IELTS Writing Task 1 | General Training | Sample 3

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 1.

The task of letter writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 150 words. Reader judges your letter on factors such as Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

There is a problem on a road outside your home.

Write a letter to your local councillor. In your letter

  • Introduce yourself
  • Explain what the problem is
  • tell the councillor what you would like to be done

Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am Dipankar Banerjee from Ward No. 57 residing in Lane No. 5, Prabhat Road. I am writing this letter to draw your kind attention to the inconveniences caused by potholes on the road in our locality.

Since last election season, nobody has bothered to maintain the road and as result, the tar road, which is busy day and night and has sustained heavy monsoons, has worn off to give way to big potholes. These potholes on busy road results in a traffic jam. School children find it difficult to cross the road while office-goers need to leave homes early lest they miss office. Senior citizens cannot walk on the footpath as impatient bikers hop onto it in evenings.

As a concerned citizen, I urge you to tackle this problem on war-footing and repair the road as early as possible. I am sure my neighbours won’t mind a closed road for a week than suffer a perpetual problem.

In the context, may I request you to consider the matter out of your busy schedule? I am eagerly waiting for your response. Thanks for your attention to the letter.

Yours faithfully,

Dipankar Banerjee

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 What’s in the IELTS Writing paper?

Writing section on IELTS is the last one after Listening and Reading sections respectively. There are two Writing tasks and BOTH must be attempted to get the final score in the writing section. The writing Task 1 may vary based on the module of the IELTS: Academic or General Training

Task 1 (Academic)

You must describe some visual information (a graph, table, chart or diagram) in your own words. You need to write minimum 150 words in about 20 minutes. Depending on the task type, you will be assessed on your ability to:

  • organise, present and possibly compare data
  • describe stages of a process or procedure
  • describe an object, event or sequence of events
  • explain how something works.

Task 1 (General Training)

You should respond to a situation by writing a letter, for example, asking for information or explaining a situation. You need to write at least 150 words in about 20 minutes. You might need to ask for or give information and/or explain a situation. The situations you need to write about are common, everyday situations such as:

  • writing to a hostel rector about problems with your accommodation
  • writing to a new employer about problems you are having with managing your time
  • writing to a local newspaper about a plan to develop a local airport
  • writing to a renting agency to sort out problems with the heating system in your house.

Task 2 (Both Academic and General Training)

You are given a point of view, argument or problem which you need to debate. You need to write at least 250 words in about 40 minutes.

In Writing Task 2, you are given a topic to write about. Your answer should discuss the most appropriate issues. You must read the task carefully so that you can write a full answer that is relevant. For example, if the topic is an aspect of the wider topic of internet, you should focus on this aspect only in your answer. You should not simply write about internet in general.

You should write in an academic or semi-formal/neutral style. You will need to organise your ideas clearly and make sure you use relevant examples (which can be from your own experience, if relevant) or evidence.

Depending on the task type, you will be evaluated on your skill to:

  • present a solution to a problem
  • present and justify an opinion
  • compare opinions
  • evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence or an argument.

How am I allotted Marks?

Certificated IELTS examiners evaluate your performance on each Writing task. There are four evaluation criteria that examiner uses to allot credits to your attempt:

  1. Task achievement/response
  2. Coherence and cohesion
  3. Lexical resource
  4. Grammatical range and accuracy.

Task achievement (in Task 1) and Task response (in Task 2)

It assesses how precisely, appropriately and relevantly your response covers the task requirements, using the minimum of 150 words for Task 1 and 250 words for Task 2.

In Task 1, all the information you require is given in the diagram.

In Task 2, Task response includes how well you develop your argument in response to the task, presenting examples which may be from your own experience.

Coherence and cohesion

It measures how clear and fluent your writing is, and how you organise ideas and information. It includes giving your ideas in a logical order and using a range of cohesive devices (for example, linking words, pronouns and conjunctions, etc.) appropriately.

Lexical resource

It weighs the range of vocabulary you have used, and how accurately and appropriately you use it.

Grammatical range and accuracy

It judges the range of grammar you have used and how accurately and appropriately you have used it.

You must remember that you will be penalised if

  • you write irrelevant.
  • your answer is not written as a whole piece of connected text (i.e. you must not use notes or bullet points).
  • your writing is copied.
  • your answer is too short.

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IELTS ESSAY 17

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 2.

The task of essay writing expects you to write an essay in minimum 250 words. Reader judges your essay on factors such as Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

In some countries, it is usual for young people who graduate from high school to spend a year working or travelling before going to university.

What are the advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide to do this?

