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Our friend Y took the IELTS Speaking test in Qatar. He had to answer the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Qatar

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Would you like to change it in the near future? Why?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you like it there? Why?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– What is your favourite room there? Why?
– Where would you like to live in the future?

Cue Card

Describe a friend of yours who likes to talk a lot. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– What does he/she usually talk about?
– Do you like or dislike it? Why?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about communication in society.
– Do you think communication is important?
– Why do you think so?
– In what situations is it helpful to be communicative?
– Should parents teach their children to communicate properly?
– How can we improve our communication skills?
– Why do you think we should do it?

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IELTS Essay Samples of Band 8 http://www.ielts-blog.com/ielts-writing-samples/ielts-essay-samples-of-band-8/ http://www.ielts-blog.com/ielts-writing-samples/ielts-essay-samples-of-band-8/#comments Thu, 24 May 2018 10:33:48 +0000 http://www.ielts-blog.com/?p=46 Here you can find IELTS Essay samples of Band 8, written by students and graded by IELTS teacher.

The topic of essay appears when you hold mouse over the link. Every essay is checked, marked, has comments and suggestions. Hold the mouse over underlined words in blue to see suggested corrections. Teacher’s summary is at the bottom of each essay.

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Here you can find IELTS Essay samples of Band 8, written by students and graded by an IELTS teacher.

The topic of each essay appears when you hold the mouse over the link. Every essay is checked, marked, has comments and suggestions. Hold the mouse over to see suggested corrections. The teacher’s summary is at the bottom of each essay.

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Note: the essays are checked by an IELTS teacher, not an IELTS examiner or examiner trainer.All the bands are approximate.

How To Write an IELTS Band 8 Essay

Essay samples are useful to get an idea what a Band 8 essay looks like, but how can YOU write a Band 8 essay? As you know, an IELTS essay is scored using 4 criteria:

1. Task Response
2. Coherence and Cohesion
3. Lexical Resource
4. Grammatical Range and Accuracy

Many test takers are unsure what is wrong with their essay, why they keep scoring Band 6.5 and how to take their writing to Band 8 level. Is that how you feel, too? Keep reading then, because we are just about to analyse a Band 6.5 essay and show you what to change in it, to get a Band 8 score in IELTS.

Colours show elements relating to each criterion that affect the Band Score of this sample IELTS essay. Hold mouse over highlighted words (or tap on mobile) to see the comments, suggestions and corrections.

IELTS Essay Analysed and Rewritten from Band 6.5 to Band 8

IELTS Essay Topic: Some say you should always marry for love; others say that in an uncertain world it is wiser to marry for money. Discuss both points of view and give your own opinion.

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

IELTS Sample Essay – Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion and Lexical Resource Analysis

Nowadays, money is one of the most significant materials in our lives. To many people, it is appropriate to marry for money rather than love. However, I believe that both love and money should be bouncetogether in any marriages.

Certainly, money is an important part in our lives [TS]. It is hard for any persons to accept a partner which* does not have money or at least a job to take care of future family. Hence, said “marry for money” also has its right in some extent.

However, love should be the root of any marriages [TS]. Firstly, it is because love is such a glue to connect two persons which have their own lives, become one (NC). So, they can share each other’s the sadness, happiness to overcome any difficulties in daily lives. Moreover, love makes people growing up because they do not only have responsibility to themselves, but also to their partners as well. That is why marrying with love is always encouraged.

In my opinion, I think that both love and money is both necessary [TS]. Marriage relying on money would be rapidly disintegrated when unfortunately the money is run out. In contrary*, marriage relying on love would sometimes come to end when they could not earn money to carry out family (NC), such as paying bills, buying food, etc. Therefore, love and money should stand together in marriage even though their contribution could be unbalanced (NC).

As we have seen, marriage without either money or love would come to an unhappy ending. So I believe that they both have their own contribution to a merry family.

1. Task Response Analysis: This essay follows the task requirements quite well. Both points of view are discussed (in paragraphs 2 and 3) and the writer’s personal opinion is offered (in the introduction, paragraph 4 and the conclusion). The opinion is clear. The paragraph on money is not very well developed and not entirely clear.
Approximate score for Task Response: Band 7.

