Part 3 and 4. Who are the better parents? Money as a Motivator Ideas: Education is Good Ideas: Education is Bad Ideas: When Children Behave Badly Layout: Is Money a Good Motivator? Examples The Domino Effect: Older When Should People Retire? Animal Testing Animal Testing: No Should Parents Pay?
Less Valuable Now Education: Too Many People with Degrees! Do Degrees Make Us Happy? Spending on Art Spending on Art: Telecommuting Who learns faster? There are several parts in this site: The trick is to use examples from your experience and that way you should find enough to write. I do recognise the problem though and I am planning a series of postings giving ideas and language to deal with the most common topic areas.
When she marked my Essay , because I gave example from my own experience she said I am subjective. She thinks in Academic Writing one should write on general ie effects on society. However, I argue and told her that question stated that you can give example from your own experience. Do you think if I give my own experience the examiner will mark me down?
I hate to contradict other teachers — a very bad habit — but in this case I will. The rubric to the essay question almost always contains these words:. The question remains though how you do it. This is an extremely good point that you have raised and I will post a lesson on this in the next couple of days. The way you express your ideas and construct your writing matter. Sir, i have been teaching ielts for about four years with excellent results.
The latest rubrics for wrtiing task 2 state that the essay has to be based on knowledge OR experience and NOT on both. Please maintain contact with me for further details.
Thank you for the correction on the exact wording. I do take issue with your interpretation of it though. It is entirely possible for candidates to use one example based on their knowledge and another based on their experience: Candidates can choose between the two options and are not restricted to one or the other: Typically, I advise my students to think of examples and reasons. It is very easy to get stuck when you are looking for ideas.
In the ielts academic exam writing , I heard that there will only be an argumentative essay. It depends what you mean by argumentative. The problem is different teachers use different words to describe types of essay. I am guilty of this too. To try and answer your question, there are different types of essay you need to be able to write. I could go on. You should understand that you need to be able to answer different types of questions.
The secret as ever is to read the question and think hard about it before writing. Think about what it is asking you to do. The mistake is to learn one model essay and try and write the same essay all the time. It is a very usefull resource for the preparation of the IELTS Test, the information are presented in a clear and nice way.
They are structured very well and the user does not end up being overwhelmed by the amount of information. This is a very important point -at least to me-, because reading your site had the result of calming me me and improve my self confidence for the exam. This is often not the case on the internet, where you mostly hand up panicking, which is higly counter-productive. Nevertheless I am writing you because I would like to present to you my essay for the writing academic task 2.
I am not asking you to correct every mistake, just to read it once and give me your impression and maybe the main points that I have to be careful about in the test the first being word number: If it possible can you say to me around band score I am? Or, is this essay enough good for a minimum band score of 5. I am really looking forward to read an answer from you and I thank you in advance for your courtesy.
In many countries schools have severe problems with student behaviour. What do you think ar the causes of this? What solutions can you suggest? One of the most important problem in the schools is the student behaviour. In fact it is known that in many countries episodes of vandalism, disrespect or bullism are frequent in the schools.
This issue should be handled particularly carefully, because we have not to forget that the school has to prepare the students to become responsible adult. It is therefore very important to individuate the causes and the possible solutions to be applied, in order for the school to fullfill its educational role in the best way.
Often those behaviours are the expressions of other, hidden problems. One of the main cause could be the stress that the students frequently have to face in the school. Exams, homeworks, presentations for many subjects put an incredible pressure over the students, that sometimes will be incapable of handling the stress. Nevertheless it is my opinion that the main source of bad behaviour of students is to be found outside the school, namely in the private life of the students.
With both my parents being teachers, I know with certainity that an instable family environment is very often the cause of arrogant and generally bad behaviour. Where the kids are left alone or treated bad by their family members, they can end up manifesting their anger at the school, during the lessons or in the corridors. Those problems suggest their solutions. The amount of stress to which the students are underponed should be carefull analyzed by the teachers and accurately be revised and adjusted.
