Task 1(Letter Writing)-Topics

Your company opened a new branch in another country. Write a letter to your manager
– Say you wish to join the new branch.
– What job you want to have there
– ask for details about the new job.

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You borrowed an item from your friend for party and it got damaged.
Write a letter to your friend
– Apologize for this damage
– Explain him how it happened
– Tell him what you will do

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you have seen an advertisement for a second-hand car. Write a letter to the shop owner.

– say why you need the car
– ask some information about the car
– suggest arrangements to see the car

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You attended a public event in a local park. You would like to suggest some improvements to be made to the event. Write a letter to the event organizer. In the letter include the following details:
– What the event was about.
– How you enjoyed the event.
– Suggest improvements to be made.

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Write a letter to your manager suggesting an empty room to be converted into something useful for your company. In your letter, write
– Which empty room
– The reason for choosing the room
– Suggest what changes should be made

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You had moved to a new city to work. Now you wish to return to your hometown.
Write a letter to your friend and in your letter explain
– Why you are leaving the city
– What you will do after returning to your hometown
– Suggest a suitable time and place to meet with your friend.

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Write a letter to your friend about some good news you heard.
-When you heard
-What was the news
-and call him/ her for celebration

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You’re recently bought some product online. But they sent you the wrong item.
White a letter explaining
– what was wrong with your order
– how it affected you
– what you want them to do

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You and your friend bought tickets for theater. You won’t be able to go
– apologize
– explain reason why you cannot attend
– suggest a friend who may go with your friend

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As a secretary of an international club you invited a foreign delegate whose speech was admired by all members of the club. Write a letter to the delegate
– thank him for his presence and explain why everyone liked his talk
– tell him all the club members want more information about his country
– schedule another meeting with him and invite him to attend that meeting

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Write a letter to airlines manager to let them know that you have left an item in the airlines that you traveled.
– Details about your journey
– What and how you lost this
– What do you want him to do next

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People in your area are having problems with their Internet connection. Write a letter to the company which provides the connection. In your letter    

-describe the problems

-explain how they are affecting people

- say what the company should do to help.

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You are living near a public park and the condition of this park is getting worse than before. Write a letter to the park management and say
- Why are you interested in this park?
- What are the problems you are facing?
- What are your suggestions for improvement?

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Your friend has asked to recommend a music teacher for his child. Write a letter giving details.
1. How you know about the teacher
2. Why you recommend
3. Tell how further information can be obtained about lessons.

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You recently went on a trip with a friend and you both took some photographs.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter-

·         Ask your friend to send you one of the photographs

·         Explain why you need that particular photograph

·         And tell your friend what happened to your copy of it.

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You are working for a company. You need to take some time off work and want to ask your manager about this.

Write a letter to your manager. In your letter

  • Explain why you want to take time off work

  • Give details of the amount of time you need

  • Suggest how your work could be covered while you are away

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One of your friends recently had a birthday celebration, but you missed it and you forgot to tell your friend that you couldn’t attend.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter

  • Apologise for missing the birthday celebration

  • Explain why you missed it and why you didn’t tell your friend

  • And say what you would like to do so show that you are sorry

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There is a problem on the road outside your house. Write a letter to your local councilor.  In your letter

       1. Introduce yourself

      2. Explain what the problem is

      3. Tell the councilor what you would like to be done

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 Task 2 (Essay Writing)-Topics

Foreign visitors should pay more than local visitors for cultural and historical attractions. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

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Some people think that strict punishments for driving offences are the key to reducing traffic accidents. Others, however, believe that other measures would be more effective in improving road safety. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

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These days more fathers stay at home and take care of their children while mothers go out to work. What could be the reasons for this? Do you think it is a positive or a negative development?

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Wild animals have no place in the 21st century, so protecting them is a waste of resources. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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In the last century, the first man to walk on the moon said it was "a giant leap for mankind”. However, some people think it has made little difference to our daily lives.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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The older generations tend to have very traditional ideas about how people should live, think and behave. However, some people believe that these ideas are not helpful in preparing younger generations for modern life.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?

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Some people think that in the modern world we are more dependent on each other, while others think that people have become more independent. Discuss both views and give your own opinion

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When choosing a job, the salary is the most important consideration. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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Nowadays celebrities are more famous for their glamour and wealth than for their achievements, and this sets a bad example to young people.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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Age discrimination occurs when a decision is made on the basis of a person’s age. In the workplace, these are most often decisions about being employed in the first place, winning promotions or being unfairly dismissed. Should discrimination against older workers be made illegal?

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As a result of advances in medical care, average life expectancy is increasing for men and women. Do you think most people will see this as a positive development? What are the disadvantages of an ageing population for individuals and society? Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience or observations

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More and more people are migrating to cities in search of a better life, but city life can be extremely difficult. Explain some of the difficulties of living in a city. How can governments make urban life better for everyone?

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Although more and more people read news on the Internet, newspapers will remain the most important source of news. Do you agree or disagree?

