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IELTS Writing Sample

Several Languages Die Every Year

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Several languages die every year. Many people feel this is a positive trend and that a world with fewer languages promotes harmony and understanding between people. Analyze both sides of this argument and provide your opinion.

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Since technology has taken unimaginable strides over the years, world has become a global village. It is argued that in the wake of technology a significant number of languages are weeded out. It depends upon the perception and perspective of different people as to how they take these changes. The following paragraphs depict both sides of the coin.

To begin with, I would like to state that knowing a common language has played a pivotal role in the prevailing scenario. For instance, English is known as a global language because it is assimilation and amalgamation of all the different countries. Now any modern man can become a globe trotter capable of visiting, trading and getting higher education from any part of the globe. Hence, it is clear from the above example that having less languages gives more opportunities to explore the world more closely. Beside this, people can get a chance to know each other very well, owing to no communication barriers.

On the contrary, many people are of the view that this will disappear many languages. Take India, For instance, the youth of this country prefer to speak in English, instead to talk in their own national language, as they believe that this will be congenial for them to settle down their career in near future. The reason could be that now the multinational companies are found any corner of the world and they hire only people that are good in English. Thus, it has been seen from the given example that, people feel that this trend will vanish their traditional languages. However, I am at the variance of this statement because it is today demands to know the global language as we are living in a techno-savvy world whereby nothing is possible without communication as every business, education, shopping and social interaction are held on internet.

Keeping all the above in consideration, I would like to conclude that it is a positive approach that nowadays, we have fewer languages to deal with; because to embark the paradigm of excellence and epitome of perfection, one has to flow with the waves of water.

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This critique is meant for the writing from kailash. This writing task has been reviewed and partially corrected. Please revert to the original IELTS writing before correction to understand this critique!

You were fully able to achieve the task by analysing both sides of the issue and showing your own opinion on that.
Vocabulary is good.

Paragraphs are well organised.

Compare to the original writing.

+ Punctuation problems:
> "Since, the technology has taken the stride over the years;world has become"
> "It is argued that,"
> "I would like to state that,"
> "English is ..., because it ..." (no need to use a commma before "because". The reason is that the second clause is very short.)
> Many errors in the third paragraph
+ Article "the" in "Since the technology has taken the stride over the years"
+ incomplete: "the perception and perspective of different people,how they take these changes"
> You can say like this but in academic writing, you have to modify it.
+ Subject Verb Agreement
> "The following paragraphs depicts the both sides of coin"
+ Wrong expression "the both sides of coin"
+ You shouldn't use "because" when writing only one clause.
GOOD: I didn't go to class because it was raining heavily.
BAD: I didn't go to class. Because it was raining heavily.
+ Redundancy: "To conclude .... I would like to conclude that"

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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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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.