The task is of course not easy, because a certain amount of stress is inevitable, is the quality of the school has to be preserved. Regarding family problems, it is my firm convinction that child that were raised or still are in instable family environment should be followed carefully by expers, such as psyhcologists and pedagogists, and sustained by teachers, in order to allow them to retrieve their happiness and bring their life back on the tracks.
Summarizing, students can answer to exagerate stress acting bad: A more important cause of problematic behaviour is the family where student lives, that can already be a source of problems and instability. Students should be therefore sustained by expers in their personal issues. Sorry for the delay. Had a quick look and it looks an extremely good essay. My one concern is length. This is a very good job. It was clearly given how to approach a task since you already have given the clue how to practice a certain topic, and so, through this, many IELTS writing examinees will have the idea now on how to write and speak appropriately.
Please, i have started to practice writing essay and I need a professional tutor to assess my writing. I would like to know if I can send my essays to be assessed. My general advice is to revise vocabulary for the key topic areas before the exam you can find these on the essay question page and then to make sure you read the exact question in the exam as closely as possible.
For me, their only real value is to tell you the types of topic you will need to write about and what sort of vocab you need. Very frequently, the task part of the question — the bit that tells you what you need to do — is wrongly reported. Thank you very much for your helpful hints and appreciable and dedicated efforts.
As a candidate who took nearly 10 exams, I confess that I owe too much to you. This is a very simple way to say thank you. It rather depends how short the answer is. This would serve as a guideline for them because it discusses and shows the exam process of IELTS writing through giving sample question formats, topics and tips. Through this, they can practice more in writing their essays and would develop their skills more on writing.
The examiner is likely to have worked out what you did. Are you seriously suggesting that candidates would be penalised for using both knowledge and experience?! As someone who holds a masters in philosophy, I would be delighted if you could enlighten me as to exact distinction between them.
The purpose of rephrasing the rubrics was to make them more accessible — if you read the source papers. The purpose was not to introduce a new challenge to candidates. This is what i ask my students to do. I agree with you about copying wording from the question. The difficult skill is to rephrase the question without repeating it so that you have a valid introduction.
Your blog is very helpful. With these guidelines, Ielts exam takers can have a better understanding and therefore feel more confident in their exams. You will find my own suggestions on the reading page. The key is to understand the difference between No and Not Given. When did you apply? Normally, you can get a refund of your fee if you cancel 5 weeks before. Contact your local test centre. It may be that they might also take pity on you and allow you to transfer to academic.
This is the first time i visited this site. In Australia, you need a minimum of 7. And the requirement there is Academic. My first time I scored 6. The second and the third I had 5. Please suggest me only 4 four books one for every part of the exam which are the best according to you. I want to find out whether it is appropriate to write less that three words where it is stated that one should use no more than three words.
Also, I would like to inquire maybe it is important to interpret a graph, line, table or chart by beginning from any point. Front, Middle or Back. I have studying on your website recently. I found it great and a resourceful webpage. I need a band score of 8 in each module. My next exam is on the In my last 2 exam, I got 6. Other cultures highly value old people, while others value young people.
Discuss both opposing views and give your opinion. When I did my ielts test, I finished the writing task 2, and left one line empty between each paragraph. However, when I wrote the conclusion, I left empty lines and then started the conclusion.
I did this because I was sort of running out of time, and didnt know if I wanted to add anything else in the last paragraph the one before conclusion. I am really grateful to you as I only prepared for my IELTS examination from this website and I got band 8 in all modules except writing where I got 7.
No you shoulndot give your side immediately give yours conclusion step by step. Firstly explain both sides and then which you like most give him side. Agree or disagree is most important part choose 1 thing. Yes you should choose a type of argument the main factor. After I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment.
