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IELTS Writing Sample

Children Over 15 Years Old

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Children Over 15 years should be allowed to take their own Decision without any Interference from Their Parents. Do You Agree or Disagree?

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Children over 15 years of age are considered matured. They can make their own decision by themselves and also know what their responsibilities are. I totally agree with the point that they should be allowed to make their own decision for life without restrictions from their parents.

Most children of age over 15 years will either be in their last year of secondary school or in their first year of High School. If they are allowed to make their own decisions for life at this time of their life, they will be more focused in achieving their targets. On the other hand, if they are not allowed to do or make decisions for themselves they will not be more dedicated towards it. For example, if you are interested in a subject and you want to study it. Your interest towards the subject makes you do research or explore more about it from many different sources. This makes you more knowledgeable about the subject. But if you have no interest in it, then you just do what you are told to do and nothing more. The reason is that you are more dedicated to the work you choose by yourself than to the work chosen by someone else.

However, parents should get involved in guiding their children into the right path since children are very likely to make wrong decisions. That is why parents should play the role of guiding them to the right path and also support them to reach their goals and successes.

In conclusion, allowing children to make their own decisions will also help them boast their self-confidence and will also teach them to take responsibilities by themselves. After all you become happy when you get to do what you wished to.

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This critique is meant for the writing from kamlesh. This writing task has been reviewed and partially corrected. Please revert to the original IELTS writing before correction to understand this critique!

You were able to achieve the task by showing whether you agree or disagree with the topic and giving supporting examples.
Vocabulary is quite good but you still need to improve. As I noticed, you make more errors with articles "a", "the" and plural nouns.

Paragraphs are quite organised but do not have clear topic sentences.

Compare to the original writing.

+ Very good introduction. Simple and not repeating the requirement.
+ The second paragraph is not very good because it doesn't have a topic sentence.
+ "their last year of secondary school level" -> "their last year of secondary school"
+ Plural "make their own decision for life" -> "make their own decisions for life"
+ Wrong "In the other hand" -> "On the other hand".
> "In the other hand" is not an idiom. It's simply saying that you are holding something in the "other" hand.
+ You were totally confused about articles "a", "the", subject verb agreement and how to use plurals here:
"For example, if you are interested in some subject and you want to study it. Your interest towards the subjects make you do research or explore more about it from other outer sources. This makes you more knowledgeable about the subject."
+ Fragmented "Because you are more dedicated to the work you choose ...". Never write a sentence which only includes one phrase starting with "because". For example, you can write: "He passed the exam because he studied very hard this semester". From that, you can see there are 2 phrases with the second one used to indicate the reason.
+ "Works" is incorrect because it's uncountable: "the works chosen by someone else"
+ You repeated ideas in the 3rd paragraph too many times.
+ In the conclusion, you introduced new ideas which were not mentioned earlier: "... will also help them ..."
> it's not a right way to write an academic essay.

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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.