IELTS Writing Lesson 7 For IELTS Writing Task 1, 2 & Sample Answers
TIME ALLOWED: 1 hour
WRITING TASK 1
You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task.
Last year you attended an intensive English course at the Darwin College of English. Your new employer has asked you to provide copies of your reports and assignments as quickly as possible.
Write to the director of the language school and request these documents.
You should write at least 150 words.
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.
There have been many technological developments in the 20th century, fur example in transport, telecommunications and health.
What technological development do you think has been the most important? How has it changed people’s lives? Have all the changes been positive?
Give reasons for your answer.
You should write at least 250 words.
This letter makes a request.
Dear Ms. Abbott,
I am writing to ask for your assistance. I attended a 3-week English course at your college from 6 November to 24 November 1995. My full name l& Syarif Mustafa and my student number was CZ 352Z. The course I attended was English for Travel and Tourism at intermediate level. My class instructors were Robin Tyson and Alice Maddax.
I am about to start work at Suntours travel company and they have asked me to provide information about the English course and any assignments and reports. Unfortunately, I left all my copies of these documents at my friend’s house and cannot contact him at present.
Therefore, I would be very grateful if you could send me copies of the course outline, the three written assignments and the end of course report as soon as possible. I will be happy to refund any postal charges.
Thank you so much for your help in this matter. I look forward to receiving the copy course outlines.
To answer this question in a relevant way you have to:
• name the one technical development you think has been the most important and give reasons why
• describe haw this development has changed people’s lives
• say whether all the changes as a result of this development have been positive.
In my opinion, television is the most important technological development. Nowadays, almost everyone in the world has access to TV. Television has caused significant changes in family life and education. Some of these changes have been positive while others have been negative.
Certainly TV can be a powerful educational tool. People can learn about situations and problems far away, and begin to understand different cultures. Many informative documentaries about nature, news, and social issues are made now, and these can stimulate people to action. People in isolated areas can know for themselves what is happening in the world. This gives them the power to make their own decisions and form their own opinions.
However, the changes have not all been positive. Before television was widely available, families spent more time together talking and playing games.
They seemed much closer to each other than modem families. Now, many children even have their own TV in the bedroom so they spend very little time with their parents or brothers and sisters. Some people might argue that this helps young people to become independent, but I think this is a negative effect because they will be unable to communicate effectively or relate to others emotionally.
Also, the fact is that people waste a lot of time watching poor quality programs which do not have a positive influence. People get a hid impression of the real world from such programs. Advertising, too, can have very negative effects. Furthermore, TV is sometimes used to deliberately misinform people, for example when it is used as a propaganda tool by governments.
To sum up, I feel that, overall, there are strong positive effects of TV in terms of its educational role, but it has in many ways altered people and families in a negative sense.