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темы для практики написания эссе

  1. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words.
    Some schools ask the students to wear the students uniforms. Some think it has some disadvantages to the development of the students' characters. Do you agree or disagree? Give the reasons for your reasons.
  2. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words.
    Nowadays, the style of clothes varies a lot. But some think people have become the slave of the fashions. They think people should choose the cloths according to their like and the comfort of the clothes. What do you think?
  3. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words.
    Nowadays, more and more people don't wear their national clothes, and they are forgetting their culture and their history. Some think people should wear their traditional clothes everyday. Do you agree or disagree to this opinion?
  4. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words.
    Children spend a lot of time playing computer games. Many parents point out that computer games have little educational value. So Сhildren should be prevented from Computer games. Do you agree or disagree to this opinion?
  5. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words.
    Most young people fell alone on the first day when they enter the university. What do you think should the university to do to help them?
  6. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words.
    Children need parent's care while the parents undertake their own career. Some think the father or mother should take the responsibility to take care of the children in the home. What do you think about it?
  7. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words.
    Someone think the advertisements have the negative influence to young people and it should be forbidden. Do you agree or disagree?
  8. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words.
    Many students from high school cannot find job. Some people suggest the school should increase some practice subject such as telecommunication and computer what could give the students better job skill while decrease traditional subject such as geography. Do you agree or disagree?
  9. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words.
    More and more transportations are used with the development of the society. How to resolve this problem? Please give your answer.
  10. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words.
    Some say that it is good for children to stay away from their families and go to a boarding school. Others say that children had better attend a day school. Which viewpoint do you agree?
  11. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words.
    Nowadays, family are not as close as before and a lot of people are get used to it. Write an essay to explain the reason and give your own suggestion.

Оглавление

 
Witness Story
Дорогу осилит идущий
Фигня, прорвемся!
Как Иелтс имел меня
Я упал в транс
Не бойтесь, все гораздо проще
Как я готовился к IELTS
У страха глаза велики
Такая вот фигня, братья апачи
Такой вот иелтс
IELTS 19 декабря в Питере
IELTS. Brussels. 24/01/03
IELTS в Ташкенте 3 янаваря
Урря! У нас получилось!
Как я готовился и сдавал
IELTS. Москва. 19 января. Не пропадёт ваш скорбный труд :)
Ну вот и все позади!
IELTS - как я его сдавал :))
IELTS 29 марта в Киеве
Питер, 27 марта
Сабж, как он был для меня.
Экзамен в Алматы, 10 апреля 2003
19 апреля Киев
Сдача IELTS в Санкт-Петербурге 25 апреля
IELTS, 25 апреля, Стамбул
Москва, 25 апреля
29-30 апреля, Питер
24 мая, Екатеринбург
28-е мая. Израиль
Как учить английский
Москва, 18 мая.
Киев, 30 мая
IELTS в Ташкенте 19-21 мая
Москва. 22 июня.
GT в Новосибе 30 июня
30 Июля. тель-Авив/Рамат-Ган (Израиль)
IELTS в Киеве, 26 июля
Тель-Авив, 6 августа - вес взят (Галилеянин)
Мои рекомендации по подготовке к IELTS.
Еще один рассказ про сдачу IELTS
my ielts story

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Поделитесь своими впечатлениями от экзамена: какой у вас был первоначальный уровень знаний, как вы готовились, сколько времени у вас заняла эта подготовка, какие темы были, какая секция была для вас самая трудная, что вы могли бы посоветовать другим и т.д.

