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    Smile Letter, Ielts, pls comment on it. Thanks

    You have a pen friend living in another country and he/she is curious to know about the major news item in your country.
    Briefly describe ONE news story that has been on TV, on the radio, or on the newspapers in your country, and explain why people are interested in it.

    Dear Simona,

    I am glad to hear from you again. It is always pleasure for me to write you back and today as you have requested I want to write you about major holiday which we have celebrated recently.

    Last week we celebrated our Independence day. It is one of the national holidays in my country and people does not work on that day. Whole country celebrates it, people really enjoy this holiday because in each city or towns around the country concerts and special programs are organized. People go out with their families and almost everywhere you can see smiling faces.

    After the collapse of Soviet Union in 1991 my country declared its independence. Since then every year the 18 of April is celebrated as Independence day. We are still very young country but I think we have achieved a lot during this period. More than 200 states have recognized our independence and today we have good relationship and established diplomatic ties with many of them. Our economy is growing at a good rate. Besides more and more tourists are visiting our country. Which means my country is finding its right place in the international community.

    I hope that someday you will be able to visit my country as well. Simona, I would like to know about recent events that happened in your country.
    Thank you for your letter and hope to hear from you soon.

    With warm wishes,

    John James

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    Cool Ielts, essay, general training. Please comment on it. Thanks a lot.

    Society should ban all forms of the advertising because it has no purpose and causes damages. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific examples and personal experiences.

    It is no secret that advertising become inseparable part of our modern life. We come across with ads almost everywhere and everyday. Some people argue that companies by advertising their goods or services spend their money for nothing. Other critics say that ads have no purpose, they only cause damages to society and all forms of advertising should be banned.

    On my part I would like to solve this issue on a different way. Society does need an advertising but it is our responsibility to control the content and what kind of goods and services we would like to offer to our customers.

    First of all, I do support the idea that advertising alcohol, cigarettes, goods and services with adult content should be prohibited. Because these kind of ads will have negative effect to our children. Youngsters might be tempted to buy cigarettes or alcohol and later to start consume it on a daily basis. Fortunately, some countries take this issue seriously and advertising alcohol, cigarettes and materials with adult content is banned on those countries.

    On the other hand by advertising companies, businesses, firms and individuals promote their goods and services. Thanks to ads we learn about new products, we can compare them and choose whats it the best for us.

    These days, not only many businesses, but also governments have to rely on advertising. For example, tourism makes up one-third of the Czech Republic's economy. In order to promote the country's attractions, the Czech government has to advertise and sell its services to foreign consumers. Only well planned and well targeted advertising will bring more foreign tourists to the country.

    In conclusion, I think that modern society needs advertising. Ads will keep as well informed about new products and services, but we should also bear in mind that advertising cigarettes and alcohol will definitely affect our children in negative way.

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