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IELTS Writing Sample

Prohibiting Smoking

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Some business prohibit smoking in any of their offices. Some governments have banned smoking in all public places. Do you agree or disagree?

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In recent years, smoking in public places has become a controversial issue while lots of people still start smoking every days. Yet it should be borne in mind that new scientific research has shown that smoking was really harmful by causing cancers and other diseases. That is why we have to consider the bright and seamy sides of banishing smoking in all public places such as restaurants, coffee shops, bars and offices as well.

On one hand, smoking has been prohibited in public places due to the fact that it is most of the time disturbing non smokers people. Indeed the smoke created by a cigarette alight causes some people to cough and besides the smell being strong it can stay on clothes for several days, which can annoy everyone.

On top of that, research has proved that smoking was exposing people and particularly non smokers and children (as they are not used to smoke) to a certain amount of chemicals present in a single cigarette such as tar and carbon. This is one of the reason why smoking has been banished as it provokes lung cancers and other bad and important diseases. Moreover it harms unborn babies as the chemicals are absorbed through the umbilical cord.

On the other hand, governments should have asked people s opinion about prohibiting smoking in public places as it is part of people s liberty of acting. Moreover some restaurants, bars and coffee shops has decided to create a smoking area for smokers, it is however not all of them doing so. There is therefore an inequality and people have then to smoke outside most of the time, isolating themselves and thus creating a gap between smokers and non smokers.

Besides if it was really harmful, why should nt the government completely banish smoking instead of making profits on tobacco sales? Smokers are generally unwelcomed in some places and sometimes discriminated at work as they usually need a smoking break.

All in all, I agree that banishing smoking in public places is a good fact. As a non smoker, I enjoy my time in a public place considerably much better when it is forbidden to smoke.

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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.