Advantages: get life’s calling; responsible

Disadvantage: distraction; injuries

Students taking a break before joining universities and working or travelling in this break is a widespread practice in the western world. Recently, even Indian parents have started encouraging their children to follow the same practice. While there are advantages of the trend, one may face few hindrances.

Let’s begin with advantages. By working or travelling before joining the universities students can work in the fields of their interests or visit places or people who are already in those fields, thereby gaining more knowledge about their life calling. One of my friends worked as salesman, content writer and even as secretary to a manager before finalising content writing related course in university. Moreover, these experiences of working and travelling force a person to manage their own time, money and safety. Students become more organised and responsible as they are not assisted by parents.

On the other hand, we cannot turn away from possible disadvantages. Firstly, students who take a break and start working may find it difficult to maintain their distance from monetary benefits leading to conflict between academic priorities and work related responsibilities. Even people who have travelled may find difficult to focus back on studies. Secondly, working or travelling at a young age may make students exposed to accidents or health issues. One of my batchmates met an accident which did not allow him to pursue a career in the military.

In summary, students can find out their life’s calling by deciding to work or travel. They may acquire better lifestyle as well. However, they may invite loss of interests in studies as well as physical accidents which may prove dangerous for the career.

Vocabulary:

Hindrances: obstacles, problems

Monetary: related to money

Conflict: fight

Score:

This essay deserves score between 7.5 to 8

Task Response:

The essay satisfies the task of enlisting advantages and disadvantages very well. It also ensures strong reasoning with corresponding examples.

Coherence and Cohesion:

The essay maintains the flow of ideas quite well by ensuring logical order. Effective usage of linking words helps to transmit well from one topic to another, though there is hiccup while giving examples.

Lexical Resource:

The range of words used is very precise without compromising the meaning of the sentences. There are exactly 271 words which help the writer maintain precision.

Grammatical Range and Accuracy:

There is enough variety on range of structures which are used appropriately.

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IELTS Writing Task 1 | General Training | Sample 2

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 2.

The task of letter writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 150 words. Reader judges your letter on factors such as Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

You and some friends ate a meal at a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, and you were very pleased with the food and service.

Write a letter to the restaurant manager. In your letter

  • Give details of your visit to the restaurant
  • Explain the reason for the celebration
  • Say what was good about the food and the service

Answer:

Dear Sir,

I am Ankit Singh, who visited your restaurant last weekend. I am writing this letter to extend my gratitude for being a generous host on Saturday evening.

We were a party of 6 classmates who had not met for last 10 years but somehow bumped into each other that afternoon. Since we could not book a table at the last moment, I thought of visiting your place, a decision I am proud of.

As you might have guessed, we were revelling a pleasantly surprising reunion of the friends after a long time.

For such a gathering, we found your place to be perfect. When we entered the restaurant, the helping staff greeted us with a welcome-drink and after listening to our story offered a poolside table. Mr. Singh was a perfect host who could suggest a perfect menu for each of us based on preferences. I must also appreciate the efforts your band puts in creating a tranquil yet positive mood.

We all thank you for the evening.  Looking forward to an excuse to visit the restaurant again.

Yours faithfully,

Ankit Singh

The student who wrote the sample received a score of 8 on his actual IELTS writing section.

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IELTS ESSAY 16

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 2.

The task of essay writing expects you to write an essay in minimum 250 words. Reader judges your essay on factors such as Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

Some people think that having old people in society is a problem as they are completely dependent on their children while others believe that having senior citizen around adds value to the family.

Discuss both these views and give you opinion.

Benefits: Guidance, culture

Problems: dependency

Need to be compassionate about them as they were for you as a child

Owing to the advances in medical fields, average age of humans has transcended prior limits and so we see many elders around. While some may say that it is better to have elder generation around, others feel that they are just a burden. I feel that, having elders around is always a boon.

Elders have immense experience through their share of success and failures which help younger generation through their insights and in fact, can clinch higher peaks of success. While starting my new venture in Information Technology (IT), I consulted my grandfather who used to run a manufacturing company. Although he knew nothing about IT, he provided valuable insights into employee management which came in handy. Moreover, elders are the torchbearers of the culture and share their insights well in major events of life such as marriages.

However, some criticise the role of elders in modern homes. They advocate that seniors meddle into the daily lives of their children and grandchildren. As seniors grow old, they develop this habit of preaching their family and in fact taking their moral down. I would urge such people to look into this problem in some other ways. Probably senile instruct the generation X out of love and their willingness to help. Rather than isolating them, it is the duty of our youth to ensure that seniors are familiar with the technology and are a relevant part of a family.

Looking back it is very clear that elders help their children by through their life experiences and knowledge of cultures and traditions. Although sometimes their instructions may seem like intrusion, we can make them feel part of modern lives. Hence, I can say for sure advantages of having elders around are always more than disadvantages.

