IELTS Cambridge 15 – Writing Task (Test 2)

Writing Task 1

You chould spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the number of tourists visting a particular Caribbean island between 2010 and 2017.
Summaries the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where revelant.

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Write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer:

The given line graph illustrates how many visitors traveled to a particular Caribbean island over the course of 7 years starting from 2010.

In general, the total number of tourists visiting the Caribbean island always increased during the whole period. Additionally, the figure for visitors staying on cruise ships was lower than that for those choosing to stay on the island during most of the period.

In 2010, the total quantity of tourists traveling to the Caribbean island stood at exactly 1 million, with 75.000 of them opting for staying on the island, whereas the rest decided to stay on cruise ships. Over the following 2 years, while there was an insignificant drop to reach the lowest point of just below 0.25 million in the number of visitors staying on cruise ships, staying on the island was still a more popular choice with 1.25 million visitors.

In the final year, the Caribbean island witnessed a sharp rise to 3.5 million in the total number of visitors. Likewise, the number of tourists who stayed on cruise ships experienced a sharp increase to precisely 2 million, surpassing the figure for those staying on the island (1.5 million).

Estimated scores

TA: 8.0

CC: 9.0

LR: 8.0

GRA: 9.0

Overall: 8.5

Writing Task 2

In the future, nobody will buy printed newspapers or books because they will be able to read everything they want online without paying.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with that statement?

Sample Answer:

Many people claim that in the future, printed newspapers or books will become obsolete because online reading materials are available for everyone. Personally, I firmly disagree with this conviction because printed newspapers and books will always have a place in our lives and not all online reading materials are free of charge.

To begin with, saying that people can freely read anything is fallacious. I admit that there are many websites that allow people to read their contents without having to pay anything. However, popular online newspapers, such as The Economist or New Scientist, offer subscription plans for full access to premium features while non-subcribers are limited to only a small number of articles. Similarly, most ebooks and other types of online contents, if legally distributed, are only available for purchase.

In addition, there will always be people who prefer to buy printed newspapers and books for many reasons. Reading free articles on a screen is oftentimes a test of concentration due to the disturbance from constant pop-up advertisements or message notifications. Furthermore, many people buy printed materials because they value the experience of reading and collecting physical books. Some people love the smell of papers and are appealed to holding a book when reading it. Or others seek to buy every paperback written their favorite authors simply because they enjoy building their own physical collections.

In conclusion, I strongly disagree with the statement that people will no longer pay for printed newspapers and books. Besides, it is flawed to claim that people can read everything on the Internet for free.

Estimated scores

TR: 7.0

CC: 8.0

LR: 8.0

GRA: 8.0

Overall: 7.5

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