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193. IELTS 6 Mixed Charts | Global Water Use by Sector
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22/05/2022 • 5 minutes 12 seconds
192. IELTS 15 General Training | What Problems Can Lack of Sleep Cause? What Can Be Done About It?
Nowadays many people complain that they have difficulties getting enough sleep. What problems can lack of sleep cause? What can be done about lack of sleep? Sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/nowadays-many-people-complain-that-they-have-difficulties-getting-enough-sleep/
13/05/2022 • 5 minutes 10 seconds
191. IELTS 7 Bar Graph | Average House Prices in Five Cities Between 1990 and 2002 Compared With 1989
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03/05/2022 • 9 minutes 37 seconds
190. IELTS 15 General Training | Why Are Crime Shows So Popular?
In many countries today, crime novels and TV crime dramas are becoming more and more popular. Why do you think these books and TV shows are so popular? What is your opinion of crime fiction and TV crime dramas? Sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/in-many-countries-today-crime-novels/
21/04/2022 • 4 minutes 45 seconds
189. IELTS 6 Bar Charts | USA Marriage and Divorce Rates
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14/04/2022 • 6 minutes 6 seconds
188. IELTS 8 | Weight, Health and Fitness
In some countries the average weight of people is increasing and their levels of health and fitness are decreasing. What do you think are the causes of these problems and what measures could be taken to solve them? Sample essay (new version): https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/in-some-countries-the-average-weight-of-people-is-increasing/
09/04/2022 • 4 minutes 48 seconds
187. IELTS 6 Process Diagram | Life Cycle of the Silkworm
The diagrams below show the life cycle of the silkworm and the stages in the production of silk cloth. Sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/the-diagrams-below-show-the-life-cycle-of-the-silkworm/
02/04/2022 • 4 minutes 26 seconds
186. IELTS 6 | Follow Local Customs and Behavior vs Welcome Cultural Differences
Some people believe that visitors to other countries should follow local customs and behavior. Others disagree and think that the host country should welcome cultural differences. Discuss both these views and give your opinion. Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/some-people-believe-that-visitors-to-other-countries/
24/03/2022 • 5 minutes 10 seconds
185. IELTS 6 | Doing the Same Things vs Change
Some people prefer to spend their lives doing the same things and avoiding change. Others, however, think that change is always a good thing. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. live within the status quo stagnant a shift in direction Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/some-people-prefer-to-spend-their-lives-doing-the-same-things/
18/03/2022 • 6 minutes 3 seconds
184. IELTS 16 General Training | Best Time to Live
Some people say that now is the best time in history to be living. What is your opinion about this? What other time in history would be interesting to live in. the best time of all the best of all times postwar America the post-World War II era in the U.S Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/some-people-say-that-now-is-the-best-time-in-history-to-be-living/
10/03/2022 • 5 minutes 16 seconds
183. IELTS 7 | Fixed Punishments Vs Judging Each Crime Individually
Some people believe that there should be fixed punishments for each type of crime. Others, however, argue that the circumstances of an individual crime, and the motivation for committing it, should always be taken into account when deciding on the punishment. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. offenses of the same type offenses in the same category a one-size-fits-all justice system to judge each crime individually to judge each crime by the circumstances to disclose knowingly workplace confidentiality misdeeds Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/some-people-believe-that-there-should-be-fixed-punishments-for-each-type-of-crime/
19/02/2022 • 5 minutes 48 seconds
182. IELTS 7 Table | National Consumer Expenditure by Category
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08/02/2022 • 2 minutes 6 seconds
181. IELTS 7 | Talent Vs Education
It is generally believed that some people are born with certain talents, for instance for sport or music, and others are not. However, it is sometimes claimed that any child can be taught to become a good sports person or musician. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. innate/inborn/native ability conventional wisdom inherit torso attain a body type Sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/it-is-generally-believed-that-some-people-are-born-with-certain-talents/
03/02/2022 • 3 minutes 52 seconds
180. IELTS 9 Line Graph | U.S. Energy Consumption by Fuel
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25/01/2022 • 6 minutes 20 seconds
179. IELTS 7 | How Realistic Is the Expectation of Job Satisfaction for All Workers?
As most people spend a major part of their adult life at work, job satisfaction is an important element of individual wellbeing. What factors contribute to job satisfaction? How realistic is the expectation of job satisfaction for all workers? satisfied/satisfying/fulfilled/fulfillment to coincide with to reskill Sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/as-most-people-spend-a-major-part-of-their-adult-life-at-work/
18/01/2022 • 4 minutes 13 seconds
178. IELTS 8 Process Diagram | Cement and Concrete Production
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11/01/2022 • 6 minutes 19 seconds
176. IELTS 8 Pie Charts | Annual Spending by a UK School
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28/12/2021 • 3 minutes 57 seconds
175. IELTS 8 | Is Increasing the Price of Petrol the Best Way to Solve Growing Traffic and Pollution Problems?
Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think might be effective? to raise/hike the price fuel prices politically feasible to impose/introduce/set high workplace parking fees/charges Sample Essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/increasing-the-price-of-petrol/
23/12/2021 • 4 minutes 33 seconds
174. Writing Task 1 Mixed Charts |Causes of worldwide land degradation
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14/12/2021 • 4 minutes 55 seconds
173. Should Universities Provide the Knowledge Needed in the Workplace or Give Access to Knowledge for Its Own Sake?
Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. Others think that the true function of a university should be to give access to knowledge for its own sake, regardless of whether the course is useful to an employer. What, in your opinion, should be the function of a university? Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/some-people-think-that-universities-should-provide-graduates/
07/12/2021 • 5 minutes 42 seconds
172. IELTS 16 General Training | Why Do Some People Spend Most of Their Lives Living Close to Where They Were Born?
Some people spend most of their lives living close to where they were born. What might be the reasons for this? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/some-people-spend-most-of-their-lives-living-close-to-where-they-were-born/
29/11/2021 • 4 minutes 36 seconds
171. IELTS 16 General Training | What Damage Does Plastic Do to the Environment?
Plastic bags, plastic bottles and plastic packaging are bad for the environment. What damage does plastic do to the environment? What can be done by governments and individuals to solve this problem? Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/plastic-bags-plastic-bottles-and-plastic-packaging-are-bad-for-the-environment/
22/11/2021 • 4 minutes 56 seconds
170. IELTS 16 General Training | Trying New Things vs Staying the Same
Some people like to try new things, for example, places to visit and types of food. Other people prefer to keep doing things they are familiar with. Discuss both these attitudes and give your own opinion. Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/some-people-like-to-try-new-things/
15/11/2021 • 4 minutes 15 seconds
169. In What Ways Has Technology Affected the Types of Relationships People Make?
Nowadays the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology. In what ways has technology affected the types of relationships people make? Has this become a positive or negative development? online relationships Internet relationships cyber relationships cyberspace relationships give rise to reside constrained by geographical distance immediate circle by looked down on by
08/11/2021 • 3 minutes 46 seconds
168. Bar Graph | UK Telephone Calls by Category
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01/11/2021 • 3 minutes 38 seconds
167. Is the Loss of a Language Important?
Every year several languages die out. Some people think that this is not important because life will be easier if there are fewer languages in the world. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? a number of become extinct is lost the death of a language the loss of a language the extinction of a language isolated tribes tribal people from scratch to build on something <span style="font-weight: 400;"
26/10/2021 • 4 minutes 58 seconds
166. Life Cycle of Salmon
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20/10/2021 • 2 minutes 11 seconds
165. Is It a Positive Development That Countries Are Becoming More and More Similar?
Countries are becoming more and more similar because people are able to buy the same products anywhere in the world. Do you think this is a positive or negative development? similar->similarities cultural loss cultural diversity diverse clothing such as saris and dhotis western fashions longstanding values Thai cuisine authentic to have a taste of Read the sample essa
16/10/2021 • 4 minutes 38 seconds
164. How to Answer a Map Question When There Is No North Indicator
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10/10/2021 • 3 minutes 1 second
