IELTS Actual Test 02.12.2017

IELTS Actual Test 02.12.2017

 

Task 1: Maps

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The diagrams below give information about the Eiffel Tower in Paris and an outline project to extend it underground. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown. You should write at least 150 words.

 

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris and plans to expand it with underground facilities are revealed by the two illustrations and chart. Overall, the map shows the location of the Eiffel tower in Paris, the chart gives some basic statistics on it, and the other illustration provides the proposal of five underground levels to be added underneath the tower.

It can be clearly seen where the Eiffel tower is located in relation to several other important museums, hotels, and monuments in Paris via the map. The chart reveals that the tower's height is 324 meters, with the first and second viewing platforms at 57 and 115 meters, respectively. The weight is precisely 10,100 tonnes and there are 1,665 steps between the viewing platforms.

The other illustration projects the plans for five underground levels, complete with elevators and a glass ceiling revealing the underbelly of the tower. This expansion includes facilities such as a first level ticket office and tower access point, a second level of restaurants and shops,  a third level cinema and museum, and fourth and fifth levels for underground parking.

 

Overall

9.0

Task Achievement

9

Coherence and Cohesion   9

Lexical Resource

9

Grammatical Range and Accuracy   9

 

All parts of the task are appropriately addressed. There is a clear overview. Nothing could reasonably be added to improve the task.

The message can be followed effortlessly. There is a clear overall progression and fully sufficient use of paragraphing. Cohesive devices are sophisticated [the two illustrations | the other illustration | with the first and second | respectively | This expansion].

There is a wide range of lexical resource with very appropriate use of style and collocation [basic statistics | located in relation to several other important museums | first and second viewing platforms | complete with elevators and a glass ceiling].

There is a wide range of grammatical structures used with flexibility and precision [to be added underneath the tower | a glass ceiling revealing the underbelly of the tower | such as a first level ticket office]. There are no obvious errors of grammar.

Task 2: Schools are no longer necessary because children can get so much information available through the internet, and they can study just as well at home. To what extent do agree or disagree?

The world wide web has become the most abundant source of knowledge in the history of humankind and anyone can access much of its contents. Some people are of the view that children can now attain all of their information requirements via the internet and that formal education can be replaced by home schooling. I partially agree with this thinking and will elaborate more on this in this essay.

The internet is an abundant source of educational sources and tools and continues to rapidly expand. To begin with, there are entire websites devoted to educating children of all ages and one example of this is Khan Academy. In my experience, I have studied math, coding, and history for several years and found it to be comparable and even superior to formal education. Furthermore, there is published research showing how effective it has been in educating children worldwide. In addition, most schooling is done by lecturing and with the advent of video learning children can easily acquire this information online. Accompanied materials and a competent parent or home teacher could fully replace traveling to school for many children in many instances.

On the other hand, formal education in school is still something difficult to outsource for many youngsters. Firstly, having multiple teachers and peers is extremely helpful in the learning process. Humans are social animals and have learned from one another for many millennia and schools are the primary place where this is consistently accomplished. In my experience, many teachers and peers have played instrumental roles in my education via face to face discussions and debates.

To conclude, the internet is capable of replacing much of the formal education process due to its abundance of information and learning websites but it still cannot replace interactive learning via multiple educators and peers. In my opinion, the internet is a fantastic supplement in learning but cannot wholly replace schools and if society can balance the best of both methods then children will benefit greatly.   331 words

Overall

9.0

Task Response

9

Coherence and Cohesion   9

Lexical Resource

9

Grammatical Range and Accuracy   9

 

All parts of the prompt are addressed and there is a clear, well-developed position in response to the prompt [I partially agree…and will elaborate more…]. A balanced position is provided that acknowledges the role of the internet in learning while also seeking to preserve peer interaction.

The message can be followed effortlessly. There is a wide range of cohesive devices [To begin with | one example of this | In addition | On the other hand | learned from one another] and fully sufficient paragraphing.

There is very flexible use of lexical resource with great precision [abundant source | rapidly expand | formal education | published research | social animals].

There is a wide range of structures used with flexibility and control [showing how effective it has been in educating children | could fully replace traveling to school | having multiple teachers and peers is extremely helpful]. There are no obvious errors of grammar.