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IELTS Writing Test 39

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Task 1: The graph below shows the population change between 1940 and 2000 in three different counties in the U.S. state of Oregon.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.




Task 2: The world of work is changing rapidly. Working conditions today are not the same as before and people no longer rely on taking one job for life. Discuss the possible causes for these changes and give your suggestions for how people should prepare for work in the future.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

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12 responses to “IELTS Writing Test 39”

  1. Mak says:

    The line graph presented here represents the population growth of three counties in the state of Oregon, U.S between 1940 and 2000.
    Overall, huge population growth can be seen in Washington county followed by steady pace increase of population in Yamhill and Columbia. The population boom in all the counties have started around 1970’s with Washington having much higher growth rate than Yamhill and Columbia.
    Washington being one of the largest counties of Oregon had a population of around 75 thousand in 1940s. In the next 30 year,i.e 1970s, the population only increased by 55 thousand and reached around 120 thousand only. With the advent of tech companies and growth in various fields of science a prominent growth has been observed in Washington with population reaching 240 thousand in 2000s and adding more than 120 thousand for this 30 year gap.
    Yamhill and Columbia counties had a modest 30 thousand population at the start of 1940s. Both of these counties had a slow paced growth for the next 30 years and had reached a population of 45 thousand and around 40 thousand. For the next 30 years the population of Yamhill had significantly surpassed that of Columbia reaching 90 thousand as compared to only 75 thousand for Columbian County.

    • IELTS-PTE says:

      In introduction write states and not state. Write in past tense and avoid using can and present tense.

      • Mak says:

        Hi,
        But in question statement, it’s written state of Oregon and 3 different counties. So do I have to write “States” of Oregon? Bcoz Washington, Yamhill and Columbia aren’t states. Please clarify.
        Thanks in advance.

  2. Reddy Raj says:

    The line graph compares the difference in the population of Washington, Yamhill and, Columbia from 1940 to 2000. Overall, the population of Washington was dominant throughout the period given, whereas Columbian county had the least number of residents as compared to the other two counties in the US state of Oregon. All three county populations experienced an upward trend from 1940 to 2000.

    The graph data shows that Washington County had exactly 75 thousand residents in the year 140 and witnessed a sharp linear growth to above 120 thousand in 1970. Thereafter, the Washington population dramatically rose by twofold and reached to a peak point of over 240 thousand in 2000.

    On the other hand, there were precisely 30 thousand residents in Yamhill in 1940. The Yamhill population showed a marginal increment from 30 thousand to 45 thousand in 30 years and continued to rise in the following years. The population of Yamhill County in the final year was exactly three times than its population in 1940. Similarly, the Columbian population followed the same upward trend as Yamhill. The Population started just below 30 thousand in the first year and substantially escalated to about 61 thousand in 2000.

    • IELTS MASTER says:

      Good attempt but could be better. Mistake 140. ‘Three times than’ than should not be here. It is not Columbian population because Columbia is a different country so write population of Columbia county. Population with small p. For columbia final figure is more than 75 not 61. Please watch this video on our official youtube channel on how to attempt task 1 it will really help you and subscribe to the channel so that when we upload new videos on writing you get the notification.

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  3. Rinal Kansara says:

    The bar graph reveals the population changes in several(is it good to write several?) counties in the U.S state of Oregon within a time span of 61 years.

    Overall,the figure of the population of Washington dominated,while the population of Columbia was least over the period of 61 years. Also, the population of Yamhill went through upward direction during six decades.

    According to the graph, the population of Columbia was noticed almost to 30,000 in 1940 and an increase of around 6,000 was recorded in the population in 1970. Afterwards,the pattern of Columbia population rose to roughly 77,000 people in 2000.Moreover, there was 30,000 population of Yamhill in 1940.In 1970, the population of Yamhill was close to 46,000,and by 2000, it had experienced a leap by 90,000.

    As per the graph,the figure of the population of Washington stood at 75,000 in 1940.But, it was nearly to 122,000 in 1970 and then it again up surged drastically and reached its zenith approximately to 245,000 people at the end of the period.

    • IELTS MASTER says:

      No you cannot write several because there is specific number given and that is three. Always use the with words like least and most. ‘Yamhill went through upward direction’ better to write population of Yamhill followed the trend similar to Columbia. Columbia’s population was just below 30,0000. ‘there was 30,000 population of Yamhill’ better to write the population of Yamhill stood at 30,000 in 1940. ‘it was nearly to 122,000’ better to write it nearly reached 122,000.

  4. Rinal Kansara says:

    There is no doubt that nowdays, people do not desire to work for a long time in one organization.However there are several reasons which engender this issue, it can be mitigated by some innovatie solutions.In the following section both causes and solutions will be discussed.

    Discussing the reasons, the most common one is scarcity of money. Since people have started to live luxurious life,they work hard to earn money. Furthermore,money plays vital role in individuals’ life and money is required to fulfil all needs. Consequently, people have become workaholics and they find good job with handsome salary package. Sencondly, people want to gain in-depth knowledge in their own field but they are unable to learn some sort of new skills in same organization.To illustrate,as per the research of California, it has been seen that every month 60% people leave job because they want to learn new things regarding their field.

    In order to minimize the negative influence, organizations should offer them yearly 25% of salary increament,perk such as holiday package whenever company gets profit. Furthermore, it will certainly encourage them to work with great enthusiasm in the same organization. Also,good environment should be created between employees and yearly training to enhance their knowledge.For instance,in India, all government teachers work in same school until they ( here they get retired or they retire.i m confuse about it) retire as teachers are provided 6th and 7th pay after 2 or 3 years,long holidays and pension after getting retired.

    To recapitulate, although people like to learn new skills in different organizations, they can be attracted by paying good salary,bonus and harmonic relationship between personnel at workplace.

    • IELTS MASTER says:

      ‘the research of California’ research in California. retire is fine. ‘after getting retired’ after retirement. ‘they can be attracted’ they can be retained.

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