163. Is Building More Sports Facilities the Best Way to Increase Public Health?
Some people say that the best way to improve public health is by increasing the number of sports facilities. Others, however, say that this would have little effect on public health and that other measures are required. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. facilities ≠ amenities make much difference do little to a twenty-piece box of Chicken McNuggets Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/improve-public-health/
04/10/2021 • 5 minutes 41 seconds
162. Cambridge IELTS 12 Process Question | Geothermal Power Plant
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29/09/2021 • 3 minutes 19 seconds
161. Building New High-Speed Rail vs Improving Existing Public Transport
In a number of countries, some people think it is necessary to spend large sums of money on constructing new railway lines for very fast trains between cities. Others believe the money should be spent on improving existing public transport. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. high-speed rail high-speed rail projects high-speed rail networks bullet trains public transport systems that already exist go toward inject money into routes Read the sample essay here: https
23/09/2021 • 5 minutes 29 seconds
160. Social and Practical Problems of Living in a Foreign Country
Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language can cause serious social problems, as well as practical problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? a basic grasp/command of their language the rudiments of their language to hold conversations something is of interest to someone be critical of someone or something bus stop signs to bargain with someone street vendors Read the sample essay here: https:/
16/09/2021 • 4 minutes 4 seconds
159. Cambridge IELTS 14 Process Question | Hydroelectric Power Station
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10/09/2021 • 1 minute 25 seconds
158. Cambridge IELTS 15 Process Question | Producing Instant Noodles
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01/09/2021 • 1 minute 24 seconds
157. Cambridge IELTS 16 | Why Do People Research the History of Their Home?
In some countries, more and more people are becoming interested in finding out about the history of the house or building they live in. What are the reasons for this? How can people research this? trace/research/explore/investigate the history of their homes out of interest out of curiosity tear down uncommon treasures surviving buildings concrete residential buildings look alike uncover intriguing stories Read the sample e
25/08/2021 • 4 minutes 48 seconds
156. Cambridge IELTS 16 | Should Sugary Products Be Made More Expensive?
Many manufactured food and drink products contain high levels of sugar, which causes many health problems. Sugar products should be made more expensive to encourage people to consume less sugar. Do you agree or disagree? processed foods and drinks high-sugar products sugar-packed products sugar-sweetened foods and beverages be packed with to offer/supply free refills on sodas to implement a 20% tax on high consumers a can of strawberry-flavored beverage to
18/08/2021 • 4 minutes 39 seconds
155. Cambridge IELTS 16 Process Question | How Plastic Bottles Are Recycled
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09/08/2021 • 1 minute 29 seconds
154. Cambridge IELTS 16 | Do the Advantages of Driverless Vehicles Outweigh the Disadvantages?
In the future all cars, buses and trucks will be driverless. The only people travelling inside these vehicles will be passengers. Do you think the advantages of driverless vehicles outweigh the disadvantages? self-driving cars autonomous cars employment losses job losses truckers delivery couriers be made redundant to reskill to reduce operating expenses</
03/08/2021 • 4 minutes 32 seconds
153. Cambridge IELTS 16 | Why Do Businesses Emphasize Their Products Are New in Some Way?
In their advertising, businesses nowadays usually emphasise that their products are new in some way. Why is this? Do you think it is a positive or negative development? promote the idea that… novel new features newness to beat their competitors to stay ahead of their competitors to stand out from the competition to grab attention cross-app tracking <span style="font-weigh
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22/07/2021 • 4 minutes 35 seconds
151. Cambridge IELTS 16 Process Question | How Sugar Is Produced From Sugar Cane
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18/07/2021 • 1 minute 21 seconds
150. Cambridge IELTS 16 Line Graphs | Electrical Appliance Ownership
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14/07/2021 • 4 minutes 28 seconds
149. Do the High Sales of Popular Consumer Goods Reflect the Power of Advertising or the Real Needs of Society?
Today, the high sales of popular consumer goods reflect the power of advertising and not the real needs of the society in which they are sold. To what extent do you agree or disagree? to trick someone into believing to depict Gillette a clean-shaven man to get more out of life Gillette razors targeted advertising to increase/heighten/intensify the desire to buy to scroll through their Facebook feeds to contain themselves <span st
11/07/2021 • 3 minutes 56 seconds
148. Should Universities Focus On Employment Skills or Academic Study?
Some people believe that universities should focus on employment skills for the future. Others think that they should focus on academic study only. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. higher education tertiary education skills for future employment to prepare students for work bring new ideas to reality find a cure for AIDS a higher return on their investments take on loans Read
05/07/2021 • 4 minutes 18 seconds
147. Why Do Some People Work Harder Than Others?
In education and employment, some people work harder than others. Why do some people work harder? Is it always a good thing to work hard? put in more effort inequality disparities equal perceive competent equivalent skills climb the corporate ladder privileged children academic qualifications scholarship standards <span style="font-weig
30/06/2021 • 3 minutes 54 seconds
146. Advertising’s Positive Economic Effects VS Negative Social Effects
Some people say that advertising has positive economic effects. Others think that it has negative social effects because it makes people feel dissatisfied with who they are and what they have. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. identities and possessions adverse emotionally vulnerable a poor sense of self-worth play upon lingerie manufacturers Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/some-people-say-that-advertising-has-positive-economic-effects/
24/06/2021 • 4 minutes 31 seconds
145. Does Influence From Outside the Home Plays a Bigger Part in a Child’s Development Than the Family?
The family has a great influence on children’s development, but influence from outside the home plays a bigger part in children’s lives. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? family influence external influence to reflect reflection to mirror to reprimand choose a path they want to take in life Read the sample essay here:https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/family-has-a-great-influence-on-childrens-development/
18/06/2021 • 4 minutes 20 seconds
144. Who Should Teach Children How To Be Good Members of Society?
Some people think that parents should teach children how to be good members of society. Others, however, believe that school is the place to learn this. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. to reciprocate bulliers to feel overwhelmed by Children’s behavior mirrors that of their parents. Children’s behavior is a reflection of their upbringing. to come naturally to to pick up on preferable Read the sample essay here: https://ww
13/06/2021 • 4 minutes 24 seconds
143. Is Making Drivers Take a Test Every Year the Best Way To Improve Road Safety?
Some people think that the best way to improve road safety is to make vehicle drivers take a test every year. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? annually/annual/yearly to enforce/implement an annual testing program traffic accidents traffic incidents driving incidents visibility slippery speedy delivery Amazon Flex fulfil
09/06/2021 • 4 minutes 23 seconds
142. Should Unpaid Community Service Be Compulsory in High Schools?
Some people believe that unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high school prorəʊgrammes (for example working for a charity, improving the neighbourhood or teaching sports to younger children). To what extent do you agree or disagree? to volunteer to give back to their communities to serve their communities to work for a local nonprofit be made mandatory inferior to worthy individuals <p
04/06/2021 • 4 minutes 14 seconds
141. Should Important Information Be Shared Freely?
Some people believe that it is good to share as much information as possible in scientific research, business and the academic world. Others believe that some information is too important or too valuable to be shared freely. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. scientific research, business and the academic world=the scientific, business and academic worlds to increase transparency to make important information freely available to share valuable data without any restriction the U.S. biotechnology company Moderna mRNA Covid-19 technology scenario
31/05/2021 • 5 minutes 29 seconds
140. Is It Good for Children To Begin Learning a Foreign Language at Primary School?
Some experts believe that it is better for children to begin learning a foreign language at primary school rather than secondary school. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages? another language a second language a new language to acquire a foreign language primary level primary school-aged children young pupils counterparts at secondary school <span style="font-weight: 400
26/05/2021 • 4 minutes 46 seconds
139. Governments Should Spend Money on Railways Rather Than Roads. Agree or Disagree?
Governments should spend money on railways rather than roads. Do you agree or disagree? subways high-speed rail tram lines amount to <span style="font-weight: 4
19/05/2021 • 5 minutes 12 seconds
138. Map | an Island Before and After Development
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15/05/2021 • 3 minutes 34 seconds
137. Why Do People Still Go Hungry Despite Advances in Agriculture?
In spite of the advances made in agriculture, many people around the world still go hungry. Why is this the case? What can be done about this problem? face hunger suffer starvation people are starving culprit (food) output Read the whole sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/go-hungry/
11/05/2021 • 3 minutes 37 seconds
136. Map | Layout of a University Sports Center
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08/05/2021 • 3 minutes 21 seconds
135. Loss of Particular Plant and Animal Species vs Other Environmental Problems
Some people say that the main environmental problem of our time is the loss of particular species of plants and animals. Others say that there are more important environmental problems. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. certain plant and animal species extinction to become extinct to die out to cease to exist environmental issues we confront today environmental challenges we face today rising global temperatures tear down causal relationship an imbalanced ecosystem to keep the ecosystem in balance to upset /disrupt the balance of the ecosystem primary predator<
05/05/2021 • 5 minutes 12 seconds
134. Task 1 | Rail Transport in Four Countries
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02/05/2021 • 3 minutes 31 seconds
133. Subjects You Like vs Subjects That Will Be Useful In the Future
Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. subjects they have a passion for subjects they are passionate about subjects they are interested in disciplines scientific and technological subjects take on loans tech giants pay off their debts
27/04/2021 • 5 minutes 32 seconds
132. Map | Road Access to a City Hospital
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25/04/2021 • 1 minute 8 seconds
131. Charging For Admission to Museums
Many museums charge for admission while others are free. Do you think the advantages of charging people for admission to museums outweigh the disadvantages? admission fees /charges entrance fees /charges a paid-admission model a free-admission model to deter to overcrowd to fund the upkeep of their collections collections/works/exhibits high-tech methods to minimize The Whitney Museum o
21/04/2021 • 3 minutes 45 seconds
130. Sales of Coffee and Bananas in Five European Countries
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17/04/2021 • 2 minutes 42 seconds
