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IELTS Writing Sample

Working From Home

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Computers and modems have made it possible for office workers to do much of their work from home instead of working in offices every day. Working from home should be encouraged as it is good for workers and employers. Do you agree or disagree?

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In modern society, advanced technology brings more conveniences to our life. Many office workers are able to work at home rather than going out every day by leveraging computers and modems. Some people suppose that working at home should be widely carried out, for it is beneficial for employees and employers. I agree that people should be allowed to work at home. This essay is designed to discuss the reason why I hold this opinion.

Firstly, working at home can save time, and people will have more time to do more meaningful things. They can manage their time properly. For instance, most of people will waste lots of time in driving to the company because of the traffic jam. In this case, people have to wake up at least an hour before their work time. Meanwhile, they arrive home lately after finishing work. However, if they can working at home, they will have more than two hours available to do whatever they desire to do. Parents can accompany with their children. Moreover, they can cultivate their habits in order to enrich their spiritual life. I firmly believe that a good lifestyle can improve the work efficiency. Thus, saving time could be a benefits from working at home.

Secondly, employers will reduce expenses by letting all employees work at home. The costs of companies will be reduced. That means companies will have more profits. The company does not need to rent office, and pay for electricity and water. As I known, many employers will choose to spend lots of many to build a better system. This system can control all possible operations in a company. Moreover, this system must let all workers keep in touch. In this situation, people can finish all works by using their computers. Therefore, I think one of advantages of working at home is decreasing the costs and bring more profits to the company.

Lastly, working at home will lead to the decrease of unemployment rate because of the generation of more job opportunities. With the decreasing of cost to operate a business, more people have ability to own their company. In the meantime, the chances of employment is improved. Sometimes, many women with high educated background have to take care of their children. If most of work can be done at home, these women can also make money. So, I suppose working at home makes contributions to maintain society stability by providing more jobs to people.

In conclusion, working at home bring lots of advantages to our life. This plan can help workers and employers. People will have private time to focus on what they like. In addition, employers can make profits by reducing costs in company. And, the most significant benefit is to our society. Working at home can reduce the difficulties in seeking job. From my perspective, working at home is unavoidable plan in future.

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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.