(Video) Try these 10 IELTS questions!

I know many of you are waiting for me to put last week’s contest results online.  I should have them ready for tomorrow.  While you’re waiting, try the 10 questions in this video.  Be sure to let us know how many you get correct by leaving a comment.

Please check beneath the video box to see a copy of the essay.

Many countries want to move factories and big industrial firms out of towns and into rural areas.  Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Recently, movements have been made the world over/around the earth to relocate factories and industrial companies out of small towns and into more rural areas.  It is felt that on the whole this strategy hinders/brings with it more advantages than disadvantages.  The subjects of public health and child labour will be analyzed to prove this thesis true.

For one, the health hazards that derive from industrial and residential proximity are unfortunate phenomena that have been exhibited many times along/throughout history.  The nuclear meltdown in the Ukrainian city of Chernobyl acts as an extreme example of this.  In 1990s Chernobyl, townspeople lived in close proximity to a nuclear plant that provided energy to the region.  Because/As a result the plant was located so closely to the townspeople, its meltdown was particularly harmful to the health of many, causing birth defects, growth abnormalities and various forms of cancer.  As this example makes clear, the benefits that come from moving industrial production facilities out of towns can be seen/are witnessed clearly.

In addition to health promotion/promoting, moving factories away from residentially sparse/dense areas may help to curb disturbing trends in child labour among developing countries.  In many small towns in Anhui, China, for example, high school aged children who grow up near factories are often enticed/dissuaded to leave school and start careers.  These same trends are not/commonly seen among Shanghai high school students, however, where residentially dense areas are typically not proximate to industrial plants.  Thus, this makes it clear that townspeople living in the vicinity of factories may experience a reduction in their overall level of education.  Therefore, the advantages of relocating factories obviously outweigh the disadvantages.

Following this look at how a strategy for industrial displacement would lead to both health benefits and a reduction in child labour, it is felt that this course of action/course of work should be supported.  It is hoped worldwide measures are taken to realize this vision.

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21 Responses to (Video) Try these 10 IELTS questions!

  1. Olive says:

    9/10. Excellet video. Very helpful . Thanks.

  2. rashel gaspan says:

    got 8 out of 10….thanks for sharing…till next time..

  3. Michelle from The Philippines says:

    got everything correct

  4. Adel Ansari says:

    Hi Ryan,
    I got 8 of 10 .
    Here are my mistakes:
    Sparse ==► dence
    commonly ==► not
    Thank you for this lesson. It’s a little hard to write like this essay.

  5. Bimal says:

    Dear Sir,
    These video lessons are very useful, and I was able to collect more by watching them. I kindly request you sir, please include more video lessons of this nature in future for the benefit of many people.
    Good Luck to You,

  6. Anonymous says:

    got 9/10.

  7. Ryan says:

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. 🙂

  8. José Contreras says:

    Very helpful video, the best way to learn and improve vocabulary and correct ourselves regarding to grammar. From my point of view, I’d like to know how to write that way rather than vocabulary and grammar. I guess It’s up to us, we need to practice a lot in order to score great points. Apart from that, the way you speak is clearly, the way you explain such things is also clearly. Anyway, I hope I’m able to catch tips from you as many as I can. Thanks a lot my dear friend. Take care. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  9. Radmila says:

    Thank you for your video lesson, Ryan! It was fascinating to try to do this task) I`ve got 9 correct answers out of ten)

  10. sonia says:

    i got 10.hhhuuuurrrraaahhhh

  11. SAJITHA says:

    hai… ryan….thank you for your support…i am really struggling with my writing…i found u recently through my friend….i am going to write ielts exam on april 28…i am expecting more videos and examples….

    thank you very much

  12. maggie in ADL says:

    8/10 T_T

  13. Anonymous says:

    got 8/10 thanks for sharing

  14. Ka says:

    Awesome, dude.

  15. Ryan says:

    Thanks very much, everyone.

    @Jose Thank you for letting me know what you find most helpful. At the end of 2011 I ran a survey and most people wanted more lessons that would help them build their vocabulary abilities. This is why I have been focusing on this area recently. If you are looking for essays on the basics of writing, try this video playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAE217EDDF7F19843&feature=plcp

  16. Manish says:

    i got 8 out of 10

    Thanks for sharing this video. Your help is really appricated.


  17. Jacky says:

    Ryan, when will you put the writing contest results online? thx!

  18. Adel Ansari says:

    Hello Ryan,
    I’m waiting to see my result in writing contest. 🙂
    My exam is after 2 days.

  19. orientalgirl says:

    My result is 9/10, thanks for this useful vocabulary exercise .
    would you please make videos about problems and solution essays , cause and effect ?

  20. setareh says:

    My score was 9 out of 10.

  21. Deepali says:

    I hv got 9/10..very helpful video to learn new words and how to use them in a sentence.Thanks.

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