129. Should Children Be Punished For Their Bad Behavior?
It is important for children to learn the difference between right and wrong at an early age. Punishment is necessary to help them learn this distinction. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? What sort of punishment should parents and teachers be allowed to use to teach good behavior to children? distinguish/tell right from wrong good behavior bad behavior misbehavior to misbehave to discipline children is of great importance be equivalent to</spa
14/04/2021 • 4 minutes 37 seconds
128. Destinations of UK Graduates and Postgraduates
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11/04/2021 • 1 minute 29 seconds
127. Getting News Online
More and more people no longer read newspapers or watch TV programmes to get news. They get their news from the Internet. Is this a positive or negative development? consume/read/watch news traditional media a news source current affairs like-minded people Tesla enthusiasts model in the comments/in the comments section be worth doing electric cars to travel/spread/circulate fast t
06/04/2021 • 4 minutes 14 seconds
126. Frequency of Eating at Fast Food Restaurants
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04/04/2021 • 3 minutes 57 seconds
125. Does Watching TV Make Children Less Creative?
Some people think watching TV and films makes children more creative. Others think that it can actually lower their creativity. Discuss both these views and give your opinion. viewing TV and films TV and film viewing watching TV shows/programs and films to overwhelm someone with something to form a pride to raise cubs in the wild habitats inform someone about/of something current affairs a spaceflight company <span style="font-weigh
30/03/2021 • 4 minutes 42 seconds
124. Sample Essay | Water Use for Different Purposes in Six Areas of the World
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28/03/2021 • 1 minute 33 seconds
123. Are Successful Sports Professionals Overpaid?
Successful sports professionals can earn a great deal more money than people in other important professions. Some people think this is fully justified while others think it is unfair. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. successful sports professionals: top/elite/leading sportspeople sports stars justified: worth deserve create value for/add value to reusable rockets <span styl
24/03/2021 • 3 minutes 59 seconds
122. Electricity Production by Fuel Source
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21/03/2021 • 1 minute 51 seconds
121. Teamwork vs Leadership
Some people believe that good teamwork is what makes companies successful. Others feel that it is more important to have a good leader. Discuss both these views and give your opinion. improve productivity/be more productive work cooperatively different talents set goals/set targets envision the bright future of put effort into warehouse infrastructure delivery network drive someone forward Read the Whole Sample Essay Here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/success-in-business/
17/03/2021 • 4 minutes 55 seconds
120. Sample Essay | Changes in Modes of Travel
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14/03/2021 • 1 minute 43 seconds
119. Is Translation Software Making Learning a Foreign Language Unnecessary?
Although there is a lot of software available today that can translate from one language to another, it is still necessary for people to learn a foreign language. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? translation software translation tools translation applications acquire a second language second language acquisition discourage someone from doing something/put someone off something extend hospitality raise the odds of success unbounded cap
10/03/2021 • 4 minutes 48 seconds
118. Sample Essay | Online Sales for Retail Sectors in New Zealand
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07/03/2021 • 1 minute 24 seconds
117. Do the Advantages of Having a Large Number of Young Adults Outweigh the Disadvantages?
At the present time, the population of some countries includes a relatively large number of young adults, compared with the number of older people. Do the advantages of this situation outweigh the disadvantages? account for comparatively jobless rates corporate job make the leap to self-employment driving force of an economy drive the economy to grow play an important role in economic growth the highly innovative trillion-dollar U.S. tech industry Read the whole sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/at-the-present-time-the-population-of-some-countries/
02/03/2021 • 4 minutes 19 seconds
116. Sample Essay | Planned Development of a Town Center
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28/02/2021 • 1 minute 21 seconds
115. Cambridge IELTS 14 Test 4 | Self-Employment vs Working for Others
Nowadays many people choose to be self-employed, rather than to work for a company or organization. Why might this be the case? What could be the disadvantage of being self-employed? to work for themselves make the leap to self-employment the corporate world corporate jobs work/life balance to balance their work and personal life to keep their work and personal life in balance thrive deliver new features make the leap to self-employment have control over something put their heart and soul into something Read the whole sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/many-people-choose-to-be-self-employed/</p
24/02/2021 • 4 minutes 20 seconds
114. Sample Essay: Percentages of British Students Able to Speak Languages Other Than English
Click Here to See the Charts https://ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/-114-sample-essay-percentages-of-british-students-able-to-speak-languages-other-than-english Cambridge IELTS 11 Test 2 Writing Task 1 Sample Essay The charts display the percentages of British students from one English university who were able to speak languages other than English in 2000 and 2010. Overall, the proportion of students who were able to speak other languages went up in 2010, with Spanish being the most commonly spoken one in both years. Those who only spoke Spanish accounted for the greatest proportions of students in both 2000 and 2010, at 30 and 35 percent respectively. With an increase to 20 and 15 percent, those w
21/02/2021 • 1 minute 17 seconds
113. Reading About a Country Online vs Visiting It in Person
Some people think that it is necessary to travel abroad to know about a country. Other people feel that traveling is unnecessary because you can know anything about a country on the Internet. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. firsthand/in person the information highway content creators in-depth content Take for example the popular YouTube Channel Vietnamese Cuisine Lovers. It features local cuisine which ranges from street food to fine-dining restaurants, covering a wider range of foods than a person can experience on their own. get a taste of local food unreliable/misleading information portray scams propaganda purposes hospitable slum <p class=
17/02/2021 • 5 minutes 16 seconds
112. Sample Essay: Percentage of Male and Female Teachers in Different Educational Settings
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15/02/2021 • 1 minute 18 seconds
111. Cheap Products vs Products That Last
Some people believe that companies should manufacture products that last for a long time. Others feel that the emphasis should be placed on producing goods that are cheap. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. durable have a long life/lifespan inexpensive boost/lift sales sell well the average consumer That is why a cheap fast-fashion brand like H&M can generate tens of billions of dollars in revenue every year. environmentally responsible earth-friendly do less harm to wear out discard end up in landfill sites decompose sent to landfill shoppers <p class="p1"
10/02/2021 • 4 minutes 55 seconds
110. Should Advertising Aimed at Children Be Banned?
Nowadays a large amount of advertising aimed at children should be banned because of the negative effects. To what extent do you agree or disagree? advertising that targets children advertising targeted at children advertisements commercials marketing/advertising (something) to children promoting something to children prohibited forbidden not allowed to crave something (Sorry, I said 'crave for' in the recording.) obese obesity-related health problems diabetes cravings parent-child relationships Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/a-large-amount-of-advertisements-nowadays-are-now-targeted
02/02/2021 • 4 minutes 32 seconds
109. Writing Task 1 Sample Essay: Household Waste
Click here to see the graph and sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/percentage-of-household-waste-recycled/
31/01/2021 • 1 minute 40 seconds
108. Why Do Fewer People Visit Museums Than in the Past? How to Solve It?
Fewer people today visit museums than in the past. Why is this? What can be done to encourage more people to visit museums in the future? There are fewer visitors to museums than there were in the past. an endless stream/a wide choice of entertainment the pre-Internet era watching Netflix attendance exhibits the National Gallery Vincent van Gogh resonate with a piece of art firsthand Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/fewer-people-today-visit-museums-than-in-the-past/
26/01/2021 • 4 minutes 5 seconds
106. Economic Development vs Environment
Some people think that economic development is the only way to end poverty while others believe that it is causing damage to the environment and so should be stopped. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. economic development/growth/advancement/advances end/eliminate/eradicate poverty come to a stop/cease contribute to/increase global warming to warm the planet keep ecosystems in balance environmentally responsible carbon neutral skill set receive tax revenue donations from wealthy people temporarily Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/economic-development-is-the-only-way-to-end-poverty/
19/01/2021 • 5 minutes 31 seconds
105. Should Children Be Taught to Compete or Cooperate?
Some people think that a sense of competition should be encouraged in children. Others believe that children who are taught to cooperate rather than compete become more useful adults. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. instill a sense of competition in children workplace tasks teamwork /to work in teams fulfill their role work collaboratively accomplish a common goal team player stay at the top of its game competitiveness achieve extraordinary success /accomplish great things /achieve greatness is a signal of pioneers stay ahead of their competitors push humanity forward Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/a-sense-of-competition-in-ch
12/01/2021 • 4 minutes 8 seconds
104. Sample Essay: Per-Capita Carbon Emissions in Four Countries
Click here to see the graph and sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/average-carbon-dioxide-emissions-per-person/
09/01/2021 • 1 minute 37 seconds
103. Why Is Crime Rising?
In many countries, the level of crime is increasing. What do you think are the main causes of crime? How can we deal with those causes? the rising/increasing cost of college is to blame for higher/tertiary education entry-level jobs packing boxes in an Amazon warehouse physically demanding low paid opt to illegal means affordable/affordability impose higher income taxes on subsidies tuition and fees For example, European countries where public universities are free for all citizens, such as Norway and Finland, have much lower crime rates than the United States where higher education is out of reach for most low-income families.
