Now that you've completed the IELTS Practice Test, it's time to:
|Question 3||6 or "six" kilometers / kilometres|
|Question 4||2 or "two"|
|Question 6||patio furniture|
|Question 14||ticket collection stand|
|Question 15||ticket sales booth|
|Question 16||information center / information|
|Question 17||game area|
|Question 18||food court / food|
|Question 19||main stage|
|Question 20||trash bins|
|Question 38||B, C or F|
|Question 39||B, C or F|
|Question 40||B, C or F|
|Question 15||Section A: Answer iv|
|Question 16||Section B: Answer vi|
|Question 17||Section C: Answer v|
|Question 18||Section D: Answer i|
|TASK 1 SAMPLE RESPONSE|
The bar graph shows the number of attendees at Grandville Stadium, focusing on theater, sports, and music events in the year 2017. The chart makes attendance projections for the years 2020 and 2030 after a major renovation project.
Overall, these data show a predicted rise in yearly attendance among all three types of events during the period of 2017 to 2030. The greatest increases will occur for theater and concerts, while sporting events will see a more moderate gains after the renovations. However, attendance has been and will remain much higher for sporting events than the other two categories.
In the baseline year of 2017, theater events accounted for only 10 thousand visitors. Yet, theater attendance should jump to roughly 50 thousand in 13 years. Similarly, concert attendees are predicted to reach nearly 125 thousand visitors in 2030, up from nearly 25 thousand in 2017.
By contrast, the stadium improvements will only increase sporting event attendance by about 10 thousand in 2030. However, athletic events were already bringing in 150 thousand people in 2017. The 2030 figure of about 160 thousand annual sporting event attendees is just shy of the 2030 combined numbers for both theater and concerts, which will bring in about 175 thousand people together.
|TASK 2 SAMPLE RESPONSE|
Some schools have begun supplying students with computers or tablets that they can use instead of texts and other printed resources. This shift towards technology offers several environmental and educational benefits, while the drawbacks relate to the sharp increase in “screen time” for students and the possibility that the devices will cause distractions in school.
One major benefit of providing computers and tablets to students is the opportunity to save paper resources. Even though paper is easily recycled, it still requires a lot of energy to produce. Adopting these technologies will make schools much more environmentally friendly. Computers and tablets also possess unique educational value. On a very basic level, students must learn how to use computers to thrive in the modern world. Just like learning math or reading, computer proficiency has become an essential and basic life skill.
Replacing paper-based learning resources with technology does have some disadvantages. One area of growing concern is the amount of time young people spend in front of screens. With cell phones, computers, and television, many children already spend hours outside of school staring at devices. Some medical professionals suggest that all of this screen time may have negative effects on a child’s physical and psychological health. Therefore, adding screen time in school may exacerbate an already serious problem. A second drawback is that tablets and computers can cause distractions. There is a lot of unsuitable material for school on the web. Putting devices in students hands opens the possibility that students will use these devices in ways that are not educationally sound.
In conclusion, replacing traditional paper learning materials with devices like computers and tablets has some very clear environmental and educational advantages. However, schools must take care to monitor student screen time and ensure that students are using their devices for educational purposes.
|Number Correct Per Section||Band Scores|
|Number Correct Per Section||Band Scores|
Once you have your estimated band score for each module, add them together and divide by four (i.e. Reading 6.0; Listening 6.5; Writing 7.0; Speaking 7.5 = 27 ÷ 4 =6.75, which would be rounded up to a band score of 7.0) Once you have your overall estimated band score, check it against the official description of what your level of mastery should be. Does the description sound like where you are at? Hopefully so, and you now have a good estimate of what your overall band score will be when you take the test!
Watch the videos below to learn how to get the correct answers to all the questions in the Listening section.
Watch the videos below to learn how to get the correct answers to all the questions in the Reading section.
If you'd like an example of a strong response to Writing Tasks 1 and 2, please scroll up and review the sample essays in the Answer Key. If you'd also like to enter your responses into the Magoosh product, please click the links below and either re-type or copy and paste your essay responses into Magoosh IELTS. We do not have the resources to offer essay grading at this time, but entering your essays into Magoosh IELTS will allow you save them and review them at a later date.
The best way to prepare for the Speaking section is to practice with a native English speaker. But, if you're practicing taking timed IELTS tests, you can also record your Speaking responses using Magoosh IELTS prep. We do not currently have the resources to grade your Speaking practice, but recording your responses in Magoosh IELTS will allow you save them and review them at a later date. Click the link below to record your responses to the Speaking section of the practice test.