IELTS Writing Task – 2
Some people think that parents should teach children how to be good members of society. Others, however, believe that school is the place to learn this.
Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
Answer (Band Level 7.5)
Children are believed to be our world’s future and this is why they should be taught to become responsible members of society. Both parents and school are supposed to shape the children into excellent human beings. They are born with some traits and others are adopted during their growing stages.
Parents are the ones who imbibe good morals and etiquettes in their children at home during their initial stages which they maintain for the rest of their lives. It is the environment provided by them that mould the children into the human beings they grow up to be and their treatment of people around them. It is at home with the parents they discuss about the world and its vices, in order to distinguish between the good and the bad. The parents lay the foundation stone of their children upon which they grow into and become good Samaritans.
On the other hand, school is where they spend more of their time in the later stages. When in school, the teachers are their sole authority and are responsible for their growth and development. Children have to follow the rules and regulations set by the school in order to lead a disciplined life, inside and outside the school vicinity. It is in school that the children learn academically and socially which makes them well rounded individuals. They learn how to cope with situations and deal with people which is important for them to subsist as good beings in the real world.
In conclusion, it can be said that for children to become a responsible and conscientious human beings, the involvement of both the parents and the school in teaching them right from wrong and good behaviour within the society is necessary. Separately, they cannot be held responsible for the children’s overall growth and development into ethically good members of our society.
Topic – Complaint Letter
You had a meal at a restaurant. You are not happy with the service. Write a letter to the manager to complain about it. Give details about the problems and request compensation or refund.
Write at least 150 words.
Answer – (Level Band 6.5)
I am a regular customer at your restaurant because of the excellent quality and an array of delicious meals that you offer on your menu. This is regarding the meal I had at your restaurant last week. I took my friend for dinner whom I had raved to about your delectable cuisine.
Both my friend and I sat and went through the menu to decide the order. As we sat there, neither did anyone fill up our water glasses, nor did they come to take the order. I had to literally go up to the front desk to request the water as well as place the order. Even after having placed the order, our meal arrived an hour later and that too cold. It was quite embarrassing and disappointing for me as I had given excellent reviews about your food and service to my friend.
After finishing the unsatisfactory meal, I still paid for the food and left a tip for the service staff. I am unsure about the reason for such sloppy and distasteful service and it would be nothing except common courtesy to refund the bill. I request you to look into this matter so that I would once again be confident to visit your restaurant.
Write Complaint Letter
You have bought a mobile phone in a tax free shop just a few days ago and it does not work properly. Write a letter to the manager to complain about it and ask him to solve the problem. In your letter:
Write at least 150 words.
Answer(Level Band 5.5)
I am writing in regard to the mobile phone that I purchased from your store which is a Samsung Galaxy S 6. When I used this phone initially, it worked smoothly but after 2 days it began giving trouble as the screen would go off. This kept happening at an interval of nearly every half hour and this problem kept aggravating.
I tried switching off the phone and restarting it but somehow it did not make any difference. After sometime, it gave up completely and now I cannot switch it on at all. All my contacts and files are in the phone which I am unable to access and this problem is hampering my business as I cannot make or take any calls.
I earnestly request you to look for a solution to this problem by either changing the phone or fixing the same as soon as possible. I would appreciate it if this could be done at the earliest as time is of the essence here.
General Writing Task – 1
Question – Request of information Letter
Task – 1
You have a friend who live in a city abroad. You have decided that you would like to apply to do a course at one of the colleges in the city. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:
• Explain what you would like to do.
• Explain what kind of work or studies you have been doing for the past few years.
• Ask for assistance in contacting an appropriate institution.
Write at least 150 words.
I am writing to you to get some information about the course which I am planning to pursue from London where you currently reside. As I have insufficient knowledge about the colleges there, I thought of you as the best person to guide me.
I have been working in the area of Banking and Finance for nearly 8 years after having completed my bachelor degree in Finance. I have come to this point in my life where I have gained immense practical experience but somehow I feel the need to upgrade my current skill-set. Thereby, I wish to complete a Masters in Banking and Finance from a college in London.
I have searched for many colleges which offer this degree but the more I try to do so the more confused I get. As you are based in London, you would be the right person to advise me about the most suitable colleges that impart education in my area of interest.
I would be truly obliged if you could send me some information regarding the most feasible institutions which provide courses in banking and finance, so that I can decide and apply for the course as soon as possible.
Kavita from Dehradun