05/01/2021 • 4 minutes 49 seconds
102. Sample Essay: Underground Railways in Six Cities
Click here to see the chart and sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/underground-railway-systems-in-six-cities/
03/01/2021 • 1 minute 37 seconds
101. Do the Advantages of Sports Celebrities Advertising Sports Products Outweigh the Disadvantages?
Today, it is common to see famous sportspeople advertising sports products. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages? sports celebrities sports personalities famous sports stars/players well-known athletes promote sports gear/equipment compulsive buying behavior product endorsements from sports personalities sports fans/lovers/enthusiasts get into debt boost/increase sales spokespeople at the top of their game raving fans athletic ability <p class="
29/12/2020 • 5 minutes 3 seconds
100. Pie Charts | Australian Household Energy Use
Click here to see the charts and sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/how-energy-is-used-in-an-average-australian-household/
26/12/2020 • 1 minute 34 seconds
99. Spending Leisure Time With Colleagues vs Keeping Private Life Private
Some people like to spend their leisure time with their colleagues while others prefer to keep their private life separate from their work life. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. keep their personal lives private modern communication technologies stop living for the weekend to bond with to form bonds with collaboration Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/some-people-like-to-spend-their-leisure-time-with-their-colleagues/
22/12/2020 • 4 minutes 8 seconds
98. Sample Essay: Households in Owned and Rented Accommodation
Click here to see the chart and sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/the-chart-below-shows-the-percentage-of-households-in-owned/
19/12/2020 • 1 minute 29 seconds
97. Should Dangerous Sports Be Banned?
Some people think that dangerous sports should be banned, while others think people should be free to choose. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. risky sports high-risk sports adventure sports extreme sports personal growth participants elevate abilities cause great grief to deadly fatal cliff climber avalanche big-mountain skier Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/dangerous-sports-should-be-banned/
15/12/2020 • 4 minutes 2 seconds
96. Sample Essay: Age Distributions for Yemen and Italy
Click here to see the charts and sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/ages-of-populations-of-yemen-and-italy/
12/12/2020 • 1 minute 40 seconds
95. The Aging Population Problem
In the future, there will be a higher proportion of older people than younger people in many countries. Why is this? Is this a positive or negative development? account for live much longer lives longer life expectancy kidney disease advanced conditions kidney transplant birth/fertility rates put an enormous financial strain on the country be a massive financial burden on the country be under considerable financial pressure strokes tax revenue seniors elderly people an aging population rising life expectancies fall
08/12/2020 • 4 minutes 38 seconds
94. Sample Essay: Participation in Regular Physical Activity
Click here to see the chart and sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/the-bar-chart-below-shows-the-percentage-of-australian/
05/12/2020 • 1 minute 49 seconds
93. Economic Progress vs Other Types of Progress
Many governments think that economic progress is their most important goal. Some people, however, think that other types of progress are equally important for a country. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. economic advancement economic advances economic growth to grow THE economy highest priority be of equal importance an improved standard of living a higher standard of living prioritize increase national happiness liberty liberal suppress Read the whole sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/many-governments-think-that-economic-progress/
01/12/2020 • 5 minutes 11 seconds
92. Sample Essay: Top Ten Countries for Electricity Production and Consumption
Click Here to see the chart and whole sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/top-ten-countries-for-electricity-production-and-consumption/
28/11/2020 • 2 minutes 7 seconds
91. Should Plastic Bags Be Banned?
Some people think that plastic shopping bags should be banned because they contribute to land and sea pollution. To what extent do you agree or disagree? banned: a ban on not allowed prohibited sent to landfill sites are landfilled sent to landfill break down into tiny particles find their way to the sea end up in the oceans discard be blown into the sea be thrown on the streets gutters be discharged with sewage into rivers decompose deadly waste turtles Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltse
24/11/2020 • 4 minutes 16 seconds
90. Sample Essay: Four Different Modes of Transport
Click here to see the graph and sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/quantities-of-goods-transported-in-uk-between-1974-and-2002/
21/11/2020 • 1 minute 40 seconds
89. Should Children be educated separately?
Some people think that boys and girls should attend school together. Others feel that they should be educated separately. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. coeducate coeducation coeducational schools mixed-sex schools/classrooms/classes single-sex education single-sex schools single-sex schooling all-girls or all-boys schools have higher academic achievement achieve better academic results have better academic performance adolescents develop an infatuation for someone of the opposite sex stare at arise interact with foster/nurture/cultivate mutual respect st
17/11/2020 • 4 minutes 39 seconds
88. Sample Essay | Total Number of Visitors to Ashdown Museum and Results of Surveys of Visitor Satisfaction
Click here to see the charts and sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/ashdown-museum/
14/11/2020 • 1 minute 33 seconds
87. Should We Spend Money Now Researching Other Planets?
In the future it may be necessary for us to live on another planet. For this reason, some people believe that we should spend money now researching planets that could be a possible home, such as Mars. To what extent do you agree or disagree? settle on invest money in explore other planets habitat another planet: another world an alien world another body in the solar system a second Earth planetary exploration become extinct cease to exist urbanization face starvation to establish a colony on another planet to colonize an alien world the colonization
10/11/2020 • 5 minutes 5 seconds
86. Sample Essay: Export Values in Various Categories
Click here to see the charts and sample essay: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/export-earnings-writing-task-1/
06/11/2020 • 1 minute 52 seconds
85. Should Countries Depend on Homegrown Produce to Feed Their Population?
Some people believe that countries should produce the food to feed their population and import as little as possible. To what extent do you agree or disagree? domestic produce domestically grown produce homegrown produce food imports imported produce depend on global markets for food depend on be dependent on rely on be reliant on at risk of starvation suffer/face hunger If flooding hit the rice production of Thailand and Vietnam, the two biggest rice exporters to China, its supply would decrease dramatically. This in turn would result in a significant increase in the price </s
03/11/2020 • 4 minutes 42 seconds
84. The Intake of Three Types of Nutrients in Typical Meals
Click Here to See the Charts https://ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/84-the-intake-of-three-types-of-nutrients-in-typical-meals Cambridge IELTS 14 Test 1 Writing Task 1 The charts display the average proportions of 3 categories of nutrients consumed in typical meals, all of which may be harmful to health if over-consumed. Overall, while the intake of sodium and saturated fat is higher at dinner than at any other meal, added sugar is eaten most in snacks. Sodium consumption is highest at dinner and second highest at lunch, making up 43 and 29 percent of total sodium consumption respectively. The proportions of this type of nutrient taken in at snack time and breakfast are the same, both at 14 percent. Dinner and lunch al
30/10/2020 • 1 minute 39 seconds
83. the Best Way to Solve the Housing Problem
Some cities create extra housing by building tall buildings. Other cities do this by building on wide areas of land. Which do you think is the best solution to the problem of housing? high-rise residential buildings high-rise residential constructions residential skyscrapers apartment skyscrapers large/extensive areas of land the housing crisis low-priced parcels of land multi-hectare parcels poor and working-class people architects reinforcing steel low-income households low-rise buildings the affordable housing crisis Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/
28/10/2020 • 4 minutes 9 seconds
82. Sample Essay: Visitors to a Caribbean Island
Click the Link to See the Sample Essay and Graph: https://ieltsessaybank.com/tourists-visiting-caribbean-island/
25/10/2020 • 1 minute 36 seconds
81. Is Technology Increasing the Gap Between Rich and Poor?
Some people think that advances in technology are increasing the gap between rich and poor while others believe the opposite is happening. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. the gulf between rich and poor to increase/worsen economic inequality wealth and income disparities bridge people from low social classes low-income people those at the bottom without paying /free of charge /without charge /free of cost the pre-Internet era escape to better employment low-skilled jobs minimum wages the information age to the advantage of in f
20/10/2020 • 4 minutes 45 seconds
80. Coffee and Tea Buying and Drinking Habits in Five Cities in Australia
See the graph and whole sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/coffee-buying-habits/
