IELTS writing test - sample answers

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1.1.1 Highford University - Sample

The Hartford Highford University carried out a survey on the goods and services purchased online by some students pursuing courses in Arts, Business and the Sciences. On the whole, more students undergoing courses in business purchase more things than the students of Arts and the Sciences.

Surprisingly, more Business Science students purchase computer equipment (about 82%), and books (about 82%) when compared to the students of Arts and Sciences (about 78 percent) and computer Equipment (about 65% Arts and 60% Sciences)

In computer games downloads, students of the Sciences top the list (about 55%)  when compared with the Business student (about 21%), and Arts students (about 30%).

As regards to the Music CD downloads and Video DVD downloads, the Arts students are leading, but more business students really bought music CD downloads than the students of the sciences. On books (did you mean to say Travel here?), the business courses students are still leading the Arts and the Sciences students.

In conclusion, it is obvious that more Business courses students purchased goods and services than the Arts and the Sciences students. The Arts students evidently love entertainment more than the Sciences and Business students and thebought more DVDs and CDs.

Red = corrections

Green = suggested improvements

Word count - 198

Minimum word count: 150          


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Coherence & Cohesion

Good – clear progression of ideas.

Lexical Resource

Good – appropriate and accurate use of less common terms.

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Good – accurate use of tenses and sentence structure.


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