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Monday, 22 June 2015

Academic IELTS Essay Questions of 2015 (January to June)

Academic IELTS Essay Questions of 2015 (January to June)
(These questions will give you an idea about the nature of questions you can expect in IELTS exams in the near future. Please practice and analyse these questions patiently.)

1. Many people believe that international tourism has negative implications on their countries. What are the reasons for it? What can be done to change the negative attitude towards international tourism?

2. People prefer to watch foreign films rather than locally produced ones. Why do you think this happens? Should the government support local film makers financially?

3. Modern technology has a great impact on our environment. Some say that people should adopt a simple lifestyle to solve this problem, while others argue that the technology itself should provide a solution. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

4. Some people think that governments should invest more in public services instead of wasting money on arts such as music and paintings. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

5. Some people say that having many TV channels is good, while others argue that it reduces the quality of programs. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

6. Some people believe that the radio is the best way to get news, while others believe that TV is better for this purpose. Discus both views and give your opinion.

7. Some people believe that students should be allowed to evaluate and criticise their teachers to improve the quality of education. Others think this is disrespectful to teachers. Discuss both views, give your opinion and include relevant examples.

8. Nowadays in some countries the numbers of children aged 15 and younger are increasing. What are the current and future effects of ever increasing population?

9. Some people think that teenagers who commit crimes should be treated the same way as adult criminals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10. All around the globe every year many animal species become extinct. However, some people feel that governments should be concerned more with solving the problems of human life. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

11. Some people say the most important thing about being rich is that it gives you the opportunity to give back to the society. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer.

12. Nowadays more and more older people compete with younger people for the same jobs. What can be the reason for this? What would you suggest as a solution?

13. Some teachers tend to reward students with high academic results. Others, however, support and reward students that improved their grades. Discuss both approaches. Give your opinion and provide examples.

14. Internet contains a lot of information, however, sometimes this information is inaccurate or wrong. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

15. Some people think that excessive use of mobile phones and computers badly affects teenagers’ writing and reading skills. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give your opinion.

16. Some people think that children should learn to obey and do as parents and teachers say. Others think that this kind of upbringing will not prepare our children for real life. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

17. Some people believe that history is very important and we must study the past to understand the present. Others say that it has little or no use at all. Discuss both views, give your opinion and support it with relevant examples.

18. Some people consider sport to be their carrier and role in the society. For others it is mostly a workout to keep fit. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

19. Sometimes celebrities get invited to international aid events. Do you think that such events deviate from their main purpose by inviting famous people?

20. Some parents think that childcare centres provide the best services for children of pre-school age. Other working parents think that family members such as grandparents will be better carers for their kids. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

21. Some people say that public libraries should be free, otherwise they are just a waste of money, especially because modern technologies and the internet allow easy access to resources. Discuss and give your point of view.

22. A recent study showed that both developed and developing countries prosper because of the economic growth. People from developing countries are happier than before while people from developed countries are not as happy as they were in the past. Why is this happening? How can this situation be improved? Give your opinion including relevant examples and your own experience.

23. Some people believe that the government should pay for and offer housing to people who lost their homes or cannot afford them. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion. Use specific reasons and examples to support it.

24. In many countries there are people with extremely high income. Some say it is good for the country, while others claim that governments should limit salaries. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

25. Some people believe that the use of mobile phones in public is as annoying as smoking and should be banned, similarly to smoking. Give your opinion and examples from your own experience.

26. Some people say that noise made by people should be strictly controlled while others say they should be free to make noise without limitation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

27. Some people say that mobile phones should be banned in public places such as libraries, shops and public transport. Do you agree or disagree?

28. Many people think that too much attention and resources are given to protection of wild animals and birds. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

29. Some people think that children should have some classes outside their schools, visiting local companies or public enterprises for some real life experience. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

30. Museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists, not the local people. Why is this so? What could be done to encourage more local visitors? Please include relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.

31. Most leaders or directors generally belong to an older age group, but some people believe that young leaders are better. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.

32. Some people think that the government should fund music, dance and arts lessons for children. Others think that they should be funded by private businesses or by children’s families. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

33. Nowadays scientists and tourists can travel to remote natural environments such as the South Pole. What are the advantages and the disadvantages of this development?

34. Some schools agree that fast food restaurants and supermarkets can promote their products in school and that schools benefit from it. Is it a positive or a negative development?

35. Some people are reducing their walks, however many health experts say that walking is the best exercise to maintain health. Why do people walk less? What might encourage people to walk longer distances?

