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IELTS Writing Sample

Traditional Music vs. International Music and why we need music

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Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic. There are many different types of music in the world today. Why do we need music? Is the traditional music of a country more important than the International music that is heard everywhere nowadays? Use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.

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Music is an important part in our life. It is necessary for three reasons: cultural identity, entertainment, and connections among countries. Firstly, music is believed to be a representation of our culture. Different countries have different genres of music. Based on the rhythms, one can say from where a song comes. Secondly, it plays an essential role in entertainment. For example, every party or ceremony needs music. When we feel stressful, we also listen to music. Finally, it is a connection among countries. As can be seen, for a good song such as “My heart will go on”, people can probably find it all over the world. Moreover, in many universities such as Macquarie University, we can easily find many ceremonies in which students from different countries gather together and play their traditional music so that students can understand more about other cultures and make friends during their university life.



From my personal perspective, the traditional and international music are of the same importance. As mentioned earlier, music is important because it is relaxing. Therefore, people can enjoy whatever kinds of music they feel interested in. Let’s assume that one kind of music is deemed as more important than the other. If people cannot enjoy it, it is just of no use. Besides that, different people have different tastes so we can find that some people will love traditional music whereas others are more interested in international music. Next, we need to maintain traditional music since it is part of our culture. If for whatever reasons we lose traditional music, all the songs around the world will be probably very similar to each other. At that time, everybody could feel indifferent to music because of its homogeneousness.

This writing is found under the following category(ies):
IELTS Opinion Essays  
Critique
+TASK ACHIEVEMENT
You were able to achieve the task by showing why we need music and traditional music and international music are of the same importance.

+LEXICAL RESOURCE
Vocabulary is varied: cultural identity, homogeneousness, rhythmic, genres.

+COHERENCE AND COHESION
Paragraphs are clear, logical and organized. Good use of transition words: firstly, secondly, as can be seen, therefore, as mentioned earlier.

+GRAMMATICAL RANGE AND ACCURACY
No grammar errors noted.



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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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+Music is necessary
>culture
>entertainment
>connections among countries
+Traditional & international music are of the same importance
>for International music: relaxing
>for cultural: because of culture

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.