You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You have had a small accident in a car you have rented.
Write a letter to the car rental company. In your letter:
- tell them what happened
- describe the damage
- ask them what you should do next
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Write at least 150 words.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to inform you of a minor accident I have been involved in whilst driving a rental vehicle from your company (licence plate number MNC 431G). I was attempting to park in a supermarket car park, but not being used to the vehicle I misjudged the distance and hit a sign as I was reversing.
The cover on the passenger side brake has cracked and there is a dent in the bumper, but apart from that the vehicle is in good condition. The brake light still works and the bumper is still firmly fixed.
Given that the vehicle is still in a roadworthy state, I would like your advice as to what I should do next. I still have 4 days remaining on my rental period and am currently about 4 hours drive from your office. I would prefer to continue to use the vehicle until the end of my rental period.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
NOTE: Words in brackets () are not included in the final word count in the IELTS test
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Some people believe that passports are essential as a way of regulating the population of countries. Others believe they should be abolished and we should be able to travel where we like.
Discuss both points of view and give your opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
There are different points of view about the value of passports, with some maintaining that they are a requirement, while others see them only as a hindrance to being able to travel freely. Both opinions will now be presented.
The use of passports can be said to have value in that it allows for governments to monitor the number of citizens and visitors in a country at any one time, thus being better able to calculate requirements for spending on public services such as education and healthcare. Statistics that can be gathered from the use of passports can also be valuable with regards estimating tourism revenue.
On the other hand, the ability to travel between countries can be seriously impacted by the requirement for passports and in some cases for visas. Travel around the European Union, for example, is now extremely easy for citizens of member states, but from people outside the Union, it can still be a costly and time consuming exercise to get the relevant paperwork.
Considering both points, it seems that the better solution would be the maintaining of a travel document but a relaxation of the requirement for visas and other peripheral paperwork. If people could travel and simply show their travel document, then statistics could be maintained but time consuming applications and costly administration could be reduced, allowing people to travel with far greater ease.
In sum, it seems that there is a valid purpose for some form of documentation, but if this can be minimised it would encourage wider mobility for people from certain countries that can at the present time be difficult to travel from.