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IELTS Writing Sample

Dependence On Computer Good Or Bad

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We are becoming increasingly dependent on computers. They are used in businesses, hospitals, crime detection and even to fly planes. What things will they be used for in the future? Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more auspicious of their benefits?

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Computerisation is a new trend which is very controversial. With the advance of computers, our life has become much easier. In the future, it is very likely that the computer can even be used to control flights automatically and many other fascinating things. However, it is also alarming because we are becoming more dependent on them. Therefore, some people believe it would lead to negative effects on the development of human beings. In this paper, I’m going to discuss how the computer can improve our life and why we need not be suspicious of their benefits.



Firstly, the computer has been proven to save many of our labour jobs. The computer assists people in doing repeated activities. For example, speaking of mathematics, it can be leveraged to perform many time-consuming mathematical questions which would take us ten times longer when using manual calculation.

Next, the efficiency of our performances could be increased. The behaviours of the computer are much disciplined. In other words, it follows strictly a set of predefined procedures to carry out a task. Hence, our jobs can be done with more accuracy.

Moreover, it reduces the participation of human in some dangerous jobs such as mining. For example, as mentioned in many newspapers, Japan is gradually replacing human with robots in mining related activities. Hence, the risk of losing human life can be significantly reduced.

Finally, I’m going to prove that we need not be suspicious of the computer’s benefits. This perception seems to stem from the thought that computers can take over the control of human or even replacing human. I admit that the computer is replacing human in some areas but those areas were well considered in advance. For example, instead of letting people to go to rescue in some dangerous areas, they use robots. Therefore, the usage of the computer is actually determined by us even though it is being used to replace human labour.

This writing is found under the following category(ies):
IELTS Opinion Essays  
Critique
+TASK ACHIEVEMENT
You were able to achieve the task by showing your viewpoint about:
1)what things computers can be used for in the future.
2)whether the dependence on computers is a good thing or not
3)should we be more auspicious of their benefits

+LEXICAL RESOURCE
Vocabulary is varied: computerisation, negative effects, disciplined, leveraged, procedures, stem from .

+COHERENCE AND COHESION
There are a number of transition words used: however, therefore, firstly, next, moreover, finally.
The organization is clear and logical. There are 5 paragraphs totally which is very good because it ensures you have enough time and still be able to express your ideas.

+GRAMMATICAL RANGE AND ACCURACY
>change "save" in the 2nd paragraph to "reduce"
from "the computer has been proven to save many of our labour jobs" to "the computer has been proven to reduce many of our labour jobs"
>change "perform" to "solve" in the 2nd paragraph.
>change "when using manual calculation" to "than doing manually" in the 2nd paragraph.



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Mandatory Financial Education

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Financial education should be mandatory component of the school program. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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+The computer is one of the best invention ever. In the future, it can be used to control flights. It's good because:
>it can save many labour jobs
>our performance can be increased
>less human intervention in dangerous jobs

IELTS Writing Word Count and IELTS Writing Time

IELTS Writing Task 1:
Timing: 20 minutes
Minimum word count: 150

IELTS Writing Task 2:
Timing: 40 minutes
Minimum word count: 250

IELTS Writing Sample - Task 1

There are 2 different formats. One is for the Academic module and the other is for the General module. However, for both modules, you will have to produce a writing of 150 words based on the given information.
IELTS Writing Task 1 - General Module
You are supposed to write a letter.
IELTS Writing Task 1 - Academic Module
You will be given a task based on some pictorial or graphic information. You have to describe the information provided.
For More Details: IELTS Writing Task 1

IELTS Writing Sample - Task 2

This task is more difficult than IELTS Writing Task 1
You have to write at least 250 words and, as Task 2 is longer than Task 1, you are advised to spend approximately 40 minutes on this task and 20 minutes on the first task.
You are expected to produce a writing on a given topic and to organise your answer correctly, giving some examples to support your ideas.
For More Details: IELTS Writing Task 2

Give your writing a good structure

1) Introduction is a must. You don't believe you could get a good grade without introduction, do you?

2) Body: 3 paragraphs are also necessary. Three is a magical number. It can do wonders to your overall band score.

3) Conclusion. You do not want to infuse your examiner with a feeling of incompleteness.

A Good Outline before you write is essential

What you are going to write in your essay? Write down the key ideas as short as possible.

An outline sample
Introduction - Topic and opinion in short
Paragraph 1 - staff working conditions are important
Paragraph 2 - employers should research and improve the working conditions
Paragraph 3 - concentrating more on their product is bad
Conclusion - Short summary of paragraphs

How will your essay look like?

Is it everything?

No, the structure you have just seen is a structure for an opinion essay.

What does it mean?

It means there are many different types of essays. If you go through our website, you can see that under IELTS Writing Task 1 and Task 2, there are different categories.
You need to go through each of them and study the structure for the particular writing type.

I do know the structure of an IELTS Writing but why I didn't score high in the exam?

There are many reasons. One of the many reasons is lacking of linking words.
Did you use linking words?
They would make your structure clearer and therefore improve your overal score.

Linking Words or Transitional Words

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This is how your essay is graded

There are 4 components: Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy.

Task Response means to what extend your essay covers the topic. For example, if the topic is "The advantages and disadvantages of globalization", you would have to write about both aspects not just only advantages or just only disadvantages.

Coherence and Cohesion means how well your paragraphs and sentences are connected. If your first paragraph is about advantages of globalisation, you should start your second paragraph with phrases such as "Despite the advantages, there are many disadvantages we should be aware of". Otherwise, your essay is just a list of items which are not related to each other.

Lexical Resource means vocabulary and different types of sentences, simple and complex. You should be able to demonstrate your capability in using English.

Grammatical Range and Accuracy means spelling and grammar of sentences. You should be able to spell the words correctly, do not forget articles “a” and “the”, punctuations is also important.

One more important thing to know: the four criteria are equally weighted. It means that if you forgot about “Coherence and Cohesion” in your essay, you will loose 1/4 of your essay points.