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Sample IELTS Essay Writing Topics

  1. Some people believe that only pupils of similar interests should be given admissions in schools.Others are of the opinions that schools should be open to all children with varied interests. How far you agree or disagree with the above views. Give your opnion in not less than 250 words.
  2. Some authors believe that urbanisation is a ‘Modern Disease’. In not less than 250 words explain if you agree with this view and give your own opinion.
  3. Capital punishment is a brutal decision and should be abolished. Give your views in not less than 250 words if you agree or disgree with it.
  4. Most criminals are set free once they finish their jail terms. Is the re introduction of criminals in societies is justified? Place your views in no less than 250 words.
  5. Working and living abroad helps us to know other cultures well. How far you think working abroad has good or bad impacts on our cultural lives?
  6. If you were given to change, what all changes you would implement in this 21st century to make our world a better living place? Discuss few changes in not less than 250 words.
  7. Computers can easily do all the basic and advanced calculations. Do you think your children should spend more time learning basic mathematics or advanced computer technology. Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  8. Should poor countries continue to receive International Aids? Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  9. Some parents grow their children in strict discipline while others leave them free to learn lessons of lives on their own. Which is one of these is a better approach and why? Give your own opnion in not less than 250 words.
  10. The modern technology is all making things easily available. Internet has provided us the easy dowloadable versions of most books we need. Can internet world replace the world of books and words ? Give your own views in not less than 250 words.
  11. As most postgraduate research is funded by industry then students grants should also come from the same source. How far you agree with this. Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  12. Modern technology is transforming the way we work and is of benefit to our society. How far you think our social lives influenced by modern technology.
  13. In order keep the students more focused, the sports classes should be stopped in High schools. You think this will be a right approach for a better generation?
  14. Children are the impressions of their parent’s behaviour. If a child behaves badly his parents should be considered responsible and should be punished. How far you agree with this.
  15. What do you think the government in your country should do to make your country more successful.
  16. Smoking is a bad habit and should be abandoned completely world wide. Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  17. Time is an important factor in every field. Do you think following strict time limits is more important than giving quality results. Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  18. Life was simpler without so much of technology. Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  19. Are famous people treated unfairly by the media ? Should they be given more privacy, or is the price of their fame an invasion into their private lives?
  20. Should developing countries pay more attention towards education or improving business standards?
  21. There is an age after which one’s efficiency decreases. Should young people in the working fields replace all the old people?
  22. Animals also have emotions and feel equal pain as humans. We should stop all pharmaceutical companies from doing trials on innocent animals. Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  23. Sex education in schools are only introducing conflicting ideas and confusion among the immature minds and should be immediately stopped. Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  24. The threat of nuclear weapons maintains world peace. Nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy. The benefits of nuclear technology far overweigh the disadvantages. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer.
  25. Women are always better parents than men. How far ypu agree with this? Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  26. Deciding the size of one’s own family is a personal preference In your opinion should government intervene in the rights of the individual with regard to family planning?
  27. In some countries the average worker is obliged to retire at the age of 50, while in others people can work until they are 65 or 70. Until what age do you think people should be encouraged to remain in paid employment? Give reasons for your answer.
  28. The idea of going overseas for university study is an exciting prospect for many people. But while it may offer some advantages, it is probably better to stay home because of the difficulties a student inevitably encounters living and studying in a different culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree this statement? Give reasons for your answer.
  29. ’Telecommuting’ refers to workers doing their jobs from home for part of each week and communicating with their office using computer technology. Telecommuting is growing in many countries and is expected to be common for most office workers in the coming decades. How do you think society will be affected by the growth of telecommuting?
  30. When so many people are starving to death in different parts of the world, is it justifiable for any government to spend huge amounts of money over the Space Exploration Projects?
  31. Internet has made information so handy, but at the same time, its spoiling our children with all the adult content. Should children be kept away from internet ?
  32. To what extent will migration from the developing world to the developed world become a social and political issue in the 21 century?
  33. Technology is making communication easier in today’s world, but at the expense of personal contact as many people choose to work at home in front of a computer screen. What dangers are there for a society which depends on computer screens rather than face-to-face contact for its main means of communication?
  34. Zoos are sometimes seen as necessary but not poor alternatives to a natural environment. Discuss some of the arguments for and/or against keeping animals in zoos.
  35. The only way to prevent overcrowding in cities is to prevent migration from rural areas. Give your opinion and views.
  36. Money is the single motivational factor for success in any work field. How far you agree with this?
  37. The only effective way to deal with unemployment is to introduce rapid urbanization. How far you agree?
  38. When most of the populations in developing countries do not have food to eat and place to live, it is immaterial to talk about saving forests as a gesture to protect our environment. The aim should be to utilize maximum land for food production and making homes for the homeless. Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  39. Reading comics only rot the children’s mind than to provide any good education. How far you agree/ disagree with this?
  40. Is it wise for an industry to replace its experienced but old workers with new and young experience less individuals? Give your views in not less than 250 words.

