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Study Pressure For Young People

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In some countries young people have little leisure time and are under a lot of pressure to work hard in their studies. What do you think are the causes of this? What solutions can you suggest? IELTS Writing Task 2 Study Pressure
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As technologies develop, there are more challenges and requirements that young people have to deal with. It is very common that they find themselves having very little leisure time. From my personal perspective, there are three main causes which are poor education systems, wrong attitudes and lacking of places for entertaining. I’m going to address these issues and then give my personal thought as to what should be done to resolve this problem.



Firstly, many countries tend to have a very heavy education system. In such a country, people have to spend almost eight hours at school every day. After coming back, there are tons of assignments which are supposed to be handed in the day after that. Obviously, they are left with very few choices except studying.

Secondly, without a right attitude, a person could enforce himself to study just to have certificates. Some people might think further education is the only way for them to get employed or to earn their living. However, every human needs to have social relationships and of cause to enjoy his life. Next, not many countries have good places for entertaining. Without being organised, young people can be trapped into criminal activities. Therefore, every government has to take this into account. They have to organise and start building places for young people to gather and to establish social relationships.

From my personal viewpoint, one of the many solutions is to integrate outdoor activities into education systems. In other words, we should let young people have time to enjoy in social activities and to learn new skills that can give them a healthy life.

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IELTS Opinion Essays  



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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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+The advance of technologies and society lead to more demands on students. There are 3 reasons:
>Heavy Education System => not many choices for students
>Wrong Attitude => studying just for certificates
>Few places for entertaining
+My viewpoint is to integrate outdoor activities into education systems

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

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You need to go through each of them and study the structure for the particular writing type.

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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.