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IELTS Writing Sample

Places Getting Similar For Travelling

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In the past, people used to travel to many places to see difference from their country. Now all the places around the world are getting more and more similar. What is the cause of this similarity? Do you think the advantages of this similarity overweigh the disadvantages?

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It is a common phenomenon that every corner of the world we live in is becoming more similar than it used to be in the past. There are many evidences such as the wide spread of Mcdonald’ and K.F.C. and skyscrapers in every metropolitan. In this essay, I would like to give a discussion on the causes along with my own opinion about this phenomenon.

Apparently, globalization is the main reason causing this problem. As the consequences of globalization, first of all, a variety of foods have overcome geographic barriers and they are introduced to different countries and areas. As I specified above, fast food companies like Macdonald’s and K.F.C. are one of the most suitable examples. Besides, sushi and sashimi, the traditional Japanese food, are now available in many restaurants in western countries. Similarly, famous western food such as pizza and pasta can be enjoyed by many in Asian countries. Apart from the catering industry, new construction concepts have cultivated in people’s mind. For instance, temples and pagodas used to be the main icons of Asia but recently high buildings and skyscrapers have been erected up in many cities of those countries such as Tokyo and Shanghai which are very much similar to those in London and New York. Finally, the gradually resembled ideology can be the third contributing factor. For instance, a great number of people begin to celebrate Christmas Day, Valentine’s Day and even Halloween in countries where they were not used to be. All in all, we cannot reach these points without advanced modern technology, say Internet and automated manufacturing system, which also accelerating the pace of globalization.

Although globalization seemingly benefits our society and people’s lives, its negative side cannot be overlooked. The current trend of globalization has also been criticized for ignoring sustainable development and environmental concerns. Large multi-corporations build factories in different countries aiming to enlarge their profits, but it is also detrimental to local environments by gas emissions and inappropriate waste disposals. Furthermore, these corporations consume large quantity of natural resources to meet people’s demand. It is estimated by experts that fossil oil will be run out in very near future. In addition, some youngsters are so obsessed with foreign trend that they are reluctant to learn about their own cultures. As a result, they may be lost in finding their identity someday.

In sum, globalization brings us both merits and demerits. However, we cannot resist it just because it has drawbacks. It is quite obvious that there is a significant improvement in our living standards and so many people are benefiting from it. Isn’t it a sign that indicating globalization has more advantages than disadvantages?

Critique
This critique is meant for the writing from maomao. 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 pointing out the reason and showing your stand on the topic.

+LEXICAL RESOURCE
Vocabulary is good and you have demonstrated your ability in using a wide range of vocabulary.

+COHERENCE AND COHESION
Paragraphs are clearly organised.

+GRAMMATICAL RANGE AND ACCURACY
Compare to the original writing.

PERSONAL ADVICE:
+ "I would like to give a discussion to" -> "I would like to give a discussion on".
+ Problems in meaning:
> "the world we live in is more similar". Similar to what?
> "This can be found in many facts". If they are facts, why do you need to prove?
> "Personally, globalization definitely is". When you use "personally", you mean you are not sure about something and it only represents your own thought. You then use "definitely" which means you are absolutely sure about something.
+ "the wide spreading" -> "the wide spread".
+ An example of how to use "by the effects of": Many deaths in high-altitude mountaineering have been caused by the effects of the death zone. As you can see, it should be used in a passive sentence to illustrate who/what the main cause is.
+ "As the consequences of globalization, first of all, ": you shouldn't use 2 phrases that have the same function in a sentence as such. It's not wrong but just doesn't sound right.
+ "geographic barrier" -> "geographic barriers"
+ "varieties of food has overcome"??? Please read this A variety of
+ "fast food like Macdonald’s and K.F.C. are one" -> "fast food companies"
+ "the perfect examples" doesn't make sense in that context.
+ Wrong punctuation: "sushi and sashimi, the traditional Japanese food can be eaten". For example: Peter, the chairman of the meeting, left very early.
+ "pizza and pasta can be enjoyed by Asian countries": It's not the countries which enjoy the food but the people who live there.
+ "new construction concept" -> "new construction concepts"
+ "resource" -> "resources"
I have corrected many similar mistakes. In other words, you really need to improve your ability in using plural and singular nouns properly.
+ You couldn't demonstrate your ability in using complex sentences: "some youngsters are so obsessed with foreign trend that reluctantly to know".
+ "but" cannot be used to start a sentence as you did. For example: The rain was very heavy but I still decided to go to school.



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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.