it must be illegal to use animals for the testing of drugs, others argue that it is for the benefit of humanity.

The major medical treatments have been made possible through animal testing including cancer and HIV. Testing new drugs often has several side effects, sometimes even causing death. Considering this, it could be very strenuous to get human volunteers for testing, hence hampering the progress. Secondly, we as humans share similarities with animals. Testing drugs on any other species would not give the expected results.

However, with animals being used for testing, countless animals are experimented on and then killed after their use. Others are injured and have to live their remaining life in captivity. Even more, often many drugs never see the light of public use. Most animal activists stand against the death of innocent animals because many times the tests fail without any positive outcome. In addition, animal testing often costs an enormous amount of money as animals must be fed, housed and cared for testing.

Overall, in my opinion, each animal is an integral part of our Earth’s ecosystem. The ongoing experimentation on animals can have devastating implications in the long rung. Keeping in mind that many animal species are becoming endangered, this issue deserves immediate attention. We should start looking for alternatives of testing drugs on animals.

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IELTS Essay# Checking Health related problems on the Internet

IELTS Essay Checking Health related problems on the Internet

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Write on the following topic:
Recent research has shown a spike in people checking their health related problems on the internet rather than relying on authorised practitioners. What are the reasons behind this trend? Is this a positive or negative development?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.

Sameple Answer:

The fact that we can have any and all of our queries solved by 5 different sources, sitting in the comfort of our own home and a few clicks away is a great boon for today’s generations. While it is unlikely for us to own entire encyclopaedic medical text books in our home we can easily find the same online and in abundance with personal experience, advice and more included. This rising self-diagnosis trend does not surprise myself in the least.
While most of these diagnosis websites are officially monitored, written and controlled by medical authorities there are still an abundance of fake, well-meaning but ill advisory sources out there.
Common advice dictates that one should consult the doctor before and after checking their problems on the internet when serious illnesses are concerned. However where seasonal and home treatable ailments are concerned such as common colds, fevers, headaches, coughs, minor allergies etc. it is okay to refer to online help exclusively. Another reason for today’s help choices would be the relative isolation we generally find ourselves in. We no longer live in a tightly bound social fabric, but rather in a loose distant and independent web.
This trend can be taken as a positive substitute for advice from relatives, friends and neighbours, although as it is while we would be better off under the care of nurses we simply choose to treat ourselves may it be for the expenses or the unwillingness to miss out on official work. There is also the added benefit of being able to order your medication online, even when your neighbouring pharmacy may be all out of stock.
The only possible drawbacks of this phenomenon would be reliance on amature advice and not checking the same with official sources, but even in the real world we do run the risk of being scammed, at least online we ourselves would be to blame for not double checking.
So to conclude I would say as general consensus stands this is a positive development considering how society and its expectations are changing, how online diagnosis not only saves our money, time and energy but also provides us with advice, feedback and personal experience from individuals going through the very same thing we may be experiencing. (Note:Overlimit 377 Words.)

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IELTS ESSAY : Is Learning a foreign language at primary school beneficial ?

Writing Task 2 : IELTS ESSAY : Is Learning a foreign language at primary school beneficial ?

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Some experts believe that it is better for children to begin learning a foreign language at primary schools rather than secondary school.
Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer :

Some educationists believe that it is preferable for kids to start learning a foreign language at an early age rather than secondary school. This essay will consider both the views and define why taking a top priority of studying a alien language at primary school is enormously helpful with examples.

First and foremost, mixture of languages is a major downfall when young ones are encouraged to take up a second language at school. As the young brain is not completely developed to connect out the rules of languages, there is a great possibility that they will mix words from different dialects. Its often observed that children in secondary schools can address the given problem, as opposed to youths in primary schools. Secondly, academic achievements are often affected because mastering a new language, which typically includes complicated vocabularies and terminologies, forces the children from secondary school to devote more time on it than the main stream subjects.Children fancy learning an overseas language .So kids are found to pick up phrases and words of different languages promptly while having fun. This accounts for children being better at primary school as opposed to secondary school in learning a new language.

In conclusion, in my opinion with the consideration of positives being incredibly comfortable and more attractive they eclipse the discussed inconveniences.

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