2. Coherence and Cohesion Analysis: Most linking expressions are appropriate but two are not (see asterisk *). Coherence is concerned with the effectiveness of what the essay is trying to communicate. The essay is well structured – each paragraph announces its topic clearly [TS] and the introduction announces the opinion of the writer. Sometimes the ideas are not entirely clear inside the paragraphs (see NC). Also the writer has a tendency to be repetitive.
Approximate score for Coherence and Cohesion: Band 7.

3. Lexical Resource Analysis: The use of vocabulary seems quite reasonable but attempts to use a wider range
are not always successful (see corrections above). Probably not quite good enough for a 7.
Approximate score for Lexical Resource: Band 6 or 6.5.

The same IELTS Sample Essay – Grammatical Range and Accuracy Analysis

Nowadays, money is one of the most significant materials in our lives. To many people, it is appropriate to marry for money rather than love. However, I believe that both love and money should be bounce together in any marriages.

Certainly, money is an important part in our lives. It is hard for any persons to accept a partner which does not have money or at least a job to take care of future family. Hence, said “marry for money” (#5) also has its right in some extent.

However, love should be the root of any marriages. Firstly, it is because love is such a glue to connect two persons which have their own lives, become one. So, they can share each other’s the sadness, happiness to overcome any difficulties in daily lives. Moreover, love makes people growing up because they do not only have responsibility to themselves, but also to their partners as well. That is why marrying with love is always encouraged.

In my opinion, I think that both love and money is both necessary. Marriage relying on money would be rapidly disintegrated when unfortunately the money is run out. In contrary, marriage relying on love would sometimes come to end when they could not earn money to carry out family, such as paying bills, buying food, etc. Therefore, love and money should stand together in marriage even though their contribution could be unbalanced.

As we have seen, marriage without either money or love would come to an unhappy ending. So I believe that they both have their own contribution to a merry family.

4. Grammatical Range and Accuracy Analysis: Although the essay is quite easy to follow, it has too many grammatical errors in too many sentences to merit a 7 score (see corrections highlighted above). The range of grammatical constructions used seems quite good.
Approximate score for Grammatical Range and Accuracy: Band 6 or 6.5.

Improving the Sample Essay to Achieve an IELTS Band 7

The same essay now at around a Band 7 level might look something like this. Read it carefully and compare it with the original:

Nowadays, money is one of the most significant materials in our lives. To many people, it is appropriate to marry for money rather than love. However, I believe that both love and money should be combined in any marriage.

Certainly, money plays an important part in our lives. It is hard for any persons to accept a partner who does not have money or at least a job to take care of their future family. Hence, it is said, “marry for money” is right in some extent.

However, love should be the root of any marriage. Firstly, it is because love is such a strong bond between two persons who have their own lives, and become one. So, they can share each other’s sadness, happiness to overcome any difficulties in their daily lives. Moreover, love makes people grow up because they do not only have responsibility to themselves, but also to their partners as well. That is why marrying for love is always encouraged.

In my opinion, I think that love and money are both necessary. A marriage relying on money would rapidly disintegrate when unfortunately the money ran out. In contrary, a marriage relying on love would sometimes come to end when they could not earn money to carry out family duties such as paying bills, buying food, etc. Therefore, love and money should stand together in marriage even though their contribution could be unbalanced.

As we have seen, marriage without either money or love would come to an unhappy end. So I believe that they both make their own contribution to a merry family.

Improving the Sample Essay to Achieve an IELTS Band 8

To turn the Band 7 sample essay into a Band 8 one would require further improvement in range and accuracy of grammar, greater clarity and better connection of ideas, and a wider range of appropriate, higher level vocabulary.

So the same sample essay now at around a Band 8 level might look something like this. Once again, read it carefully and compare it with the original:

Nowadays, money is one of the most significant elements in our lives. So, for many people, it may seem appropriate to marry for money rather than love. Certainly, money plays an important part in our lives. It is challenging for any persons to accept a partner who does not have money, or at least a job to take care of their future family. Hence, the expression, “marry for money” seems appropriate, in some extent, at least. However, I believe that marriage should involve a combination of both love and money.

Clearly, love should be the foundation of any marriage. This is because firstly, love is such a strong bond between two persons, who have their own lives, yet become one. They can share each other’s sadness or happiness in order to overcome any difficulties in daily lives. Moreover, love fosters maturity because each member of a couple no longer has responsibility only for themselves, but also for their partner. These are just two, key reasons why marrying for love should always be encouraged.

