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IELTS Writing Sample

Parents And Schools Responsibility

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Some people think that parents should teach children how to be a good member of the society. Other, however, believed that school is the place to learn this. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

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The manner of children is important not only for themselves but also for the whole society. These children would be the future of a nation. Due to this significance, it is debatable that whether it is either parents or teachers who should be solely responsible for making them become good members of the society. There is a need to look at both of these views.

One school of thought holds that parents have the responsibility to teach the norms and behavior to their children. In other words, parents are the first institute of the child. Firstly, many psychologists believe that kids are very keen observer. They follow and try to immitate the behaviours of their mother and father. It is scientifically claimed that the majority of human personality traits are developed at the early age of life. Secondly, they spend most of the time with their parents before entering Teenagehood. Based on that, parents are believed to have the ability to give better guide to their offspring what is right and wrong.

On the other hand, some people believe that school is the real place of teaching. Undoubtely, school is much more than providing knowledge to students. They interact and communicate with their peers and friends and learn how to behave and react with them. At this age, they are mature enough to comprehend the difference of good and bad. This school of thought is also of the view that it is not obligatory that parents should be educated enough to teach whereas teachers are fully sufficient to influence the behaviours of their students.

Summing it up, I think that both of these views are satisfactory and it is not the responsibility of any party alone but it should be the combined effort of both parents and schools to make children a good member of the society.

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Discuss and Give Opinion  
This critique is meant for the writing from monkey. 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 your opinion as to whether you agree or disagree with the statement in the essay's requirement.

Vocabulary is sufficient: soly, one school of thought, offspring.

Paragraphs are clearly organised. Good use of transition words: firstly, secondly, on the other hand, furthermore, summing it up.

Compare to the original writing.

+Regarding this "The manner of children ... for the individual", you were actually refering to the children so you should change "individual" -> "themselves".
+In "These children would be the future of the nation", which nation? Should change to "a nation".
+In "Due to this significant", "significant" is adjective.
+In "who would be the sole responsible", if you use "the", you should add a noun after that.
+"making them a good member" is not complete -> "making them become good members".
+"One school of thought thinks that" -> "One school of thought holds that".
+In "They are of the view that", who does the word "they" refer to?
+"The kids": which kids?
+"majority of human personality developed at an early age of life" -> "the majority of human personality is developed at an early age of life".
+"their offspring’s what is right", you shouldn't use possession there.
+"majority" was used twice in the second paragraph.
+Never start a sentence with "No doubt that" because this is used in spoken English. In other words, it's informal.
+"the students": which "students"?
+"the importance of attitude to students": not clear meaning.
+Wrong usage of "why" in "it is not the responsibility of any party alone while it would be the combine effort"
+You easily loose track of pronoun as far as I can see. For example, in "the combined effort of both parents and schools to make them", who is "them"? you were writing your conclusion and you didn't even mention it from the first sentence of the same paragraph.

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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.