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IELTS Writing Sample

When Bad Things Turn Out Well

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Sometimes an event seems to be going badly turns out well after all. Discuss such an event in your life.

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Many people believe in chance, that lucky people may get the opportunity to become the greatest in the world, no matter how much effort they do or how much time they utilize to plan for their life. I mean they may find treasures or huge fortunes just because they meet their good luck more often days than not. I am greatly opposing this type of thinking, as, in my point of view, the prevailance of such sort of strategy may destroy nations , even those with marvelous historical ancestors and civilizations.

As to begin, I have no doubt that every small event or detail in our lives is accurately planned and well managed by the great manager of this amazing universe,our god, who extremely care for us and guarantees for those who follow him that no thing in the world can break them down. No one can accept bad events or catastrophes , however, if you wholly depend on your almighty god in each step of your way to the end, you can explore day after day the bad things allowed by your god is, surely, much more better than all goals you dreamed to achieve. I will talk about my experience where I was seventeen years old during the most important period for all Egyptian students, that is, general secondary certificate examination. I can still remember my feeling when I found out that I forgot one of the largest obligatory questions in Arabic exam , however, it was the easiest question in the paper. At this moment I was sure that I have lost every way to reach my biggest goal, the pharmacy college. Physics exam was three days after , and I insisted to continue doing my best till the last exam, however, the physics exam was an unbelievable crisis for all students and their families, as it was the most difficult physics exams since 1980. This day I returned home with a big smile on my face while my mom was crying because she thought that I may had suicide after I finished my exam. I calmed her down and told her that god will not leave me and I am confident that I will obtain the highest grades I had ever got in my life. You can not imagine how extremely happy I was when I was told that I had the full mark in physics, the matter that all people called a miracle and these days I am a master pharmacist and prepare for my phd.

At the end, I need to advice every one to be optimistic and to expect the good all the time. You must know that all things work together to serve your life and welfare as long as you trust that arms of your great god will not let you lie down .

This writing is found under the following category(ies):
Discuss and Give Opinion   IELTS Opinion Essays  

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IELTS Writing Sample

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.