IELTS Essay Sample Questions # New Technologies

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Due to the new technologies and the internet radio is going to disappear in a few years. Do you agree or disagree with the statement?

Give your opinion.

Write at least 250 words.

SAMPLE ANSWER

We have made a rapid advancement in the field of technology and managed to even surpass our own expectations. Gone are the days when pigeons were used for communication. Mobile phones and the internet are the new dimensions of our space and time. While new technologies are heading towards us with a jet speed, the old ones are disappearing even faster.

Just after its invention, the radio was used primarily for communication in the armies and the navies. However, in recent times, radio is being used in wireless technology like mobile communication etc. We are at a time when the internet has made information easily accessible. From news to songs, one can easily get whatever they like on the internet in an instant. Whereas, they have to wait if they want to hear something on the radio.

Although the internet provides everything instantaneously, there is much more fun in listening to the RJ in the local language, giving news and other fun talks. There is a personal connection while talking with the RJ and explaining problems. And then, there is always a surprise element. Radio is also the best thing you can turn on sitting in your car.

Overall, in my opinion, even though various new technologies have taken over, radio is still a very tough contender and will take a long time to become dormant. People in this fast paced life often look out for personal connect, which radio provides.

IELTS BAND 7

IELTS Essay Sample Questions # Teacher Behavior

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Some people believe that students work better if the teacher is strict, others think it is better for students if the teacher has a friendly approach.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Write at least 250 words.

SAMPLE ANSWER

School years are the formative years for a child and the way the child is dealt with during those days defines his or her personality. Although parents are the most important people in the life of a child, teachers play an equally vital role in a student’s life. Most people believe that it is better for the teachers to be strict while others have the opinion that it is beneficial if the student has a friendly teacher.

A strict teacher always brings along the qualities of well-organized class, motivated students and maximum respect from students. A well-organized class helps the students to understand and grasp the material in a better way. It has been seen that students of such class tend to be more responsible and self-disciplined. Besides, it is very important for a teacher to have his or her children to respect. Often students don’t respect teachers who are polite, having strict teachers help in maintaining the decorum of the class.

However, sometimes the strictness also has a negative impact on the students. The teacher is more likely to become less approachable and students may rebel. Also, the students might not be very active in answering questions in class. Strict guidelines often discourage students from attending classes. They start making excuses which harm the studies.

Overall, although strict teachers help in having organized classes often it makes them less approachable. In my opinion, teachers must choose different teaching styles depending on the type of student.

IELTS BAND 7

 

 

IELTS Essay # Financial aid

IELTS Writing task 2
You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Providing financial aid to the poor can increase poverty.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer

Poverty has become a pressing problem across the globe. Governments in many countries take various measures to control the rising poverty levels. Giving monetary help to the poor is one of the most common methods followed globally. But, the effectiveness of this approach is often questioned by social reformers and economists. According to them, this measure can make the situation worse. I completely agree with this view and in this essay I will support my opinion with examples.

Firstly, financial support does not provide the poor with a motive to become self-sustained. It seriously damages the spirit of self-development. The fundamental reason behind this is the psychological attitude which it creates in the minds of beneficiaries. If someone is getting money for their needs without doing any work, then why they would work. Even if the amount is less, they are willing to accept it. Such people resist any kind of change in their way of living.  This can be exemplified with unemployment benefit receivers who hardly try to find a suitable employment for themselves.

Another reason why I am against distributing money to the poor is that it affects the overall growth and development of a country. Research has shown that nations where citizens depend on monetary help experience a slow economic growth rate. A possible explanation for this could be the skewed distribution of the available funds. The money that is meant for the development of the nation is given to those who don’t contribute to the economy in anyway. Therefore, it can be concluded that this solution creates a vicious cycle of poverty that is extremely hard to break.

To sum up, any government is responsible to fulfil the basic needs of its people. But, I strongly believe that providing financial help to the poor is not the answer. This practice should be discouraged. Other measures like skill development programmes, opening aided schools and hospitals, and creating more employment opportunities can yield far better results. In short, don’t give fish to the poor, teach them how to fish. (341 Words)

IELTS BAND 7

IELTS GENERAL LETTER WRITING # TURNING DOWN JOB OFFER

You recently met the manager of a new company that has just opened in your town. After the meeting he wrote to you to offer a job in this new company. However, you have to stay in your present job.

Write a letter to the manager. In your letter,

  • Thank him/her for the offer.
  • Explain why you cannot accept this offer
  • Recommend a friend for this job
Sample Answer:

Dear Mr. David,

I believe you are doing fine. It was great meeting you in the party last Sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation with you. I have received a job offer letter from you and am writing in reference to the same.

I am pleased to have been offered the ‘Marketing Manager’ position in your company’s new branch in our city. However, I am unable to accept this offer because of my ongoing employment contract with my current employer. In the meeting, I informed you about my current job of a Branch Coordinator in an insurance company but I did not talk about the employment bond.

It would be great for me to join your team but unfortunately I have completed only one year with the present employer, which is half of the tenure of the contract. Anyhow, since I cannot accept the offer, I would recommend a friend who has four years of experience in the field of marketing and sales.

I sincerely apologize for turning down this excellent opportunity at the moment but would definitely check with you once my present contract is over. It would be a privilege to work with you and your team in the future. Thank you very much for considering my profile for this job.

Yours faithfully,
Aman Singh

IELTS Band7

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