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IELTS Writing Sample

Government Education and Private Education

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Some people feel that the responsibly for providing education should be borne only by the government and that private education should be banned.
• What are the main advantages of banning private education?
• Are there any circumstances where private education should be banned?
• What is your own opinion on the matter?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

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Government has a great influence on people’s life today. It can be seen in educational aspect also. It is believed that the responsibility for providing education should be borne by government and that private education should be banned. It will be proven by discussing the advantages of banning private education and in which circumstances private education can be encouraged.

On one hand, the standard of education can be improved by banning private education. For instance, a majority of the private college professors have been taken long leave and working for the private educational institutions, as they pay higher amount of salary than the government offers. This has a huge impact on government institutions. This example clearly illustrate banning private education will improve the standard of education in terms of availability of professors, reduced financial burden on parents and a satisfactory economic level of government.

On the other hand, in some special circumstances, it cannot forget the core value of private education. For example, in each state of a country, government educational institutions are disproportional to the number of students. So the admissions are purely based on the academic merits. Here is the vital role of private education. Even though they demand a huge amount of money in the name of donation, parents are willing to enroll their children for the course as there is no other option to study. So it obvious to allow the private education in cases like increased demand for a course, increased number of students and the courses which cannot be run by the government as the financial burden is more.

In conclusion, after analyzing the pitfalls of private education, it is believed that government has the responsibility to provide the necessary education to the public. It is predicted that , if the government is adheres to the rules and regulations of education , the standard of education can be maintained.

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



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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.