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You will find the most effective IELTS strategies written by expert trainers. Also, we have compiled a few IELTS essays, letters, reports written by our past students. Our expert trainers have analysed each sample in detail. They have assigned an overall band and pointed out overall strengths and weaknesses of the students. We hope this collection helps you in your IELTS preparation.

IELTS Letter to municipal corporator
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter to the municipal corporator

A new building is proposed constructed at a park in your vicinity.
Write a letter to your Municipal Corporator.
In your letter, mention
How to did you learn about the plan?
How do people use this park currently?
What suggestions do you have for the Municipal Corporator?

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IELTS Letter to your college director to change your course
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter to your college director to change your course

You are not happy with the course you are doing at a college and would like to change to a different course.
Write a letter to the college director requesting to change your course.
In your letter mention
What course are you enrolled in
Why are you not satisfied with that course
What course would you like to switch to
Write at least 150 words. You do not need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows
Dear sir,

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IELTS Letter to a homestay family in England
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter to a homestay family in England

You are going to visit England for an English homestay program. You have just received the details of your homestay host family.
Write a letter to the homestay family. In your letter
introduce yourself
Ask some questions to get information that is important to you
Tell the family about your arrival date and time

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IELTS Essay on approaching life
IELTS Writing Task 2 samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Essay on approaching life

Some people believe that it is best to accept a bad situation such as an unsatisfactory job or shortage of money; others argue that it is better to improve such a situation. Discuss both these views and give your opinion. 

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IELTS Essay on studying abroad
IELTS Writing Task 2 samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Essay on studying abroad

In the past, when students pursued a university degree, they tended to study in their own country. Nowadays, they have more opportunities to study abroad.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of this development?

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IELTS Essay on investment in transportation systems
IELTS Writing Task 2 samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Essay on investment in transportation systems

In several countries, some people think it is necessary to spend large sums of money on constructing new railway lines for high-speed trains between cities. Others believe the money should be spent on improving existing public transport within cities.
Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

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33 linking words for better linking words
IELTS Preparation
Niraj Deobhankar

33 Linking Words to score on IELTS

Whenever I ask students to improve cohesion, they say that they already know all linking words. But unfortunately, most use linking words blindly. Linking words are helpful to stitch two ideas together. We can use them logically to connect two paragraphs, two ideas or even two sentences together.

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How to improve coherence on IELTS
IELTS Preparation
Niraj Deobhankar

How to improve coherence on IELTS?

Whenever I ask students to improve coherence, they say that they already know all linking words. But knowing linking words and improving coherence are two different things. Here, I want to discuss important concepts and their applications that help IELTS students improve their coherence.

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8 English Grammar concepts to increase IELTS scores
IELTS Preparation
Niraj Deobhankar

8 English Grammar concepts to increase IELTS scores

Grammar works as simple formulae to construct sentences. Lousy grammar may not help you convey what you want to say. So the problem is many students are nervous about their English grammar even though they use English well. As an IELTS student, if you want to improve your English grammar, read along.

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IELTS Essay on living in an apartment vs houses
IELTS Writing Task 2 samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Essay on living in an apartment vs houses

Some people prefer living in a house rather than living in an apartment.
Does living in an apartment have more advantages than disadvantages?
Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.

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IELTS ESSAY ON INSUFFICIENT RESPECT TO ELDERS
IELTS Writing Task 2 samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Essay on insufficient respect to old people

In many countries, today insufficient respect is shown to older people.
What do you think maybe the reasons for this?
What problems might this cause in society?
Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.

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IELTS Letter to an Estate Agent Abroad
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter to an Estate Agent Abroad

You and your family are moving to another country, and you are looking for a rented accommodation there.
Write a letter to a property agent. In your letter,
Introduce yourself and your family
Describe the type of accommodation that you hope to find
Give your preference for the location of the accommodation

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IELTS Letter to an injured friend who plays a team sports
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter to an injured friend who plays a team sports

You play a team sport with some friends. Last week, a team member had an accident and couldn’t play with you at the weekend. You decide to write to him in hospital, telling him about the match.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,
tell him which team won
describe the conditions on the day
say how you felt about the match

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IELTS letter to a friend informing a lost document during your stay at his residence
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS letter to a friend informing a lost document

You stayed at your friends’ house when you participated in a business seminar in England. You left a file with important documents in your room.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,
tell them how did you forget
describe the file and
ask him/her to return it to you by post.

