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IELTS Writing Sample

Globalisation And Its Negative Side

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Even though globalization affects the world's economics in a very positive way, its negative side should not be forgotten. Do you agree or disagree?

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This resource has been reviewed. However, there are many mistakes. Please check the critique so that you can become aware of these common errors! Half of the mistakes have been fixed and the rest is given to you as an exercise. You are encouraged to comment and report other mistakes because they are normally repeated in the essay. Doing this gives you a better understanding of how to improve your writing skills.

Globalization offers the capability to exchange ideas among people from different countries. In today's society, we can see branded items manufactured in foreign countries almost everywhere. Personally, I do not think that it only has the positive side and therefore I'm going to explain the reasons in my essay.

Apparently, cultural exchanges are one of the biggest advantages from globalisation where people from any corners of the world wear the same Nike T-shirts, Adidas shoes and have the same type of food such as Mc Donald. Also people have similar interests even though they are from different countries. We can get the same materials with same quality and similar prices for many products around the world.

Even though a good lot of positive advantages in globalization, we must consider the negative view regardless of the above points. The foreign company installed their company in developing countries and making good money by recruiting a local people. Marketer sucking the worker’s blood by giving an overtime duty with less paid for their duty. The government should stare to this issue and an offer becomes more benefits towards employees. This may recuperate to the worker credits. Mostly, the people who are to be interested to adopt western culture, there are neither their traditional nor western culture. It has been only myth among all.

In sum up, the benefits or non-benefit of globalization is depends on the people outlook. According to my point view, globalization is employing a good advantages to whom wish to change the cultural, tradition and life style.

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Critique
This critique is meant for the writing from saravanan. 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 your opinions whether you agree or disagree with the topic.
+LEXICAL RESOURCE
Vocabulary is weak and you need to put more effort into improving it. There were many words/phrases you used incorrectly.

+COHERENCE AND COHESION
Paragraphs are poorly organised. Topic sentences couldn't show the main ideas of paragraphs.

+GRAMMATICAL RANGE AND ACCURACY
Compare to the original writing.

PERSONAL ADVICE:
+ "Globalization offers to exchange" is not correct. For example: His university offers a wide range of courses so that everyone's needs can be accommodated.
+ Try not to use "nowadays" too frequently.
+ "the branded items which they manufactured": did you mention which items before?
+ "I do not personally think that" and "personally I do not think" are 2 different things. If you are not clear, please leave a question below.
+ It's extremely confusing here: "I do not think that it has not give any weakness into the people".
+ "Of course it could given a lot of..." is not formal. You shouldn't use "of course" in your writing.
+ "it could given" is completely wrong. After "could", you should use bare infinitives. For example: I couldn't finish the exam because it's so lengthy.
+ In your 2nd paragraph, "it could given a lot of cultural exchanges where we can see...": this is your topic sentence. Did you clearly say what it's all about? Every paragraph should have its own idea which can be easily recognised from the topic sentence.
+ "where we can see the people wear a": which people are you talking about?
+ "people wear a Nike T-shirt": many people share the same T-shirt? really?
+ "Adidas shoe"??? only one shoe? we need a pair of shoes to wear.
+ "each field"? which field? you use "each" when you already mentioned something. For example: I like those pens. Each of them is very unique in design.



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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.