IELTS WRITING TEST SET 9 TASK 1 GT – you returned home, you found you had left some important papers at the hotel.

IELTS WRITING TEST SET 9 TASK 1 GT

You recently attended a meeting at a hotel. When you returned home, you found you had left some important papers at the hotel.

Write a letter to the manager of the hotel.In your letter

  • say where you think you left the papers

  • explain why they are so important

  • tell the manager what you want him/her to do /her

You do NOT need to write any addresses

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir/Madam

 

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IELTS READING TEST SET 6 AC – The Flavor of Pleasure

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The Flavor of Pleasure

When it comes to celebrating the flavor of food, our mouth gets all the credit. But in truth, it is the nose that knows.  

 

No matter how much we talk about tasting our favorite flavors, relishing them really depends on a combined input from our senses that we experience through mouth, tongue and nose. The taste, texture, and feel of food are what we tend to focus on, but most important are the slight puffs of air as we chew our food – what scientists call ‘retronasal smell’.

Certainly our mouths and tongues have taste buds, which are receptors for the five basic flavors: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami, or what is more commonly referred to as savory. But our tongues are inaccurate instruments as far as flavor is concerned. They evolved to recognize only a few basic tastes in order to quickly identify toxins, which in nature are often quite bitter or acidly sour.

All the complexity, nuance, and pleasure of flavor come from the sense of smell operating in the back of the nose. It is there that a kind of alchemy occurs when we breathe up and out the passing whiffs of our chewed food. Unlike a hound’s skull with its extra long nose, which evolved specifically to detect external smells, our noses have evolved to detect internal scents. Primates specialise in savoring the many millions of flavor combinations that they can create for their mouths.

Taste without retronasal smell is not much help in recognizing flavor. Smell has been the most poorly understood of our senses, and only recently has neuroscience, led by Yale University’s Gordon Shepherd, begun to shed light on its workings. Shepherd has come up with the term ‘neurogastronomy’ to link the disciplines of food science, neurology, psychology, and anthropology with the savory elements of eating, one of the most enjoyed of human experiences.

In many ways, he is discovering that smell is rather like face recognition. The visual system detects patterns of light and dark and, building on experience, the brain creates a spatial map. It uses this to interpret the interrelationship of the patterns and draw conclusions that allow us to identify people and places. In the same way, we use patterns and ratios to detect both new and familiar flavors. As we eat, specialized receptors in the back of the nose detect the air molecules in our meals. From signals sent by the receptors, the brain understands smells as complex spatial patterns. Using these, as well as input from the other senses, it constructs the idea of specific flavors.

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IELTS WRITING TEST SET 8 TASK 2 GT – people applying for jobs for personal information, such as their hobbies and interests

IELTS WRITING TEST SET 8 TASK 2 GT
Write about the following topic :

Employers sometimes ask people applying for jobs for personal information, such as their hobbies and interests,

and whether they are married or single.

Some people say this information may be relevant and useful. Others disagree.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

 

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IELTS WRITING TEST SET 7 TASK 2 GT – People like to wear fashionable clothes.

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Many People like to wear fashionable clothes.Why do you think this is the case?

Is this a good thing or bad thing?

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

 

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IELTS LISTENING TEST SET 10 TASK 1 GT – Free activities in the Burnham area

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Free activities in the Burnham area

Tourist office :Yes, of course. Good morning. This is burning tourist office. Martin speaking.

Customer :Oh, hello. I saw a poster about free things to do in the area, and it said people should phone you for information. I’m coming to Burnham with my husband and two children for a few days on June the 27th or possibly 28. And I’d like some ideas for things to do on the 29th.

Tourist office :Yes, of course. OK, then let’s start with a couple of events, especially for children. The Art Gallery is holding an event called Family Welcome that day, when their activities and trails to use throughout the gallery.

Customer :That sounds interesting. What time does it start?

Tourist office : The gallery opens a 10 and the Family Welcome event runs from 10 30 until two o’clock. The gallery stays open until five and several times during the day, they’re going to show a short film that the gallery has produced. It demonstrates how ceramics handmade and they’ll be equipment and materials for children to have a go themselves. Last time they were in the event, there was a film about painting, which went down very well with the children, and they’re now working on one about sculpture.