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IELTS Letter to a friend about a part-time job in a foreign country
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter to a friend about a part-time job

You are going to another country to study. You would like to do a part-time job while studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives there for some help.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,
give details of your study plans
explain why you want to get a part-time job
suggest how your friend could help you find a job

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IELTS Letter to Insurance Manager about an item lost recently.
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter to Insurance Manager about an item lost recently

On a recent holiday, you lost a valuable item. Fortunately, you have travel insurance to cover the cost of anything lost.
Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company. In your letter
Describe the item you lost
Explain how you lost it
Tell the insurance company what you would like them to do

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IELTS SEMI-FORMAL LETTER FOR RESIGNATION
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter to resign even though you enjoy your job

You have decided to leave your current job even though you enjoy it.
Write a letter to inform your manager of your decision. In your letter
Tell the manager about your decision and the reason for it
Describe what you learnt in your current job
And ask the manager to write a reference letter to help you with future employment.

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IELTS Letter requesting a businessman for a job
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter requesting a businessman for a job

During a recent plane journey, you sat next to a businessman who owns a chain of restaurants. You talked to him, and he suggested that you contact him about a possible job in one of his restaurants.
Write a letter to this businessman. In your letter
Remind him when and where you met
Tell him what kind of job you are interested in. ‘
Say why you think you would be suitable for the job

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IELTS Letter to a friend who is looking after your house in your absence
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter to a friend who will stay at your home

You are going away to travel for the summer. A friend will be looking after your house while you are away.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:
say where you are going,
describe your home
explain some of the things your friend must do to look after your house.

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IELTS Essay on eating fast food
IELTS Writing Task 2 samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Essay on eating fast food

Even though doctors worldwide agree that fast food is bad for people’s health, more and more people are eating it.
Why are more people eating fast food?
What problems may arise in future?

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IELTS Report Land degradation
IELTS Report Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Report on Land Degradation

The pie chart below shows the main reasons why agricultural land becomes less productive. The table shows how these causes affected three regions of the world during the 1990s.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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IELTS Letter to a friend for a photograph
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter to a friend after a trip for a photograph

You recently went on a trip with your friend, and you both took some pictures.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter
Ask your friend to send you one of the photographs.
Explain why you need that particular photograph
And tell your friend what happened to your copy of it.

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Practice IELTS Reading Matching Features
IELTS Reading practice
Niraj Deobhankar

Practice IELTS (A) Reading: Matching Features

IELTS Matching Feature questions have a certain features described in the questions. They could be an action taken or a plan created or something similar. Whereas the answer choices are in the form lists. The list could be of people

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IELTS Speaking Music
IELTS Speaking samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Speaking test: Music

Recently one of our students was very happy about the IELTS Speaking test. He told us that he was asked questions on a rare topic on IELTS: music. But, since we had practised some questions on music a day before, he could answer all questions without hesitation. So, today we are going to publish some sample questions and their answers for your benefit. We hope you like them.

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IELTS Speaking Movies and Celebrities
IELTS Speaking samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Speaking test: Movies and Celebrities

Movies and celebrities are prevalent topics discussed in IELTS Speaking interviews. However, many IELTS students find discussing questions related to them difficult to tackle. Here are some sample questions and answers that can help you construct your own responses.

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ielts academic vs ielts general training
IELTS courses
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Academic vs IELTS General Training

If you are a student who wishes to apply for a Bachelors or Masters course or PhD offered in English Medium, you must use for IELTS Academic. On the other hand, if you are applying for a work visa or permanent residency in an English Speaking country such as Canada or Australia, you must appear for IELTS General Training.

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IELTS LETTER rESIGNING FROM A JOB
IELTS Letter Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Letter – Resigning from a job

You have decided to leave your current employment.
Write a letter to your employer.
Include the following in your letter:
Explain the issues
Explain why you have decided to leave the company
Tell your employer what you plan to do after leaving your present employment.

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IELTS Speaking samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Speaking: Lifestyle, activities, and holidays

Lifestyle, activities and holidays are frequently discussed topics on IELTS Speaking tests. However, students find them difficult to tackle. So, here are some of the sample questions that are usually asked on the IELTS tests and their probable answers. I hope you find them useful.

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IELTS Letter Writing Task 1
IELTS Letter writing
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Writing Task 1 (General Training) Lessons

IELTS Writing Task 1 (General Training) Although many working professionals can write emails they struggle to perform well on IELTS Writing Task 1 (General Training) or letter writing. They waste their valuable time chasing unnecessary vocabulary and studying English grammar. 

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IELTS Report writing
IELTS Report Writing
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Writing Task 1 (Academic) Lessons

Many students have no idea how to write the IELTS Writing Task 1 (Academic) or report. They waste their valuable time mugging up words vocabulary and studying English grammar. However, we want students to score seven bands on their IELTS Writing section with a week’s preparation. So, we have created this free IELTS Writing Task 1 (Academic) online course.

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IELTS Writing Task 2 free course
IELTS Writing Task 2
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Writing Task 2 Lessons

Many students have no idea how to write the IELTS Writing Task 2 or essay. They waste their valuable time chasing unnecessary vocabulary and studying English grammar. However, we want students to score seven bands on their IELTS Writing section with a week’s preparation. So, we have created this free IELTS Writing Task 2 online course.