In my opinion, love and money are equally necessary. A marriage relying solely on money might rapidly disintegrate in the unfortunate event of the money running out. Similarly, a marriage relying on love alone might sometimes come to an end if the couple could not earn enough money to manage their family’s obligations such as paying bills, or buying food. Therefore, love and money should stand together in marriage, even though their contribution might often be somewhat unequal.

To summarise, marriage without either money or love could come to an unfortunate end. For that reason, I would claim that they both make their own, vital contribution to the creation of a happy family.

If after reading these sample essays you are still missing something and can’t write at Band 8 level, don’t panic. We have a book that can help to improve your grammar and sentence formation, teach you how to connect your ideas better and give you a wide range of appropriate, higher level vocabulary. Go here to discover the “IELTS Success Formula” book.

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IELTS essay, topic: Some people claim that it is acceptable to use animals in medical research (discuss) http://www.ielts-blog.com/ielts-writing-samples/ielts-essays-band-8/ielts-essay-topic-some-people-claim-that-it-is-acceptable-to-use-animals-in-medical-research-discuss/ http://www.ielts-blog.com/ielts-writing-samples/ielts-essays-band-8/ielts-essay-topic-some-people-claim-that-it-is-acceptable-to-use-animals-in-medical-research-discuss/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 10:30:11 +0000 http://www.ielts-blog.com/?p=26376

Some people claim that it is acceptable to use animals in medical research for the benefit of human beings, while others argue that it is wrong. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

People have different views on how medical research should be conducted and tested. Although many people support the use of animal experimentations for developing medicines, I personally believe that animal testing is morally wrong.

The main reason why some people value to conduct medical research is because animal testing has contributed to many life-saving cures and treatments. It is true that nearly every medical breakthrough in the last 100 years has resulted directly from research using animals. For example, experiments in which dogs had their pancreases removed led directly to the discovery of insulin, critical to saving the lives of diabetics. Furthermore, it is impossible to release to the market before proving it no harm to humans and laboratory mice are appropriate research subjects because they are similar to human beings in many ways.

However, I people who consider medical development that involved the use of animals cruel and unacceptable. I believe that the lives of all creatures should be respected and we, humans, have no right to for our own benefits. Governments should invest in developing alternative methods that can replace when doing medical research. For example, a software program can be developed to model a human immune system and new drugs can be tested on the software rather than animals. In this way, no animals will suffer from the medical tests and the society can still benefit from medical development.

In conclusion, although it is undoubtedly true that animal testing has helped scientists in drug developments and medical discoveries, I believe that the benefits to humans do not justify the suffering caused to animals and we should use alternative methods when doing medical research that do not involve animals suffering.

This is a great essay. It addresses the two sides of the argument by exploring reasons why animals should and should not be used in medical research. The ideas are well explained and supported by examples. The use of paragraphing is efficient and helps with logical sequencing of ideas. Linking words are used appropriately to achieve the necessary cohesion. Author’s meaning is skillfully conveyed by the use of wide range of vocabulary. Even though there are some inaccurately used expressions, they don’t hinder understanding. Most sentences are error-free, instances of faulty grammar are rare. Overall, this essay seems worthy of IELTS Band 8.

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the correct form is ‘animal experiments’ or ‘animal experimentation’
the correct form is ‘a new drug’, the article ‘a’ is missing
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IELTS test in Denmark – May 2018 (General Training) http://www.ielts-blog.com/recent-ielts-exams/ielts-test-in-denmark-may-2018-general-training/ http://www.ielts-blog.com/recent-ielts-exams/ielts-test-in-denmark-may-2018-general-training/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 10:30:14 +0000 http://www.ielts-blog.com/?p=26362

S took a General Training IELTS test in Denmark and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Denmark

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently employed a plumber to do a job at a place you renovating, however, something went wrong with the work that created a problem for your project. Write a letter to the plumber and say

– What was the problem?
– How can it be fixed?
– Suggest how to approach the job in the future.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people are affected by social media and the Internet. Is it a good or a bad trend in your opinion? Explain it by giving your own examples.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What is your favourite pastime?
– Do you listen to music while working?
– Do people listen to music much in your country? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a skill that you have learned other than in college or school in your life. Please say

– What was the skill?
– How did you learn it?
– Would you like to learn it more in depth? Why?

