Describe a family business you know about.

You should say:

What type of business it is.

Who own this business.

What activities are involved in this business

Sample Answer (Band 8.0)

There are many ways to start a business but to start a business that turns into a successful model and generates income is what matters in the end. India’s educational market is huge and the avenues it is opening up for young entrepreneurs are enormous.

My brother runs an educational Institute named IELTSnisha in Panchkula. IELTS is the test which assesses the English language ability of people who wants to study or work in the Anglophone countries. This test is divided into four module (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) in which the language is evaluated. There are two different types of tests Academic and General Training. The listening and speaking of both tests remain same, however, reading and writing parts are different from each other. The total test time is 2 hours 45 minutes.

Having sharp business acumen and a burning desire to flourish is what drives an entrepreneur to making a success in this competitive world. Hence, there is well experienced staff that delivers best coaching to students dreaming to study abroad.

Allied to that, it also lends assistance in drafting strong covering letter and resume to brushing up your interpersonal skills and guide how to tackle tricky questions, there is no essential element that this institute does not take care of in preparing the candidates for their interviews.

A true entrepreneur is a rare breed; it’s someone who possesses a unique cocktail of traits, skills and characteristics like leadership, innovation, responsibility and creativity in the conceptualisation and execution of their business plans that enable them to beat the odds and go after their dreams full throttle

Some think that children should start school as early as possible, while others believe that they should start school at the age of seven. Discuss both views and give your opinion?TASK 2

 Some think that children should start school as early as possible, while others believe that they should start school at the age of seven. Discuss both views and give your opinion?

Sample Answer (Band 9.0)

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Indubitably, Education is the only valuable asset human can achieve. It is renowned axiom that ‘ A child without education is like a bird without wings’. Henceforth, It is the prime responsibility of parents to send their children to school at the right age. However, there are predominantly two contrasting views where a section of society deems that younglings should begin their formal education at a very early age, whereas others emphasis that the age of seven years Is the best for young people to commence educational studies.

Apparently, various factors make a section of people advocate that sending the child to school as early as possible holds wide range of constructive benefits. To begin with, Kids will develop social as well as intellectual skills hence have more chances to succeed in the future. Research shows that speed of connections made between neurons is faster during first five years. Secondly, the child is like a empty bucket and their character is like molten clay, one can mould these innocent incarnation of God as they want to in their formative years of character building only. Thirdly, the kindergartens are more play school, which helps to learn things in an interactive and fun way. For example, there are dance classes, music classes, scrumptious meals, the soft toys and games are the added charm. Lastly, if a child lives in an atmosphere of immense care upto seven then the substantial pamper by the Kiths and Kins may sometimes be detrimental as a child on later phase confront huge difficulty to come out from his/her comfort zone which shows rampant results.

ON the other hand, people who support the idea of allowing children to stay at home until the age of seven have myriad reasons. First and foremost is , a child under the age of seven is so vulnerable and needs lots of care and attention. Thus, no one like a parent would care about his/her own child.  Secondly, parents are the true heroes for the children because the latter imitates the former like a copycat. Resultantly, parents are the corner stone that guide children to build up a good behavioural pattern. Thirdly, family being the biggest institution like religion exerts enormous influence in the overall development of personality which ultimately makes him a highly valued citizen. Lastly, putting children under the pressure of study can hamper holistic growth of a child. Hence this practice should be discouraged.

In my opinion, importance of playful activities in young children’s development, and the value of an extended period of playful learning before the start of formal schooling is unsurpassable  as it leads to synaptic growth.

describe a toy of your childhood CUE CARD


Describe a toy you had in your childhood

● what the toy was

●who gave it to you

● How did you play with it

●why did you like the toy

Sample Answer (BAND 9.0)

Toys are the real possessions of a child. They are their valuable assets. Toys help in all round development of a child. Childhood time without toys is like an empty vessel. Playing with toys helps a child to develop creative mind. In my childhood, as I was the dearest child in my family so, everyone used to bring toys for me. But the toy for which I was passionate about was a Barbie doll with a vanity box.

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The toy was gifted to me by my maternal aunt on my 9th birthday. The doll she presented was a big one of 15 inch height. The barbie was of pink skin, curly golden hair, and attractive blue eyes. She wore a red gown with matching glamarous red jewellery and shoes. The barbie had an operating switch. She danced and sang soothing melodies and songs. The vanity box contained all the cosmetic items like a mirror, comb, compact, lipstick, eyelashes, hair bands, beauty brushes and decorative clips. Two spare dresses for change were also there with the makeup kit.

Though the barbie was a toy but it seemed to be my companion. I carried it with me all the time. I played with it alone as well as with my friends. We all use to dress her and apply make up as our mother did on herself. The toy allured me due to its beauty. Apart from this, I learnt about taking care of my toys, managing and handling them efficiently. It helped to learn management skills. The toy is still with me, I have kept it in my drawing room as a decorative piece. Whenever i see the toy, my childhood memories get refreshed.



IELTS Writing Task 2 requires you to write an academic-style essay on a common topic. You have 40 minutes to write at least 250 words.

Task 2 can be broken down and thought about more easily in 5 steps:

1. Question Analysis

You must first understand the question to know exactly what the examiner is looking for. One of the biggest mistakes students make is not answering the question properly. If you do not answer the question fully, you can’t score higher than a Band 5.