Is there any means you possibly can remove me from that service? Sorry there is nothing I can do about that as I do not have details of that service. I can only suggest that you move the post to spam!! Dear Dominic, Congrats on your blog. One question thou, some literature state there are 4 different types of essays instead of the 3 types you mention in your blog, these are:. Do you agree with this? I do need to go back to that post. The division you maker does make sense. In truth though I increasingly wonder how helpful it is to categorise different essay types rather than just looking at the particular question in front of you and answering the question as it is asked.
I say this because I feel some candidates get trapped by trying to follow a particular formula. Hi Dominic, firstly thanks for the effort you have made for us. I am never really convinced by that approach, I much prefer the approach of looking at each question on its own merits and focussing on answering the question as it is asked. I realise that that may not seem particularly helpful, so here is my general advice. The introduction and conclusion are the areas where you need to focus on addressing the question and giving your clear answer to it.
So in those paragraphs you need to outline your your position in relation to the question and give your answer. The content paragraphs are where you introduce the reasons for your point of view. Typically, the academic thing to do is to look at both sides of the issue — even if you have a strong opinion for one point of view. Certainly, with my own students, I encourage them to look at both sides of the issue, as for them IELTS is simply a passport to academic courses at university and I want them to learn the skills of academic writing.
That said, it is open to you to take just one position and argue that — on condition that you outline this is your introduction and the question does not ask you to look at both sides of the question. I frustrated what i should write? There is no reason why people should try to happening this. Do you agree or disagree? I have given Ilets exam in General three times and every time i got 6. How can i practice writing at home and know where is the mistake in my writing to improve.
Please give some tips. Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? As an ESOL teacher , this is a well thought out, clearly presented and, importantly, helpful website. Hy, I dont have much to ask for right now.
Just wanted to clarify a query for writing test. Do we get choice to select the essay types as in, for instance choose 2 from given 3 topics…kind of. I hope you get what I mean in this context. Please excuse my lame language. Hello, I was just wondering is there any difference in scoring of academic and general writing? I felt, the vocab section in academic test , requires more academic words.
If not, candidates will not score a 7 or 8 in it????? Is it necessary to stick with one side in the opinion paragraph? Why many students are not getting 9 in task response? Is it mainly because of the lack of relevant example? I have had a question for writing task 2. What do you think about this opinion? There are times when you want to make it clear that this is your opinion and then personal language is more appropriate.
Thank you for the great ideas. I have to focus on some time I choose to adopt to write a article. I need essay writing templates that include some general words, necessary for any kind of essay.. Hi Dominic, I find your website really helpful.
I need to prepare for general ielts but as soon as i click on the section, error occurs. So please fix the problem. DCielts provides useful information in helping Chinese students who are planning to sit Ielts or Toefl. I found your website very useful for me. Thanks to your sample essays, I was able to get 8 for writing. Thank you very much sir. Actually I m very confuse about writing task 2 Essay Writing.
Which topic I refere maximum for exam?
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Opinion [Argument] Essay This is one of the three types of essays in the IELTS writing exam. You should learn how to structure each type of essay, as each of the three questions requires a different structure.
May 29, · IELTS Writing Task 2 Argumentative Essay of Band - Education IELTS WRITING TASK 2 TOPIC: Too much emphasis is placed on going university for academic education. People should be encouraged to do vocational training, because there is a lack of qualified tradespeople such as electricians or plumbers/5(10). Sample IELTS essay questions and topics If you read enough IELTS books (or take the exam too often!), you’ll soon realise that there are very definite IELTS topics. There is a good reason for this: IELTS is a very international exam and the topics have to be suitable for all countries and all cultures.
IELTS Essay Questions Below are sample IELTS essay questions and topics reported by IELTS students in writing task 2. The essay questions have been reworded and are organised under common topics which frequently come in IELTS . Aug 03, · 20 Common Essay Topics for IELTS Writing Task 2. January 1, by Liz 79 Comments. Below is a list of the 20 most common IELTS essay topics that appear in writing task 2 with subtopics. Although the essay questions change, the subject of the essays often remains the same. On the other hand, there are various aspects against this argument.