Customer :I like the sound of that. And what are the events happening?

Tourist office :We’ll do. You all enjoy listening to music?

Customer :Oh, yes,

Tourist office :Well, there are several free concerts taking place at different times one or two in the morning, the majority at lunchtime and a couple in the evening. And they range from pop music to Latin American

Customer :American.

Tourist office :It’s being repeated several times in different places. They’re performing in the Central Library at one o’clock, then at Ford’s in the City Museum and in the evening at 7 30 There’s a longer concert in the theater

Customer :right? I’ll suggest that to the rest of the family. Something

Tourist office :else you might be interested in is the boat race along the river.

Customer :Oh, yes. Do you tell me about that?

Tourist office :The rice starts that offered Marina to the North of Burnham and goes as Faras summer pool, the best place to watch it from his child’s worth bridge, though that does get rather crowded, well, local boat clubs. But the standard is very high.One of them came first in the West of England regional championship in May this year. It was the first time a team from Burnham has one It means that next year will be representing the region in the national championship.

Customer :Now I’ve heard something about Paxton Nature Reserve. It’s a good place for spotting unusual Bird, isn’t it?

Tourist office :That’s right. Throughout the year, there is a lake there as well as a river, and they provide a very attractive habitat. So it’s a good idea to bring binoculars if you have them, and just that the moment you can see various flowers that a pretty unusual. The soil of Pakistan isn’t very common.They’re looking good right now,

Customer :right? My husband will be particularly interested in that,

Tourist office :and there’s going to be a talk on slideshow about mushrooms and you’ll be able to go out and pick some afterwards and study the different varieties.

Customer :Is it possible for children to swim in the river?

Tourist office :Yes, part of it has been fenced off to make it safe for children to swimming. It’s very shallow. And there’s a lifeguard on duty whenever it’s open the Lakers to date. So swimming isn’t allowed there.

Customer :Okay, we must remember to bring their swimming things in case we go to Paxton.How long does it take to get there by car? From burn in

Tourist office :about 20 minutes. But parking is very limited, so it’s usually much easier to go by bus 

 

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IELTS WRITING TEST SET 6 TASK 2 GT – people should be encouraged to get married before they are 30

IELTS WRITING TEST SET 6 TASK 2 GT

It is sometimes said that people should be encouraged to get married before they are 30, as this is best both for the individual and for society.

Do you agree or disagree?

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

 

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IELTS READING TEST SET 10 TASK 1 GT – Summer activities at London’s Kew Gardens

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Summer activities at London’s Kew Gardens

A.   Climb up to the walkway among the trees, 18 metres above the ground, for a spectacular experience. Feel as tall as the trees and enjoy a bird’s-eye view over the gardens.

B.   The Nash Conservatory displays stunning images from leading wildlife photographer Heather Angel. Each photograph explores the wealth of biodiversity at Kew Gardens, from foxes to birds, tiny insects to towering trees.

C.   A world of pollination comes to life in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. Find yourself in a tropical environment whilst walking through clouds of colourful butterflies as they fly around the Conservatory! Come face-to-face with gigantic sculptures of insects, birds and bats, which will help tell the fascinating stories of how they interact with plants.

D.   An extraordinary sound installation created by Chris Watson. On the hour throughout the day, the Palm House is filled with the sound of the dawn and dusk choruses of birds that live in the Central and South American rainforests.

E.   Come and see the fantastic outdoor exhibition of garden, wildlife and botanical photography. Walk amongst enlarged photographs and admire the wonderful garden photos – all taken by children aged 16 and under from all round the country. If you are in this age category and fancy yourself as a photographer, then you can enter for the next show!

F.   Young explorers can discover the new children’s outdoor play area, shaped like a plant, in Kew’s magical Conservation Area. As you journey through this interactive landscape, discover the functions of every part of a plant. Tunnel through giant roots, get lost among the leaves and hide amongst the large fungi, whilst solving puzzles along the way!

