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Action Movies And Increase In Car Accidents

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Action movies with spectacular car chases are very popular with young people. It is often said that these sorts of movies lead to an increase in car accidents among young drivers as they try to copy what they have seen in the films. Do you agree that such movies increase the amount of bad driving? What can be done to encourage young people to drive more safely?

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Nowadays leisure industry is becoming more and more influential, heavily affecting our mentality and behavior, and children and youngsters often appears to be an unprotected target of violent films, cartoons and TV programs. Unfortunately, young people without well-developed critical thinking sometimes turn this violence to real life, creating danger for themselves and for other people. The observed growth of car crashes occurred because of young driver's violations proves this socially dangerous process.

The problem of consumer culture and modern environment industry influence on children’s mentality is broad and topical. It is obvious that some deviations from the normal standard behavior such as violence, racism and other are connected with popular culture effect. Young people are not able to filter incoming information and analyze things critically, they tend to just imitate someone’s behavior. That is why when they become drivers, they unintentionally try to copy what they have seen so often on TV or in Internet: chases, aggressive style of driving, crashes, etc.

However, I am convinced that there are lot of ways how to solve this problem. First of all, I think that some kinds of psychological tests should be included in exam for driver’s license. This measure will help our society to make sure that all the drivers are free from negative intentions. What is more, it would be a good idea to make more advertisement that would explain youngsters the responsibility of being a driver. They should clearly understand that human’s life could become a price of their errors. Except of these particular steps, some general measures should become a part of government policy. For example, special agency or committee should carefully check all the films for youngsters. Furthermore, I suppose that some kinds of fees should be introduced for these film companies that use scenes of violence and indecent behavior in their films.

In conclusion, adults should take into consideration that they are role models for young people. That is why they are partially responsible for all the accidents and crimes made by youngsters. In order to prevent the damage for our society we should thoroughly control products of popular culture that affect our children.

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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

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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.