Our kind subscriber BY took her IELTS exam in Thailand two days ago and remembered the following questions:
Passage 1. Sleeping patterns of people who thrive.
Passage 2. Facial expression and emotions.
Passage 3. How human sense of taste works.
Writing task 1 (a report)
The line graph below shows the numbers of overseas visitors to the UK between 1989 and 2009 (in million visitors), by purpose of visit.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
* Note: this isn’t the actual graph given in the test, it was recreated for the purpose of demonstration.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Directors of large organizations are paid much higher salaries than other employees. Some people feel this is necessary, while others think this is not justified. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.