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IELTS Speaking Test 3 - Sample Answers
IELTS Speaking
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Speaking lessons

Many students have no idea how to approach IELTS Speaking interview. They waste their valuable time in learning unnecessary vocabulary and studying English grammar. However, we want students to score seven bands on their IELTS Speaking section with a week’s

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free IELTS Reading course
IELTS Reading
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Reading Lessons

Most students take the IELTS Reading section lightly. They waste their valuable time only practising and not even bothering to understand the question structures and strategies. However, we want students to score seven or bands on their IELTS Reading section with a week’s preparation. So, we have created this free IELTS Reading course.

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Free IELTS Listening course 1
IELTS Listening
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Listening lessons

Most students take the IELTS Listening section lightly. They waste their valuable time only practising and not even bothering to understand the question structures and strategies. However, we want students to score seven or bands on their IELTS Listening section with a week’s preparation. So, we have created this free IELTS Listening course.

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IELTS Letter samples
IELTS Letter writing
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS General Training Writing Task 1 (Letters) samples

Many professionals who write decent emails in their office often fail to score well on the IELTS Writing section in General Training. One of the main reasons is that IELTS values different aspects of writing in your letter than your boss does.
So, we have compiled some of the best IELTS letters and a few not so good letters here. Almost every letter has an expert’s comments to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the letter.
We hope that these samples will help you learn IELTS Writing Task 1 (General Training) or letter writing in a better way.

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IELTS Speaking samples
IELTS Speaking
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Speaking test samples

Many students can speak English well in academic or professional settings, but they are stuck in IELTS Speaking tests. One of the main reasons for such a disappointment is that we usually don’t talk about the topic discussed on IELTS Speaking tests.
Now mugging words can be problematic. You may not remember them at the last moment, or you may not use them in the right context.
However, when you read IELTS Speaking samples, you will get many ideas to express yourself efficiently and use relevant words precisely. Go through these samples to improve your score by at least one band.

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IELTS Report Writing
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (Reports) Samples

Most IELTS Academic students have never attempted a question like a report writing (at least in India). So, many are clueless when it comes writing a report based on a chart or a diagram.
Well, in such cases learning from other pieces of writing can be very handy. It tells you where a student may commit errors and how to avoid them. So, here are some of the samples our students wrote.
Some of these samples are corrected while the others were excellent, and we have made a few comments on those. Nonetheless, we are sure you will find all of them helpful.

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IELTS Essay samples
IELTS Writing Task 2
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Writing Task 2 (essays) samples

It is no secret that we humans learn language by copying and comparing with others. That’s how we learnt our mother-tongue as a child. So, we believe the same principle can also be applied to learn and teach essay writing on IELTS.

Well, here a few IELTS Essay samples. They are not perfect. However, they will help you to learn different styles of writing a comprehensive essay.

To create this compilation of essays, we have relied on our students. If needed, we have analysed their performances so that you can learn from their mistakes.

We sincerely hope you like them.

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IELTS Speaking Food and Restaurants
IELTS Speaking samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Speaking Test: Food and Restaurants

Many IELTS students are stuck on the Speaking section as they cannot answer questions on simple topics such as food and restaurants. Here, is an attempt to gather all questions and answers from recent IELTS Speaking tests and write model answers to all of them.

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IELTS Report Writing Samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Report on GDP in the UK

The bar chart shows the components of GDP in the UK from 1992 to 2000. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

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IELTS Speaking Gifts, celebrations, traditions and festivals
IELTS Speaking samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Speaking test: Gifts, celebrations, traditions and festivals

Gifts, celebrations, traditions and festivals are the most challenging topics on the IELTS Speaking test for many students. These topics seem harsh because we usually use our mother tongue to talk about them and not English. So, it is painful to find English words to describe our traditions. Here is an attempt to show students how they can speak well without any issue.

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IELTS Writing Task 1 Body Paragraphs
IELTS Report Writing
Niraj Deobhankar

How to Write Body Paragraphs on IELTS Writing Task 1 (Academic)?

To write body paragraphs on IELTS Writing Task 1 (Academic)
Ensure that you categorise the data appropriately to write well-defined body paragraphs.
Each body paragraph must have similar data in it.
Connect paragraphs with apt linking words.
Don’t forget to compare the data within the paragraphs and across the paragraphs.

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IELTS Essay on internet connecting people
IELTS Writing Task 2 samples
Niraj Deobhankar

IELTS Essay on internet connecting people

The Internet allows us to stay connected with each other, no matter where we are. On the other hand, it also isolates us and encourages people not to socialise.
Discuss both points of views and state your opinion.

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