IELTS Writing Lesson 6 For IELTS Writing Task 1, 2 & Sample Answers

IELTS Writing Lesson 6 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.

       An Australian colleague is going to your country for a conference. He/She will spend several days in your home town, and has written a letter to you asking for advice about things to set and do there.

        Write a letter to the colleague suggesting what he/she should see and do while he/she is in your home town.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address

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.

        In Western countries, people spend a lot of money on their pets. They buy special food for their cats or dogs, buy them toys and often pay high fees for medical treatment. Some people think this is a waste of money, and argue that pets are dirty and dangerous.

        What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a pet? Do people spend too much money on pets?

        Give reasons for your answer.

You should write at least 250 words.

ANSWER KEY

TASK 1: This letter gives information.

Dear Dr. Milson,

        Thank you for your letter, I was very pleased to hear you will be visiting Jakarta and hope the following information will help you to enjoy your stay.

          First of all, Jakarta is a big and busy city, the centre of government and business. There are many international quality hotels and restaurants as well as shopping centres, markets and entertainment places.

            However, 1 think you would like to see some places that are unique to my country. I know you are interested in art and history so firstly I suggest you visit Monas, which is the Independence monument. Secondly, not far from Monas you can find the National Museum which has a large collection of art, textiles and other cultural item.

           Other interesting places arc a “wayang” museum, which features our unique shadow-puppet dramas, and Pasar Ikan (the fish market) where you can see traditional fishing boats.

            I hope these suggestion have been helpful. As you only have a short time in Jakarta, you probably will not be able to do much more sightseeing. But if I can help in any other way, please let me know.

Yours sincerely,

Ari

TASK 2

To answer this question in a relevant way you have to:

+ describe the advantages and disadvantages of having a pet

+ say whether or not people spend too much money on pets.

In many Western homes people keep a dog or cat or some other kind of pet. While this does involve some expense in terms of good food and medical treatment, there are still many advantages to keeping a pet.

First of all, pets are good companions. This is especially important for people who live alone and for older people who do not go out much. Some pets can also help to protect the house from thieves. Secondly, dogs and cats like to play and can give hours of amusement to children and adults. Taking care of an animal also helps children to develop responsible attitudes and to learn about nature. Finally, the actual expense of keeping an animal is not iliac high, and they can eat die left- overs of family meals.

Some people claim pets are dirty. I don’t think this is altogether true Responsible pet owners keep their pets dean and healthy so they do not smell bad. People also say that certain pets, like large dogs, can be dangerous. There have been cases of dogs attacking and seriously injuring small children. However, these canes are uncommon and are the result of bad owners. These people either don’t train their dogs properly or actually encourage them to be aggressive. So, the problems of pets being unclean or dangerous arc in fact the problems of die owners, not the pets themselves.

To sum up, there are more advantages than disadvantages to keeping a pet. especially for lonely people and children. In most cases, therefore, tire cost is justified.

IELTS Writing Lesson 6 For IELTS Writing Task 1, 2 & Sample Answers
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