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IELTS Writing Sample

School and Parenting

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Some people think it would be a good idea for schools to teach every young person how to be a good parent. Do you agree or disagree with this opinion? Describe the skills a person needs to be a good parent.

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The increasing number of marriage in the coming years contributes to the fact that the age of parents tends to be younger and younger. The issue how to feed and teach their children in the correct direction has been shown up in front of these low-aged parents. Setting up a specified course in school for young person to acknowledge the essential skills seems to be reasonable.

As to the skills of being a superior parent, responsibility is one of the crucial expertise in this area. The majority of the parents, especially who became parent at the early age, tend to rarely afford this burden and lack of patience to keep on educate their children. Recent research reported by East Daily, illustrates that approximately 35 percent of the young parents fail to watch their babies which is taken care of by their grandparent instead. This figure is also booming right now. Develop responsibility when they feed and educate their own boys or girls is supposed to be an evitable course for the special education institute.

Meanwhile, a well-qualified parent is capable of keeping the balance of award and punishment. It’s vital for parents to acquire this when handling their child’s trouble case. Provided that schools can supply the appropriate measures and approaches for young person in this situation, this can simply avoid the confusion and negative effect on his child.

To sum up, the qualification of being a good parent is involved in strong responsibilities for family, properly encouraging their children and criticizing the incorrect behavior when they are growing up. There is no doubt that schools should establish the lesson for every young person to acquire how to cultivate their next generation.

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This critique is meant for the writing from bobby3239. 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 whether you agree or disagree with the topic and describing the skills to be a good parent.
Vocabulary is quite good but you still need to improve.

Paragraphs are well organised with clear topic sentences.

Compare to the original writing.

+ Plural: "The increasing number of marriage" -> "The increasing number of marriages".
+ You were focusing too much on the wording and forgetting the real meaning here "The increasing number of marriages in the coming years contributes to the fact". Check out how I fixed that for you.
+ "expertise" was wrongly used.
+ Gerund: "keep on educate their children" -> "keep on educating their children"
+ You seem to have serious issues with punctuation:
"Recent research reported by East Daily, illustrates that".
> I said this because there have been many students making similar mistakes like this.
+ "Develop responsibility ... is supposed to be an evitable course": Wrong. Tell me which one is the main verb in that sentence.
+ I guessed you didn't want to say "an evitable course" but instead "an inevitable course"
+ "for the special education institute": which special education institute?
+ Many mistakes here "the balance of award and punishment":
> "the balance between ... and ... "
> Reward And Award are different. Check out Reward And Award.
+ Wrong "child’s trouble case"
+ "for every young person to acquire how to cultivate their next generation"
> you were using "every young person" which is single
> you then used "their" -> incorrect.
+ I prefer to use the word "skills" here: "the qualification of being a good parent" because the writing task asks you what the skills a person needs to be a good parent are, not about qualifications.

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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.