17/10/2020 • 1 minute 27 seconds
79. Does Further Economic Development Make Already Rich Countries Happier?
Some people think that if a country is already rich, further economic development will not result in its citizens being any happier. To what extent do you agree or disagree? already wealthy nations economic growth economic improvement to boost/grow the economy a stronger economy national happiness heavier/bigger/larger/greater workloads make breakthroughs to widen the income gap to aggravate income inequality the top management Read the sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/some-people-think-that-if-a-country-is-already-rich/
13/10/2020 • 4 minutes 22 seconds
78. Should Public Cell Phone Conversations Be Banned?
Some people believe that having a conversation on a mobile phone in a public or crowded place should be banned. Others feel that we should be able to talk wherever we like. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. cell phone conservations in public or crowded places public cell phone users public cell phone use public cell phone behavior public cell phone talkers Don’t use: illegal and outlawed a ban on something to irritate others be irritating to others commuters doze intrude on be considerate of civilized
06/10/2020 • 4 minutes 4 seconds
77. Should International News Be Made a School Subject?
Some people believe that students should be taught international news as a subject at school. Others feel that this would be a waste of valuable school time. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. global news world news current affairs a mandatory/compulsory school subject benefit be beneficial to equip somebody with something a highly-skilled workplace task be enthusiastic about exposure to something be eager to do something scientific breakthroughs For example, students in the underdeveloped world may find themselves living in a very uninspiring country. However, by studying the news about the powerful rockets
29/09/2020 • 4 minutes 27 seconds
76. Should We Sacrifice Our Convenient Way of Life for the Sake of Future Generations?
The key to solving environmental problems is for the present generation to sacrifice their convenient way of life for the sake of future generations.To what extent do you agree or disagree? the current generation the currently living generation people alive today people living today people today people nowadays descendants forest conservation to conserve forests doorsteps cardboard boxes pack their orders parcels from the e-commerce giant Amazon tropical deforestation minimize climate change reduce global warming devastating natural disasters <p cla
22/09/2020 • 4 minutes 14 seconds
75. Is It Good That Traditional Foods Are Being Replaced by International Fast Foods?
In many countries, traditional foods are being replaced by international fast foods. This is having a negative effect on both families and societies. To what extent do you agree or disagree? move away from turn to to negatively impact build a strong bond with bond by cuisine ingredients grab fast food bonding time obese nations a growing population of obese people calories, fat and sodium, a combination that greatly increases the risk of weight gain with the rapid expansion of new cases of obesity diabetes later in life traditional dishes/cuisine/meals multinational fast-food outlets global fast-food chains <p c
15/09/2020 • 4 minutes 47 seconds
74. Humans vs Endangered Animals
Many people think that we have to focus on the extinction of certain animal species, while others think that we should pay attention to the problem of human beings. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. the depletion of the loss of become extinct cease to exist endangered animal species issues affecting humans problems human beings are confronted with issues humans are faced with take priority give priority to prioritize X above Y quality of life the affordable housing crisis provide public housing low income citizens an imbalanced ecosystem upset the balance
08/09/2020 • 4 minutes 31 seconds
73. Do We Have Too Many Choices?
Some people believe that nowadays we have too many choices. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? be confronted/faced with an overload of options an excess of choices be bombarded with a vast selection of merchandise an endless stream of merchandise physical stores e-commerce sites space constraints reading their descriptions and reviews experience decision fatigue paralyze search engines information overload feel overwhelmed by search results algorithms miss out on something score high <p
01/09/2020 • 3 minutes 54 seconds
72. A Step-by-Step Guide to Answering 'Destinations and Salaries of One University’s Graduates'
See the charts and the whole sample essay here: https://www.ieltsessaybank.com/destination-of-anthropology-graduates/
24/08/2020 • 8 minutes 43 seconds
71. Are Laws Needed to Make People Recycle More of Their Waste?
Some people claim that not enough of the waste from homes is recycled. They say that the only way to increase recycling is for governments to make it a legal requirement. To what extent do you think laws are needed to make people recycle more of their waste? 1. the waste from homes: household waste residential waste 2. recycle: participate in recycling participation in recycling engage in recycling recycler 3. legal requirement: legally required mandate 4. curbside recycling 5. make recycling facilities accessible to them 6. awareness campaigns 7. effective/effectiveness 8. be aware of 9. accomplish <p class=
18/08/2020 • 4 minutes 26 seconds
70. Cambridge IELTS 12 | Should Children Be Allowed to Make Their Own Choices on Everyday Matters?
Some people believe that allowing children to make their own choices on everyday matters(such as food, clothes and entertainment) is likely to result in a society of individuals who only think about their own wishes. Other people believe that it is important for children to make decisions about matters that affect them. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1.decide on mundane matters make up their own minds about mundane matters make everyday decisions 2. empower comply with give children the right to 3. selfish individuals selfish individualists 4. impact on 5. train their ability to make good decisions hone their decision-making skills better decision makers <p
10/08/2020 • 5 minutes 40 seconds
69. Writing Task 1 | Water Consumption
click here to see the charts https://ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/69-writing-task-1-water-consumption 1. residential water use/consumption domestic water consumption 2. residential activities 3. households Biggest: 1. account for the greatest proportion of water consumption 2. largest user of water/water user/consumer of water/water consumer 3. largest source of water consumption 4. greater than
06/08/2020 • 2 minutes
68. Cambridge IELTS 14 | Can Music Bring People of Different Cultures and Ages Together?
Some people say that music is a good way of bringing people of different cultures and ages together. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 1. close/bridge cultural and generational gaps 2. a tool for 3. different musical preferences(/tastes) /different life soundtracks 4. resonate with 5. baby boomers 6. portray 7. era 8. patriotism 9. millennials 10. old-fashioned 11. relate to 12. heartbreak hits 13. bond through music 14. Have different values /do not share the same values /value different things 15. interpret 16. the lyrics contain the line ‘…’ 17. explicit and disgraceful 18. disrespectful of 19. Youtube
02/08/2020 • 3 minutes 17 seconds
67. Is to Travel to or Work in a Foreign Country the Only Reason for Learning a Foreign Language?
Some people say that the only reason for learning a foreign language is in order to travel to or work in a foreign country. Others say that these are not the only reasons why someone should learn a foreign language. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1. a foreign language: another language /a second language 2. learn: acquire a second language /second language acquisition 3. speak /use /communicate in 4. foreign language study 5. have no occasion to 6. mother tongue 7. grocery store 8. globalization 9. interact with 10. increase a person’s chances of success
26/07/2020 • 3 minutes 44 seconds
66. Cambridge IELTS 15 | Three Ways to Paraphrase 'the Number of Visitors'
See the graph here: https://ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/66-three-ways-to-paraphrase-the-number-of-visitors 1. visitor count ('count' not 'counts') 2. arrivals 3. the volume of 4. Youtube Video How to describe a Line Graph https://youtu.be/qiKalbGhZoY
20/07/2020 • 2 minutes 19 seconds
65. Cambridge IELTS 15 | The Advantages and Disadvantages of Telling Children They Can Achieve Anything If They Try Hard Enough
In some cultures, children are often told that they can achieve anything if they try hard enough. What are the advantages and disadvantages of giving children this message? 1. achieve anything /accomplish anything /make anything happen /realize any of their dreams /anything is achievable 2. if they try hard enough /as long as they work hard enough /through hard work /if they put in enough effort /as long as they are devoted enough /as long as they are dedicated enough 3. be detrimental to their mental well-being /harm /adversely affect 4. fall into self-doubt 5.increase their chances of success in life /become successful individuals /succeed in their lives 6. self-assurance 7. Michael Phelps
13/07/2020 • 4 minutes 9 seconds
64. Cambridge IELTS 15 | Is Advertising Still Effective?
Some people say that advertising is extremely successful at persuading us to buy things. Other people think that advertising is so common that we no longer pay attention to it. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1. advertising /advertisement /commercial /promotion /promote /advertiser 2. is very effective at influencing consumers’ buying decisions /draw people's attention 3. feed their users with tremendous amounts of advertising 4. influencers 5. become insensitive to
06/07/2020 • 5 minutes 2 seconds
63. Cambridge IELTS 15 | In the Future Nobody Will Buy Printed Books Because They Will Be Able to Read Everything They Want Online Without Paying?