  • Дорогу осилит идущий! General module. 19 февраля 2002 года. Москва
  • Фигня, прорвемся. General module. 28 апреля 2002 года. Москва.
  • Как ИЕЛТС имел меня. General module. 29 июля 2002 года. Москва.
  • Я упал в транс. Academic module. 22 сентября 2002 года. Москва
  • Не бойтесь, все гораздо проще. General module.23 октября 2002 года. Питер
  • Как я готовился к IELTS. General module.20 октября 2002 года. Москва
  • У страха глаза велики. General module.20 октября 2002 года. Москва
  • Такая вот фигня, братья апачи. General module. 30 ноября 2002 года. Хабаровск.
  • Такой вот IELTS. General module. 24 ноября 2002 года.Москва.
  • IELTS 19 декабря в Питере. General module.
  • IELTS. Brussels. 24/01/03. General module.
  • IELTS в Ташкенте 3 января. General module.
  • Урря у нас получилось! General module.19 января 2003 года. Москва.
  • Как я готовился и сдавал. General module.19 января 2003 года. Москва.
  • IELTS. Москва. 19 января. Не пропадёт ваш скорбный труд :). General module
  • Ну вот и все позади! General module.6 марта 2003 года. Тель-Авив.
  • IELTS - как я его сдавал :)) General module.14 марта 2003 года. Киев
  • IELTS 29 марта в Киеве. General module
  • Сабж, как он был для меня. General module.4 апреля 2003 года. Хабаровск.
  • Экзамен в Алматы, 10 апреля 2003. Chuchuva.
  • 19 апреля Киев. Tomkovna.
  • Сдача IELTS в Санкт-Петербурге 25 апреля. Люда.
  • IELTS, 25 апреля, Стамбул. Golden Tigra.
  • Москва, 25 апреля. ХЕНК.
  • 29-30 апреля, Питер. Snide.
  • 24 мая, Екатеринбург. МОНАХ.
  • 28-е мая. Израиль. Chin.
  • Как учить английский. Ассорти.
  • Москва, 18 мая. ОляД, Antoshka.
  • Киев, 30 мая. Лена
  • IELTS в Ташкенте 19-21 мая. Таня.
  • Москва. 22 июня. Kashmir, Game Cat, Vorobiev.
  • GT в Новосибе 30 июня. Vladimir.
  • 30 Июля. Тель-Авив/Рамат-Ган (Израиль). Aramir.
  • IELTS в Киеве, 26 июля. Spark, !VovaN!.
  • Tель-Авив, 6 августа 2003 г. - вес взят. Галилеянин.
  • Мои рекомендации по подготовке к IELTS. skl.
  • Еще один рассказ про сдачу IELTS. Breamly.
  • My ilets story. 18 октября 2003. Москва. Михаил

 

 