36. Some people think that they can make as much noise as they want, while others think that the amount of noise people make should be strictly controlled. Discuss both views and include your own opinion and examples.

37. Many people think that the government should spend money to explore life in the outer space, while others think that it’s a waste of public money. Discuss both views and include your own opinion and examples.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Nursing in Ireland

അയര്ലിണ്ട് മലയാളീ നെഴ്സ്സുമാരുടെ സ്വപ്നഭൂമിയാണ്‌. നല്ല കാലാവസ്ഥയും, ഉയര്ന്ന് വരുമാനവും, സ്വദേശികളുടെ സൗഹൃദപരമായ പെരുമാറ്റവും നമ്മുടെ നാട്ടുകാരെ ഈ രാജ്യത്തേക്ക് വളരെയധികം ആകര്ഷി ച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. പക്ഷെ പലപ്പോഴും ഈ സ്വപ്നങ്ങളെല്ലാം ഉയര്ന്നു ഐ. ഇ. എല്‍. റ്റി. എസ്സ്(IELTS) സ്കോര്‍ എന്ന കടമ്പയില്‍ തകരുന്ന ഒരു അനുഭവമാണ്, പലര്ക്കും ഉണ്ടായത്. 

ഐ. ഇ. എല്‍. റ്റി. എസ്സ്(IELTS) നു, മൊത്തത്തില്‍ 7 മാര്ക്കും്, റൈറ്റിംങ്ങ്(writing), സ്പ്പീക്കിംഗ്(Speaking) തുടങ്ങിയവക്ക് 7 ഉം, റീഡിംഗ്(reading), ലിസ്സെണിങ്ങ് (LIstening) തുടങ്ങിയവക്ക് 6.5 ഉം ഉണ്ടങ്കില്‍ മാത്രമേ അയര്ല ണ്ടില്‍ നേഴ്സിംഗ് ബോര്ഡ്ന രജിസ്ട്രേഷന്‍ ലഭിക്കുകയുള്ളൂ.

എന്നാല്‍ കുറഞ്ഞ മാര്ക്കുഭള്ളവര്ക്കും ഇപ്പോള്‍‌ അവസ്സരമൊരുങ്ങിയിരിക്കുന്നു. അയര്ല്ണ്ടിലെ പ്രശസ്തമായ കോര്ക്ക്ങ യുനിവേര്ഴ്സ്സി ട്ടി, പല തരത്തിലുള്ള കോഴ്സുകള്‍ ഇന്ത്യയിലെ നെഴ്സ്സുമാര്ക്ക് നല്കു ന്നു. അതോടൊപ്പം തന്നെ, യുനിവേര്ഴ്സ്സി ട്ടിയുടെ സമീപത്തുള്ള നേഴ്സിംഗ് ഹോമുകളില്‍ ആഴ്ചയില്‍ 20 മണിക്കൂര്‍ പാര്ട്ട് ടൈം ജോലി ചെയ്യാനും, അവസ്സരമുണ്ട്. അവധിക്കാലം മുഴുവന്‍ സമയം ജോലിയില്‍ ഏര്പ്പെ്ടാം. കൊഴ്സ്സ് കഴിഞ്ഞ്, ഒരു വര്ഷവക്കാലത്തേക്ക്, വര്ക്ക്പ പെര്മിടറ്റു ലഭിക്കും. കഴിഞ്ഞ വര്‍ഷം പോയവരുടെ അനുഭവങ്ങള്‍ അറിയുവാന്‍ നിങ്ങള്‍ക്ക്‌ അവരോടെ നേരിട്ട് സംസ്സാരിക്കാനുള്ള അവസ്സരം ഉണ്ട്. എല്ലാവരും തന്നെ വളരെ സന്തോഷത്തിലാണ്.

ഫീസ്‌ മാത്രം ഇപ്പോള്‍ അടച്ചാല്‍ മതി. ജീവിത ചിലവിനുള്ള തുക, അക്കൌണ്ടില്‍ കാണിച്ചാല്‍ മതി. ഒരു വര്‍ഷത്തേക്കുള്ള ഫീസ്‌, താഴെ കൊടുത്തിട്ടുണ്ട്.

ഇതോടൊപ്പം തന്നെ IELTS പഠിച്ചു, രണ്ടു വര്ഷിത്തിനുള്ളില്‍ പാസ്സാകുവാന്‍ ട്രെയിനിംങ്ങും നല്കു‍ന്നതാണ്. ഇതിലൂടെ നിങ്ങള്ക്ക്് അയര്ലാണ്ടില്‍ ഒരു രജിസ്ട്രേഡ് നേഴ്സ്സ് ആകുവാന്‍ സാധിക്കാവുന്നതാണ്.

