IELTS Writing Lesson 10 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.
A friend is already attending a TAFE college in Australia. You will be going to Australia next year.
Write and ask him/her about what you should do before you go. Ask him/her about any problems he/she has had.
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.
The average British child between the ages of 4 and 15 watches more than 20 hours of television a week. Studies show she/he only spends about 7 hours per week on physical exercise.
How does this compare with the situation in your country? How can parents make sure children get enough exercise?
Give reasons for your answer.
You should write at least 250 words.
TASK 1: This letter makes a request. The style is informal because the letter is to a friend.
How are you getting on in Melbourne? I hope everything is going well and you are enjoying your studies. I’m writing to ask you for some information as I’m planning to come and study in Australia next year. I have applied to the TAPE college in Adelaide to take live course in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Could you tell me what I have to do to obtain a study visa and how long tire process will take? The college said I also have to take out insurance before I come to Australia. How do I do this? I’d be really grateful if you can give me this information. I would also be grateful if you can tell me what I should bring with me, for example, clothes, books or anything I cannot get in Australia.
I’m sure that studying in a college overseas Iras not been without at least some problems for you. Adjusting to a new culture was probably also difficult. Have you had any particular problems that I should watch out for? I’d appreciate any advice you can give me.
To answer this question in a relevant way you have to:
– say how long each week children in your country do exercise and watch TV
– say how parents can ensure that their children get enough exercise.
The figures given for the number of bouts British children watch TV and exercise are rather disturbing. Clearly children are spending too many hours passively watching TV. Their lack of exercise could lead to health problems such as obesity and may cause severe problems such as heart disease later in life.
In my country children generally have a lot more exercise. Most children walk or cycle to and from school. Many children help their parents with housework or farm work after school and at weekends. Children also spend a lot of time playing sports such as football and volleyball. Besides that, there arc not many TV programs which appeal to young people. I imagine most children only watch 1 or 2 hours of TV per week.
I think the main solution to children’s lack of exercise has to come from their parents. If parents set a good example and take exercise themselves at weekends and exercise with their children, it would seem a natural part of life. In addition, parents could get a dog for their child and insist the child takes the dog for a walk every day. Parents could also buy their child a bicycle or pay for them to join a sports club. Finally, patents could also restrict the number of hours that their children watch TV.
Schools can also help to ensure that children get enough exercise. They could timetable sports classes more often. They should also teach children about the importance of having exercise.
In conclusion, children should be told about the importance of physical exercise, and both parents and schools should motivate them to be active from an early age.