IELTS Writing Task 1
The chart below shows the percentage of the population in the UK who consumed the recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetables in 2002, 2006 and 2010.
The bar chart illustrates the percentages of males, females and children in the UK consuming the recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetables, in three separate years (2002, 2006 and 2010).
Overall, the proportion of all groups eating fruit and vegetables increased over the period shown. Also, while women had a tendency to consume these foods the most, the group who ate the least amount of fruit and vegetable was children.
As can be seen from the chart, in 2002, approximately a quarter of females in the UK ate fruit and vegetables. This was followed by nearly 22% of males consuming these foods daily, which was double that of children.
Over the following eight years, the figures for all groups increased to reach peaks in 2006 in which the figure for women was highest at just over 30%. By 2010, however, the percentage of females, males and children eating fruit and vegetables had decreased slightly to 27%, 24% and 14% of respectively.
IELTS Writing Task 2
Nowadays, some employers think formal academic qualifications are more important than life experiences when looking for new employees.
Why is this case?
Is this a positive or negative development?
In this increasingly competitive society, academic university degrees are considered to be more essential than hands-on experience by some employers when they seek new candidates. Although there are some underlying reasons for this, I still believe that this is completely a negative movement.
There are two factors to explain why some job recruiters prefer university qualifications to life experience when recruiting new employees. Firstly, in many professions, formal academic degrees seem to be the top priority of many employers when selecting new applicants. In order to become a doctor, for example, a candidate has to acquire a great deal of medical knowledge at university as well as spend a lot of time to practice and carry out experiments. Secondly, this trend might be a great way to save time for employmee recruiters. Compared to formal academic candidates who are likely ready to start working, employees may have to spend time on training non-academic applicants how to work properly. Therefore, this saved time can be used in other valuable ways.
However, I think that this is a negative development and both academic and non-academic job hunters should receive equal chance in the recruitment process. This is because many people decide to work right after school instead of starting tertiary education in order to gain life skills and practical experience. On top of that, after a long time of working in a real work environment, people are also capable of doing most assigned tasks without a formal academic education. The typical example can be seen in the case of Steve Jobs, a founder of Apple, who was the most successful person in the technology industry without holding any formal education in this field.
In conclusion, this trend is attributable to two main reasons, and I believe that this is a negative progress for the above-mentioned arguments.
Listening và Reading
Section 1: Điền từ – Chủ đề: đặt vé máy bay (độ khó ngang bằng Cam 12)
Section 2: Multiple choice questions 4 câu & Map 6 câu (khó hơn Cam 12)
Section 3: Tất cả Multiple choice questions (Khó hơn Cam 12)
Section 4: Điền từ – Chủ đề: năng lượng mặt trời (độ ngang bằng Cam 12)
Passage 1: Chủ đề history of tea – Matching heading & Matching name (khó hơn Cam 12 một chút)
Passage 2: Chủ đề Understanding ability of children – Matching Infor, summary, Matching name (độ khó ngang bằng cam 12)
Passage 3: Chủ đề văn hóa của cá heo (Whale’s culture) – True, False, Not Given, Multiple choice questions, summary và matching information (độ khó ngang bằng cam 12)