Vocabulary

Transcend: surpass, go beyond something

Boon: benefit

Clinch higher peaks of success: achieve higher success

Torchbearers: a leader

To advocate: to support

To preach: to give lecture

Senile: senior members of the society who may seem forgetful

Intrusion: disturbance

Score

This essay deserves score between 7.5 to 8

Task Response:

The essay satisfies the task of finding the causes and consequences very well. It also ensures strong reasoning with corresponding examples.

Coherence and Cohesion:

The essay maintains flow of ideas quite well by ensuring logical order of time. Effective usage of linking words helps to transit well from one topic to another, though there is hiccup in logical flow in the second paragraph while introducing second point.

Lexical Resource:

The range of words used is very precise without compromising meaning of the sentences. There are exactly 292 words which help the writer maintain precision.

Grammatical Range and Accuracy:

There is enough variety on range of structures used appropriately.

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IELTS ESSAY 15

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 2.

The task of essay writing expects you to write an essay in minimum 250 words. Reader judges your essay on factors such as Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

Housing and accommodation has become a major problem in many countries around the world.

What are some of the main factors that have contributed to this problem?

What can be done to help reduce the number of homeless people?

Brainstorming:

Causes: Migration to cities – better education and job – population explosion – higher demand for houses – higher costs – limited lands – Accommodation problems

Solutions: Decentralisation of opportunities

While travelling in my city Mumbai, it is hard to miss the cramped housing and ever-increasing slums. These issues creep in the cities because of multiple reasons and lead to a lack of basic facilities.  The onus to provide accommodation and basic amenities lies with the government to a great extent.

Even after hundred years of industrialization, people from villages migrate to cities in search of better prospects of education and jobs. This rapid migration surges the demand of housing and property rates. Higher demand for housing leads to a deficiency of the land while higher property rates push people to congested vicinities and hence the problems of housing. To illustrate, Pune, a city in India witnesses people migrating people all over the country as the city has developed to be a manufacturing, IT and educational hub, giving ways to unstructured growth and accommodation woes.

To overcome these obstacles, the government must take some instant steps. Firstly, the government must work on affordable housing schemes for the citizen who have already found the means in the city. Let’s take the case of Japan where the government is promoting ‘cubic feet living’, a concept which utilizes the vertical space. Secondly, it should promote the education as well as entrepreneurship in rural parts thereby reducing the current trend of migration and ultimately controlling the expanding cities.

Looking back, centralization of the industrial area as well as means of education and career are major reasons for migration and thus accommodation despairs in cities. These difficulties can be addressed primarily by decentralization of industry as well career opportunities.

Vocabulary

Cramped: uncomfortably small or restricted

Onus: responsibility

Surge: rapid increase

Vicinities: neighbourhood

Woes: problems

Despair: Problems

Score

This essay deserves score between 8 to 8.5

Task Response:

The essay satisfies the task of finding the causes and recommendations very well. It also ensures strong reasoning with corresponding examples.

Coherence and Cohesion:

The essay maintains the flow of ideas quite well by ensuring the logical order of time. Effective usage of linking words helps to transit well from one topic to another.

Lexical Resource:

Range of words is used very precisely without compromising meaning of the sentences. There are exactly 259 words which help the writer maintain precision.

Grammatical Range and Accuracy:

There is enough variety on range of structures used appropriately. None of the sentences seem awkward.

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IELTS Essay 14

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. Students appear for Academic module. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing.

Essay writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 250 words. Reader judges your essay on factors such as Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

Child labour is a problem in many developing countries.

What are results of working at such an early age?

What can be done to avoid these problems?

Various forms of issues related to children are rising all over the world these days. One of those crucial issues is children labour. Children are made to work in all sorts of industries like shops, mining, factories, hotels etc. There are multiple reasons for child labour to exist in our modern society as well and hence it is high time we take some actions to uproot it.

Ideally, Children must have education, play and have fun; not work at some workplace against will. Their future is damaged if they earn money but do not have appropriate education as the white-collar job opportunities are shut forever without formal pedagogy. Moreover, these oppressed children lose their self-worth, resulting in aimless lives. Consequently, they may turn drug or alcohol addicts and many of them even may turn out to be lawbreakers and ruin their lives.

To overcome the curse of child labour the governments must ensure free education till 18 so that no parents or caretakers can force children into the quagmires of child labour on the pretext of lack of education fund. Agreed, there can be very few exceptions, where having youngsters is a must – films or dramas for children – we must make children as well as their caretakers aware of their rights so that no kid is harassed even as an exception.

In the end, I would like to emphasize that children should not be compelled to work as the compulsion may lead them towards darks of self-loathe and addictions. They should rather be promoted to pursue their education and awareness of their rights.

