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IELTS Writing Sample

Does working at home with the modern technology benefit to workers or employers.

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Many employees may work at home with the modern technology. Some people claim that it can benefit only the workers, and does not benefit employers at all. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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During the time, with the help of advances in the field of technology, people’s lifestyles have undergone a lot of changes on an unprecedented scale. So too have their sorts of jobs. Notwithstanding the fact that a multitude of people show a big preference to have careers at home, some of them are of the opinion that remote working would bring a number of advantages for staff members, as opposed to employers. I assert that, working far away would be an effective deterrent against making breakthroughs in business.

First of all, it is an irrefutable fact that employees for better or worse have this tendency to secure a decent job, no matter they whereabouts. Indubitably, it would be safe to assume that people find working at home far more preferable than working at the office, for obvious reasons. For instance, they do not have to squander a huge amount of their time and energy commuting to and from their workplaces, or being under the watchful and stern eye of a supervisor. Second of all, albeit the aforementioned merit of having these kinds of jobs, the one would not be able to stand a much better chance of climbing up the corporate ladder. In fact, the chance of promotion which can act as an incentive for them would be slim to none. As a result, sooner or later, those employees who have not promotional opportunities more likely find their jobs irksome and are prone to become jobless. This is what that employees should reflect on before arriving at decisions, whether remote working would be tailored to suit their needs and wants or not.

On the flip side, remote working can bring a handful of merits for employers. First and foremost is to foresee the space for staff members, items of equipment, facilities and so forth. With the help of faraway working, the space will considerably diminish. This means by doing so, the company executives are not obliged to work through issues related to investing in renting an office. Thus, incredibly, the disproportionate amount of money could be set aside for business purposes. A good case in point would be stepping up their game in an international scale, or going public on stock markets to sell their shares. Consequently, they will be able to reap the benefits and to quadruple their revenues. It is worth pointing out that, these kinds of jobs lack rigid controls and employees can be distracted and affected by their surroundings. The more permissiveness employers, the more counterproductive responses they will end up receiving.

All in all, the bright and the dark side of working at home for the staff and employers have been discussed alike. Although workers have a burning desire to work at home for manifold reasons, there is very little likelihood of moving up the hierarchy, and then maintaining the unemployment status would be inevitable. By and large, it seems likely offering remote jobs has more disadvantages than advantages for employers. Renting buildings for the staff apart, which happens to be prohibitively expensive, a number of less control-related problems might crop up.

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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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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.