IELTS Writing Actual Test 26/10/2019 (Newspaper)

Task 1

The table below shows the production of cacao beans in six regions between 1992 and 1998. 

Regions1992199419961998
North and
Central America 
46000 25000 39000 46000 
Afica 29000 43000 119000 25000 
Asia 119000 124000 234000 436000 
Oceania 40000 45000 65000 77000 
South America 143000 140000 127000 389000 
England 56000 67000 43000 49000 

Sample Answer:

The table illustrates number of cacao beans produced in six different regions from 1992 to 1998. 

Overall, it can be seen that Asia and South America were the biggest producers of cacao beans in all years, and both regions experienced substantial increases in production compared to other regions. 

Asia and South America followed similar trends in production over the period, producing 119,000 and 143,000 tons in 1992, and rising substantially to a record high of 436,000 and 389,000 tons respectively. The Oceania region also saw a dramatic rise in production, although the figures were much lower at 40,000 tons in 1992 and 77,000 tons in 1998. 

Meanwhile, production in North and Central America, and England, was relatively stable, with figures for both countries fluctuating around 50,000 tons per year. Figures for production in Africa were slightly lower, fluctuating at around 30,000 tons per year, except for a significant rise in production in 1996 where the figure almost reached 120,000 tons. 

Task 2

Although more and more people read the news on the Internet, newspapers will remain the most important source of news for the majority of people.
Do you agree or disagree?

Sample Answer:

Some people believe that despite the spreading popularity of the online media, traditional newspaper will still hold the most vital position among news readers. In my opinion, this idea is rather absurd as the Internet has become increasingly dominant due to the benefits it offers. 

The first thing that attracts people to reading news on the online sources is their easy access. With the presence of the Internet around almost every corner of the world, people with a portable device such as a mobile phone can access huge storage of news. In fact, latest events, for example IS Terrorist attacks, would be updated immediately on CNN or New York Times. By contrast, with prolonging procedures including editing and printing, traditional newspaper might not be able to compete with the Internet in terms of the updating speed. 

Another benefit with which the Internet can, from my point of view, take over the position of printed newspaper is the new experience it brings to readers. One limitation of newspaper is that it cannot convey visual messages to the people who read news on a regular basis. Meanwhile, non-stop progress of the technology industry has unfolded the possibility to upload videos and voice records on various online websites. For instance, soccer fans these days can rewatch their favorite matches anytime they want with only a laptop connected to the Internet, which a mere paper cannot do. 

In conclusion, I disagree that printed newspaper would continue to be the crucial source of information because more and more people will be drawn to use the Internet.