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IELTS Writing Sample

Is The Internet The Best Place To Find Information

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It is generally believed that the Internet is an excellent means of communication but some people suggest that it may not be the best place to find information.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

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The internet is widely considered an excellent means of communication and finding source information. E-commerce for instance is a rapidly emerging phenomenon. Companies, Individuals carry out trade online. They search for potential buyers, while being available as well. In terms of education, E-learning has risen in popularity. The rising trend of using the internet for a billion issues especially source information cannot undermine the more traditional information sources.

Let’s take concours in Cameroon as an example. If a student is interested in writing an entrance exam into the military, he would not get much help online even if he sits on his pc for twenty four hours. It would be quite absurd to even think the concours would be announced online as they are only national qualifications preparing you for employment within the country.

Also though e-learning and commerce have made their mark in the 21st century, some individuals prefer to stick to the conservative. They will rather trade with companies and individuals they can have personal contact with. There is a greater assurance in walking into that company and discovering it is no sham. Besides this, there is the problem of cyber-crime and scamming very much prevalent in our recent times.

Educationally though the internet provides excellent learning resources, it is limited in quite a number of respects. Regarding classical literature, a student can get all the information he needs and more. However in terms of some modern day contemporary works published online for sale only, all the student can get is a short synopsis and not much to work on. The traditional library for instance may provide these books at a cheaper rate and the learner wouldn’t have to bother about shipping.

Despite the flaws described above, the Internet remains a major source of authentic information. Most companies have put their codes, some even publishing their Articles of Association online. Thus you can get a wealth of information only a click away. Concerns about cyber-crime are being dealt with by all nations combined. Petty scammers now make little or nothing, as warning signs are sent by voluntary persons online. The system has been created in a way that it rest on the individual cyber user to determine what information is relevant and what is not. There are also those who fear computers and would rather stick with traditional information sources.

Personally I feel that every source of information has its strengths as well as mishaps, the internet being no exception. However trust means sticking to what works best for you and if it is the internet then go with it.

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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.