G.   What is biodiversity all about? Did you know that every breath we take and every move we make depends on plants? Take a guided tour to discover what biodiversity means and why it matters so much.

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IELTS WRITING TEST SET 5 TASK 2 GT – Some people believe that the government should provide free sport and fitness centres

IELTS WRITING TEST SET 5 TASK 2 GT

Some people believe that the government should provide free sport and fitness centres for everyone.

What is your opinion about this?

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

 

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IELTS LISTENING TEST SET 9 TASK 1 GT – standing for election to the Youth Council

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standing for election to the Youth Council

Caroline :Good morning. Youth Council. Caroline speaking.

Roger Brown :Oh, hello. I’m interested in standing for election to the Youth Council. And, I was told to give you a call.

Caroline :That’s good. Could I have your name, please?

Roger Brown :Yes, It’s Roger Brown.

Caroline :Thank you. I’m Caroline, the youth council administrator. So do you know much about what the council does? Roger,

Roger Brown :I’ve talked to Stephanie. I think she’s the chair of the council.

Caroline :That’s right

Roger Brown :on. She told me a lot about it. How? It’s a way for young people to discuss local issues, for example, and make suggestions to the Town Council. That’s what made me interested.

Caroline :Fine. Well, let me take down some of your details. First of all, how old are you? You know, the council is for young people aged from 13 to 18.

Roger Brown :I’ve just turned 18

Caroline : Where do you live, Roger.

Roger Brown :Well, that’s a bit complicated at the moment. I’m looking for a flat to rent here, so I’m in a hostel from Monday to Friday. I go back to my parent’s place at the weekend.

Caroline :Okay, So where’s the best place to send you some information about the council?

Roger Brown :Oh, to my parent’s address, please. That’s 17 Buckley Street B U C K l E I G H Street, Stamford Lincoln share though you don’t really need the county.

Caroline :Oh, I know Stamford hits a lovely town on What’s the post coat?

Roger Brown :P E 97 Q T

Caroline :Right. Thank you. So are you working here or are you a student?

Roger Brown :I started studying at the university a couple of weeks ago and I’ve got a part time job for a few hours a week.

Caroline :What you did?

Roger Brown :Well, I’ve done several different things. I’ve just finished a short term contract as a courier, and now I’m working as a waiter in one of the big hotels.

Caroline :I can’t leave you much time for studying.

Roger Brown :Oh, it’s not too bad. I managed to fit it all in.

Caroline :What are you studying?

Roger Brown :My ambition is to go into Parliament eventually. So my major subject is politics. That’s partly why I think the Youth Council is important. And want to be a part of it.

Caroline :And I suppose you’re also taking a minor subject on you. I know a lot of people study economics to

Roger Brown :I chose history. To be honest, I’m not finding it as interesting as I expected.

Caroline :Okay. So with your studying on your part time job, do you have time for any other interests or hobbies?

Roger Brown :Well, I spent quite a lot of time cycling both around town to get to university and to work and also long distance from here to London, for instance.

Caroline :That’s pretty impressive. Anything else

Roger Brown :for relaxation? I’m also keen on the cinema. I used to go at least once a week, but I can’t manage to go so often now.

Caroline :Right? Are you sure you’ll have enough time for the youth council?

Roger Brown :Yes, I’ve worked out that I can afford to reduce my hours at work, and that will make the time.

Caroline :So is there any particular aspect of the youth councils work that appeals to you? Roger.

Roger Brown :Well, my sister is blind, so I’m particularly interested in working with disabled young people to try and improve the quality of their lives.

Caroline :That’s great. Well, the best way to get involved is to be nominated by some people who you know,

Roger Brown :right. Can you tell me how to set about organizing that?

Caroline :You should talk to Jeffrey, our elections officer. I can arrange a meeting in the council office with him, if you like.

Roger Brown :Yes, please.

Caroline :He’ll be here next Monday if that suits you.

Roger Brown :That’s the 14th isn’t it? Yes, I can manage late afternoon.

Caroline :Would you like to suggest the time? He generally leaves around 5 30

Roger Brown :Well, would 4 30 be okay? My last class finishes at four. So would have plenty of time to get to your office.