Course Name Duration IELTS Fees (Euros)
BSc Nursing 1 year 6.0(min 5.5 in each module) 6500
MSc Nursing 1 year 6.5 (min 6.0 in each module) 8250
Doctorate of Nursing3 years 6.5 (min 6.0 in each module) 6000/yr

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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Essay 64 (Expedtions to Difficult Regions)

An increasing number of people today explore difficult and distant terrains, either to visit these places or to conduct scientific researches.  Although people do face great deal of hardships during these activities, it has greater advantages both for the travelers themselves and the society as a whole.

To start with, it would be greatly enjoyable for people who like adventurous travel and novel experiences.  They not only take great delight in preparing physically and psychologically for such demanding expeditions but also experience a sense of achievement in completing the task.  A few examples would be, climbing difficult terrains like the Himalayan Mountains, expeditions to the Polar Regions or even the recent space voyages offered for common people.

Again, scientific expeditions to these regions have also benefitted human society to a great extent in terms of studying the many unknown facts about the earth and the universe. For example, scientists to the Polar Regions of the Antarctica and the Arctic have conducted various experiments on the climate changes and given us information about how the melting of the polar ice can affect the earth.

On the other hand, many people have questioned the huge financial commitments made by governments in conducting such expeditions, especially for scientific purposes.  For instance, many social economists point out that maintaining space and polar stations would cost enormous amount of money but the net results usually do not justify the expenditure incurred.  Moreover, the risks involved in travelling to dangerous and distant terrains are enormous and many people have lost their lives due to extreme cold, difficult landscapes and lack of provisions.

In conclusion, despite certain objections, the curiosity and passion for people to travel to distant and difficult regions of the world have only increased.  It clearly reveals man’s innate desire to conquer the unknown.  Although it involves a certain amount of risks and financial commitment, it has greater benefits for man.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Essay 63 (Field-trips in schools)

Some people believe that children should have important lessons other than classes in a schools, that is, visiting local businesses or public buildings.

To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Many progressive schools today often try to provide more innovative learning experiences to children by taking them to local commercial establishments or public buildings where they would be exposed to a great deal of practical knowledge.  This practice, I think, would be a significant opportunity for them to acquire skills and information which are not usually available in a school environment.

To begin with, classroom learning can sometimes be tedious and access to ideas and knowledge in nonverbal and practical ways can make learning creative, fun-filled and more effective.  For instance, while visiting a historical museum children can see and handle real objects and experience artefacts like coins, inscriptions and utensils of the ancient times.  These experiences would reinforce their study of history and help them to recall information more easily.

Furthermore, field trips to local businesses can introduce pupils to direct interaction with objects of learning, which are not easily available in schools.  For example, a visit to a local fish market can introduce children to various species of sea and river fishes, learn their names and identify them.

However, sometimes children can take fieldtrips more as a recreational activity rather than an innovative learning experience.  This can defeat the very purpose of such trips, and therefore some parents are sceptical about such activities in school.

In conclusion, although field trips from schools offer a certain amount fun, most children benefit greatly from such educational tours.  Therefore, school authorities should encourage children to visit local businesses or public buildings in order to make education a more creative and interesting activity.

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Friday, 6 February 2015

Graph (Employment Patterns in Britain)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The two pie charts below show some employment patterns in Great Britain in 1992.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

The pie charts make a comparative study of the proportion of males and females  employed in 6 broad categories, divided into manual and non-manual occupations.

Among the women the highest proportion was engaged in clerical or related work, which was closely followed by other non-manual employments.  On the other hand, managerial and professional jobs were the most popular occupations with men at 36% and clerical positions were selected by only an insignificant 9%.  A considerable portion of males also were interested in craft or related jobs and other manual labour, accounting for half of the total men-folk.  In contrast, the only major manual occupation that women took up was other manual labour at 27%.  Other non-manual professions were not very popular among both males and females.  The least percentage of workers both categories were general labourers.

In conclusion, more women performed non-manual occupations, whereas a greater percentage of men preferred manual jobs

Employments: jobs/professions/occupations/work/positions
Percentage: proportion/ratio/portion
Female: women
Employed in: engaged in/occupied in/involved in/took up
Significant: substantial/important
Select: prefer/choose/opt for

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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Essay 62 (Govt. Funding for Performing Art Students)

IELTS Essay Question, Kottayam 29/1/2015

Some people believe that training courses of performing arts (eg. dance, music, drama etc.) should be funded by government.  Others believe that they should be done through other ways (eg. business or student’s family).

