IELTS Writing Test 2 (Academic)

Monday, April 29, 2013


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the total number of minutes (in billions) of telephone calls In the UK, divided into three categories, from 1999&2012.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

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Sample Answer:

The chart shows the time spent by UK residents on different types of telephone calls between 1995 and 2002.

Local fixed line calls were the highest throughout the period, rising from 72 billion minutes ln 1995 to lust under 90 billion in 1998. Alter peaking at 90 billion the following year. these calls had fallen back to the 1995 figure by 2002.

National and international fixed line calls grew steadily from 38 billion to 61 billion at the end of the period in question. though the growth slowed over the lest two years. There was a dramatic increase in mobile calls from 2 billion lo 46 billion minutes.

This rise was particularly noticeable between 1999 and 2002, during which time the use of mobile phones tripled. To sum up. although local fixed line calls were still the most popular in 2002. The gap between the three categories had narrowed considerably over the second half of the period in question.


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic:

Some people believe that unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high school programmers (for example working for a charity, improving the neighborhood or reaching sports to younger children).

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer

It has been suggested that high school students should be involved in unpaid community services as a  compulsory part of high school  programmes. Most of the colleges are already providing opportunities to  gain work experience, however there are not compulsory. In my opinion students to work in a community services is  a good idea as it can provide them with many lots of valuable skills.

Life skills are very important  and by doing voluntary work, students can learn how to communicate with others and  work in a team but also how to manage their time and improve their organizational skills. Nowadays, unfortunately. teenagers do not have many after school activities, After-school clubs are no longer that popular and students  mostly fo home sit in front of the TV, browse internet or play video games.

By giving them compulsory work activities with charitable or community organizations, they will be encouraged to  do something more creative, Skills gained through compulsory work will not only be an asset n their CV but also  increase their employability. Students will also demanding  more respect towards work and money as they will realize that it  is not that easy to earn them and hopefully will learn to spend them in a more practical way.

Healthy life balance and exercise are strongly promoted by the NHS, and therefore any kind of spare time charity work will prevent from sitting and doing nothing, It could also possible reduce the crime level in the high school age group. If students have activities to do, they will not be bored and come up with silly ideas which can be dangerous for  them or their surroundings.

In conclusion, I think this is a very good idea, and I hope this programme will be put into action for high schools  and colleges shortly.