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IELTS Writing Sample

Single or Multiple Careers And The Importance of Further Education

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Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic: The idea of having a single career is becoming an old fashioned one. The new fashion will be to have several careers or ways of earning money and further education will be something that continues throughout life. Use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your examples and relevant evidence.

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Business is becoming more and more demanding. Therefore, a diverse skill set seems to be a must for a company to sustain its operation. However, some people are still wondering if a single career is better than several careers. I’m going to prove that a person should equip himself with different skills and further education is of necessity throughout his life.

Firstly, every employee now is supposed to deal with multiple positions in a company. As can be seen, small to medium-sized companies are becoming very popular. This is very different from the past when a company tended to have a really large structure in which each employee was responsible for a specified set of related jobs. In other words, an employee today tends to have various responsibilities. Therefore, s/he needs to constantly improve his or her skills.

Secondly, it is very popular for a person to work in different companies. Maintaining profit is always a concern for businesses. One of the many methods is to keep employees on a casual basis so that unnecessary expenditure can be reduced. Hence, it leads to a need for employees to work in multiple companies at the same time, thereby resulting in the requirement for them to adapt to different jobs.

Finally, further education can also be a good opportunity for job seekers to gain competitive advantages. For example, considering two candidates, who gets a higher education will have more chance to get employed. The reason is employers are seemingly interested in not just what an employee can do but also his potentials.

In conclusion, having multiple careers is more advantageous and to obtain that, one must constantly study during his life. This trend is becoming more and more popular for three reasons. The first reason is it supports the sustainability of businesses by allowing employees to have more than one role in a company. Next, working in two companies or even more is required for many people. Last but not least, further education helps job seekers to have more advantages.

This writing is found under the following category(ies):
IELTS Opinion Essays  
You were able to achieve the task by showing your viewpoint about whether a person should have multiple skills and constant studying is required or not.

Vocabulary is varied: employee, expenditure, businesses, result in, lead to, last but not least.

There are a number of transition words used: firstly, secondly, finally, in conclusion, next, hence, thereby, therefore.
The organization is clear and logical. There are 5 paragraphs totally which is very good because it ensures you have enough time and still be able to express your ideas.

No grammar errors noted. However, there are some changes which can improve the essay:
> In the introduction, change "business is becoming more and more demanding" to "businesses are becoming more and more demanding" because the word "businesses" here refers to "companies"
> In the 3rd paragraph, change "it is very popular for a person to work in different companies" to "it is very popular for a person to work in different companies at the same time"

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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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Argument: Yes, a person should equip himself with multiple skills by constantly studying throughout his life.
> One person can have multiple roles in one company
> One person can work for different companies
> Promotion
Further education should be supported to help
> Having multiple skills
> More knowledgeable

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.