In the future, nobody will buy printed newspapers or books because they will be able to read everything they want online without paying. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? 1. printed books /print books /physical books /paper books /print publications 2. e-books /digital books /electronic books /e-publications /digital publications /electronic publications 3. without paying /for free /free of charge /without charge /free of cost</p
26/06/2020 • 5 minutes 29 seconds
62. Cambridge IELTS 15 | Why Is Owning a Home Important？
In some countries, owning a home rather than renting one is very important for people. Why might this be the case? Do you think this is a positive or negative situation? 1. home ownership /homeowner /buying/purchasing a house or an apartment 2. renter 3. financial status/standing 4. evaluate 5. perceived 6. the lower middle class /the working class 7. life satisfaction 8. satisfied with their lives <p class="
22/06/2020 • 3 minutes 47 seconds
61. Cambridge IELTS 15 Writing Task 1 | Destinations and Salaries of Anthropology Graduates From One University
See the picture here: https://ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/61-ielts-writing-task-1-destinations-and-salaries-of-anthropology-graduates-from-one-university 1. to have full-time jobs /to work full-time 2. the highest/greatest proportion of /the majority of 3. to work part-time /to have part-time jobs 4. to do full-time postgraduate study <span
17/06/2020 • 4 minutes 52 seconds
60. Are Museums Still Needed?
Since most information about culture and history can be found on the Internet, museums are not needed anymore. Do you agree or disagree? 1. cultural and historical information 2. art appreciation 3. artworks /works of art 4. details /distinctions /originality 5. For example, the National Gallery keeps Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting Sunflowers in a relatively dark exhibition room so that visitors can notice how bright the colors of the painting are. <p cla
14/06/2020 • 3 minutes 53 seconds
59. Should Prison Be Used to Punish or Rehabilitate Criminals?
Some people believe the purpose of prison is to punish criminals, while others would argue that rehabilitation is its primary goal. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1. the aim/objective of jail 2. rehabilitate 3. prisoners /inmates /incarcerated offenders 4. the threat of punishment may deter crime /the fear of punishment may deter potential offenders from committing crime /using prisons as a means of punishment may have a deterrent effect on potential offenders 5. receive the death penalty /<span class="s
08/06/2020 • 4 minutes 38 seconds
58. IELTS Writing Task 1: Results of Surveys of Visitor Satisfaction
see the picture here https://ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/58-ielts-writing-task-1-results-of-surveys-of-visitor-satisfaction 1. be satisfied with /to respond ‘dissatisfied’ /to rate their experience as ‘dissatisfied’ 2. to account for/make up/represent the greatest proportion of the visitors /the most common response 3. The table displays how many people visited Ashdown Museum in the year prior to and the year following its refurbishment, while the pie charts illustrate how visitors responded to surveys of visitor sat
05/06/2020 • 3 minutes 25 seconds
57. IELTS Writing Task 1: Age Distributions of Yemen and Italy
click here to see the picture https://ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/57-ielts-writing-task-1-age-distributions-of-yemen-and-italy 1. 0-14 years: a. (people in) the 0-14 age group/age bracket/age range b. (people in) the youngest age group c. the under-14s 2. 15-59 years: a. people aged 15-59 b. (people in) the 15-59 age group c. (people in) the middle age group d. 15- to 59-year-olds <p
02/06/2020 • 3 minutes 52 seconds
56. Should the Government Spend More Money on the Arts or on Health and Education?
In many countries, governments like to spend more money on the arts. Some people agree with this. However, others think they should spend more on health and education. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1. allocate money to sth /budget money for sth /invest in sth /investments in sth 2. to increase expenditure/spending on sth 3. medical/health care and education systems 4. student loans 5. a good social welfare system 6. standard of living 7
28/05/2020 • 4 minutes 19 seconds
55. IELTS Writing Task 1: Electricity Production and Consumption
click here to see the picture ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/55-ielts-writing-task-1-electricity-production-and-consumption 1. electricity production /electricity generation /electricity output /the amount of electricity produced/generated /the quantity of 2. electricity consumption /electricity use /the amount of electricity consumed/used 3. power 4. lead: China led in both power production
24/05/2020 • 3 minutes 37 seconds
54. Is It Important to Protect the Countryside From Housing Development?
In many places, new homes are needed, but the only space available for building them is in the countryside. Some people believe that it is more important to protect the countryside and not build new homes there. Do you agree or disagree? 1. there is demand for 2. new homes /new housing /new housing estates /new apartment buildings /new apartment complexes 3. the countryside /rural areas 4. a higher priority 5. prosperity 6. the agricultural sector
22/05/2020 • 4 minutes 31 seconds
53. IELTS Writing Task 1: Different Modes of Transport
see the graph here ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/53-ielts-writing-task-1-different-modes-of-transport 1. the quantity of: the amount/volume of 2. goods: cargo /freight /products 3. transport: ship 4. shipments by road /road freight shipments 5. modes of transport: means/methods/ways of transport [Road transport was the
17/05/2020 • 3 minutes 11 seconds
52. Is History More Important Than Subjects Like Science and Technology?
Some people say History is one of the most important school subjects. Other people think that, in today’s world, subjects like Science and Technology are more important than History. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1. History /courses in history /history courses 2. subjects like Science and Technology /science and technology courses /courses in science and technology /subjects/disciplines related to science and technology 3. a top priority in the school curriculum 4. are of greater importance 5. foster patriotism
14/05/2020 • 4 minutes 41 seconds
51. One Country's Exports in Different Categories
Click here to see the picture ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/51-one-countrys-exports-in-different-categories 1. the most valuable exports: Petroleum products and engineered goods were the most and the second most valuable exports respectively in both 2015 and 2016. 2. Earnings (generated) from the export of agricultural products increased. 3. Earnings from agricultural product exports increased. 4. Earnings from textile and agricultural product exports both increased. -
09/05/2020 • 5 minutes 2 seconds
50. Do Modern Innovations Bring More Problems Than Benefits?
Some people say that modern innovations bring a lot more problems than benefits. Do you agree or disagree? 1. bring benefits=produce benefits 2. social media platforms /social media /social networking sites 3. face-to-face human interaction 4. meaningful online relationships 5. connect with 6. geographic limitations 7. Take, for example, somebody. 8. get inspiration from <span
05/05/2020 • 3 minutes 43 seconds
49. IELTS Writing Task 1 | Sales of Coffee and Bananas
click to see the table picture: ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/49-sales-of-coffee-and-bananas 1. sales of coffee /coffee sales 2. Only 1.5 million euros’ worth of fair trade coffee was bought in the UK in 1999. 3. People in the UK bought 1.5 million euros’ worth of fair trade coffee in 1999. 4. the largest buyer of coffee: This number went up dramatically to 20 million euros in 2004, making this country the l
30/04/2020 • 3 minutes 45 seconds
48. Do the Advantages of Companies' Storage of Personal Information Outweigh the Disadvantages?
In this age of technology, personal information is held on computers by companies and organizations. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? 1. people’s private information/data 2. store /keep /storage: companies’ storage of personal information /collect /gather /collection /gathering 3. on their computer systems 4. lead to financial loss for some people /result in some people suffering from financial loss /lead some people to lose money 5. credit card det
28/04/2020 • 4 minutes 43 seconds
47. Is Watching TV Bad for Children?
Some people think that children should not watch television because it has negative effects, while others believe that television helps children. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1. television exposure /are exposed to television /television viewing /screen time /indulge in TV /be addicted to television 2. learn/develop morals/moral values/ethical values/ethics 3. through storytelling and animated characters 4. good acts 5. get rewarded 6. violent conten
21/04/2020 • 4 minutes
46. Is the Intended Use of a Building More Important Than Its Outward Appearance?
When designing a building, the most important factor is the intended use of the building rather than its outward appearance. Do you agree or disagree? 1. perform its intended function /fulfill its purpose /its fitness for purpose /functionality 2. external appearance /aesthetically pleasing /visually impressive 3. user satisfaction 4. is the foundation of /is the key to 5. have difficulty doing something 6. readily available <p class="p
12/04/2020 • 4 minutes 5 seconds
45. Can Group Activities Teach More Important Life Skills Than Solo Activities?
Group activities can teach more important skills for life than those activities that are played alone. Do you agree or disagree? 1. individual activities /solitary activities /solo activities 2. pursue/take part in/participate in activities 3. monitor 4. motivate 5. willpower 6. resist temptations 7. problem solvers /the ability to tackle problems /problem solving 8. solo travelers 9. resourceful 10. cris
04/04/2020 • 4 minutes 21 seconds
44. Do the Advantages of International Exchange Programs Outweigh the Disadvantages?
Some educationalists think that a program of international exchange visits will offer teenage school students various benefits. Do you think the advantages of it outweigh the disadvantages? 1. international exchange programs /exchange programs abroad /living and studying abroad for a period of time /experiences abroad 2. schoolboys /schoolgirls 3. mental health /mental well-being 4. language barriers 5. foreign exchange students 6. socialize
