Writing – Ngày 6/ 1/ 2018

Bài viết mẫu IELTS Writing Test thứ 7 – 6/1/2018. Nhìn chung bài này không quá khó, task 1 khá dễ nhai (ít số liệu, categories…). Dạng bài của task 2 cũng khó dễ (Discussion), chủ đề sports, tuy nhiên nhiều bạn cũng thấy đề này khoai khi không có ideas.

Task 1 – Line graph 

The graph below shows the number of inquiries received by the Tourist Information Office in one city over a six-month period in 2011.

The line graph compares the number of questions that one particular Tourist Information Office received through three different channels, namely (1) telephone, letter/ email and direct communication (2) during the first six months of 2011.

Overall, the office received substantially more enquires (3) made via telephone and directly from tourists, as opposed to (4) a gradually weaker preference for mailing platforms throughout the timescale (5)  given.

Tourists sent about 900 questions through the telephone to the office, which was the largest number in January. This figure then experienced a slight dip of (6) 100 before rising back to 1000 both in March and in April, followed by a steep increase to reach approximately 1600 enquires in June. Likewise (7), the number of in-person questions registered the most dramatic growth from only 450 to 1900 inquiries, making face-to-face communication (8) the most common way to obtain travel information.

Written inquiries saw an opposite trend. Especially, after having remained relatively stable at about 7000 for the first 3 months, the figure halved to merely 350 questions in May and in June alike.


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Task 2 – Discussion 

Some people think that it is more beneficial to take part in sports which are played in teams like football, while other people think that taking part in individual sports is better, like tennis or swimming. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

People have different views about which kind of sports is more beneficial. While some believe that playing team sports is helpful for one’s development (1), I would argue that it is much better to participate in individual sports.

On the one hand, I understand why it is argued that engaging in (2) team sports is more advantageous (3). One major benefit that these sports offer is that collaboration between team members (4) is strongly promoted. This is because the abilities and talents of each individual can contribute to the shared goal of the team (5). For example, each player of a soccer team has a different responsibility, and it is through taking advantage of (6) members’ strengths that the team can win the game. Additionally, taking part in team sports helps people stay self-motivated (7) because they may be inspired by other skillful players in the team. Continuous self-motivation allows them to constantly further their sports skills and strive excellence (8).

However, it seems to me that it is better to engage in individual sports. The first reason is that success and failure in this kind of sports are strongly correlated to the amount of effort that the player puts into (9) their training, and chances of beating their opponent (10) come from every competition that they take part in. this means that such sports instill higher levels of self-reliance (11) in people, which opens various avenues for personal development. Furthermore, when there is no teammate for people to share the burden of (12) losing a game, they would have to experience a feeling of (13) failure on their own. This could motivate them to work harder to succeed.

In conclusion, while a number of people are in favor of (14) team sports, my own view is that taking part in individual sports is more beneficial.

(From IELTS Tâm Nguyễn)

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