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IELTS Writing Sample

How does music affect society and culture

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Music is played in every society and culture in the world today. Some people think that music brings only benefits to individuals and societies. Others however think that music can have a negative influence on both. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. (Topic from: Morgan Terry, Judith Wilson; Practice Tests Plus 2, Book 2, Test 4)

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One of the main advantages of valuable music is its effect of person's mood. As several psychological experiments have shown music has a positive impact on person's mood. According to the experiment individual who was listening to favorite music was more productive during the day compared to the worker who did not listen to music at all. Additionally classical music is highly recommended for pregnants and old people since it has a positive effect on the baby and helps to relax.

On the other hand, music can become very dangerous instrument and its drawbacks can not be overlooked. One of its main disadvantages is that nowadays it has mostly become the instrument for earning money and not for making piece of art. Therefore, in the century of modern technologies it has become very easy to spread this kind of music through wide masses which may lead to the bad influence on individuals. It is especially dangerous for young people who are in the process of forming taste and it is crucially important for them to listen to valuable music. Another additional reason why young people represent vulnerable group is their attitude towards their favorite artists. As history showed many individuals have become the victim of suicide influenced by depressive rock songs or as a result of the suicide by their favorite musicions. The death of famous rapper 2 Pac, for example has lead to the suicide of his several fans, therefore music may have not only positive but in several cases negative effect as well.

To sum up, I strongly believe that music is the form of freedom, the possibility to express yourself and the disadvantages of the music's influence can not outweight the positive impact that it may have on societies. The main point shall however be the finding of golden means and differentiating valuable piece of art and music which is made only for money.

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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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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.