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IELTS Writing Sample

Job Satisfaction

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As most people spend a major part of their adult life at work, job satisfaction is an important element of individual well-being. What factors contribute to job satisfaction? How realistic is the expectation of job satisfaction for all workers?

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Having been spending majority of our lives at work makes us reckon about various aspects of our jobs, most importantly job satisfaction, so as to prosper and better our lives. There are plenty of factors which are influential on being more satisfied with what we do such as job security, job promotion, pay rise, benefits to society and so on. In spite of the importance of job fulfillment, in today’s world owing to global economic crisis it doesn’t seem very realistic to prioritize job satisfaction as the first expectation.

There can be numerous factors to have prominent impact on job satisfaction. To be more precise, a large number of people believe the most substantial factor is job security which bestows the individual a great deal of peace of mind. Indeed, the less concerned you are regarding losing your job, the more pleased you will be in your occupation and life. Moreover, many people get satisfaction in their jobs by imagining a bright horizon for their job’s future. This is to say that the idea of being promoted by doing their best makes them strive more pleasingly. For instance, BMW Car Company has kept its staff happy with their jobs by promoting them on one condition of demonstrating high creativity and effort which has led to BMW’s elegant car types that stems from staff contentment.

Despite the aforementioned significance of job satisfaction and its contributing factors, due to current worldwide economic crisis, it is not realistic to seek job satisfaction, but to find a job to make ends meet. Recent statistics all over the world proves the high rate of unemployment which makes possessing a job superior to job satisfaction. Consequently, people cannot really expect fulfillment in their careers and do a job suited to their interests and likes.

On the whole, not only does everyone wish to have an appropriate job according to their qualifications and desires, but they also long to get job satisfaction since they spend most of their lives at work. However, this is only possible when the global economic crisis eradicate.




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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.