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IELTS Writing Podcast

Join Lilie King, a real IELTS candidate, and discover what kinds of vocabulary examiners want to see to get a 7+ on your writing test...


193. IELTS 6 Mixed Charts | Global Water Use by Sector
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05:12 05/22/2022
192. IELTS 15 General Training | What Problems Can Lack of Sleep Cause? What Can Be Done About It?
Nowadays many people complain that they have difficulties getting enough sleep. What problems can lack of sleep cause? What can be done about lack of sleep?   Sample essay:
05:10 05/13/2022
191. IELTS 7 Bar Graph | Average House Prices in Five Cities Between 1990 and 2002 Compared With 1989
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09:37 05/03/2022
190. IELTS 15 General Training | Why Are Crime Shows So Popular?
In many countries today, crime novels and TV crime dramas are becoming more and more popular. Why do you think these books and TV shows are so popular? What is your opinion of crime fiction and TV crime dramas?   Sample essay:
04:45 04/21/2022
189. IELTS 6 Bar Charts | USA Marriage and Divorce Rates
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06:06 04/14/2022
188. IELTS 8 | Weight, Health and Fitness
In some countries the average weight of people is increasing and their levels of health and fitness are decreasing. What do you think are the causes of these problems and what measures could be taken to solve them? Sample essay (new version):
04:48 04/09/2022
187. IELTS 6 Process Diagram | Life Cycle of the Silkworm
The diagrams below show the life cycle of the silkworm and the stages in the production of silk cloth. Sample essay:
04:26 04/02/2022
186. IELTS 6 | Follow Local Customs and Behavior vs Welcome Cultural Differences
Some people believe that visitors to other countries should follow local customs and behavior. Others disagree and think that the host country should welcome cultural differences. Discuss both these views and give your opinion. Read the sample essay here:
05:10 03/24/2022
185. IELTS 6 | Doing the Same Things vs Change
Some people prefer to spend their lives doing the same things and avoiding change. Others, however, think that change is always a good thing. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.   live within the status quo stagnant   a shift in direction Read the sample essay here:
06:03 03/18/2022
184. IELTS 16 General Training | Best Time to Live
Some people say that now is the best time in history to be living. What is your opinion about this? What other time in history would be interesting to live in.   the best time of all the best of all times   postwar America the post-World War II era in the U.S Read the sample essay here:
05:16 03/10/2022
183. IELTS 7 | Fixed Punishments Vs Judging Each Crime Individually
Some people believe that there should be fixed punishments for each type of crime. Others, however, argue that the circumstances of an individual crime, and the motivation for committing it, should always be taken into account when deciding on the punishment. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.   offenses of the same type offenses in the same category a one-size-fits-all justice system   to judge each crime individually to judge each crime by the circumstances   to disclose knowingly workplace confidentiality misdeeds Read the sample essay here:
05:48 02/19/2022
182. IELTS 7 Table | National Consumer Expenditure by Category
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02:06 02/08/2022
181. IELTS 7 | Talent Vs Education
It is generally believed that some people are born with certain talents, for instance for sport or music, and others are not. However, it is sometimes claimed that any child can be taught to become a good sports person or musician. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.   innate/inborn/native ability conventional wisdom inherit torso attain a body type Sample essay:
03:52 02/03/2022
180. IELTS 9 Line Graph | U.S. Energy Consumption by Fuel
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06:20 01/25/2022
179. IELTS 7 | How Realistic Is the Expectation of Job Satisfaction for All Workers?
As most people spend a major part of their adult life at work, job satisfaction is an important element of individual wellbeing. What factors contribute to job satisfaction? How realistic is the expectation of job satisfaction for all workers? satisfied/satisfying/fulfilled/fulfillment  to coincide with to reskill Sample essay:
04:13 01/18/2022
178. IELTS 8 Process Diagram | Cement and Concrete Production
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06:19 01/11/2022
176. IELTS 8 Pie Charts | Annual Spending by a UK School
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03:57 12/28/2021
175. IELTS 8 | Is Increasing the Price of Petrol the Best Way to Solve Growing Traffic and Pollution Problems?
Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think might be effective? to raise/hike the price fuel prices  politically feasible to impose/introduce/set high workplace parking fees/charges Sample Essay:
04:33 12/23/2021
174. Writing Task 1 Mixed Charts |Causes of worldwide land degradation
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04:55 12/14/2021
173. Should Universities Provide the Knowledge Needed in the Workplace or Give Access to Knowledge for Its Own Sake?
Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. Others think that the true function of a university should be to give access to knowledge for its own sake, regardless of whether the course is useful to an employer. What, in your opinion, should be the function of a university? Read the sample essay here:
05:42 12/07/2021
172. IELTS 16 General Training | Why Do Some People Spend Most of Their Lives Living Close to Where They Were Born?
Some people spend most of their lives living close to where they were born.  What might be the reasons for this? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Read the sample essay here:
04:36 11/29/2021
171. IELTS 16 General Training | What Damage Does Plastic Do to the Environment?
Plastic bags, plastic bottles and plastic packaging are bad for the environment.  What damage does plastic do to the environment? What can be done by governments and individuals to solve this problem? Read the sample essay here:
04:56 11/22/2021
170. IELTS 16 General Training | Trying New Things vs Staying the Same
Some people like to try new things, for example, places to visit and types of food. Other people prefer to keep doing things they are familiar with. Discuss both these attitudes and give your own opinion. Read the sample essay here:
04:15 11/15/2021
169. In What Ways Has Technology Affected the Types of Relationships People Make?
Nowadays the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology. In what ways has technology affected the types of relationships people make? Has this become a positive or negative development?   online relationships Internet relationships  cyber relationships cyberspace relationships    give rise to reside  constrained by geographical distance immediate circle  by looked down on by Read the sample essay here:
03:46 11/08/2021
168. Bar Graph | UK Telephone Calls by Category
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03:38 11/01/2021
167. Is the Loss of a Language Important?
Every year several languages die out. Some people think that this is not important because life will be easier if there are fewer languages in the world. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?   a number of   become extinct  is lost the death of a language  the loss of a language  the extinction of a language    isolated tribes tribal people from scratch  to build on something   mainstream languages uncommon languages   gender terms gender-neutral words   gender equality Read the sample essay here:
04:58 10/26/2021
166. Life Cycle of Salmon
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02:11 10/20/2021
165. Is It a Positive Development That Countries Are Becoming More and More Similar?
Countries are becoming more and more similar because people are able to buy the same products anywhere in the world. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?   similar->similarities   cultural loss  cultural diversity  diverse    clothing such as saris and dhotis   western fashions longstanding values    Thai cuisine authentic to have a taste of Read the sample essay here:
04:38 10/16/2021
164. How to Answer a Map Question When There Is No North Indicator
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03:01 10/10/2021
163. Is Building More Sports Facilities the Best Way to Increase Public Health?
Some people say that the best way to improve public health is by increasing the number of sports facilities. Others, however, say that this would have little effect on public health and that other measures are required. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.   facilities ≠ amenities   make much difference do little to    a twenty-piece box of Chicken McNuggets Read the sample essay here:
05:41 10/04/2021