IELTS Actual Test 18/08/2018 - Đề thi chính thức và đáp án phần Writing IELTS tại IDP ngày 18/08/2018

IELTS Actual Test 18/08/2018 - Đề thi chính thức và đáp án phần Writing IELTS tại IDP ngày 18/08/2018

 

Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table shows the Proportions of Pupils Attending Four Secondary School Types Between Between 2000 and 2009.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Secondary School Attendance

 

2000

 2005

 2009

Specialist Schools

12%

11%

10%

Grammar Schools

24%

19%

12%

Voluntary-controlled  Schools

52%

38%

20%

Community Schools

12%

32%

58%

 

 

The diagram depicts attendances via percentages of four categories of secondary schools from 2000 through 2009. It can be clearly observed that specialist, grammar, and voluntary-controlled schools declined over the period while community schools, in contrast, experienced dramatic growth going from the least popular to the most popular type of scholastic institution.

Looking at the table it can be inferred that voluntary-controlled schools had the highest percentage of school children in 2000 at just over half (52%), followed by grammar schools at nearly a quarter (24%) and specialist and community schools at 12% apiece.

From this point forward voluntary-controlled academies dipped to well under half of their 2000 level by plunging to just 20% in 2009. Grammar academies had 24% of pupils in 2000 and their proportion halved by 2009. Specialist academies experienced stagnation rather than substantial declines but by 2009 they had dropped by 20% of their original levels.

Community academies on the other hand soared from 12% to nearly 60% throughout the period which was nearly a five-fold increase. In sum, community schools replaced voluntary-controlled schools as the dominant type of scholastic institution by the end of the period.

Overall

8.5

Task Achievement   

9

Coherence and Cohesion  9

Lexical Resource   9

Grammatical Range and Accuracy  8

 

All the requirement of the task are fully satisfied. No relevant information could be added to the response to improve the task achievement.

 

The message can be followed without effort. Cohesion is used in such a way that it attracts no attention. Parargraphing is skillfully managed.

 

Full flexibility and precise use are evident throughout. A wide range of vocabulary is used accurately and appropriately with very natural control of lexical features. Spelling and word formation are accurate.

 

A wide range of structures are accurately and flexibly used. The vast majority of sentences are error-free and punctuation is well managed. Only occasional non-systematic errors occur yet do not reduce the communicative effect. Ex. P2 final sentence (at 12% apiece) apiece should be dropped. Ex. P3 final sentence (they had dropped by 20% of there original levels) better: by 20% from there original levels.

 

 

Task 2: In the modern world it is possible to shop, work and communicate with people via internet and live without any face to face contact with others. Is it a possible or negative development in your opinion?

 The internet is an important aspect of our modern world and many people spend a lot of their waking lives using it for various functions. Although it is possible to live, work and communicate completely within the online world, I feel this would bring significant drawbacks to individuals who chose to only interact online rather than with other people in the physical world.

Living life completely online may have damaging consequences for someone who completely lacks face to face contact with other people. To start with, human beings are social animals and interacting with each other helps us grow and keeps us connected to our family and society. Someone who never interacts with family, friends, or people in the real world is at risk for depression, sleep disorders, and online induced stress. An example of this is seen in the studies that continue to get published on how the digital world is degrading people's sleep quality and quantity. Additionally, in my experience, online friends are no substitute for real face to face  friends due to trust issues. Furthermore, scientists continue to point out how social media and online relationships often degrade overall happiness and mental well being in individuals.

On top of the mental ailments there are physical ramifications with spending too much or all of ones time online. To begin, excessive sitting has become a dramatically unhealthy lifestyle choice according to scientists. Lack of aerobic exercise is a major contributor to obesity, heart disease and other deadly ailments. For example, it is a well known fact that exercise is critical for a healthy heart, lungs, and muscles and living completely immersed in an online reality could limit exercise severely. Moreover, everything in the body requires movement to work optimally so an overabundance of bodily stagnation during waking hours could lead to disease and health issues.

In conclusion, while the internet is an integral and important part of people's lives, it should not be overused and it might bring severe mental and physical adversity to people who live in and interact in it in place of the real world.

Overall

8.5 (too long)

Task Achievement   

9

Coherence and Cohesion  9

Lexical Resource   9

Grammatical Range and Accuracy  8

 

All parts of the prompt are appropriately addressed and the question is fully explored. A clear well developed position is presented and well supported. Nothing can be reasonable added to improve this response.

 

The message can be followed without effort. Cohesion attracts no undue attention. Paragraphing is managed skillfully.

 

Full flexibility and precision is evident. A wide range of vocabulary is accurately and used in a natural way with sophisticated control of lexical features. Spelling and word formation are accurate.

 

A wide range of structures are accurately and flexibly used. The vast majority of sentences are error-free, punctuation is well managed Only occasional inappropriacies occur with no reduction in the communicative effect. Ex. P3 (could limit exercise severely.) better: could severely limit exercise. Ex P4 final sentence ( and interact in it in place of the real world.) better: interact in the virtual world instead of the real world.