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Hello Engy Helmy,

The IELTS test is not intended for people under the age of 16, as far as I am aware. You can read more about the test, find a centre and ask questions about the test through the TakeIELTS website.

Our site is designed for adult users so I would direct you to our sister-site, LearnEnglish Teens, which is designed for teenagers.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

HI Hello Peter and Kirk,
I hope to sit for IELTS test in 4 months time. I don't know where to start.I 've got so many S preparation books. But always I got feeling whether I am doing wright thing.I want to get 7 in each band. Sometimes feel weather i got enough time.
Please advice me to get good band. Please help me.

Hello tiida,

I'd say your best option would be to look for an IELTS preparation course at a British Council or other school. There you can get personalised attention from a teacher and what you learn in class you can apply as you work through your preparation books. I'd also recommend you visit TakeIELTS, which has loads of useful information and advice on preparing for the test, as well as some free practice materials.

Good luck!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter and Kirk. I hope you are doing great. I will be glad if you could explain what happens when a candidate performs very well on three sections (coherence, grammar and lexical resource ) but fails at task response of writing task 2 of academic IELTS.

Hello Bekhzad,

The IELTS isn't a test that you can fail – it assesses your level in different areas and then the average of your scores on the four parts is taken for the overall score. TakeIELTS's page on test scores might be a useful resource for you.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Kirk thank you. I am sorry I meant different.
I wanted to know whether all sections (task response, coherence, lexical resource and grammar) are connected to each other. Is it possible to get high marks on these three sections when task response is very low? For example a candidate misunderstands the question " do you agree with this statement? " and instead he discusses the opposing views and then provides solution or recommendation. But ideas are well supported, in coherent manner using both simple and complex structures correctly and wide range of vocabulary are used .

Hello Bekhzad,

This is quite a detailed question and I think the best place to go for it is our dedicated site for IELTS candidates. It is called TakeIELTS and you can find it here - on that page you can ask questions about the exam. The site also has a lot of advice and suggestions, practice materials, mock exam papers with sample answers and more.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Peter.

Please comment and award ban.
Topic - shopping mall / domestic business

To be true, the topic whether the development of mega-stores in this contemporary world would lead to extinction of domestic businesses drags our exigent attention because of its universality. Recalling last two decades reminds me of heated discussion regarding this intricate topic. In order to solve this enigmatic issue, different strata of society are in the state of schism, critics of either side provide veritable facts, some verdicts in favor of this statement, while others are antithetical. In my unfeigned opinion, I would go eye to eye with pundits, who are in term of approbation with this concept. Let’s zero in on affirmative arguments of the debate

To begin with, year in year out, the trade industry has made significant evolution, and shopping mall culture is at its heyday in recent times. There is no doubt that multipurpose shopping stores have brought more convenience in modern’s day lifestyle. For example, gone are the days, when purchasing house hold items were considered tedious job because of their random availability throughout the city which had resulted to loss of precious time. Furthermore, megastores have play areas for children and security systems as well, as a result of that people are more comfortable during shopping as their kids enjoy games during this time. Moreover, availability of toilets at shopping site is huge relief especially for younger and older populations, as a result of this senior citizens feels more comfortable during a visit to shopping malls. Finally, the temperature in shopping centers is maintained according to a season, and they create spellbinding atmosphere, as a consequence of that, people spend longer time during shopping and purchase the goods after full satisfaction. Therefore, people are more inclined to go in superstores to value their time and money.

On the meantime, after above development, local cultures and businesses are under imminent threat of getting closed. For instance, individual shops and small businesses are unable to afford modern day construction, advertisement of their products and more importantly quality. For this reason, public is losing interest in the local commodities. Additionally, shops in local towns are unable to keep pace with wide variety or products; resultantly, they excuse customers quite often which cause frustration in a buyer. Henceforth, domestic industry in future will no longer survive.

To make long story short, conclusion can be drawn from amalgamation of available cogent views that superstores are more beneficial in terms of easement, and traditional business would eventually die out due to lack of funds and marketing

Hello dr.sajidsallam,

I'm afraid we don't comment on or correct pieces of work like this. If we tried then we'd have no time for anything else! We're happy to provide advice and to clarify points of language, especially those related to our own content, but we don't correct or mark pieces of writing - that is a job for your teacher.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

 

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