Monthly Archives: December 2011

(Model essay) General IELTS exam in Beijing, China, 3 December 2011

Some people focus on national news, while others think it is more important to be aware of international news. Discuss both views and offer your opinion. Most would argue a basic understanding of events at both a national and international … Continue reading

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11 year old achieves IELTS 7.5 band! Congratulations Sitara Akbar!

What a motivating story!  Here’s an excerpt (for the rest of the article visit http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/13/pakistani-girl-set-new-world-record-in-o-levels.html): KARACHI: A Pakistani girl has become the youngest student in the world to have passed the British Ordinary Level (O’Level) examination. Sitara Brooj Akbar, at … Continue reading

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(Model letter) IELTS Task 1 question as seen in Beijing, China, 3 December 2011

Write to your community hospice and volunteer your time to assist old people for free.  In your letter, explain: why you want to help old people what you can do exactly what time you are available To the Richmond Hospice, … Continue reading

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(Model essay) Academic essay question as seen in Vietnam on 3 December 2011

Ryan’s notes: In this essay question, we are not directly asked to ‘analyse’ or ‘discuss’ both the positive and negative sides of the stated position. Thus, I chose a side and responded to the question in an argument essay format. … Continue reading

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