Discussion

– What would you do with it in the future?
– What events do people celebrate in your country?
– What makes an event special?
– Do you think food plays an important role in the event? Why?

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IELTS test in Hong Kong – May 2018 (Academic Module) http://www.ielts-blog.com/recent-ielts-exams/ielts-test-in-hong-kong-may-2018-academic-module/ http://www.ielts-blog.com/recent-ielts-exams/ielts-test-in-hong-kong-may-2018-academic-module/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 10:30:45 +0000 http://www.ielts-blog.com/?p=26359

Our friend M took the IELTS test in Hong Kong and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Hong Kong

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table and a graph showing the number of people attending cinemas in Australia between 1996 and 2002.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some believe that modern technology is increasing the gap between rich and poor people, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Which room do you like the most in your house?
– Will you move to another place in the future?
– Why would you do it?
– Where would you move to?
– Do you go out a lot?
– What do you do during a day out?
– Do you like spending your day out alone or with others?

Cue Card

Describe a situation that happened to you recently and made you feel happy. Please say

– What was the situation?
– When and where did it take place?
– Who was there with you?

Discussion

– Do you agree that money is a source of happiness?
– What are your views on happiness?
– Do you think people can be happy because of their work?
– Where or how should people find happiness?
– What is better, to get happiness from money or from a good relationship?

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IELTS Speaking test in Sri Lanka – May 2018 http://www.ielts-blog.com/recent-ielts-exams/ielts-speaking-test-in-sri-lanka-may-2018/ http://www.ielts-blog.com/recent-ielts-exams/ielts-speaking-test-in-sri-lanka-may-2018/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 10:30:25 +0000 http://www.ielts-blog.com/?p=26333

When C took the IELTS Speaking test in Sri Lanka, he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Do you use mobile apps?
– How often do you use them?
– What are your favourites? Why?
– What apps do you want to use in the future?
– Why do you need them?
– Would you like to write your own app?
– What kind of app?

Cue Card

Talk about a river or a lake that you visit often. Please say

– What is it?
– Where is it?
– How often do you go there?

Discussion

– Do you think swimming is important for children? Why?
– Why do people want to spend their time on the beach or near water?
– Are there any jobs related to water that you would like to do?

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IELTS test in India – May 2018 (General Training) http://www.ielts-blog.com/recent-ielts-exams/ielts-test-in-india-may-2018-general-training/ http://www.ielts-blog.com/recent-ielts-exams/ielts-test-in-india-may-2018-general-training/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 10:30:39 +0000 http://www.ielts-blog.com/?p=26329

When K took the IELTS test in India, he got the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A patient registration form at the hospital.

Section 2. About a museum of art.

Section 3. A conversation between students and a teacher.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About annual leave guidelines for employees.

Passage 2. About a maternity leave and the law.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. About a certain breed of birds.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently had an issue with water leaking at your rental property. Write a letter to your landlord to complain about the problem and say

– When did it happen?
– Describe the problem.
– Suggest what could be done about it.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays more and more people want to live by themselves. What are the reasons? Is it a positive or negative trend?

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IELTS essay, topic: should children grow up in the city or countryside (advantages/disadvantages)? http://www.ielts-blog.com/ielts-writing-samples/ielts-essays-band-8/ielts-essay-topic-should-children-grow-up-in-the-city-or-countryside-advantages-disadvantages/ http://www.ielts-blog.com/ielts-writing-samples/ielts-essays-band-8/ielts-essay-topic-should-children-grow-up-in-the-city-or-countryside-advantages-disadvantages/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 10:30:00 +0000 http://www.ielts-blog.com/?p=26340

Some people think it is better for children to grown up in the city, while others think that life in the countryside is more suitable for them. What are the advantages and disadvantages of both places?

Living in the rural area is the best option for children by a group of people, while others believe that cities offer more opportunities. In my opinion, if the city offers security and green areas, I agree it is a better place to raise the next generation some advantages both sides.

Firstly, the countryside in touch with nature, taking care of animals and helping with the gardening. Because of that, they learn how to protect the environment and to live without any technological equipment. Besides that, they have more freedom to play outside the house without any security worries, whereas in the city they are kept at home smartphones and computers for this reason. On the other hand, schools usually have lower quality and it is hard to find extracurricular classes. Therefore, children difficulties trying to develop their abilities besides the school curriculum.

