GENERAL TRAINING WRITING PRACTICE TEST 05 (TIME ALLOWED: 1 hour)
IELTS GENERAL WRITING TASK 1
You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task.
You have lost your credit card. Write to the manager of your bank. Explain where and how you lost the card and any other relevant details. Ask the manager to cancel the old card and to send you a replacement.
You should write at least 150 words.
MODEL ANSWER FOR IELTS GENERAL WRITING TASK 1:
I am one of your bank’s credit card users. My credit card number is XXXX. I am writing to you because I have lost this card and I would like you to send me a new one.
Yesterday, I took an extremely crowded train back home from work. I had to walk sideways into and out of it to prevent serious injuries caused by the pressure. I am not sure exactly how and when I lost it. But I believe it probably slipped out from my shallow pocket when I either entered or left the train.
I have already notified one of your staff members of the loss, and invalidated the card to prevent the money from withdrawn by a stranger.
Now I would like to confirm this loss and cancel the card permanently. Additionally, I request you to send a replacement to my address as is shown below. For any questions, you can email me at this email address: [email protected] Thank you for your help.
IELTS GENERAL WRITING TASK 2
You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task.
As part of a class assignment you have been asked to write about the following topic. Last year many famous pop and sports stars earned millions of dollars each. Many other entertainment and sports personalities also have very high incomes. On the other hand, most people in ‘ordinary’ professions like nurses, doctors and teachers earn only a small fraction of the incomes of these ‘stars’.
What do you think about stars receiving very high salaries? Is it fair that people with jobs that directly help people are paid much less?
Give reasons for your answer.
You should write at least 250 words.
MODEL ANSWER FOR IELTS GENERAL WRITING TASK 2:
It is quite common nowadays that popular film, singing or sports stars earn incredibly high salaries, while most accomplished professionals in other fields receive only small fractions of incomes of those of stars. I think people of other jobs should be better paid for the sake of society. As for the fairness, I do not find it inappropriate.
I prefer an increase in salaries of people of other jobs because there are a substantial number of jobs that are more crucial to society than entertainment. Undeniably, talented stars do a great job in helping us to live happily and providing us food for thought. But compared to many other professionals, recreation is much less important. These professionals include nurses, doctors, teachers and scientists. They contribute to our health, future, better living quality. The world cannot afford to lose the qualities of these services. Therefore, it would be a pity if they are discouraged to do their jobs due to insufficient incomes.
However, this does not necessarily mean that it is unfair stars are well paid. To begin with, to be a successful star, they need to invest huge amount of money in training. This is one of the reasons in addition to their gifts on birth why they deserve high salaries. Moreover, even with high level of training and talents, many stars have to take great efforts and time to achieve their success. A good example to illustrate this is Jackie Chan, who sacrificed his health by accidently breaking his limbs for many times in his dangerous acting missions and even risked his life by jumping off from a skyscraper for his audience. As a result, stars like him should be well paid.
In conclusion, extremely high incomes of stars may discourage professionals of other jobs. Therefore, society should raise the pays of workers in other industries. Nevertheless, it is not evident to say the difference