26/03/2020 • 3 minutes 51 seconds
43. Is It Good to Work, Shop and Communicate Online Without Face-To-Face Contact?
In the modern world, it is possible to shop, work and communicate with people via the Internet without any face-to-face contact with others. Is this a positive or negative development? 1. to do their shopping and work online /to shop/work/communicate digitally /to work and live digitally /to live a digital lifestyle /digital communication tools /digitalization 2. face-to-face interaction /interact with each other face-to-face/in person 3. comfort 4. deteriorate 5. p
18/03/2020 • 5 minutes 15 seconds
42. Should Charities Only Help People in Their Own Country?
Some people believe that charitable organizations should help people wherever they live. Others think they should help people in their own country only. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1. charitable organizations /charitable institutions /charities 2. offer help to people no matter where they live /aid people 3. direct some of their funds and resources to issues abroad /give globally /give to foreign countries 4. give domestically /give to its own people /problems at home <span class
09/03/2020 • 4 minutes 27 seconds
41. Should Difficult Subjects Be Made Optional?
Some people think that because some children find some subjects such as mathematics and philosophy difficult they should be optional instead of compulsory. Do you agree or disagree? 1. subjects that children find difficult /subjects that children find it difficult to learn /subjects that they consider too difficult /disciplines 2. challenging 3. struggle in certain subjects 4. weaknesses /strengths 5. self-assured /confident /self-confidence 6. h
29/02/2020 • 4 minutes 38 seconds
40. Is Wearing Fashionable Clothes a Good Thing?
More and more people are finding it increasingly important to wear fashionable clothes. Is this attitude to wearing clothes a positive or negative development? 1. to wear fashionable clothes /to be dressed in fashionable clothes /to be dressed in fashion /to dress fashionably 2. fashionable /trendy /stylish 3. clothes /clothing /outfits /apparel 4. the garment industry 5. physical appearance 6. ulti
21/02/2020 • 4 minutes 38 seconds
39. Are Social Media Bad for People and Society?
Some people think that social networking sites have a huge negative impact on both individuals and society. Do you agree or disagree? 1. social networking sites /social media platforms /social media 2. great adverse consequences for 3. society as a whole 4. meaningful relationships 5. face-to-face human interaction 6. connect with 7. share the same passions and values as they do 8. geographic limitations <p cla
13/02/2020 • 4 minutes 15 seconds
38. Should Spending on the Restoration of Old Buildings Be Stopped?
Some people think that government spending on the restoration of old buildings in cities should be stopped. Instead they should spend the money for housing and road development. Do you agree or disagree? 1. old buildings /traditional buildings /historic buildings 2. restoration /restore /renovate /renovation 3. cities /urban centers 4. city dwellers /city residents 5. mental well-being /mental health <p c
05/02/2020 • 5 minutes 7 seconds
37. Should Competitive Sports Be Made a Compulsory School Subject?
Some people think that competitive sports should be included as a subject in schools, while others believe that it has a negative effect on children. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1. competitive sports /playing a sport competitively 2. should be a compulsory subject /should be made a compulsory subject 3. mental health /mental well-being 4. ultimate goal 5. failure 6. from/at a young age 7. inevitable <p cl
30/01/2020 • 4 minutes 53 seconds
36. Learning a Foreign Language and Culture
Some people think that living in a country for a period of time is needed to learn the language and culture. Do you agree or disagree? 1. a foreign language /another language /a new language /a second language 2. a foreign culture /another country’s culture 3. become proficient in 4. interact with 5. connect with 6. at their fingertips 7. language forums 8. live chat platfo
23/01/2020 • 4 minutes 7 seconds
35. Spending Time at Home With Family VS Entertainment Outside Home
Some people think that young people should spend more of their free time at home with their family and less of their free time on entertainment outside their homes. Others disagree. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1. entertainment /recreation /recreational activities /leisure activities 2. spend time /allocate time to /budget time for 3. free time /spare time 4. contribute to economic growth /help an economy to grow 5. bring IN revenue TO
14/01/2020 • 4 minutes 27 seconds
34. Does Technology Help to Reduce Crime?
Some people think that the development of technology helps to reduce crime, while other people think it encourages crime. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1. technology /electronic devices /high-tech devices 2. crime /criminal behavior /criminal activity /criminal offenses 3. law enforcement /police officers /police forces 4. solve physical crime /the detection of physical crime 5. surveillance cameras <p class
07/01/2020 • 4 minutes 20 seconds
33. Why Are Developing Countries Expanding Their Tourism Industry?
More and more developing countries are expanding their tourist industries. Why is this? Is it a positive or negative development? 1. the tourist industry /the tourism industry /the travel industry/sector 2. bring large sums of foreign money into their economies /a driving force for their economic growth 3. bring in more revenue to 4. create more jobs for 5. is harmful to /does damage to 6. natural features 7. natural sites
29/12/2019 • 3 minutes 48 seconds
32. Why the Number of People Who Visit Art Galleries Is Declining?
In some countries, the number of people who visit art galleries is declining. What are the reasons for this? How can we solve this problem? 1. find it difficult to appreciate art /have difficulty in appreciating works of art /art appreciation 2. Vincent van Gogh 3. his way of using colors 4. his life story 5. worthwhile 6. educate /education /educational 7. develop strong connections with <
23/12/2019 • 6 minutes 6 seconds
31. Does Having People from Different Nationalities Living Together Make a Country Develop Faster?
Some people think that having people from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds living together in the same country makes the country develop faster. Do you agree of disagree? 1. cultural diversity /a culturally diverse country /people of different races /people from various ethnic groups /multicultural countries 2. develop faster /make faster progress 3. bring their values and perspectives shaped by their unique culture to the design of the product 4. adopt 5. America's multicultural workforce </
20/12/2019 • 3 minutes 33 seconds
30. Are Team Sports Important for Children to Succeed in Their Career?
Some people believe that team sports are very important for children to succeed in their career. However, others disagree. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 1. team sports /play a team sport /play in a team sport /play on a sports team /participate in team sports /take part in team sports 2. hard skills 3. acquire expertise 4. factor IN 5. a strong work ethic 6. take responsibility for their actions /become a more responsible pers
14/12/2019 • 4 minutes 33 seconds
29. Should Stores Sell Imported Foods?
Stores should sell local food products and not imported food products. Do you agree or disagree? 1. imported food products /food imports /imported foods 2. a marketplace for 3. make a large amount of money /increase their profit /create a great deal of revenue for 4. domestic food growers 5. retailers 6. seafood imports from 7. brought IN 2 million dollars in revenue TO Chinese retailers <
12/12/2019 • 4 minutes 5 seconds
28. Do the Benefits of Living Away from Home Outweigh the Disadvantages?
In many countries, some students live with their families while studying, but other students prefer to attend universities in other cities. Do the benefits of living away from home outweigh the disadvantages? 1. live away from home /venture far from home /venture to other cities to attend college /move far from home to attend university /live independently from their family 2. disadvantage /downside 3. benefit /upside 4. hone their problem solving skills /become better at problem solving <span clas
06/12/2019 • 4 minutes 39 seconds
27. Is Negative News Harmful?
Nowadays there is a trend that the media focuses on problems and emergencies rather than positive developments. Some people think it is harmful to individuals and to society. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 1. problems and emergencies /negative stories /negative news /depressing events /unfortunate events 2. the media /media outlets /news organizations /news networks /news channels 3. focus on /report /cover /reports on /media coverage of <p clas
29/11/2019 • 4 minutes 37 seconds
26. Is Buying Prepared Foods a Good or Bad Thing?
More and more people are buying ready-to-eat foods instead of cooking for themselves. Does this development have more advantages or more disadvantages? Keywords ready-to-eat foods ready meals ready-made meals prepared meals frozen ready meals convenience foods the popularity/prevalence of ready-to-eat foods the ready meal industry Topic Specific Words time-saving ingredients<
25/11/2019 • 3 minutes 40 seconds
25. Why Is There so Much Waste Generated?
Nowadays the increasing amount of waste is a real concern. Why is this happening? What can be done to solve this? Keywords the growth of waste generation/output the growing volume of waste generated Topic Specific Words be sent to landfill a publicity campaign a public awareness campaign sustainable development millennials second-hand outfits campaign about the fashion industry