Caroline :Right. That’s fine. Oh, and could I have a phone number

 

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IELTS WRITING TEST SET 4 TASK 2 GT – small local shops have closed because customers travel to large shopping centers or malls

IELTS WRITING TEST SET 4 TASK 2 GT
Write about the following topic:

In recent years, many small local shops have closed because customers travel to large shopping centers or malls to do their shopping.

Is this a positive or negative development?

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

 

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IELTS LISTENING TEST SET 7 TASK 1 GT – Eastwood community center.

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Eastwood community center

COMMUNITY CENTER.:Hello Eastwood community center.

ANDREW DICE  :Hello my name’s Andrew dice and I’m calling about the evening classes you offer.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:I came is to die soon are there any classes in particular that you’re interested in.

ANDREW DICE  :Yes you’ve got a class called painting with water colors I believe.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:That’s right it’s a popular class say this time it will be moving to the whole say they’ve got more rain.

ANDREW DICE  :I know what’s on choose dies but what time exactly.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:It was six she lost ten but let me just have a look at the details. ok. it’ll be seven thirty this time probably it suits small people.

ANDREW DICE  :Well it’s my wife is really interested and that’ll be good for her because she’s home from work by seven fifteen that’ll give had just enough time to get that what does she need to bring.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:Okay well trains are provided by the cheetah I know you that I’m the information says she’ll needs just a job offer water and some pencils for drawing there are also lots of a prince he asks I she needn’t worry what she’s wearing and the cost for the full classes is forty five dollars including pains as I said.

ANDREW DICE  :Our chi now what both quite cane on the marry language class.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:There spaces on the next course so you could join that.All good what trim will that be in.When you come in through the entrance of the community center building you’ll need to go straight up the stairs in front of you all the way to the top and it’s the small ring you’ll find there.

ANDREW DICE  :I say all right and let me just check when it’s starting I heard from someone that the July course has been delayed until August.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:I’m afraid side and went halfway through the June course at the moAndrew dice t so there’s not much point to taking that.

ANDREW DICE  :I guess we’ll have to white then.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:Well when you do come the teacher recomAndrew dice ds bringing a small record with you just so you can listen to gain lifetime and de Costa five classes is currently forty dollars.

ANDREW DICE  :Akai useful information to not there’s one more class I’m interested in that’s the digital photography class.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:I’ve taken that class myself the teacher is very good that’ll be in room nine any starting in two weeks time in the evening every Wednesday at six o’clock.

ANDREW DICE  :Obviously on a to bring the camera with me I suppose it’d be useful to have the instructions that go with the camera to.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:Say sorry some people bring along a lawsuit accessories like extra lenses but there’s really no need for this class. It’s mainly focusing on composition really and getting the most out of the basic camera.

ANDREW DICE  :That’s exactly what I Nate and how much does it cost.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:Let’s see for full classes it’s thirty five dollars spot if you take eight it works out is fifty five dollars so you’re making a bit of a saving fifteen dollars that is.

ANDREW DICE  :I say.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:Before you hear the rest of the conversation you will have some time to look at the questions seven to ten. Now listen and answer questions seven to ten.

ANDREW DICE  :Archive not just another question for the water colors class I’ve just remembered that my wife asked me to find out about the level who is it full.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:I K. well you don’t have to be very skilled or anything like that it’s designed to begin is actually people might see art as a hobby rather than as a professional opportunity.

ANDREW DICE  :Sounds like my wife and who do I talk to if I want to find out some more about the marry language classes.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:The best to to to to to directly he’ll be in the office in about half an hour his name is Jason why that’s K. A. H. U. hi.

ANDREW DICE  :Good I’ll give him a call.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:If you do decide to come to the photography class don’t forget to look at your camera battery and make sure it’s charged I know it sounds obvious but I’ve seen a few people suddenly find the cameras stopped working rice in the middle of class.

ANDREW DICE  :Yes I can imagine it’d be easy to forget that that reminds me and the final week of the photography course is it right that that’s a visit to a show in the local area I work in the city you see so I might have to come home early for that one.

