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IELTS Writing Sample

Distance Learning

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Distance learning is ultimately more advantageous for both the school and its students than the traditional classroom set up. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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Nowadays, wherein we are living in a fast paced world that even studying without face to face contact has been made possible through the use of technology. This new trend believed that it is beneficial compared to the common school set-up. In my opinion, I prefer the classical form of studying. However, a part of me is convinced that the usage of distance learning is also an avenue for career development.

Firstly, the personal interaction with the instructor increases the possibility to adopt the lesson more effectively since it can give the opportunity to clarify ideas through direct questioning and asking for further explanation. Secondly, the classroom setting enhances the concentration of the student since the classroom is perfectly designed for learning such as the incorporation of sound proofs to eliminate unnecessary noise. In addition, the students have to attentively give their attentions since they are aware that they are also evaluated through their own behaviors. Lastly, the sense of responsibility is also enhanced in this common way of teaching because of the schedule they have. The pupils have to manage their routine such as waking up on time just to be in school to prevent any penalty. These developments are less effective if they are enrolled to computer based learning. However, undergoing a lecture through the means of technology is convenient to the students with more developed skills in thinking and needs minimal supervision for the absorption of knowledge, together with the people who works at the same time studying since this type of learning requires lesser time and attention and can save monetary expenses through sparing the travel and food allowances in comparison to the normal classroom setting. Furthermore, advance knowledge is foreseen since the availability of resources for research is readily available all over the internet. Thus, this method is only appropriate to the students that already surpass the basic education such as the professionals that are taking master’s degree for career and personal development.

In conclusion, for the general students it is more advisable to have an education in traditional classroom set up to build appropriate knowledge and skills. Learning doesn’t have an easy way to finish the course it really needs a hard work and discipline to achieve success. Nonetheless, distance learning are offered to mature students to promote learning while working.

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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.