Темы для практики написания писем

  1. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task.
    You have been accepted at Moreton College, a residential college at your new university. You are expected to arrive on 25 February to attend the college orientation session, but you will not be able to arrive by that date. TASK: Write to the Principal of the College explaining why you will be delayed, expressing your concern about missing the orientation session, and asking what you should do.
    You should write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write your address.
  2. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    There is a tree beside your room, which brings some problem to your study and life. Write a letter to the authority to explain the problem and give them your suggestion.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  3. You want to visit a library in the University to collect some materials according to your project when you are in London. Write a letter to ask some questions about this.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  4. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    You have bought a walkman in a duty-free shop which has something wrong a few days ago. So write a letter to the manager to complain about it and ask him how to solve the problem.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  5. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    You want to study in Britain. Write a letter to the president to change one of your courses and inquire some relevant information.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  6. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    Write a letter to your new boss to tell him that you have some problem on your visa, so you cannot go to work due to the day of work. Explain you situation, reasons and give good suggestion.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  7. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    You have insured your possession before starting a journey. Unfortunately, you lost one of them during the trip. Write a letter to the insurance company to tell them when and where you lost it and the worth of the possession and ask for claim.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  8. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    You moved to another city to study English. Write a letter to your friend to describe your present life and tell him/her why you choose this city.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  9. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    Your have bought a cassette player at a shop. You found no problem with the player when you tried it at the shop. On reaching home, you discovered that the player did not work. You went to the shop and claimed to compensation. However, the shop authority refused to so, asking you to make the claim to the manufacturer directly. Write a letter to the manufacturer explaining the situation, and ask that the problem be put right.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  10. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    You are not satisfied with the light, seats and the service of the local train. Write a letter to the authority to explain the situation.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  11. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    You have lost something in the room rented. Write a letter to the owner to explain it in detailed and suggest him/her do some safety precautions.
    You do NOT need to write your own address.Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  12. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    You want to study in a new University. Write a letter to your former teacher to ask him/her to write a reference for you. Tell him who are you, why you choose the subject and some details about the subject.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  13. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    Your mother sent you a pocket, but you have not received it after two months. Write a letter to the director of the post office to check it. Tell him/her the sending time, the receiver address and what are in the pocket.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  14. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    One of your friends is applying for a position in a foreign firm. Write a reference letter for him/her to the company he/she is applying for the application.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  15. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    You stayed with a local family when you participate a training program in New Zealand. You left New Zealand in a hurry and found that you left your laptop computer in the family. Write a letter to the family, thanking them for their hospitality. Describe your computer and where it is and ask the host to send it back to you.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  16. You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
    You got a massage from the newspaper that there is a plan of airport enlarging which will provide more place and more flight. You live near the airport and you think it will take more problems to you. Write to the local authority to complain it.
    You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/ Madam,
  1. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words. Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic.
    How has the computer science changed people's life? Use your own idea, knowledge and experience to support your argument with examples and relevant evidence.
  2. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words. Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic.
    Some parents think that children should do educational activities in their spare time, otherwise they are wasting time. Do you agree or disagree to this opinion? Use your own idea, knowledge and experience, and support your argument with examples and relevant evidence.
  3. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task.
    As part of getting to know the other students in your residential college, you have been asked to write a statement about yourself. TASK: Give a BRIEF description of your study plans. THEN write a short account of your reasons for deciding to study in this particular English-speaking country.
    You should write at least 250 words.
  4. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words. Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic.
    Some people suggest it should restrict raising pets in big city. Do you Agree or not agree? Use your own idea, knowledge and experience, and support your argument with examples and relevant evidence.
  5. You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task and write at least 250 words. Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic.
    Some women think that the babies should be sent to the nursery so that they could work better. Do you agree or disagree to this opinion? Use your own idea, knowledge and experience, and support your argument with examples and relevant evidence.
  6. Write an essay expressing your views on the following topic:
    Technology can bring many benefits, but it can also cause social and environmental problems. In relation to new technology, the primary duty of Governments should be to focus on potential problems, rather than benefits. You should write at least 250 words. You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence
  7. Write an essay expressing your views on the following topic: In certain countries children are not allowed to leave school until they reach a certain age, for example, in some countries it is 15 years.
  8. Write an essay expressing your point of view on the following topic: Should there be a minimum school leaving age, or should students and their parents be free to decide when they leave school?
    You should write at least 250 words. You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.
  9. You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Present a written argument or case to an educated non-specialist audience on the following topic.
    ‘In the last 20 years, the assessment of students has undergone major transformation. Many educational institutions no longer use formal examinations as a means of assessment as they believe formal examination results are an unfair indication of a student’s ability. ’ To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
    You should write at least 250 words. You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.

Как готовиться к интервью

Вопросы вам будут задаваться строго по бумажке. Какие вопросы вам будут заданы, можно предугадать заранее. Если вы собираетесь на учебу, обязательно будут вопросы, связанные со школой, учебным заведением, почему вы выбрали именно это учебное заведение и т.д. Работающих обычно просят описать обычный рабочий день, нравится ли выбранная специальность и т.д. Например, вопрос Are you married? сразу же повлечет за собой вопрос Do you have any children?

Ниже приводятся типичные вопросы на интервью и какие скиллз они проверяют:

Skill Providing general factual information

Questions you may be asked:

  • What are some important festivals in your country?
  • What kind of climate does your country have?
  • What are some of the main industries in your country?

 SKILL Expressing your opinions and attitudes

  • What do you enjoy about the traditional music of your country?
  • What do you think are the positive and negative aspects of your country’s education system?
  • Would you prefer to live in the city or in the countryside and why?

SKILL Describing a place, event or situation.

  • Could you describe the village/town/city in which you grew up’?
  • What happens during (cultural event, such as Chinese New Your/Christmas) in your country?
  • Could you tell me how you like to spend your leisure time?

SKILL Comparing places, events or situations

  • How is (city where candidate is studying) different from (candidate’s home city)?
  • What is the difference between shopping in (city where candidate is studying) and shopping in (candidate’s home city)
  • What do you like most about living in (city where candidate is studying)?
  • How does that compare with (candidate’s home city)?

