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Writing task 1: Maps about the changes of the Liverton docks.

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TOPIC: The diagram shows how Liverton docks have changed since 1980. (IELTS question dated 20th Sep 2014)


The picture shows the changes of the Liverton dock between 1980 and now.

We can see that today there is a ship museum relative to the disappearance of ships in the river. It is also noted that a bridge has been built to connect the two sides of the river, and a flood barrier has been created towards the coast. Cranes, which were used in 1980, no longer exist now.

On the north of the river, the warehouse on the west has been converted into the education centre while the one on the east has been removed to make way for a kids’ playing area. In addition, a sailing club has been erected at the position where the crane used to be.

On the south of the river, the warehouse has been transformed into apartments, which are on the right of a new hotel and on the left of the parking area. Along the bank of the river, a river walk has been constructed.

Overall, the most significant change is that Liverton has transformed its function from a wet dock to a residential and heritage area.

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The process of recycling old car battery

The picture illustrates the process of how old car batteries are recycled to create new ones and other products.

It is clear that the process has several stages, beginning with the collection work from garages and ending with the production of new batteries, glass and textiles.

Used batteries are collected from garages and delivered to a recycling factory by a truck. After that, the solid components of batteries are separated from their acid liquid to produce the new ones. Old plastic cases are crushed into plastic pellets by a crushing machine, and then a new case is formed. In contrast, old lead grids are put into a furnace, which melts the lead. This lead is then used in the production of new grids. At the final stage, new batteries are created by the combination of new cases and new grids and by the addition of acid.

Old battery acid liquid is treated by chemicals to become solid crystals. These new materials are used to produce glass and textiles.

This ends the description of the recycling process of old car batteries.

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Social benefits from international contact

TOPIC: During the 20th century, contact between different parts from the world has developed rapidly thanks to air travel and telecommunication. To what extent do you think that societies benefit from the increased contact and closer relationships with foreigners brought by international tourism and business? (IELTS question 21/08/2014)

International benefits

Fire escape plan

TOPIC: The diagram below shows about the fire escape plan of the 2nd floor of the student in the accommodation at the college.



The picture instructs the students who stay on the second floor of the college accommodation how to approach meeting points in case of fire.

It is clear that there are two ways for students to escape from the building through the nearest stairs and fire exits.

The students who are on the West of the floor, including those in the bedroom numbers 1, 2 and 3, are instructed to move to the fire exit A through the corridor and stairs on the left. 

While students who stay in the bedroom numbers 4 and 7 just need to go to the stairs in front of their rooms, others who are in the bedroom numbers 5 and 6, and those who are in the lift are guided to approach the fire exit B by passing along the corridor to the stairs.

After exiting the building, the students who go through the fire exit A will gather at the meeting point number 1, while the others group at the meeting point number 2.

This completes the description of the fire escape plan.

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Water restriction

Một đề thi IELTS tại Việt Nam năm 2013 và một bài band 9:

TOPIC: Some people think that the supply of fresh water should be strictly controlled by governments as the resources are limited. While others think we can use as much water as we want. Discuss both views and give your opinion.


I think that people should be permitted to use as much water as they want and that the government should not strictly control the supply of this precious commodity. 

Many people believe that the use of water should be restricted in some way. There can be little doubt that there is a limited supply of fresh water, although some parts of the world feel this more acutely than others. Rising populations in parts of the world where fresh water is already severely limited might lead governments to the conclusion that they should impose restrictions on how water should be used and how much of it each person should be permitted to use.

Whilst I can see that this argument has a certain logic, I think that strict government controls are not the answer. First of all, in many countries certain regions are frequently favoured over others, often depending on where politicians come from. If a government is granted too much control over water supplies, a region might not be given the water it needs as a result. Secondly, governments can already influence how much water people use through pricing. If water supplies are low and demand high, governments can simply allow the price to rise to reflect this. If necessary, governments can make special payments to people, e.g. the elderly, if they have trouble with their water bills. If prices rise, this could also encourage businesses to look for new sources of water (e.g. by using desalination plants) or find ways of using it more efficiently.

In conclusion, I believe that governments should ensure that all citizens have sufficient access to fresh water and price it – or allow it to be priced – according to supply and demand.

289 words - by Mark Griffiths (IELTS examiner)

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