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IELTS

10 Task 1 and 20 Task 2 Questions


Ryan T. Higgins
Task 1 Questions

The following table from Statistics UK makes clear internet usage


demographics in the United Kingdom. Write a brief report describing
the trends.

The bar graph shows the change of the numbers using the internet
between 1998 and 2000 in UK. It can be clear that there are two
trends.
Firstly, there was a slight increase of the users in younger than 15
years and over 50 years, from 2 to 9 per and 4 to 10 per, respectively.
Secondly, between 31 and 50 years, the percentage of internet users
fell somewhat just by 4 per cent in two years. There was also
noticeable decrease between 16 and 30 years from 53 per to 44 per
between 1998 and 2000 but it remained the highest rate in during two
years.
In conclusion, the most popular of using internet has been in between
16 and 50 years over two years.
The following charts outline consumption differences between men
and women surrounding Valentine’s Day-related purchases. Write a
brief report of at least 150 words describing the information depicted
here.

The two pie charts compare the purchase of men and women on
Valentine’s Day. Overall, Men purchased for card, candy and
perfume/cologne more than women.
The following charts depict the typical American diet in 1990 and
2005. Write a report for a university lecturer summarizing the
information presented.

1990

2005

The two pie charts compare the change of nutrient components in the
typical American diet in 1990 and 2005.
As can be seen from the graphs, the sort of components in diet which
has been upward trend was sugar and fat. Actually, the amount of
sugar and fat has been increased in nearly 1.5. While, there was a
noticeable drop in starches from 43% to 22%, between 1990 and 2005.
On the one hand, the proportion of protein was not changed during the
same period by 12%.
In sum up, it is a significant growth of sugar and fat in diet that was the
main causes of obese disease.
This pie chart outlines consumption in the USA for the year 1999.
Write a briefing to outline the information here.
The two charts show changes in the number of motor vehicle accidents
in selected countries between 1997 and 2000, and the rate of deaths
in motor vehicle accidents for those countries.
The below chart illustrates marriage and divorce rates in the UK during
the latter part of the twentieth century. Compose an article in at least
150 words outlining the trends depicted here.
Below is a summary of train usage in the London Underground.
Summarize the information presented for a university lecturer.
Write 150 words illustrating the information presented in the table
below.
This chart illustrates North American fishing statistics for the fourth
quarter of the twentieth century. Summarize the information
presented.
Summarize the information presented below.

The tables chart illustrates the changes of population in China between


1950 and 2050.
It can be seen that there was a population growth which was a very
quick increase.
In 1950, the China’s population was only by 556.7 but then, all of the
population grew dramatically by 1,226.7 in 1995. Nevertheless, the
projected population shows that in next 45 years, the population of
China will only to rise about 257.7.
On the one hand, the age groups of China had a great deal of changes.
There was an enormous raise, between 1950 and 1995 and then a for
the age groups from 0 – 49 while the age groups over 50
In sum up, the population of China has a trend that was older.
Task 2 Questions

1 - The age of information technology has taken a lot of people by


surprise. While it has become a way of life for some, others know very
little about it. Eventually we will have a polarised society and this will
lead to serious social problems. Form an opinion based on the info
above and write a well-reasoned essay.

2 - The expression “Never, never give up” means to keep trying and
never stop working for your goals. Do you agree or disagree with this
statement? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

3 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: With the


help of technology, student nowadays can learn more information and
learn it more quickly. Use specific reasons and examples to support
your answer.

4 - Awards and prizes are given for excellence in various fields. Do


these awards and prizes serve a useful purpose? Use specific reasons
and examples to support your answer.

5 - Some people think that human needs for farmland, housing, and
industry are more important that saving land for endangered animals.
Do you agree or disagree with this point of view? Why or why not? Use
specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

6 - What is a very important skill a person should learn in order to be


successful in the world today? Choose one skill and use specific
reasons and examples to support your choice.

7 - Resolving problems between individuals or groups is important.


What should be considered or kept in mind in resolving problems
between individuals or groups? Use specific reasons and examples to
support your answer.

8 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Self-


confidence is the most important factor for success in school or at
work. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

9 - Why do you think some people are attracted to dangerous sports or


other dangerous activities? Use specific reasons and examples to
support our answer.

10 - Which is more important for success: the natural ability you are
born with or hard
work? Explain your opinion, using specific reasons and examples.
11 - Some people prefer to get up early in the morning and start the
day’s work. Others prefer to get up later in the day and work until late
at night. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to
support your choice.

12 - What are the important qualities of a good son or daughter? Have


these qualities
changed or remained the same over time in your culture? Use specific
reasons and
examples to support your answer.

13 - Some people prefer to work for a large company. Others prefer to


work for a small company. Which would you prefer? Use specific
reasons and details to support your choice.

14 - People work because they need money to live. What are some
other reasons that
people work? Discuss one or more of these reasons. Use specific
examples and details to
support your answer.

15 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Face-to-


face communication is better than other types of communication, such
as letters, email, or telephone calls. Use specific reasons and details to
support your answer.

16 - Some people like to do only what they already do well. Other


people prefer to try new things and take risks. Which do you prefer?
Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

17 - Some people believe that success in life comes from taking risk or
chance. Others believe that success results from careful planning. In
your opinion, what does success come from? Use specific reasons and
examples to support your answer.

18 - What change would make your hometown more appealing to


people your age? Use specific reasons and examples to support your
opinion.

19 - People attend college or university for many different reasons (for


example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge).
Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific
reasons and examples to support your answer.

20 - Nowadays, food has become easier to prepare. Has this change


improved the way people live? Use specific reasons and examples to
support your answer.

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