IELTS Writing Test 15

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Writing Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The line graph below shows the number of annual visits to Australia by overseas residents. The table below gives information on the country of origin where the visitors came from.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information given.

Number of Visitors (million)
1975 2005
South korea 2.9 9.1
Japan 3.2 12.0
China 0.3 0.8
USA 0.4 1.1
Britain 0.9 2.9
Europe 1.1 4.5
Total 8.8 30.4

You should write at least 150 words.


Writing Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

It’s generally believed that success in fields such as art and sport can only be achieved if a person has natural talent. However, it’s sometimes claimed that any child can be taught to become a good sports person or artist.

Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

Comments about the task:

1. A both sides and opinion essay

2. This is an extremely difficult topic because it is often difficult to identify whether something is due to the genes a person is born with or the education and development they have received after birth. When a topic is difficult to explain it is a good idea to use illustrative examples.

3. When the task information includes “such as” [such as art and sport] these are only examples and other aspects can be discussed …for instance with this topic, the writer can also mention aspects such as music or business talent

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

You should write at least 250 words.

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