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IELTS Writing Sample

Full Time Univ Students

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Full time university students spend most of the time studying. They should be doing other activities too. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

How many words? How long?

One Possible Solution: (Nothing is perfect! Please take this as an example only!)

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In today’s world, a majority of prospective full-time university students are spending most of their time studying. Having said that, I completely agree they need to spend time doing other activities. This will be proven by looking at how physical wellbeing and family life are important along with education.

For one, students need to spend time on physical activities. Let us take Shanghai as an example. Students in Shanghai are well known for their higher education. This is demonstrated by the economic contribution from them to their country’s benefit. The drawback here is that these students are becoming obese by spending most of their time studying, and not doing any sports. Thus, as can be clearly seen from my example there is a need of physical exercises as well.

In addition, students need to concentrate on family relations. For instance, in America, students often traverse longer distances and live at student residences in order to commit to full-time studies. This leads to damages in their family relations. Living with family allows them to have a sense of empathy and makes them become responsible. This makes it clear why students need to indulge in other activities as well as in education.

In conclusion, after looking at how important physical health and relations are in students’ lives; it has now been proven that students need to spend time on other activities as well. Doing that gives them better health and strengthens their relationship to their families.

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

+TASK ACHIEVEMENT
You were able to achieve the task by showing whether you agree or disagree with the topic.
+LEXICAL RESOURCE
Vocabulary is acceptable but can be improved. There were many phrases you used incorrectly.

+COHERENCE AND COHESION
Paragraphs are clearly organised.

+GRAMMATICAL RANGE AND ACCURACY
Compare to the original writing.

PERSONAL ADVICE:
+ "majority of the prospective full-time university students" -> "a majority of prospective full-time university students".
> You should have used "a" here and it's still considered as plural.
> "the" is used only when you have previously mentioned something.
+ "As such" was wrongly used and not a formal word to be used in academic writing topics.
+ "Shown" should be replaced with "proven".
+ "how physical wellbeing and family life is" -> "how physical wellbeing and family life are".
+ Wrong usage for "to illustrate". We usually use "to illustrate + something"
+ You should stick to "students" not using both "students" and "pupils".
+ "make them a responsible person" -> "make them responsible people"
+ You are exaggerating here: "It is predicted that this continues to be followed into the foreseeable future. "



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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.