IELTS Practice Test: Academic Writing Task 2

IELTS Academic Writing Task – 2
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
The birth rate in most developed countries is predicted to begin to fall over the next 50 years. By 2030 it is estimated that over one third of the population in most developed countries will be aged 65 and over.
What effects will these predictions have on developed countries if they prove true? What can be done now to deal with this situation?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.


Nowadays, most people worry about over-population and living in crowded cities. However, it is predicted that we will have the opposite problem by the year 2030 when one third of the population will be aged 65 or over and birth rates are predicted to decline. What effect will this have on our society?

By 2030 the percentage of the population aged 65 or older will have risen significantly, to more than 30%. This means that fewer people will be working, and therefore fewer people will be paying income tax. In the future it may be necessary for governments to increase the official retirement age to 70 or even older. When today’s 30-year-olds are in their sixties it is unlikely that they will enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that today’s older generation can expect when they give up work. Governments will therefore need to make sure that this older generation is healthy and fit enough to continue working.

However, I believe the biggest impact will be on the younger generation. In 2030 the younger generation will need to work much harder to support the large number of older people. If this trend continues then it is possible that our entire culture will change. For example, most marketing companies today try to target the younger generation with their products and advertisements. If the majority of the population is older then this will change and companies will begin to target the older generation instead.

So, what can be done now to prevent these problems? Firstly, I believe that governments of developed countries should find ways to encourage people to have larger families and increase the birth rate. Secondly, I believe that they should encourage migration from developing countries 50 that the problems of over-crowding can be solved. 

IELTS Practice Test: Academic Writing Task 1

IELTS Academic Writing Task – 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below shows the average hours worked per day by married men and women in paid employment.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.

The chart provides a summary of the average number of hours married men and women work every day both inside and outside of the home. In both age groups shown, the total number of hours worked by married women is greater than the total number of hours worked by men. Whilst women aged 45 to 64 may work fewer hours inside the home, they work the greatest number of hours per day due to the- extra hours of paid work that they do. Men aged 25 to 44 spend only slightly more time working outside of the home than men aged 45 to 64, but this figure is significantly higher than the number of hours of paid work that women of the same age do.
Women in the 25 to 44 age group work almost as many hours inside the home as outside and there is only a slight difference in the 45 to 64 age group. However, men work on average three times longer outside of the home than inside. 

Spoken English and IELTS

What is Spoken English?

Spoken English is the ability of a person to speak English fluently, confidently and accurately. Spoken English is generally learnt when a person knows English but cannot speak it very well. Thus, the environment in Spoken English Class helps the person overcome his hesitation and improve confidence by speaking English before a group of students. But if the person doesn’t know English (Grammar, Vocabulary or Pronunciation), he needs to develop these skills to master Spoken English. There are two ways to do it: The learner can do it along with Spoken English Course or separately to enhance these skills so that he can become proficient in Spoken English Class.

What is IELTS?

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. This system is recognized throughout the world by prestigious universities. The examination consists of four parts: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. A band score is reported for each part of the examination. The individual band scores are then calculated to produce an overall band score. Your language skills will be evaluated on a band score scale ranging from 0 (non-user) to 9 (expert user). What we must remember is that IELTS is not a learning system. IELTS is only a testing system which tests your ability in English.

NEO English System

NEO English System is the most comprehensive learning system of English. NeoEnglish System inspires you with PASSION and helps you attain your goal with Language and Life Techniques combined because Language doesn’t exist without life. The Main goal of NeoEnglish System is to make English Language learning cost-effective and accessible to the learner individually. NeoEnglish Language teaches not only English but it also teaches you how to learn English…so that you can become an autonomous learner. A learner is the core of English Language Program. We always give prime and focused attention to the learner. After all, it’s the student not the teacher who is learning English. Although NeoEnglish System ensures Learner’s Autonomy but Language cannot be learnt in isolation. For language to be learnt, a social, collaborative and interactive relationship is necessary. This relationship starts from the student-teacher relationship which bases collaborative learning and further develops into a complete understanding of the each other and then rolls down into society. For more details about, click here for NEOENGLISH SYSTEM.