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IELTS Writing Sample

Watching Sport Events

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Nowadays people prefer to follow sports events on TV rather than take part in sports themselves. Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?

How many words? How long?

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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.

In present life style, majority civilians opt to watch sports in Television and not interested to participate. Due to away from sports activities there by physical exercise, people are suffering with more health problems. This leads to so many adverse conditions.

Sports are giving good exercise to human, not only the person who works in the doors but also outdoor and physical job strained employees also needs sports to get a proper exercise. It gives you health and mental relaxation.

In urban areas, majority people are suffering with many deceases. Among them Heart attack, blood pressure and diabetes are common to everybody. By looking into the details 80% of the patients are pertains to the group of people who do not play any sports and spent their lives only by sitting either in work place or at home. It is cleared by many scientists that with minimal participation in sports one can avoid such health problems.

Due to the present life style, being an ordinary civilian spends his time either work place or at home. They do not spend any time in sports ground. It makes them more work pressure and unable to come out from the bad moods of office work tensions. So, soon they become mentally sick. This also follows social relations, as not mingling to other people not even at sports ground, left them alone in the busy life.

By considering the above said points, not participating in sports should lead any human to the negative side in ways of health, mental and social relations.

This writing is found under the following category(ies):
IELTS Opinion Essays  
This critique is meant for the writing from pvrmurthy. 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 on whether the trend is positive or negative
Vocabulary is weak and there were many phrases you used incorrectly.

Paragraphs are not clearly organised.

Compare to the original writing.

+"In present life style" is not what people often use in the context. Rather people normally use the following phrases:
>In modern life
>In today's society
+Majority is usually used as a noun and therefore, it's incorrect to use "majority civilians". Example:
>The vast majority of students did well in the exam.
>A great majority of the people are not satisfied with their salary.
+"in Tv" -> "on Tv"
+Due to + noun
Ex: Due to the reduction in salary, Peter couldn't afford a new car.
+You can make this sentence more academic: "people are suffering with more health problems."
+For the introduction, people often address what they are going to write in the essay not like this: "This leads to so many adverse conditions."
>secondly, "adverse conditions" has a different meaning.
>Moreover, the question was "Do you think this is a positive or a negative development". You also should explicitly state your side.
+Never write a paragraph with only 2 sentences "Sports are giving good ...It gives you health and mental relaxation."
+Try to reduce present continuous "Sports are giving good", "people are suffering". They are not academic.
+"suffer with many deceases": suffer diseases (don't use "with").
+Wrong "deceases".
+"being an ordinary civilian spends his time" doesn't make sense.
>Civilians normally spend time on ...
+"By considering the above said points" is not academic.

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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.