IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Salary

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Some people believe that when choosing a job, the only thing to be considered is the salary it is offering, while others are of the opinion that you should do what you love. Discuss both views.
You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:

It is the cofounder of Apple that has inspired the generations to come to do what they love to do. However, in reality, often the things that we love tend to give us little money to be able to survive in the world. While there are people who believe that nothing is better than doing what makes them feel right, there are people of the opinion that one should be more practical when choosing a job. In my opinion, it must be a balance between the two.

Doing something that you love surely gives oneself a sense of achievement. When someone does a job that they like, it is more likely that people will finish it till the end. It is only when someone does what they are not very interested in, that they tend to give up. Even more, although some jobs pay less, if it feels right, the joy that one gets by doing something that their heart feels right, gives much more joy than something that is done purely for money.

However, it cannot be denied that money is equally important for leading a life. There have been people who felt in love with acting and when they tried pursuing their career in it, failed miserably. Some of them ended up being in mental asylums, others committed suicide. Keeping in mind such examples one needs to make sure that they are at least able to feed themselves before they go on to do something more close to themselves.

Overall, it is important to be financially independent to be able to live in this world but it is equally important to be able to do things that are true to one’s nature. (284 Words)

  • Doing something that you love or inspires you allows you to do it in the best possible way. One gives in their best and allows their creative juices to flow, while doing something that they like to do.
  • When one does something that they like, it is less likely that they will fail because they don’t do it for anything but the sheer joy of being able to do the things.
  • When someone does what they like or love or are passionate about, there are less chances of falling into the traps of competitiveness. No one does it to do it better than others, one is simply doing it to make sure they are happy.
  • An individual does not lives in a vacuum, they are different responsibilities that one needs to fulfil. To be able to do that, one needs money and that is very important.
  • Money  provides a person more security and financial independence than anything else. A person with no money, cannot even buy his or her food, causing depression and other issues.
  • Sometimes a person does not actually knows what they love. Hence it is better to do something that gives at least money, rather than doing something they don’t even know if they love.

IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Safety Standards

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Safety standards are important when building people’s homes.

Who should be responsible for enforcing strict building codes – the government or the people who build the homes?

Give your opinion.

Write at least 250 words.


The population of the world is increasing and with that the requirement for houses. To cater to this requirements, new buildings are being constructed at a faster rate. This has given rise to the number of accidents related to buildings.  Some people opine that Government is solely responsible to ensure the safety and codes while others believe that house owners are the persons who should be responsible. In my opinion, government is responsible for building laws, it must be the responsibility of the builder to make sure that the laws are followed.

Giving the responsibility to government is better for different reasons. Firstly, we as individuals pay taxes to ensure better facilities, and the government must ensure that the country men are getting proper accommodation. Secondly, often the law makers are more aware about the constitution and other disasters. So, they are more aware of what should be done.

On the other hand, it is impossible for the government to appoint necessary man power and make sure that the law is being followed. It must be the responsibility of all the people working in construction, including the architect, labor and engineer to make sure the laws are properly implemented. Also, labors should avoid working in hazardous situation ,where they are not provided by proper equipment.

Overall, government is made to show the path of how to work. It is responsible for making laws and strengthening. It must be the responsibility of individuals to make sure that the laws are in acted. In my opinion, the issue can be better addressed if government and individuals work together in same direction.


IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Violence

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

World history suggests that violence and conflict were more evident under male leadership than under female leadership.

So, for peace to prevail, female leadership can be considered as a better option than male leadership.

Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Write at least 250 words.


The wars and struggles are part of the world history for a very long period. However, with advancement in technology, it has all become much faster. Although, the ware has been evident, some people believe that the world is at more peace when a female is at power, rather than male. In my opinion, this can be because of the characterstics of women, however, it is about great leadership than gender of the leader.

The history has showed us some of the most ruthless rulers, and mostly they have been men. It was Hitler, a male, who contributed significantly for the world war 2. Even more, the first world war was mostly caused by the male ego, assassinations and conflicts of interests among men. Very few female leaders contributed taking decision to have war with other nations in their period of ruling a country.

However, on cannot forget, Queen Isabella of Spain, Queens Marry, a.k.a. Bloody Marry, Victoria, and Elizabeth of Britain, all of them have ruled over vast spectrum of power and  they often have done so ruthlessly, achieving goals with an iron hand.

But, there is other side of the coin as well. When the world saw Hitler, it also saw, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and when it witnessed Queens Marry, we also noticed, Mother Teresa, Aung Suu Kyi.

Overall, in my opinion, it is the lust of power that causes wars, gender is just a biological existence.


IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Fear Of Crime

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Many people are too scared to leave their home because of a fear of crime.

Some people think that with better government and law, the problem can be solved, however, others are of the opinion, that nothing can be done.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Write at least 250 words.


We are living in an era, post the world war, and although, several peace organizations have been build, the fear of crime has developed among people. To add to this, several terrorist activities, also with the other crimes, have added to this fear. Although, some people believe that there is no way out of this, others are still hopeful. In my opinion, nothing can be done alone, but surely with the combined efforts of people and government, we can improve on it.

There are several reasons why people are skeptical of any improvement. Firstly, it is believed that fear is a state of mind which is perpetuated by the media. For example, we are often bombarded with negative news, the moment one opens the television or newspaper, you can find maximum of negative news. Secondly, an opinion has formed that the crime is because of the structural issues in the society which cannot be handled. Like, a person with no food or money is likely to steal.

On the other hand, there are even people of the opinion that there is still hope. If only the government can increase the police in local communities and encourage more ‘neighbourhood watch’ schemes, there are chances of improving the situation. Even more, media must also be encouraged to present more positive stories in the news about how crime is being tackled rather than the focus on the negative.

Overall, a wide opinion is formed that nothing can be done for the crime rates. However, there are some views that we can improve the situation. In my opinion, we can reduce fear by combined efforts of media, government and individuals.


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