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Purpose of schools is to turn children into good citizen

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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people believe that main purpose of schools is to turn children into good citizens and workers instead of to benefit them individually.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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

You should write at least 250 words.

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Schools and other educational institutes are considered to be the lighthouses of a nation as they perform a great job by educating students and help build an ideal nation. If education is the backbone of a nation, schools are the places where this is shaped and polished. However, it is a never-ending debate about the main purpose of schools. I agree that a school's main purpose should be to turn students into honest and good citizens instead of turning them into selfish money making machines.

First, the main purpose of education is to build up an enlightened nation where morality, honesty and integrity would be the key characteristics of the citizens. They would keep aside their personal ambition and work together for the betterment of the country. Since a school is a place where education is planted and taken care of, its main objective should be to focus on nurturing morality and good human characteristics among the students. What good will it bring to the society if a talented and experienced doctor treats patients only for the money he earns? Should not we have more professionals whose main purpose is to help others? If we want to have more people who would actually help others instead of turning into money-making machines, we should focus on our education system, especially what we teach our children.

Second, states spend a lot of money to keep the schools and its education system running. A major portion of this spending comes from the tax ordinary citizens pay. From this regards, if schools plan to adopt an education system where teachers’ sole purpose would be to teach children how to be personally benefitted, the whole education system would lose its main purpose. We have to be very careful while educating children. What we teach them in their early stage would become their permanent characteristics and if the schools fail to teach them to become ideal citizens, it would be a great concern in the future.

Finally, personal benefits, memorising some lessons and getting good grades should not be the main reasons children attend schools and the true personal benefits do not lie on the amount of money someone earns, rather it is defined by the happiness and morality we gain in our life.

In conclusion, making ideal citizens and dedicated workers should be the true objective of our schools. The greater good of the society, bright and prosperous future of a nation and personal achievements of individuals are connected with the way we teach our children in schools and that is why our education should be focused on morality and quality.

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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.