IELTS Writing Sample Answer # Part Time Jobs

Some countries motivate students to take up part-time jobs while others disagree. Give your opinion and explain both sides.

SAMPLE ANSWER

Education without any practical knowledge is often considered a waste, while an improper knowledge leads to unskilled individuals. Most countries across the world motivate the students to take up part-time jobs related to their field of study. However, in some countries, the focus is entirely on the curriculum of the school. Although both the approaches have their cons and pros, in my opinion, working part-time has more benefits to the students than the later.

Working part-time along with studying helps students in building inter-personal skills along with communication skills. Even more, when students at early age understand how hard it is to earn money, they tend to use their financial resources more cautiously. In addition, most students have dim clarity about their future job, taking on several part-time jobs allows them to take a better future decision. Part-time jobs have allowed teenagers to build positive ramifications in their lives.

In contradiction, for teenagers, the highest priority must be their assignments and learning. Working often shifts their concentration from learning towards money-making, which has its detrimental effects later in the future. In addition, the nature of the job has a very high impact on the individuals. For instance, a teenager doing a manual labor job along with studies might get distracted from studies.

Overall, part-time jobs do have their pros and cons for individuals but if the nature of the work is taken into consideration, it can do wonders for students. Doing a job for skills can not only put them in a better place for future decisions, it can also broaden their perspectives.

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IELTS Essay Sample Questions # Fashion Copy

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

The tendency of human beings to copy one another is shown in the popularity of fashion clothes and consumer goods. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Write at least 250 words.

SAMPLE ANSWER

Man is by nature a social animal and seeks conformity from its surroundings. In stating these lines, Aristotle was correct for the entire mankind even in present times. With more and more people following fashion trends and often being persuaded by the advertisements there is no denying that as humans, acceptance is the primary motive of our lives.

Globalisation, e-commerce, and the internet have brought the world at the reach of every individual. Most individuals are persuaded by the lifestyle of the richer countries or richer or famous people and try to imitate them in their lives. For instance, one can easily find dresses with keywords like “Deepika Padukone style” dress in e-commerce websites. The fashion designers make clothes and they become trending for the common people.

Also, advertisements play an important role in deciding the choices of the consumers in the daily lives. With bigger companies having better advertising power, tend to grab most of the consumers on their wings. For example, most people want to buy an iPhone not because they need it but because it makes them feel it is the best thing to happen to them. All result of excellent marketing by Steve Jobs.

Overall, humans have a tendency to find acceptance and more important receive respect from the society that they live in. Following fashion trends and consumer goods is an easy way to get human cravings satisfied.

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IELTS Essay: Do prisons work?

Writing task 2 : IELTS Essay: Do prisons work? 

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:
In many places, prisons are overcrowded and expensive for governments to maintain. Yet, when offenders are released, they end up back in prison a short while later.
Do prisons work?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer

Imprisonment is one of the most common forms of punishment in several parts of the world. But, how effective is this system? A high percentage of prisoners relapse into crime once they are released into the community. They are imprisoned again and this vicious cycle continues forever. In my view, sentencing criminals to time in prison fails in most cases and in this essay I will explain why.

Firstly, offenders enjoy a comfortable life in prisons. Many of them have access to luxuries such as televisions, mobile phones, free internet and sport facilities etc. In other words, instead of being a place where lawbreakers should learn a life lesson, prisons become holiday camps. If the penal system really expects prisons to act as a deterrent, then I think it should be tougher.

Secondly, I do not accept that all offenders need to be separated from society. Take pickpockets and shoplifters as examples. Keeping these petty criminals in the same cells as rapists, murderers or violent criminals actually worsens the situation. This is because after serving their time in prisons, juvenile and minor offenders often turn into habitual and professional criminals.  Sadly, governments and tax payers have to bear the cost of keeping these recidivists (= a criminal who continues to commit crimes even after they have been punished) in jails. I think punishing them through fines, community service or other non-custodial means etc. is a better option.

To conclude, I do understand that criminals who pose a threat to society cannot be allowed to roam freely. For such people, imprisonment is necessary. But, for other offences prison is not the answer. In my view, the severity of the crime committed should be taken into consideration before deciding on the punishment. (290 Words)

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IELTS Essay: Compulsory sports in school – agree/disagree?

IELTS Essay: Compulsory sports in school – agree/disagree?

Writing task 2
You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Health and fitness levels of children and teenagers are declining these days. Therefore, physical education and sport should be compulsory for all students in all schools.

Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer

Most countries across the globe are witnessing an alarming decline in the overall health and fitness levels of school-aged children. Health experts propose that participation in sports and physical education should be mandatory for all able-bodied school students. I completely agree with this idea as this practice will not only develop beneficial exercise habits in students but also mould their personalities.

Sport is a powerful medium which can teach children valuable life lessons. It teaches them concentration, discipline and a good work ethic. We can be successful only if we train hard, stay focused and exercise self-control. Behavioural development in another positive aspect of sports. Students learn how to behave, or how not to behave in defeat. They learn to maintain composure in the face of disappointment, a life skill which is worth mastering. It also improves their ability to recover quickly from setbacks.

Undoubtedly, sport inculcates a competitive spirit but it teaches us restraint too: a player has to stay calm to cope up with the intense pressure to have a chance of winning. This ability can also be very helpful for students in their academic exams. Furthermore, team sports teach children how to work as a team and be respectful to others. Being a ‘team player’ is highly valued by employers and behavioural skills like communication and cooperation not only prepare us for the workplace but for the rest of our lives.

To sum up, sport definitely has a place in the school curriculum. Active participation in school sports will make our children fit and active. They will also learn important life skills. Therefore, the practice of mandatory physical education for all children who are physically able should be introduced.

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