COMMUNITY CENTER.:Yes dial decide the date once the class has started is there anything else I can That is the end of section one you now have half a minute to check your answers

 

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IELTS WRITING TEST SET 3 TASK 2 GT – parents should encourage their children to take part in organised group activities

IELTS WRITING TEST SET 3 TASK 2 GT
Write about the following topic:

Some people say that parents should encourage their children to take part in organised group activities in their free time.

Others say that it is important for children to learn how to occupy themselves on their own.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

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

 

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IELTS READING TEST SET 9 TASK 1 GT – Sustainable School Travel Strategy

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Sustainable School Travel Strategy

Over the last 20 years, the number of children being driven to school in England has doubled. National data suggests that one in five cars on the road at 8.50 am is engaged in the school run. Children are subject to up to 3.9 times more pollution in a car that is standing in traffic than when walking or cycling to school. Reducing cars around schools makes them safer places, and walking and cycling are better for health and the environment. It has been noted by teachers that children engaging in active travel arrive at school more alert and ready to learn.

The County Council has a strong commitment to supporting and promoting sustainable school travel. We collect data annually about how pupils get to school, and our report on the Sustainable School Travel Strategy sets out in detail what we have achieved so far and what we intend to do in the future. Different parts of the County Council are working together to address the actions identified in the strategy, and we are proud that we have been able to reduce the number of cars on the daily school run by an average of 1% in each of the last three years, which is equivalent to taking approximately 175 cars off the road annually, despite an increase in pupil numbers.

All schools have a School Travel Plan, which sets out how the school and the Council can collaborate to help reduce travel to school by car and encourage the use of public transport. Contact your school to find out what they are doing as part of their School Travel Plan to help you get your child to school in a sustainable, safe way.

 

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IELTS WRITING TEST SET 2 TASK 2 GT – new homes are needed, but the only space available for building

IELTS WRITING TEST SET 2 TASK 2 GT
Write about the following topic:

In many places, new homes are needed, but the only space available for building them is in the countryside.

Some people believe it is more important to protect the countryside and not build new homes there.

What is your opinion about this?

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

 

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IELTS READING TEST SET 8 TASK 1 GT – Is Your Child at School Today?

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Is Your Child at School Today?

School Attendance Information for Parents/Carers Introduction

Receiving a good full-time education will give your child the best possible start in life. Attending school regularly and punctually is essential if children are to make the most of the opportunities available to them. The law says that parents must ensure that their child regularly attends the school where he/she is registered.

What you can do to help

  •  Make sure your child arrives at school on time. This encourages habits of good timekeeping and lessens any possible classroom disruption. If your child arrives after the register has closed without a good reason, this will be recorded as an ‘unauthorised’ absence for that session.
 
  •  If your child has to miss school it is vital that you let the school know why, preferably on the first morning of absence. (Your child’s school will have an attendance policy explaining how this should be done.)
 
  •  If you know or think that your child is having difficulties attending the school you should contact the school. It is better to do this sooner rather than later, as most problems can be dealt with very quickly.

Authorised and Unauthorised Absence

If your child is absent and the school either does not receive an explanation from you, or considers the explanation unsatisfactory, it will record your child’s absence as ‘unauthorised’, that is, as truancy.

Most absences for acceptable reasons will be authorised by your child’s school:

  •  Sickness
  •  Unavoidable medical or dental appointments (if possible, arrange these for after school or during school holidays)
  •  An interview with a prospective employer or college
  •  Exceptional family circumstances, such as bereavement
  •   Days of religious observance

Your child’s school will not authorise absence for the following reasons:

  •  Shopping during school hours
  •  Day trips
  •   Holidays which have not been agreed
  •   Birthdays
  •   Looking after brothers or sisters or ill relatives.

 

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IELTS WRITING TEST SET 1 TASK 2 GT – tourists are visiting places where conditions are difficult

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Write about the following topic:

Today more and more tourists are visiting places where conditions are difficult, such as the Sahara desert or the Antarctic?

What are the benefits and disadvantages for tourists who visit such places?

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

 

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