However, schools at metropolitan areas tend to have better quality and offer all kinds of activities. Even if there is a sport or an art course that the institution does not offer, it is possible to look for it in another place around the city. As a result, all children’s talents and passions can be easier to develop. On the other hand, security, pollution and contact with nature are issues that we have to worry about. The better option would be a city with an excellent quality of life where children could play in parks and gardens.

To sum up, growing up in the countryside can be very positive for someone’s childhood, but the city will usually offer better opportunities for their talents’ development.

This is a well written essay. It talks about all parts of the task and the arguments and ideas are extended and supported by some examples. The information is sequenced in a logical way and most of the ideas are linked using appropriate connective words. The choice of vocabulary is suitable to express the meaning of the writer, though in some instances word choice can be improved further (mouse over the words underlined in blue shows suggested corrections). Most sentences are error-free and demonstrate various levels of complexity. Overall this essay seems good enough to deserve IELTS Band 8.

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‘thought of as / considered’ are better word choices here
the linking word ‘while’ should be used here, as in ‘while enjoying’
‘of’ is a better choice of preposition here than ‘from’
‘lets children be’ or ‘allows children to be’ are the correct forms
‘and driven towards using’ is a clearer way to say this
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IELTS Results competition winners in April 2018 http://www.ielts-blog.com/ielts-test-results-competition/ielts-results-competition-winners-in-april-2018/ http://www.ielts-blog.com/ielts-test-results-competition/ielts-results-competition-winners-in-april-2018/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 10:30:57 +0000 http://www.ielts-blog.com/?p=26336

What a great feeling it is to finally reveal the 8 winners who received the best IELTS results in April. Their hard work resulted in excellent scores ranging from Band 6.5 to 9. Yes, there actually was one winner who got the perfect Band 9!

And the winners are:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 9 in IELTS

  • Mehdi Matinmonfared from Iran, Band 8.5

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Tanishq Kikani from India, Band 8

Academic Module – 3rd place

  • Rinchen Dorji from Bhutan, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Sana Nazir from Pakistan, Band 9

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Neha Verma from India, Band 8
  • Gagandeep Kaur from India, Band 8
  • Saema Shaikh from India, Band 8

General Training Module – 3rd place

  • Buddhi Hitihamillage from Sri Lanka, Band 6.5

Congratulations, everyone! To show our appreciation to the winners we are sending their certificates of achievement to their emails. Winning IELTS results will be displayed in the IELTS-Blog hall of fame – so if you won, please feel free to show them off to your family and friends!

We should really find out how these lovely people were able to score so well. All we know at the moment is that Buddhi Hitihamillage used our book Ace the IELTS to prepare for the exam. But we definitely need to know more!

Hope to hear from the winners the stories of how they prepared and studied, and what helped them achieve success in IELTS. Anything they wish to share will be posted on IELTS-Blog without delay, so everyone can use the same technique and get a better score in their own exam this month.

P.S. IELTS results competition runs every month, and everyone is welcome to participate. Learn how to enroll here.

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IELTS Speaking test in Albania – May 2018 http://www.ielts-blog.com/recent-ielts-exams/ielts-speaking-test-in-albania-may-2018/ http://www.ielts-blog.com/recent-ielts-exams/ielts-speaking-test-in-albania-may-2018/#respond Tue, 15 May 2018 10:30:14 +0000 http://www.ielts-blog.com/?p=26324

Our friend S took the IELTS Speaking test in Albania and remembered the following questions:

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subjects are you studying?
– What is your major? Why?
– Why did you choose that university?
– Where do you spend your free time?
– Who do you usually spend it with?
– Do you like traveling? Why?
– Do you do it by yourself or with somebody?
– Where do you want to go in the future?
– Why do you want to go there?
– What do you expect from this trip?

Cue Card

Talk about a song from your country. Please say

– Why do you like the song?
– Where did you hear it?
– What are the lyrics and the meaning of this song?

Discussion

– Talk about the traditional music in your country.
– Where do children and adults learn about traditional music?
– What kind of music do you listen to in your country?
– On what occasions do you listen to traditional music?
– Do young and older generations like to listen to traditional music?

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