Lessons for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE and Spoken English, Gill Sir, Maninagar

English Tenses.

    • Present Simple. “I play tennis.”
    • Past Simple. “I played tennis.”
    • Future Simple. “I will play tennis.” …
    • Present Perfect. “I have played tennis.”
    • Past Perfect. “I had played tennis.”
    • Future Perfect. “I will have played tennis.” …
    • Present Continuous. “I am playing tennis.”
  • Past Continuous. “I was playing tennis.”
IELTS Academic IELTS General Training
IELTS Academic measures English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher learning environment. The tasks and tests are accessible to all test takers, irrespective of their subject focus. IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.
Listening* (30 minutes, plus 10 minutes extra to transfer your answer to your answer sheet)

Four recorded monologues and conversations.

Listening* (30 minutes, plus 10 minutes extra to transfer your answer to your answer sheet)

Four recorded monologues and conversations.

Reading (60 minutes)

  • Three long reading passages with tasks
  • Texts range from descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical
  • Includes non-verbal material such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations
  • Texts are authentic (e.g. taken from books, journals and newspapers)
Reading (60 minutes)

  • Three reading passages with tasks
  • Section 1 contains two or three short factual texts
  • Section 2 includes two short, work-related, factual texts
  • Section 3 contains one longer text on a topic of general interest
  • Texts are authentic (e.g. taken from books, journals and newspapers)
Writing (60 minutes)

  • Writing task of at least 150 words where the test taker must summarise, describe or explain a table, graph, chart or diagram
  • Short essay task of at least 250 words
Writing (60 minutes)

  • Letter writing task of at least 150 words
  • Short essay task of at least 250 words
Speaking* (11 to 14 minutes)

  • Face-to-face interview
  • Includes short questions, speaking at length about a familiar topic and a structured decision
Speaking* (11 to 14 minutes)

  • Face-to-face interview
  • Includes short questions, speaking at length about a familiar topic and a structured decision

Essay Question: As computers are being used more and more in education, there will be soon no role for teachers in the classroom. There is no doubt that education and the learning process has changed since the introduction of computers: The search for information has become easier and amusing, and connectivity has expedited the data availability. Though experts systems have made computers more intelligent, they have not yet become a substitute of the human interaction in the learning process. In my opinion what can be expected is a change of the teachers’ role, but not their disappearance from the classroom. Nobody can argue that the acquisition of knowledge is more fun and easier with computers. The mere activity of touching and exploring this device constitutes an enjoyable task for a child. This, accompanied by the relaxing attitude and software interactivity, usually contributes to a better grasping of new knowledge. At a higher educational level the availability of digital books, simulators and other academic materials provide the student with an ever accessible source of information, that otherwise would not be at hand. But, besides the increasing complexity and behavior of intelligent software, which is usually embedded in the academic digital material, the need for human interaction in the learning process will always be present, at least in the foreseeable future. There is the necessity for a human being to be able to determine what the specifics needs of each individual are. The expertise of a teacher in how to explain and adapt complex concepts to different individuals can hardly be mimicked by a computer, no matter how sophisticated its software is. As computers are becoming a common tool for teaching, teachers should be more aware of their role as guides in the acquisition of knowledge rather than transmitters of facts. They have to be open minded to the changes that are taking places, keep updated and serve as problem solvers in the learning process, thus allowing students to discover the fact for themselves. To summarize, in my personal view, teachers play and will continue to play an important role in the classroom, especially at the primary level. No matter how complex computers become, there will be no replacement for the human interaction, but in the way haw this interaction takes place.

Graph Writing

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The charts summarise the weight measurements of people living in Charlestown in 1955 and 2015.

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

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Writing Task 1

Read the model answer below, and choose the correct alternative for each gap.

The charts provide an analysis of the weight issues among the residents of the town of Charlestown in 1955 and in 2015.

In 1955, the youngest age group had the fewest number / amount of weight issues, with more than 70% of 20-29-year-olds being assessed as having a healthy weight. In the same year, excess weight was only a significant problem among 40-49-year-olds, 20-30% of whom were classified as either overweight or obese. In fact, being underweight was a more significant problem affecting more than twenty percent / percentage of each age group, and the elderly in particular, with 40% of the over 60s being classified as underweight.

In stark contrast to this, for / in 2015, being underweight was only a problem among 20-29-year olds, with 20% obtaining this diagnosis, and the number of underweight elderly people had fallen by / to 10%. The charts clearly show that, in modern times, obesity poses a considerable problem from the age of 30 upwards. In fact, there was a steadily / steady increase in this problem in almost every age group over 29 until the age of 60, when the vast majority are considered to have an unhealthy weight. It is important to note that, by the age of 60, less than 50% of each age group was considered to have a perfect weight by the year 2015. This is a fall in / of 10% compared of / to the same age group in 1955.

When compared / comparing the two years, it is clear that there has been a significant increase in / of the number of obese people in Charlestown, and there was a general drop of / in the number of underweight people between 1955 and 2015.

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Further read information on the how to understand the reading module by Gill Sir

How to understand reading module of IELTS – Gill Sir

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