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IELTS Writing Sample

Widespread Use of Internet and Its Problems

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The widespread use of the Internet has brought many problems. What do you think are the main problems associated with the use of the web? What solution cans you suggest?

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The past decades saw the burgeoning of the Internet, which brought numerous conveniences to everyone in many ways. Meanwhile, this new technology introduced, unavoidably, many deficiencies into our life, although they could be alleviated if we take some counter measurements.

One obvious disadvantage is the widespread of unhealthy information, such as pornographic contents or material advocating ethical hatred. They are dangerous especially to the youngsters who are susceptible to such negative impact and so might be misguided to waste their time or even commit criminal activities. Moreover, the addiction of Internet tends to result in low productivity. For example, workers may indulge themselves in the browsing or chatting on the web, leaving no time to fulfill their working responsibilities. Finally but not least, the web could be a source of rumors, leading to social instability. A case in point is the panic in China caused by rumors from the Internet, claiming the salt production was polluted by nuclear radiation. Apparently, the web could result in serious consequences for both individuals and the society as a whole.

Notwithstanding these drawbacks, the Internet could be overall beneficial if counter actions are taken. Firstly, to cope with the detrimental effects of pornography or hatred material, censorship should be applied to limit their influence. Secondly, employees should be advised on how to improve their productivities by using the web sensibly. Then instead of wasting their time on issues irrelevant to their work, they can work more efficiently by searching network resources to expedite their job. Finally, the government ought to setup a transparent channel to facilitate the information flow. For instance, public debate or discussion on hot cyber topics should be encouraged. As a result, people could get more chances to distinguish rumors from the truths.

In conclusion, although the Internet could bring some inconveniences, they can be limited with our efforts.

This writing is found under the following category(ies):
IELTS Opinion Essays  

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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.