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In order to do this, you must first identify the question type, then identify the keywords in the question and finally identify the instructions words in order to find out what the examiner wants you to do with the question. We will look at these skills in more detail below.

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2. Planning

The students who get the highest marks plan before they write and they often plan for up to 10 minutes. Planning helps you organise your ideas and structure before you write, saving you time and helping you write a clear essay.

3. Introduction

The introduction should tell the examiner what the rest of the essay is about and also answer the question directly. This tells the examiner that you know what you are doing straight away and helps you write your main body paragraphs.

4. Main Body Paragraphs

This is where you give the examiner more detail. You do this by stating your main points and supporting these with explanations and relevant examples.

5. Conclusion

Here you provide a summary of what you have already said in the rest of the essay.

That’s it you’re done!




Describe an animal you saw and found very interesting

● where you saw it

● how you felt about it

● why do you think it was interesting

Sample Answer (Band 8.0)

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Animals are imperative part of eco-system. They help to maintain food-chain in nature and without them there will be imbalance in nature . I like to watch and know about Animals but my favourite one is Elephant. It is found in most of the dense forests in my country.

I saw this animal for the first time in zoo during my childhood. Now I can see it in the circus and wildlife sanctuary. Sometimes, in the fair this animal is used for joy ride. The animal has a huge body, two fan like ears, a long trunk, tusks, a small tail and tiny eyes. This is an herbivorous animal. It has thick skin. It’s features make it funny and attractive among people.

People tame this wild animal and use it for different purposes like carrying load and for transportation. In circus it is used for entertainment. This animal is killed for its tusk which has a great export value. The decoration pieces made from tusk are very costly. In my county, in some of the states it is worshipped as it symbolises Lord Ganesha and as the most intelligent animal . I like the animal for its giant body structure and intelligence.

Elephant is now becoming extinct in some parts of my country. So , It is considered as an endangered species. Government is taking many steps to protect this beautiful creature on earth.



Describe a time when you helped someone

● who was the person

● what did you do to help him/her

●Do you think it helped the person

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Help ever, hurt never ‘ is a popular saying which I normally follow in my life. As I feel we are human beings and on humanitarian ground it is our duty to help our fellow beings . I belong to the family where each and every member is ready to serve needy . So i never miss a chance to lend a helping hand to someone in dire need. I remember vividly that during my 12th exams when my close friend approached me to help her in making some notes for English exam. Instantly, I insisted her to stay at my place for study as she disclosed her dream that she want to go to overseas for higher studies for which she must score 80 marks in her English exam.

As we started, It took me no time to realize that it was not her hold on the concept that was taunting her but it was actually her confidence level. Firstly , I tried to build her confidence through showing her the brighter side of the picture and gave her many examples. Then I taught her one poem from the syllabus and instructed her to come prepared for the test, and she gave optimal performance. Than I motivated her more and within a couple of days she started gaining confidence and passed the exam with flying colours. She scores 85 marks.

Believe me, I felt myself over the moon, and thanked Almighty for blessing me skills through which I cn help others. I was very satisfied and contented. This was the first time I realised how enthralling it is to help someone. I felt blessed and words can’t actually describe it.

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Describe a piece of cloth you wore on special occasion

You should say :

■ what was the cloth

■ who gave it to you

■ when you wore it

■ Explain how you felt about it

Sample Answer ( Band 8.0 )

Fashion and clothing that makes a man unique from his fellow beings, Is of paramount importance in the contemporary era. Therefore the trend of creating the culture of new fabrics and other accessories has been ascending for a quite while now.

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Your Attire speaks volumes before you open your mouth . First impressions are formed in an instant and appearance can heavily influence someone’s initial opinion. People around the world wear myriad sorts of dresses and due to geographical location and seasonal changes, the attire varies. I am a fashionista and love to remain in limelight on every special event. Last year, For the wedding ceremony of my cousin sister I was dressed to nines.

The women behind my wardrobe is my darling sister who lives in Mumbai , who had couriered a lehenga ; the traditional dress for this special occasion. The fibre of the cloth is geogette. Dark turquoise blue and red geogette lehnga embroidered with silk choli with gold embellished kundan work having scalloped edging , lavishly decorated with little sparkling mirrors gave it a unique touch.

Traditional Indian wedding is full of ritual and customs that bring joy and excitement to all people involved in marriage . The ribbon cutting ceremony is one such ritual . When the groom arrives at the venue he receives heartiest welcome from the bridesmaids and sisters . I was given the task to put tilak on his forehead. So i was dressed to kill.

To make the dress more elegant . I bought diamond jewellery and bangles also. The complete dress gave me sophisticated and glamourous look. Many people gave me compliments. It elevated my confidence and the charm of occasion as well.

I liked the dress because of its fascinating dress material, colour combination and above all it complemented my personality . Believe Me, I felt myself over the moon . So it was due to this dress I got recognition , identification and appreciation . It was a Gala Day .

Follow up Questions

1. Do others like your clothes?

Well, as per my friends I always dressed to kill, and most of them seek my advice for best color combinations whenever they have to attend a special occasion. Therefore, we can say that not all but most of them love what I wear. Moreover, I’ve heard them saying that swag is really amazing.

2. How often do people buy clothes?

Actually, not very often. It is because my hubby do shopping for me so that hash out the need of it.

3. Are women more into shopping than men? Why?

It is true that women shop more in comparison to men. In some cases, it’s their hobby, otherwise there is nothing else to kill the boredom