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IELTS Writing Sample - Task 2 Go To Sample
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.
+COHERENCE AND COHESION
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.
+GRAMMATICAL RANGE AND ACCURACY
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"