23/11/2019 • 4 minutes 5 seconds
24. Should the Government Offer Free Housing for People Who Cannot Afford It?
Housing is essential for people. Some argue that the government should offer free housing for people who cannot afford it. Do you agree or disagree? Keywords free housing free-housing programs rent-free housing/apartments/accommodation to live rent-free people who cannot afford it people of low incomes those with limited incomes the very poor homeless people the homeless people without shelter <sp
20/11/2019 • 4 minutes
23. Are Social Skills as Important as Academic Qualifications?
Many employers are employing people with good social skills as well as formal academic qualifications. Do you agree or disagree that good social skills are as important as academic qualifications to succeed in a job? Keywords academic qualifications university degrees academic degrees higher education qualifications social skills interpersonal skills soft skills socialize employ recruit <span class=
16/11/2019 • 4 minutes 7 seconds
22. Is Longer Life Expectancy a Good Thing?
Due to advances in science, it is now possible for people to live to 100 years old or even longer. While some people think it is a good thing, others do not agree. Discuss both these views and give your opinion. Keywords live to 100 years old or even longer longer life spans longer life expectancy longevity people over 100 the very old Topic Specific Words more satisfied with their later years/lives. an increased satisfaction in later life nea
15/11/2019 • 4 minutes 40 seconds
21. Should Women Be Given More High-Level Positions?
Most high-level positions in companies are filled by men even though the workforce in many developed countries is more than 50 per cent females. Companies should be required to allocate a certain percentage of these positions to women. Do you agree or disagree? Keywords high-level positions high-level jobs executives executive-level positions management jobs management roles the workforce the labour force the labour pool allocate <p
08/11/2019 • 4 minutes 49 seconds
20. Should People Over 60 Be Allowed to Work?
Some people believe that if people are allowed to work after the age of 60, it would cause problems for younger people. Do you agree or disagree? Keywords after the age of 60 people over 60 the over-60s elderly people seniors younger people younger generations millennials 25- to 45-year-olds work join the workforce/labour force/labour pool T
06/11/2019 • 5 minutes 2 seconds
19. Why Are World Cultures Becoming More and More Similar?
Cultures around the world are becoming more similar than ever before. Why is this happening? Do you think it is a positive or negative development? Keywords similar similarities cultures around the world the world’s cultures world cultures Topic Specific Words Hollywood movies the American film industry bring a scripted character to life screenwriters <sp
02/11/2019 • 4 minutes 11 seconds
18. Is Buying New Tech Products a Good Thing?
Many people buy new technology products, such as new phones and laptops, to keep up with the latest technology. Is this a good or bad thing? Keywords technology products digital devices electronic devices gadgets upgrade to new gadgets Topic Specific Words innovation their product releases innovative features their target markets iPhone and MacBook enthusiasts tech enthusiasts</sp
26/10/2019 • 4 minutes 26 seconds
17. Making Friends on Social Media VS Face-to-Face Interaction
Nowadays people make new friends through social networks and Internet chat groups. Some people think this is good. Others think that face-to-face interaction is essential. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Keywords making new friends through social networks and Internet chat groups social networking sites social media platforms digital connections connect with people on the Internet online relationships digital relationships relationships developed on social networking sites <p
21/10/2019 • 4 minutes 59 seconds
16. Should Famous People Give Their Opinions on Public Topics?
Famous people sometimes give their opinions on public topics. Is this a good thing? Keywords give their opinions on public topics get involved in public discussions about important issues express their personal views/beliefs ON speak out ON famous people well-known people public figures big names celebrities Topic Specific Words sway a controversial issue</span
17/10/2019 • 4 minutes 30 seconds
15. Why There Has Been a Rise in the Popularity of Second-Hand Clothing Among Younger People?
In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of second-hand clothing amongst younger generations. Why is this happening? Do you think it’s a positive or negative development? Keywords second-hand clothing used clothes/outfits/apparel popularity popular prevalent prevalence Topic Specific Words: an increased environmental awareness are sent to landfill waste production 5 million dollars in r
15/10/2019 • 4 minutes 58 seconds
14. The Advantages and Disadvantages for Couples Deciding Not to Have Children
There is an increasing trend around the world of married couples deciding not to have children. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for couples who decide to do this. Keywords couples who do not have children childless people people who are child-free people without any children Topic Specific Words are less stressed financially have lighter financial burdens raise a child bring up a child eliminate <p clas
12/10/2019 • 4 minutes 48 seconds
13. Why Athletes Use Banned Drugs?
In many professional sports, there is an increase in the number of athletes using banned substances to improve their performance. What are the causes of the phenomenon and what are some of possible solutions? Keywords banned substances prohibited illegal drugs supplements illegal performance-enhancing drugs doping athletes sportspeople sports personalities Topic Specific Words<
10/10/2019 • 5 minutes 7 seconds
12. Why People Feel Less Safe Than Ever Before Even Though the Rates of Serious Crimes Are Decreasing?
In some countries, even though the rates of serious crimes are decreasing, people feel less safe than ever before. What do you think are the causes of this problem and what measures could be taken to solve it? serious crimes very violent crimes cruel crimes criminal behavior criminal acts in spite of despite reports on coverage of report cover news organizations <p class=
06/10/2019 • 4 minutes 56 seconds
11. Why People Still Go Hungry Despite the Advances Made in Agriculture?
In spite of the advances made in agriculture, many people around the world still go hungry. Why is this the case? What can be done about this problem? Keywords go hungry face/suffer from hunger starvation starve food insecure around the world around the globe worldwide many people a large number of people plenty of nearly half of the world population
03/10/2019 • 5 minutes 20 seconds
10. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Multinational Companies
Multinational companies are becoming increasingly common in developing countries. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this? Keywords Multinational companies international corporations global firms foreign brands multinationals common prevalent prevalence Topic Specific Words set up operations/branches threaten the survival of local businesses
01/10/2019 • 4 minutes 56 seconds
9. Accept a Bad Situation VS Try and Improve It
Some people believe that it is best to accept a bad situation, such as an unsatisfactory job or shortage of money. Others argue that it is better to try and improve such situations. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Keywords accept a bad situation stay in an unsatisfactory situation a disappointing situation an undesirable situation dissatisfied with their lives an unsatisfactory life Topic Specific Words play safe things may not turn out
30/09/2019 • 5 minutes 42 seconds
8. Teenage Years VS Adult Life
Some people think that the teenage years are the happiest time of most people’s lives. Others think that adult life brings more happiness, in spite of greater responsibility. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Keywords teenage years adolescence teenagers adolescents adult life adulthood adult years Topic Specific Words financial stress financial constraints financial challenges<
28/09/2019 • 4 minutes 47 seconds
6. The Loss of Particular Species VS Other Environmental Problems
Some people say that the main environmental problem of our time is the loss of particular species of plants and animals. Others say that there are more important environmental problems. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Keywords the loss of: the extinction of the depletion of die out become/go extinct cease to exist particular species of plants and animals: special animal and plant life special animal and plant species <p class="p1
24/09/2019 • 6 minutes 5 seconds
5. My Real Exam Question: Punishing Parents VS Punishing Children
Some people think children should be punished if they commit a crime. Other people believe that their parents are the ones that should be punished. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Some people claim that there should be certain types of punishment for children who break the law, while others feel that it is parents who should receive the punishment. Although punishing children helps them to build good behavior, I believe that the punishment should be given to parents because they do not give enough guidance to their children (because they are absent from their children’s lives). On the one hand, it can be argued that children can be more disciplined if their criminal behavior is punished. This is because children who are punished will remember their misbehavior, thus not making the same mistake next time. According
22/09/2019 • 10 minutes 6 seconds
4. Constructing Fast Trains VS Improving Public Transport
In a number of countries, some people think it is necessary to spend large sums of money on constructing new railway lines for very fast trains between cities. Others believe the money should be spent on improving existing public transport. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Keywords railway lines for very fast trains: high-speed rail high-speed rail projects high-speed rail networks bullet trains spend money on: devote money to allocate money to budget money for <p class="p1"
20/09/2019 • 6 minutes 5 seconds
2. Causes and Solutions of Overpopulation
Overpopulation in many urban centers around the world is a major problem. What are the causes of this and how can this problem be solved? 1. overpopulation: overpopulated /excessively large numbers of people /excessive populations 2. urban centers: cities /metropolitan areas /metropolises 3. employment opportunities 4. server 5. multinational corporation 6. rural migration 7. relocate
16/09/2019 • 5 minutes 31 seconds
1. Should Primary School Students Learn Arts?
Some say that music, art and drama are as important as other school subjects, especially at the primary level. Do you agree or disagree? 1. music, art and drama: artistic subjects /arts subjects /arts-related subjects/disciplines 2. the arts /creative subjects /visual and performing arts /creative arts /arts programs 3. other school subjects: common core disciplines /academic subjects 4. confident /confidence /self-assured /self-assurance 5. versatile individuals 6. academic studies <p