Read the passage below and summarize it using one sentence. You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points in the passage.

War has come as a challenge to all those who desire a better world. The system, which cannot save mankind from such an appalling disaster is at fault somewhere, and cannot be amended in any lasting way unless the danger of great wars in the future can be made very small. But war is only the final flower of an evil tree. Even in times of peace, most men live lives of monotonous labor, most women are condemned to a drudgery which almost kills the possibility of happiness before youth is past, most children are allowed to grow up in ignorance of all that would enlarge their thoughts or simulate their imagination. The few who are more fortunate are rendered illiberal by their unjust privileges, and oppressive through fear of the awakening indignation of the masses. From the highest to the lowest, almost all men are absorbed in the economic struggle: the struggle to acquire what is their due or to retain what is not their due. Material possessions, in fact or in desire, dominate our outlook, usually to the exclusion of all, generous and creative impulses. Possessiveness — the passion to have and to hold — is the ultimate source of war, and the foundation of all the ills from which the political world is suffering.




Read the passage below and summarize it using one sentence. You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points in the passage.

“My boss is the best”. That’s a phrase most of us have said or heard at some point, but what does it mean? What sets the ‘best’ boss apart from the ‘average’ boss? There are many descriptions about the qualities of managers and leaders and how the two differ, but little has been said about what makes a manager great or best, and how he is able to win over his employees and at the same time get the work done. How do great managers actually work? The first and the foremost thing is that they discover what special quality each person working under them has and then capitalize on this uniqueness. This can be explained with the analogy of playing checkers and chess. Average managers play checkers, while great managers play chess. How are these two games different? In checkers, all the pieces are uniform and move in the same way; they are interchangeable. Only one needs to plan and coordinate their movements. In chess, each type of piece moves in a different way. And to win one has to think carefully about how one moves the pieces. Great managers recognize and value the uniqueness and even the eccentricities of their employees, and they learn how best to utilize them.




Write Essay

You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.

A successful man is not the one who has ability to eliminate problems before they occur, but the one who can face the difficulties as they arise and solve them.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with this statement. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience or observations.

6 responses to “Writing”

  1. jenas says:

    its is believed that a successful man is one who can not only terminate problems before they happen but also one who has the capabilities to face challenges as they come and tackle them efficiently. this essay will discuss why I agree completely to this statement.
    men in the recent time easily succumb to challenges. most importantly is that as we grow up we are faced with different difficulties in life that can shape and mould us into a stronger being. our ability to rise up to the task and make tough decisions that will proffer solutions to our problems will make us succesful, as difficult situations are bound to occur. for instance, while i was in high school, i had the opportunity to carter for my younger siblings after my parents lost their jobs. i had no experience on how to avert such problem that has arisen, but my ability to independently deal with such problems has aided in shaping me to become a very successful man in life and to take actions where needed.
    in conclusion, every problem does not have a static pattern in solving it but, however, as we encounter various challenges in life, our experiences grow and can be channeled towards solving different problems which will eventually build us to become very successful.

    • IELTS-PTE says:

      Small grammatical errors please take care of that for example you have written ‘how to avert such problem that has arisen’ it should be had and not has. Your writing style is good. Can use a few good words instead of repeating words for example rather than writing experiences again and again you can use word encounters. Rest if fine. Keep it up.

  2. Deepinder says:

    War is the utmost disastrous condition for mankind and is considered as the zenith of political possessiveness but even in the times of peace almost all human generations are suffering with monotonous and dull lifestyle, economic struggle, fear , greediness etc. which forces them
    to suppress their dreams and imaginations to live a liberal and happy life.

    • IELTS MASTER says:

      Your response does not capture the paragraph entirely for example no mention of women. And do not use words such as etc.

  3. Deepinder says:

    The quality of a manager or leader which makes him the best boss is his extraordinary ability to recognise and emphasise the uniqueness of each employee working under him and it differ from average bosses in a manner as one plays chess over checker as in chess one needs to coordinate movements in the conditions where every piece is moving in different direction.