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IELTS exam in Poland – October 2008 (General Training)

I would like to thank P. from Poland for sending me this short story about his General IELTS exam. Here’s what he says:

“I was surprised that we didn’t have any brakes between the listening, reading and writing. I was exhausted after all.

Writing

Task1 (Letter)
Unfortunately P couldn’t remember the topic for the letter

Task 2 (Essay)
People try new dangerous sports such as sky diving or climbing. Should this sports be prohibited?

Speaking

  • The advantages and disadvantages of your home town
  • Tell me about your teachers, whether or not they were strict, have they influenced you in any way.
  • What is the best place to listen to the music, where people go to listen to the music, etc.
  • IELTS Essay, topic: Reasons to attend college

    People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, or to increase knowledge).

    Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

    Many people after their high school years for several reason which they choose . I believe that the most common reason why people to have new experiences on life , to prepare for a career, and to increase their knowledge of their personality.

    Firstly, many people to have new experience in life. Many students leave their home and move to live when they go to university. This is the first time that they had to make a resolution on their own, without their parents’ help. Making their own decisions will increase their knowledge of themselves. Moreover, students university can meet different students from different nationalities and religions so students can learn about different around the world.

    Secondly, many people go to university or collage to prepare for a career. Career training is becoming more important nowadays to young people compared to old people. At college, students learn many skills for their career and they internship with a lot of chances. All of these prepare them for their career.

    Also, students attend university or college to increase their self-knowledge of their personality life. They attend increase their knowledge in subjects which they find interesting. For example, many students study science because they are in science but they work .

    To sum up, I think people should not only focus on a career when they go to university or college. They have to follow to have new experience and knowledge about their personality and the great world around them which they live in.

    This essay needs much work. There are many grammatical errors, incorrectly used prepositions and inaccurate expressions (see comments underlined in blue). There are many repetitions of the same expressions – try to avoid that as much as possible. The task is covered, the paragraphs are connected by linking words – but the way you use them is rather primitive. Overall, this looks like a Band 6 essay.

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