Discuss both view and give your opinion.

There is a view that government should provide financial support to talented students who intend to pursue a career in performing arts such as dance, music or theatre.  However, many people believe that taxpayers money should not be wasted for this purpose, and students should look for sponsorship from other sources like corporates or their own families.  This essay examines both perspectives.

On the one hand, state funding for students of performing arts is one of the best ways to conserve arts and culture, which is a major responsibility of the government.  This is very relevant today as the number of students opting for careers in such disciplines is declining and government’s patronage in this area would encourage an increasing number of students to choose performing arts.  For example, the government of Kerala in India provides free training to art aspirants in traditional performing art forms of the state like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam and Thullal, in a prestigious art-school called Kerala Kalamandalam. This initiative from the government has played a major role in generating interest in young Keralites in traditional performing arts of the state.

On the other hand, critics contend that since it is mostly students themselves who benefit from art education they should seek aid from other sources such as corporate funding and their own parents. For instance, like any other professionals musicians, dancers and actors also earn large sums of money from stage shows and other public performance. They also believe that since enormous amounts of money is required to fund art education, it would become an unnecessary liability for government, as it has more important priorities to deal with.

A close examination of both views reveal that it is necessary for government to sponsor art education because many parents are not financially capable of shouldering this responsibility and corporate funding is often impractical.

In conclusion, although it may be a serious financial obligation, government should not hesitate to support art students financially because safeguarding the cultural traditions of a country is one of it’s primary responsibility.

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Essay 61 ( Commericialisation of Schools)

Some schools agree that fast food restaurants and supermarkets can promote their products in school and that schools benefit from it. Is it a positive or a negative development?

Today, a number of schools, especially in the developed countries allow corporate advertisements of fast foods and supermarkets and in this way they try to raise funds for schools activities.  This practice, in my view, is disadvantageous for school children.

To start with, showing commercials of fast foods, chocolates and similar products or making them available within school premises would reinforce children’s taste for such foods.  This can increase problems like obesity and other health issues among children.  For example, if hamburgers, fried meats and sweet beverages of brands like Mcdonalds or KFC are available in school cafeterias children would definitely have a tendency to consume them on a regular basis, instead of opting for healthier alternatives.  

Similarly, exposure to constant commercial messages within the academic environment can create a materialistic attitude in children.  For instance, if schools promote advertisements of children’s products like toys or computer games from supermarkets through educational materials, billboards or school television, children would think that they have the approval of teachers and school authorities.  Consequently, they may force their parents to buy the advertised products, when they visit supermarkets. This is a very obvious example of how commercialisation of schools can promote materialistic attitude in children.

On the other hand, some principals do not believe that children are unduly influenced by commercialisation of schools and they consider it advantageous to them, as a way to improve school facilities.  To cite an example, some corporates help financially strapped schools to buy library books or improve sports facilities for promoting their products inside the campus.

In conclusion, despite minor advantages, corporate commercial campaigns within school premises has greater negative influence on children as they would promote unhealthy habits and materialistic attitude in them.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Essay 60 (Criteria for a country's progress)

Economic progress is often used to measure a country's success. However, some people believe that other factors are more important. What other factors should also be considered when measuring a country's success? Do you think one factor is more important than others?

Financial status is mostly considered an important yardstick to assess the development of a nation.  However, many economists argue that a number of other criteria should also be given importance.  Among them, I believe education is the most significant.

To begin with, educated citizens in various professional sectors and scientific fields can be a major symbol of a nation's progress.  For example, scientists, engineers and technicians spearhead research and development, and industrial growth in most advanced countries.

Furthermore, effective health care sector can be an important measure to gauge a countries's development.  To explain, only a truly progressed nation can ensure efficient universal health care facilities for its citizens.  For example, the life expectancy of advanced countries in Europe, America and Asia is the highest, due to the availability of latest medical procedures, health care personnel and medicines.

Finally, scientific development in agricultural sector is a vital benchmark of progress.  This means that in most advanced nations, the highest level of agricultural production is achieved using the latest technology and minimum manpower.  For example, mechanised farm implements, high yielding seeds, highly effective fertilisers and other scientific methods practiced in these countries ensure maximum yield from agriculture.

I believe, the advancements in education is the most important indicator of the comprehensive development of a country.  The main reason is, only with the help of educated professionals in all fields, including healthcare, agriculture and industries can a country achieve success.

In conclusion, there are varied ways to measure the progress of a nation, but education is the most significant aspect, because all the other sectors depend on it.