Lời giải ĐỀ THI IELTS 18/12/2019

Lời giải Task 1:

The first two pie charts give information about the ages and genders of players of online games.  The third chart compares the percentage of sales of different types of games.

Overall, it is clear that by far the largest proportion of gamers are males under the age of 35.  The most popular type of online games are those related to sports.

The proportion of players under 18 and those aged 18-35 is almost the same, at 38% and 39% respectively.  On the other hand, less than one quarter of online gamers are aged over 35.  While 72% of players are males, only 28% are females.

The highest proportion of online games sold have a theme connected to sports. These account for 40% of total sales, followed by action games with 27%.  By contrast, historical and educational games are less popular, with just 5% and 7% respectively.  Other categories of games account for the remaining 21%.

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Lời giải Task 2:

Most people do not have the option of spending a life without working because they need to earn a living in order to survive. While some people enjoy their work, I agree that the majority would choose a life without working if they had the opportunity.

On the one hand, some people want to work, even if their job involves a heavy workload. A few occupations offer a great deal of job satisfactionFor example, organic farmers have no career ambitions, but they take pleasure in producing healthy, fresh food sustainably, living in harmony with nature. The working hours are sometimes long, and on the farm the work is often labour-intensiveHowever, work which offers this type of fulfilment is hard to find.

On the other hand, I agree that most people would not want to work today because most jobs seem pointless.  They are neither stimulating nor motivating, and seem to offer no benefit to the community. An indication of this is the increase in the number of days of sick leave taken by employees or the growing number of people, in the UK for instance, who volunteer to take early retirement. If they have just enough income to get by, then they are only too happy to spend their time doing things that are more rewarding in terms of their physical and mental well-being. Thus, it is not the case that most people are inherently lazy, but that most work today is neither satisfying nor useful, and people would avoid it given the chance.

In conclusion, although some types of work are exceptions, most people in our modern corporate world would prefer not to work and to do something more fulfilling with their lives.

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Vocabulary from business and money:

  • to earn a living
    Meaning: to earn money
    Example:  I used to earn a living as a teacher, but now I sell used cars.

Vocabulary from work:

  • a heavy workload
    Meaning: a lot of work that an individual employee has to perform
    Example: While some people enjoy the challenge of a heavy workload,  others find too much work very stressful.
  • job satisfaction
    Meaning: the good feeling that you get when you have a job that you enjoy
    Example: A high salary is not necessarily the most important factor in job satisfaction.
  • to have no career ambitions
    Meaning: to have no desire to be successful or to move up the career ladder
    Example: Those who are content to do the same job and have no career    ambitions are often happier in their work and do not suffer from stress.
  • labour-intensive
    Meaning: (of work) needing a lot of people to do it
    Example: New technology has replaced the need for workers to do many labour-intensive jobs, such as producing cars.
  • sick leave
    Meaning: permission to stay away from work because of illness or injury
    Example: Important factors when choosing a job include holiday entitlement, sick leave and a company pension scheme.
  • to take early retirement
    Meaning: to stop working before reaching the age at which people usually stop working
    Example: Older employees should take early retirement to give young people a better chance to find work.

Vocabulary from communication and personality:

  • to live in harmony with something/somebody
    Meaning: to avoid conflict with the environment/with people
    Example: She prefers to live in harmony with nature by renting a small house on the beach.

Other vocabulary:

  • fulfilment [noun]:
    Meaning: the act of doing or achieving what was hoped for or expected
    Example: Her holiday in Australia was the fulfilment of a dream.
  • pointless [adjective]:
    Meaning: having no purpose; not worth doing
    Example: After many weeks of searching for the missing couple, the police decided that it was pointless to continue looking.
  • stimulating [adjective]:
    Meaning: making people feel enthusiastic about something
    Example: The college provides a stimulating environment in which to study.
  • to get by [phrasal verb]:
    Meaning: to manage to live or to do a particular thing, using the money, knowledge, equipment etc that you have
    Example: I don’t know how she gets by on such a small salary.
  • inherently [adverb]:
    Meaning: because of the basic nature of somebody/something
    Example: I don’t believe that John is inherently stupid – he just refuses to study!
  • corporate [adjective]:
    Meaning: connected with a corporation or business
    Example: The football  stadium has luxury corporate rooms for businesses to use on match days.