IELTS Essay Sample Band 9 Answer – Modern Life

Modern lifestyle has made it harder for people to live a healthy and active lifestyle. What are the causes of this situation? Suggest what can be done by the government and large organisations to improve it.

In recent times, the strains of modern living have caused individuals to become inactive and develop unhealthy habits in their daily routine. There are valid reasons for this trend and ways in which government bodies or powerful establishments could provide a positive solution to minimise the damage.

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IELTS Report Hot Air Balloon Process Sample Answer

This came in the London March 2014 exams and many students struggled to get higher than 6.5. Since there are a lack of resources on the internet to help answer this question, my students have asked me to share this sample answer. Again, I must stress that you have any online sample answers verified and checked by an actual examiner or IELTS trained tutor before studying it. If you’re an IELTS teacher, please remember to teach the language techniques of a process diagram so that they don’t memorise answers.

The diagram below shows how a hot air balloon ascends and descends.

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

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Sample Band 9 Essay – Marriages are bigger and more expensive nowadays than in the past.

This version has been checked with another examiner to confirm this is a band 9 answer. Please check any work from the internet with a real IELTS tutor or a former examiner.

Marriages are bigger and more expensive nowadays than in the past. Why is this the case? Is it a negative or positive development? Continue reading “Sample Band 9 Essay – Marriages are bigger and more expensive nowadays than in the past.”

IELTS Report Band 9 Flow Diagram

This question is already available online on other IELTS sites. However, many of these samples are not band 9. I would like to show you what the mistakes are in these online sample essays and provide an actual band 9 report from the IELTS examination board.


The diagram below shows the typical stages of consumer goods manufacturing, including the process by which information is fed back to earlier stages to enable adjustment.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the process shown.

You should write at least 150 words.
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Model Essay Band 9 from an Examiner – Apartment vs Houses

Please always check with an English speaking tutor about any online essays which claim that they are band 9. I have seen so many students bring model essays to class that have been taken from the internet which they believed were band 9. So many of them contain spelling and grammar mistakes and sometimes the formality is incorrect and inconsistent.

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