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IELTS Writing Sample

Should Parents Be Obliged To Immunise Their Children

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Should parents be obliged to immunise their children against childhood diseases? Or do individuals have the right to choose not to immunise their children?

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Childhood diseases can become very serious if not treated properly. In many poor countries, the number of children who die because of ailments is very high. Hence, it should be an obligation for parents to immunise their children against childhood diseases. In this paper, I’m going to discuss the reasons for which immunisation programs must be enforced.



First of all, as can be seen, children in many poor countries are so easy to get infected due to the poor healthcare system. In such countries, the number of children dying because of childhood diseases is alarmingly high. Another possible reason is that parents do not take children protection into account well enough. They have to worry much about earning money and how to survive. Hence, to protect them, parents should be obliged to immunise their children.

Next, children are so vulnerable and obviously they are the future of a nation. Children protection is a must so that any countries can maintain their wealth. If this immunisation program is not treated as an obligation, the well being of children is not guaranteed since not every parent has a thorough understanding as to how to provide the best condition for their children’s health.

In conclusion, I strongly recommend immunisation programs should be obligatory because of the two mentioned reasons. The first reason is children are not well protected in many poor countries. Secondly, children are the future of any nations. Having discussed that, I believe children will be protected and can have great experiences in their childhood if that program is implemented probably.

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 whether children immunisation should be enforced.

+LEXICAL RESOURCE
Vocabulary is varied: treated properly, infected, alarmingly, vulnerable.

+COHERENCE AND COHESION
There are a number of transition words used: hence, first of all, next, secondly, having discussed that.
The organization is clear and logical. If the writer can add one more paragraph giving one more reason as to why the immunisation should be enforced, it would be better because there would be 5 paragraphs.

+GRAMMATICAL RANGE AND ACCURACY
>change "condition" to "conditions"
from "how to provide the best condition for their children’s health" to "how to provide the best conditions for their children’s health"



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IELTS Writing Sample

Mandatory Financial Education

IELTS Writing Sample - Task 2

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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+Immunisation programs must be enforced
>poor health care systems
>children are so vulnerable and obviously they are the future of a nation
In conclusion, I strongly recommend immunisation programs should be obligatory

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.