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IELTS Writing Sample

Rich countries should allow jobs for employees who are from poor countries

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Rich countries should allow jobs for skilled and knowledgeable employees who are from poor countries.

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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Over the last half-century, the pace of change in the life of human beings has increased beyond our wildest expectations. This change has been driven by the booming breakthrough in science and technology. Consequently, the world seems to be like a small village. Thus many skilled people from the developed countries could apply for careers in the wealthier countries. Although, there are some commentators who believe that developed countries shouldn`t provide careers for those coming from developing countries. I am strongly inclined to the view that professional employee should be given good job opportunities in rich nations.

Firstly, the developed countries will gain great benefits from involving the highly skilled and knowledgeable individuals in the work organization in different sectors. Since those ambitious and highly qualified people will increase the productivity and creativity of any work system. For example, a recent study conducted in Canada has revealed that more than 25% of the employees who successfully participated in the medical research were immigrant physicians.

Furthermore, providing suitable jobs for skilled persons from poor countries will encourage them to immigrate with their families to the wealthier countries especially those that have a low number of population and need skilled workers to provide different efficient services in those countries. Undoubtedly the overseas worker could enrich the working environment in rich countries.

On the other hand, a strong argument can be made on the opposite side. To begin with, opponents state that workers coming from the developing countries could be less qualified in comparison to their peers' citizens. Therefore, they could find difficult to adapt to the new systems in the developing countries. For instance, a recent statistics published in London has shown that international medical graduates got lower scores compared to British medical graduates who did the same tests. In addition, the competition between skilled workers from poor nations and the citizens of the developed countries could increase the unemployment of the rich countries citizens.

To conclude, it can be clearly seen that, the pros of allowing careers for skilled workers from poor countries in the rich country outweigh the cons. I do recommend that the government of the developed countries put legislation to balance between job offers for overseas people and other citizens.

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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.