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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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Nowadays, more and more skilled professionals from developing countries immigrate to developed countries in the hope of better life, better job and better prospect. Some people consider the trend as positive for host countries and argue that wealthy nations should open their doors more widely to the competent and learned immigrant. But others, on the other hand, contend that rich countries would be engulfed by the increasing wave of these immigrants. In the case, I am of the honest opinion that the

For a start, when the well-educated, skilled migrant migrates to the host country, they bring with them the human capital. It is such a cost that the host country do not need to bear that is net advantage to the nation they come to augment. That is to say, the worth of the migrant is here not actually their lifetime income but rather the cost the host country do not need to cover as they already are educated and trained without the investment of the host country. In addition, the migrant are willing to work with low salaries compared with locals. The benefit directly goes to the consumer. To give an illustration of what I mean, let’s look at the case of firms which hire the skilled migrant mostly. These firms can provide cheaper services while maintaining same quality, which by consequence benefits to the consumer.

On the flip side, there also are several drawbacks. Employers may ignore training, innovation, and productivity when they get skilled migrants who are willing to work for relatively low pay. Besides, large numbers of skilled professional can swell the ranks of the unemployed. On the top of that, the increased population may put pressure on public service. In my opinion, however, the skilled migrant phenomenon is actually brain drain. The countries that experience brain drain suffer a great loss. The investment in tertiary education is lost as the highly educated professionals leave the homeland and become an asset to the host country.

All things considered, it seems reasonable to assume that skilled migrants are the double-edge sword as they contribute as well as become burden to some extent for the host nation, but the phenomenon severely affects the country from which the highly educated individuals leave.

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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.