IELTS Writing Test 17

There is no standard answer for Writing exam so please use this as a reference

Writing Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagram below shows the average hours of unpaid work per week done by people in different categories. (Unpaid work refers to such activities as childcare in the home, housework and gardening.)

Describe the information presented below, comparing results for men and women in the categories shown. Suggest reasons for what you see.

You should write at least 150 words.

Writing Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people think that there should be strict laws to control the amount of noise a person makes because of the disturbance it causes to people.

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages.

Comments about the task:

1.    This is best written as a two question essay but it can also be written as a both sides and opinion essay

2.    The topic is about laws and not just about whether a person should or should not make noise


1.    protect people’s health

2.    enable people to concentrate on their work or study Disadvantages:

1.    against people’s human rights

2.    unnecessary due to advances in technology

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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