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IELTS Writing Sample

Male And Female Students In University

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Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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Nowadays, nobody can deny the importance of universities in the modern world. It should be stated that some people think that the equal chances for two genders is suitable and fairly, while others it can have bad impacts for society. The following manifestations will shed more light on the proposed ideas.

Emphasizing the positive aspects of equality in the number of men and women in the universities, it should be mentioned that there are three convincing reasons why some people agree with it including availibilty of flexibility, preferences and suitable records of the considered field in both sex. They believe that human being (in both gender) in compatible with different situation and we should pay attention to his scientific preferences and record to let them come to university, although it may exist some different features in women and men. For instance, the engineering fields or fields that are related to military are usually considered to be male fields, but we should not limit girls and females to attend in these fields of university, if they can have enough ability to resolve their problems with these male conditions.

Nonetheless, it should be taken for granted that sextual equality in the colleges and academic schools has its own disadvantages. First of all, there are individual differences between men and women in their personality features. As an illustration, girls usually are more emotional and sensitive and boy are more rational and have physical power in their body. As this reason, we should produce some universities for female fields and some for male fields or in some fields increase the chance of one of them than the other. Besides, this is not good to let the person in a field that are in contrast of his nature. It means it is better to take girls in female field and boys in male fields.

To put the whole issue in a nutshell, I myself agree more with the ideas with the latter, since I think we should study the requirements of a field and check the needs of people in both sex and according to this requirements and need, build separate university for girls and boys.

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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.