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Thanks Simon for your detailed explanations! I actually wrote a strong opinion essay earlier today, and I stated my opinion (only one idea) in the first main body paragraph, and the reasons why I disagree with the other side in the second main body paragraph.
James Z. |
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 12:15
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 12:56
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 13:03
Some argue that the IELTS essays are rated well-responded when they are written free-mindedly while others believe that the essays written considering marking criteria are of good qualities.
Discuss both sides of the argument and suggest what makes an IELTS essay stand out.
One type of IELTS takers believes that the essays answered creatively are marked well while the others consider that the tasks responded following the marking benchmarks carry more value. I believe that the academic IELTS essays require both approaches equally. This short essay will firstly discuss both points of views and make some suggestion for a good quality IELTS essay.
In order for getting higher band score from the IELTS Task 2, a candidate is required to demonstrate a wide range of written language skills in vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure along with supporting ideas and examples relevant to the question. Additionally, the marking benchmark also suggests that a test taker must cover all parts of the question and the information is to be cohesive and coherent. Any candidate considering only writing creativity may have the possibility of missing out the crux of the criteria, which may result in low band score.
Writing with creativity undeniably arrests readers’ eyes as long as the piece is grammatically correct. On the other hand, the task responders thinking of only marking criteria may lose the score lacking appropriate ideas and examples although creativity plays a pivotal role in academic writing. Furthermore, any task response without clear examples or with excessive ideas can be considered off-topic. Writing open-mindedly helps in meeting one of the major requirements such as task response.
In conclusion, the IELTS task 2 questions are well regarded if two techniques of writing are incorporated evenly. I consider both points of argument are equally important. However, the piece of writing with good cohesive devices and correct collocations along with the other mentioned above is marked higher.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 15:06
Great advice, thank you Simon!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 15:17
Nice essay!!!! Thanks
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 15:36
Try this topic!!!
Some people think the Task 1 is more difficult, Other people believe the Task 2 of IELTS.
Discuss both views, and give your opinion.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 15:39
Wow you are awesome
Ajay Sharma |
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 23:12
Hello there, Simon.
Here is the reading question that I found quite tricky. Could you explain the right answer?(Cambridge IELTS 9,Test 2,Passage 2)
The parallax principle allows astronomers to work out how far away distant stars are from the Earth.
Extract from text:
The parallax principle can be extend to measure the distances to the stars.
It is true/false/not given question type. I thought it is false because question says DISTANT stars but in the text there is nothing about it. But the right answer is true. Could you explain it?
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 00:38
Regarding one post on the 2014-3-26 as below on task 2:
Some people think that in the modern world we are more dependent on each other, while others think that people have become more independent.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
The essay that you posted focuses more on one's relationship with family. I did my own planning to get a theme of one's relationship with all others in society.
Is mine planning fine or did I diverted from the question?
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 01:07
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 01:20
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 04:00
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 05:03
this is another arrangement for the ideas.please can you tell me just if they are correct.Thanks
Recently,there has been an increasing pressure on businesses to accept social obligations beside seeking profit.I completely agree with this idea ,because both are equally beneficial for companies and the society.
On the one hand,making money by businesses is entirely justifiable.The ultimate aim for employers is mostly the financial gain,so when they invest their own capitals ,they prioritize profit in return. Undeniably, there are social benefit for this strategy.For example,when such enterprises pay their taxes to the government, which employs the revenue to build infrastructure like hospitals and universities,it is highly likely that this will boost the quality of people`s life.Furthermore,to run profitable companies,entrepreneurs need to recruit manpower,leading to decline in unemployment,which is a serious social problem.
On the other hand,beside the financial goal,businesses should assume social responsibilities,because of the accompanied common benefits.If companies are administered morally by paying the employees fair salaries,avoiding tax evasion,adopting environmentally friendly policies and supporting local communities,societies will normally prosper.In my hometown, for instance,a factory that produces farming equipment has contributed effectively to the local council and charitable organisations,resulting in a tangible development there.This policy has acquired the factory a good reputation as well as attracted the media for free advertising,thereby its sales have soared.
In conclusion,I believe that social responsibilities and earning money are equally important for all parties involved in businesses.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 14:40
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Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 16:49
I just want to say thank you for your great contributions on this website. It does help so many students.
I have finally achieved all-seven with a 7.5 average band after visiting your website and reading your articles for so many times. I appreciate your efforts on these valuable skills and knowledge.
I have also ordered your ebook today, even though I may not have to read it after passing the test. Your efforts definitely should be well recognized.
Thank you very much.
Greeting from a Liverpool fan. It doesn't matter, right ;)
One of your students. |
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 09:06
May I ask you a 'silly' question about "Opinion" essay?
Sometimes I am a bit confused about whether I should write its reasons or its advantages when agreeing with an argument.
Take the question of "social responsibilities" for example, if I agree with the idea that companies should take social responsibilities, then in the 2nd main paragraph, the reasons for corporate social responsibilities instead of its benefits should be given, right? Because I suppose that 'why businesses should take social responsibilities' is different from 'the benefits of taking social responsibilities'.
But when I searched online for 'social responsibilities', I find that it seems the reasons for taking social responsibilities are its benefits that companies can get. Like in the below article:
Could you please help me with this issue?
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 07:18
Congratulations "one of my students"! I'm really happy that I helped you to pass, regardless of the team that you support :)
I think the reasons are the benefits. Try not to "overthink" this!
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 18:57
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