SKILL You should be able to give directions and instructions.

  • Could you tell me, in detail, how you got from your home to the test centre this morning?
  • If I had to catch a train or bus in (home city candidate’s) what would I do?
  • If I were to meet (an important older person) in your culture, how should I greet them to be polite and show respect?

SKILL You should be able to re-tell a story or a sequence of events.

  • What happens in (an important festival) in your country?
  • What is the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
  • What did you do when you were preparing to leave Russia to come to Australia?

SKILL Explaining how or why something is done.

  • Why do people do that? (referring to something just mentioned)
  • Could you tell me more about the procedure involved in (the topic under discussion)?
  • How do people celebrate the New Year in Russia?

Also questions you may be asked:

  • Where were you born?
  • What part of the city do you line in?
  • What are the main tourist attractions in your country?
  • Where have you studied English?
  • How many brothers and sisters have you got?
  • What’s the climate like in your country?
  • What are typical working hours in your country?
  • What aspect of English do you find most difficult?
  • Have you been collecting for a long time?
  • What is the biggest social problem in your country?
  • What sports are played in your country?
  • Could you describe the traditional architecture of your country?
  • What role does religion have in everyday life in your country?
  • What would you regard as the most significant events in your country’s recent history?
  • How aware do you think people are nowadays about environmental issues?
  • What are sporting facilities like in your home town?
  • What role does tourism play in your country’s economy?
  • How serious is unemployment in your country?
  • Can you describe one of the main festivals celebrated in your country?
  • In your opinion what are the most serious problems associated with modern city life?
  • If you could change one important thing about your hometown, what would you change?
  • Some people prefer to live in a small town. Others prefer to live in a big city. Which place would you prefer to live in?
  • Nowadays, food has become easier to prepare. Has this change improved the way people live?
  • Many people visit museums when they travel to new places. Why do you think people visit museums? Neighbors are the people who live near us.
  • In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good neighbor?
  • What are some important qualities of a good supervisor (boss)?
  • A person you know is planning to move to your town or city. What do you think this person would like and dislike about living in your town or city? Why? What change would make your hometown more appealing to people your age?
  • A gift (such as a camera, a soccer ball, or an animal) can contribute to a child's development. What gift would you give to help a child develop? Why?
  • Would you prefer to live in a traditional house or in a modern apartment building?
  • Some people prefer to spend their free time outdoors. Other people prefer to spend their leisure time indoors. Would you prefer to be outside or would you prefer to be inside for your leisure activities?
  • Imagine that you have received some land to use as you wish. How would you use this land?
  • Many parts of the world are losing important natural resources, such as forests, animals, or clean water. Choose one resource that is disappearing and explain why it needs to be saved.
  •  Some people are always in a hurry to go places and get things done. Other people prefer to take their time and live life at a slower pace. Which do you prefer?
  • If you were asked to send one thing representing your country to an international exhibition, what would you choose? Why?
  • Plants can provide food, shelter, clothing, or medicine. What is one kind of plant that is important to you or the people in your country?
  • People remember special gifts or presents that they have received. Why?
  • People do many different things to stay healthy. What do you do for good health?
  • People listen to music for different reasons and at different times. Why is music important to many people?
  • Holidays honor people or events. If you could create a new holiday, what person or event would it honor and how would you want people to celebrate it?
  • When choosing a place to live, what do you consider most important: location, size, style, number of rooms, types of rooms, or other features?
  • Because of developments in communication and transportation, countries are becoming more and more alike. How is your country becoming more similar to other places in the world?

Темы для обсуждения

Попрактикуйтесь в умении говорить на заданные темы. Если сможете, обсуждайте эти темы с кем-то, записывая себя на кассету – это поможет выявить вам свои слабые стороны и улучшить их. Помните, что нельзя давать однозначныx ответов. 1. Talk about a birthday celebration that you particularly enjoyed.

  • When was it?
  • What did you do?
  • Why did you particularly like it?

2. Talk about a film, TV programme or book that you enjoyed very much.

  • when and where you saw/read it
  • what the plot was about
  • why you particularly liked it
  • Describe in general the type of television programmes that are the most popular in your country.
  • Compare the media now with how it was a generation ago.
  • What kind of effect does the media have on young people and how might this change in the future?