The student who wrote this essay received a score of 7.5 overall in writing section.

IELTS Essay 13

 

Developed nations must help under-developed or developing countries.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Write valid reasons and relevant examples to support your position using at least 250 words.

Answer:

In today’s world, there are many countries which are either developing or underdeveloped. They lack in important standards of living like health, education, and trade. Due to many social, economic and other kinds of reasons, they are not capable of achieving this progress on their own. Therefore, I certainly think that it is essential to get this assistance from governments of developed nations.

If developed nations take responsibility to help poorer nations, it will bring balance to the overall progress of the entire world and our planet will become a better place to live. Firstly, aids for arranging health campaigns and training camps on advanced medicine for doctors from poor countries can help us elevate the levels of healthcare in such countries. Secondly, education systems in poorer countries can be improved by training students and teachers in developed countries and providing them with better facilities. Thirdly, trade can also be increased by increasing collaboration between developed and poor countries where some hidden traditional novelties can find a niche in the world market. For many years the science in Ayurveda was untapped in Western World; now these techniques have come in quite handy in paramedicine.

On the other hand, there are few who opine that developed countries are under no obligation to help the developing ones. Yet they conveniently ignore the fact that cooperation among developed countries have helped them reach those milestones. Collaboration is essential and if such a helping hand is extended towards the underdeveloped states, they may help the developed nations back in future as we all know life is a circle.

In the end, the act of benevolence from rich countries won’t harm them rather would help restore miserable lives who are struggling for basic necessities. I would like to emphasize that the governments of rich nations must assist poorer nations.

This student received 7.5 on the actual writing test.

IELTS Essay 12

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. Students appear for Academic module. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing.

Essay writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 250 words. Reader judges your essay on factors such as Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

In some countries, children have very strict rules of behavior, in other countries they are allowed to do almost anything they want. To what extent should children have to follow rules?

Write at least 250 words.

Include valid reasons and relevant examples from your knowledge and experience to back your position.

Answer:

Children are future of any society. Well nurtured and well behaved children turn into useful adults who ultimately contribute to a healthy community. Now, some countries set very strict rules for children and some provide unnecessary flexibility which may result in imbalanced thinking amongst children. In my opinion, children’s upbringing must be balanced which means they must be encouraged to see dreams and chase them along with respecting the rules.

There are disadvantages of both the extremes. To begin, if children are grown in very strict environment, curiosity rises among them for the hidden treasure when some information is not disclosed. This may deviate them from their goals. Strict rules or limitations to every act of children can build frustrations and they start disrespecting parents and the society. Prolonged restrictions result into anger and they start losing ability to think rationally because they think, every said rule is against them. These negativities lead to an angry and biased human being.

However, if children are never questioned and they are allowed to behave as they want then it may give access to unnecessary information at inappropriate age. This will lead them to make wrong decisions. For example, a teenager who decides to work in a restaurant as a waiter may deviate from his/her studies. Since they never opposed for anything, it becomes very difficult to control them at later stage. So, finally the result is imbalance in the society.

In retrospection, I think, children must be grown by revealing information at suitable stage and at the same time, they must be taught to respect the rules. Balanced attributes will ensure a child to become a useful adult for the country.

The student received 8 bands in her actual IELTS examination.

IELTS Writing Task 1 | General Training | Sample 1

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 2.

Letter writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 150 words. Reader judges your letter on factors such as Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

You and your family are moving to another country and you are looking for a rented accommodation there.

Write a letter to a property  agent. In your letter…

  • Introduce yourself and family
  • Describe the type of accommodation that you hope to find
  • Give your preference for the location of the accommodation

Write at least 150 words.

Begin your letter as follows

Dear Sir or Madam,

Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am Saurbah Tiwari, an IT professional from Pune, India. I am writing this letter to enquire for rented accommodation in the city of Sydney for my family of 5 members.

My wife works for an IT firm, and will continue to work for the same company in Sydney as well. We have a daughter who is six years old and looking forward to join primary school over there. Also, my parents also live with me who are retired, but fit enough.

Looking at our family, a three bedroom apartment is preferable. I expect a well-equipped kitchen as my wife is an excellent chef and likes to give a try to variety of cuisines on weekends. Additionally, at least one reserved car park is essential as my company is offering me a car.

As far as transportation of other family members is concerned, we will be very happy nearby metro station and market as my wife can travel without hassle. Keeping my young one and parents in mind an accommodation in quiet suburban area nearby a primary school will be a great idea, as we need not worry about their safety.

In the context, may I request you to search for suitable accommodation? I would appreciate an early response.

Yours sincerely,

Saurabh Tiwari