IELTS MASTER | Writing

Writing

SUMMARIZE WRITTEN TEXT
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.

The Milky Way galaxy has whopping circumference of roughly 250-300 thousand light years. Within its main body, there are around 200 — 400 billion stars. It is believed that the Earth’s solar system exists very close to the galaxy’s galactic plane. Due to this fact only, the night sky appears to be divided into two virtually equal hemispheres. At the centre of our Milky Way is believed to be a gigantic black hole. Scientists have firm evidence that this huge sized black hole has swallowed adequate gas and dust to equal the mass of more than two million suns. But researchers still do not know how the black hole works and where all the matter and energy is lost, when it is sucked inwards. The Milky Way’s black hole is called Sagittarius A or Sgr. A and is thought to have between 3.2 to 4 million times, the mass of our sun. Sgr A rotates making a full revolution at about every 11 minutes.

 


 


 

SUMMARIZE WRITTEN TEXT
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.

Wegener’s “The Origins of Continents and Oceans” propounded that all of world’s continents had once been joined together in a vast super continent, called “Pangaea” that means “all the earth”, and that about 200 million years ago Pangaea began to split apart and the land pieces drifted apart to other locations on the globe. In 1596, a Dutch map maker, Abraham Ortelius, also suggested that America, Eurasia and Africa were once joined and drifted apart “by earthquakes and floods” that created the modern Atlantic Ocean. Extensive evidences in the form of fossils of plants and animals of the same age found in different continent shores, suggested that these shores were once joined. Wegener’s theory also received support from South African geologists Alexander Du Toit and Arthur Holmes’ theory of plate tectonics. The theory says that huge plates, several miles thick, lie under Earth’s continents and oceans. As heat rises from deep underground, these plates move. This action is known as plate tectonics and it explains how the continents have drifted apart in the past and continue to drift today. This shows that, though Wegner had some of the details wrong, his basic idea was way ahead of time.

 


 


 

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.

In the competition for consumerism, natural resources are fast depleting and run the risk of disappearing from the face of the Earth. What steps do you think governments and people should take to protect and preserve the natural resources? Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience or observations.


6 responses to “Writing”

  1. Deepinder says:

    The Milky Way Galaxy has such a large circumference that the black hole which is in the middle of it has mass more than the mass of two million suns and this black hole is called Sgr A or Sagitarious which completes its full revolution in almost 11 minutes.

    • IELTS MASTER says:

      Instead of large use better words like colossal. Try to include better vocabulary. The same feedback applies here as well which is given for the second task.

  2. Deepinder says:

    Wegener’s theory of origin of continents and oceans defined that initially all the continents and oceans were joined together and was called Pangaea which drifted apart around 200 million years ago and shaped up different continents and oceans; however his theory was also supported later on by a Dutch map maker and African geologist which relates the drift phenomenon to Plate tectonics theory.

    • IELTS MASTER says:

      It is a good attempt. Couple of points to note. Wrong use of however, because it is used when you are presenting the opposite side of the argument. Try to capture all key points which include names, dates and other numbers.

  3. Deepinder says:

    Thanks for the feedback . I will take care of the mentioned points.