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Countries are becoming more and more similar because people are able to buy the same products anywhere in the world. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

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Sports programs are hugely popular on television nowadays. But some people argue that these programs are to blame for the poor health of many young people who prefer to watch rather than partake in physical activity. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?

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In some countries, many more people are choosing to live alone nowadays than in the past. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

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. Many people believe that international tourism has negative implications on their countries. What are the reasons for it? What can be done to change the negative attitude towards international tourism?

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 People prefer to watch foreign films rather than locally produced ones. Why do you think this happens? Should the government support local film makers financially?

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. Modern technology has a great impact on our environment. Some say that people should adopt a simple lifestyle to solve this problem, while others argue that the technology itself should provide a solution. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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 Some people think that governments should invest more in public services instead of wasting money on arts such as music and paintings. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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. Some people say that having many TV channels is good, while others argue that it reduces the quality of programs. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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. Some people believe that the radio is the best way to get news, while others believe that TV is better for this purpose. Discus both views and give your opinion.

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. Some people believe that students should be allowed to evaluate and criticize their teachers to improve the quality of education. Others think this is disrespectful to teachers. Discuss both views, give your opinion and include relevant examples.

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. Nowadays in some countries the numbers of children aged 15 and younger are increasing. What are the current and future effects of ever increasing population?

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. Some people think that teenagers who commit crimes should be treated the same way as adult criminals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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. All around the globe every year many animal species become extinct. However, some people feel that governments should be concerned more with solving the problems of human life. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

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. Some people say the most important thing about being rich is that it gives you the opportunity to give back to the society. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer.

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. Nowadays more and more older people compete with younger people for the same jobs. What can be the reason for this? What would you suggest as a solution?

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. Some teachers tend to reward students with high academic results. Others, however, support and reward students that improved their grades. Discuss both approaches. Give your opinion and provide examples.

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. Internet contains a lot of information, however, sometimes this information is inaccurate or wrong. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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. Some people think that excessive use of mobile phones and computers badly affects teenagers’ writing and reading skills. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give your opinion.

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. Some people think that children should learn to obey and do as parents and teachers say. Others think that this kind of upbringing will not prepare our children for real life. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

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 Some people believe that history is very important and we must study the past to understand the present. Others say that it has little or no use at all. Discuss both views, give your opinion and support it with relevant examples.

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. Some people consider sport to be their carrier and role in the society. For others it is mostly a workout to keep fit. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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. Sometimes celebrities get invited to international aid events. Do you think that such events deviate from their main purpose by inviting famous people?

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 Some parents think that childcare centers provide the best services for children of pre-school age. Other working parents think that family members such as grandparents will be better carers for their kids. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

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. Some people say that public libraries should be free, otherwise they are just a waste of money, especially because modern technologies and the internet allow easy access to resources. Discuss and give your point of view.

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. A recent study showed that both developed and developing countries prosper because of the economic growth. People from developing countries are happier than before while people from developed countries are not as happy as they were in the past. Why is this happening? How can this situation be improved? Give your opinion including relevant examples and your own experience.

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Some people believe that the government should pay for and offer housing to people who lost their homes or cannot afford them. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion. Use specific reasons and examples to support it.

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. In many countries there are people with extremely high income. Some say it is good for the country, while others claim that governments should limit salaries. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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. Some people believe that the use of mobile phones in public is as annoying as smoking and should be banned, similarly to smoking. Give your opinion and examples from your own experience.

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. Some people say that noise made by people should be strictly controlled while others say they should be free to make noise without limitation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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 Some people say that mobile phones should be banned in public places such as libraries, shops and public transport. Do you agree or disagree?

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. Many people think that too much attention and resources are given to protection of wild animals and birds. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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. Some people think that children should have some classes outside their schools, visiting local companies or public enterprises for some real life experience. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

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. Museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists, not the local people. Why is this so? What could be done to encourage more local visitors? Please include relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.

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. Most leaders or directors generally belong to an older age group, but some people believe that young leaders are better. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.

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 Some people think that the government should fund music, dance and arts lessons for children. Others think that they should be funded by private businesses or by children’s families. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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 Nowadays scientists and tourists can travel to remote natural environments such as the South Pole. What are the advantages and the disadvantages of this development?

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. Some schools agree that fast food restaurants and supermarkets can promote their products in school and that schools benefit from it. Is it a positive or a negative development?

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. Some people are reducing their walks, however many health experts say that walking is the best exercise to maintain health. Why do people walk less? What might encourage people to walk longer distances?

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. Some people think that they can make as much noise as they want, while others think that the amount of noise people make should be strictly controlled. Discuss both views and include your own opinion and examples.

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. Many people think that the government should spend money to explore life in the outer space, while others think that it’s a waste of public money. Discuss both views and include your own opinion and examples.

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. Directors of organisations are usually older individuals. However, some feel young people make better leaders of organisations. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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. Some people are reducing their walks, however many health experts say that walking is the best exercise to maintain health. Give your opinion.

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Schools have limited money. Many people feel this should be spend on teachers. Others feel schools should spend money on computer equipment. Do you agree or disagree?