3.Try to discuss the points about Education:

  • What is your opinion of your education system? What are the good and bad points and how could it be improved?
  • What are the differences between state and private schools in your country?
  • What system of discipline was used in your school? Was it effective?
  • What are the relationships between teachers and students like?

4. Try to discuss the points about Festivals :

  • What festivals are particular to your country and what do you think about them?
  • What festivals are internationally recognised?
  • What role do you think festivals have in your society and is this role changing? Are some festivals too commercial these days?
  • Compare how people celebrate it now with how people may have celebrated it in the past.
  • How might this festival change in the future?

5. Try to discuss the points about Your Hometown:

  • Describe your hometown.
  • What are your local industries?
  • Is your hometown famous for anything?
  • What changes have happened recently in your town and what do you think will happen in the future?

6. Try to discuss the points about Sport:

  • Which sports are popular in your country?
  • Which sports do you enjoy playing or watching and why?
  • What problems are connected to sport? (e.g. drugs in sport)
  • Do you think sports players deserve the high salaries they are paid or not?

7. Try to discuss the points about the Internet:

  • What is your experience of the internet?
  • What are the dangers of the internet?
  • What impact does the internet have on society?
  • What do you think will happen to the internet in the future?

8. Describe a job that your would like to do in the future. You should say:

  • Why you are attracted to do this job.
  • How much training, if any, would be necessary.
  • What kind of personal qualities it would require.

9. Describe a children story that you know well. You should say:

  • When you first heard or read it.
  • What you particularly liked about it.
  • Why you think it become popular.

10. Describe a family celebration that you once attended. You should say:

  • Where it took place.
  • Why it was held.
  • How you felt about it.

11. Try to discuss the points about Life in Russia:

  • what do you like/dislike about it
  • How has life changed since collapse of communism
  • What is the biggest social problem in your country?
  • What do you think about Yeltsin (smb else)
  • What do you think about prospective of Russian economics
  • What would you regard as the most significant events in your country's recent history?
  • How serious is unemployment in your country?

12. Try to discuss the points about Tourism:

  • What are the most interesting places in your country/city
  • Do you have a favourite (least favourite) building in your town Which? Why? Why it was built?
  • How Moscow (other city) similar (different) from StPetersburg (London, your city etc)
  • Do you prefer the town or the countryside? Why?
  • How would you recommend a foreigner to spend time on holiday in Moscow?

13. Try to discuss the points about Family life:

  • Tell about your upbringing
  • What activities did you do with your grandparents as a child?
  • What does family life mean to you in general
  • What role do/(should) men/women typically play in Russian families?
  • How different is your life from the lives of your parents/grandparents
  • Have these roles changed recently?

14. Try to discuss the points about Educational system:

  • Does school prepare you for real life?
  • In which areas in Russian education most/least successful?
  • What is Russian educational system like from your experience?
  • In what ways is English used in your country?
  • How do people in your country learn English?
  • Do you believe there should be a choice of private (paying) versus state schools?

15. Try to discuss the points about Festivals:

  • Which festivals are traditional in Russia?
  • What activities usually take place at one of these festivals (gifts/meals/decorations/music…)
  • What role do children (family) play in this festival?

16. Try to discuss the points about Travel by air:

  • Where/when did you last travel by air
  • Tell about usual procedure at an airport from arrival to take off
  • What are advantages/disadvantages of travelling by air compared with travel by car/bus/train
  • How safe (frequent) is air travel in Russia?

17. Try to discuss the points about Pollution:

  • Which kinds of pollution do you think are most harmful
  • How important to you is it to be 'green'
  • What should be done to tackle pollution
  • Is it the responsibility of the government or the individual to prevent pollution
  • How aware do you think people are nowadays about environmental issues?
  • How ecologically friendly is the region you live in? (crowded buildings/parklands/green belt)

18. Try to discuss the points about Marriage ceremony:

  • Could you describe what happens at a typical Russian wedding ceremony?
  • How is it different from a typical wedding in Britain?
  • Do you have any memories of your/your friend's wedding ceremony?
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