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IELTS Writing Sample

Letter writing could be lost in the future

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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Using cell phones and computers made communication among people much easier. As a result, letter writing could be lost in the future.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

How many words? How long?

One Possible Solution: (Nothing is perfect! Please take this as an example only!)

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In this modern and technology savvy world, majority of people prefer to use electronic devices such as mobile phones and computers to communicate with each other. As there are many advantages of using digital devices over hand written letters, the letter writing trend is on the verge of existence. In my opinion, I totally agree to the view that technology has made communication easier.

It is true that we are living in the advanced technological era these days, where we could easily get lots of information from the internet, communicate with each other using mobile phones and chat with family and friends with instant messengers. The technology has changed the way people communicate with each other, as with these electronic devices, we could get connected with our friends, families and relatives instantly. Furthermore, more and more people are utilising these advanced communication systems, as the devices are becoming more user-friendly, these days, and as a result, the cost of communication is becoming cheaper.

There are number of compelling reasons for people to prefer mobile phones and computers instead of orthodox way of writing letters to communicate. One of the key reason is the user-friendly and fast mode of delivering your messages. For instance, if I want to wish my friend residing in Australia on his birthday, I can just send him a message over the phone or email, which gets delivered to him instantly. Secondly, the cost of communicating through electronic devices is way to cheaper than sending hand written letters. For example, the courier services takes a lot of money and time to deliver your letters to other postal areas. Moreover, it is an eco-friendly way of communicating, without using papers and cutting trees.

In conclusion, factors likes cost effectiveness, user friendliness and instant communication, has led people to prefer using electronic devices over orthodox letter writing.

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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.