The questions below were kindly shared by K.P. who recently took IELTS in India:
Passage 1. The oldest leather shoe in the world.
Passage 2. The plan to bring an asteroid to Earth.
Passage 3. The mechanism of linguistic change.
Writing task 1 (a report)
The maps below describe a university campus at present and after expansion planned for the future.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
* Note: these aren’t the actual maps given in the test, they were recreated for the purpose of demonstration.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
These days people send text messages more frequently than they talk on the phone. Do the advantages of texting outweigh the disadvantages?
The major changes that will take place as a result of more students that is predicted to join the current students is the construction of more parking area, expansion of the academic buildings, cutting of some trees to create space for the parking area, creation and connection of some roads for easy mobilization of vehicles, and demolition building of a new research center.
The present University map describes facilities designed to accommodate 25,000 students. One can see that the campus is rectangular in shape with two exits (West Gate and Main Gate) . Facilities within the campus include, child care centre, research center and Library located towards the west . Other landmarks plans that covered two third of the universities land space are the six academic buildings, parking space, and large expanse of land for planting trees, located towards the east. The road network can be seen perimeterly constructed, also dividing the campus to almost equall half.
Moving on to proposed 5 year university expansion plan to increase student admission to 35,000. Though the land space will remain the same as well as numbers of academic buildings and bus stop. Other facilities such as child care centre and library will be relocated to create space for Second research center and proposed student centers. Some deforestation will take place for center avenue and parking spaces which has been increased to five . One can see complexities in the road network that links more facilities together. The proposed train station is planned at the outskirts of the main gate.
Writing task question
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