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IELTS Writing Sample

Traffic And Pollution Problems

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Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems. To what extend do you agree or disagree ?

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Recently, there have been must debates about overwhelming traffic and pollution. One of the most concerned issues is whether we should use oil price as a method to inhibit this problem. In my own view, it’s quite difficult for people to decide whether to support or reject the statement above without a cautious analysis of sides, advantages and disadvantages.

To begin with, costs, in general, take an important factor in controlling the economics. In fact, administrated activities of authorities virtually try to alter, directly or indirectly, the value of products. There is no doubt that adjusting prices is an effective and conventional method. Concretely, with petrol, increasing the price of petrol will absolutely makes immediate affections such as decreasing transport consumption and inhibiting traveling. These obvious results seem to be a very convincing argument for those who support this proposal.

On the other hand, if people look at the other angle of the problem, it’s really clear to see many latent risks behind the method above. Raising petrol cost easily lead to the instability of others products’ price. In fact, almost all common products have the delivery processes which are inevitably using petrol. The truth is that dealing with this anticipated situation is far harder than the original one.

Next, looking back at the issue, in my opinion, this problem cannot be solely solved by polities. Otherwise, it’ll be easier if people have their own conscious awareness about traffic and environment in which they’re living. Instead of forcing people to do the right things, helping people know what are the right things to do is harder but far more effective. It will cost a long time of great effort but I think it’s totally worth.

All things considered, no one can alter the fact that dealing with major problems like traffic jam and pollution needs a long term combination of many methods. Clearly, increasing price of oil is a good one. However, I personally believe that the main factor always start from people.

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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.