IELTS Cambridge 15 – Writing Task (Test 3)

1. Writing Task 1

The diagram below shows how instant noodles are manufactured.
Summaries the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


Manufacturing instant noodles

Sample Answer

The given picture illustrates the process by which instant noodles are produced.

Overall, it is clear that there are 8 stages in this linear process, commencing with storing flour in silos and ending with labeling and sealing cups.

At the first stage of this process, flour is pumped from a truck into tower silos for storage before being put into a mixing machine, where it is mixed with a combination of water and oil. After this stage has been completed, the resulting mixture is rolled over to create dough sheets, and then going through a machine to be separated into strips.

During the next stage, these dough strips are molded into noodles discs, after which they are cooked with oil and left to dry. Following this, these dried noodles discs, together with vegetables and spices, are put into cups, and the process finally ends with these cups being labeled and sealed.

Estimated scores

TA: 9.0 CC: 9.0 LR: 8.0 GRA: 8.0

Overall: 8.5

2. Writing Task 2

Some people say that advertising is extremely successful at persuading us to buy things. Other people think that advertising is so common that we no longer pay attention to it.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Sample Answer

Many people think that advertising is one of the most powerful tools that convince people to purchase a product, while others believe that advertising is already ubiquitous and, therefore, no longer draws any attention. In my opinion, people still pay a great deal of attention to advertising despite its prevalent appearance in almost every corner of the modern world.

On the one hand, advertising is persuasive because of its repetition and emotional appeal. First, frequent exposure to the same images and phrases imprints the messages being communicated in an advertisement in people’s minds. For example, after listening to a company repeating that their new product is the best in the market for weeks, customers may eventually be convinced and make a purchase. Additionally, advertising often exploits people’s conscious and subconscious desires, fears, or anxieties to emotionally connect them with the product being advertised and to encourage buying decisions.

On the other hand, some people believe that advertising no longer attracts attention because they think ubiquity leads to disinterest. People do not like to be bombarded with advertising materials, and because advertisements now appear everywhere, people have developed a negative attitude towards them. However, I believe advertising can still grab our attention, especially the commercial contents that are creative and catchy. For instance, Budweiser, one of the largest beer companies in the US, released a short commercial film – “Wassup”, which quickly became a phenomenon among American consumers. Another example is the TV commercial “The Dancing Man” made by Six Flags. It has gained millions of views on YouTube and attracted a large number of people to visit the theme parks owned by this company.

In conclusion, I believe that advertising is still an extremely effective way to attract consumers and persuade them to make purchases because it takes advantage of repetition and emotional appeal.

Estimates scores

TR: 7.0 CC: 7.0 LR: 8.0 GRA: 9.0

Overall: 7.5