IELTS Reading Tips for True, False and NotGiven

True, False and Not Given questions are probably the most confusing type of questions in IELTS Reading Tests.

You can actually answer these questions without reading the IELTS Reading Passage.

Here are couple of pointers that you can use to make sure you get the T,F,NG questions correct with minimum effort.

Before you start the Reading Practice test. Look what are the instructions asking for?

Does it ask for?

Yes, No, Not Given

Or

True, False or Not Given

Does it ask for a sentence or a three word answer?

Let us keep this in mind and get started.

Direct Answers

1.     If article sentence is repeated as a question directly (sentence in the article changed to question in the question section)

  •  NOT GIVEN
    • Example:

In the paragraph there is this sentence,

Children are particularly at risk as the thick hollow stems and broad fan-like leaves lend themselves to a variety of games.

In Question there is sentence,

Are children particularly at risk as the thick hollow stems and broad fan-like leaves lent themselves to a variety of games?

Note: If you think its TRUE for a moment, do not even think about it; most of the students get it wrong. Most of the times these kinds of Paraphrase questions will be asked in IELTS to trap students. Remember when you see this type it is Not Given!

Strong Words

2.     If the question contains “should, must, swear, pledge, resolve, etc…” these kind of strong words

  • Not Given
    • Examples:

In question,

Organizations should be legally bound to institutionalize day dreaming processes.

Most children must be given space to day dream.

  (Note: there is nothing in IELTS world which is sure. When you read the articles in the IELTS test you will find that 80 % of the time they use uncertain words that are: may, might, seems to, can, could, etc).

 Range of Numbers

3.     If the article gives range of numbers but the question is a specific number which is in that given range

  • NOT GIVEN
    • Example:

In article,

The Indian revolution started from 1942 to 1947, and India finally got independence in 1947.

In the question,

The Indian revolution started 1942, and India finally got independence in 1947.

Note: Pay attention to point 4 and 5 these are tricky!

4.     If the number in the question is over the given range of numbers in the article

  • FALSE
    • Example:

In article,

The Indian revolution started from 1942 to 1947, and India finally got independence in 1947.

In the question,

The Indian revolution started from 1942 to 1947, and India finally got independence in 1948.

5.     If the number in the article is over the given range of numbers in the question

  • NOT GIVEN
    • Example:

In the article,

In his recent published book, Flora Britannica (1998), Richard Mabey devotes a whole chapter to garden escapes.

In the question,

The Flora Britannica (1998) by Richard Mabey is devoted to garden plants.

  • Example:

In the article,

The Indian revolution started in 1942, and India finally got independence in 1947.

In the question,

The Indian revolution started from 1942 to 1947, and India finally got independence in 1947.

Note: In the article it is just one chapter in the Britannica but in question it is the whole book, so the article is just focusing on a one chapter and the question is mentioning the whole Britannica. In second example, you can see that, article is just giving a number, while the question mentions the range of numbers.

If in article and question there is only a single number which is mentioned, locate the information first and then just find the number from the article.

6.     If the numbers and information is same

  • TRUE
    • Example:

In the article,

Flora Britannica (1998) was published by Richard Mabey and the writer devotes a whole chapter to garden escapes.

In the question,

Flora Britannica was published by Richard Mabey in 1998 and writer devotes a whole chapter to garden escapes.

7.     If the numbers and information is different,

  • FALSE
    • Example:

In the article,

Flora Britannica (1998) was published by Richard Mabey and the writer devotes a whole chapter to garden escapes.

In the question,

Flora Britannica was published by Richard Mabey in 1997 and writer devotes a whole chapter to garden escapes.

Irrelevant Questions

8.     The information in the question never appeared in the article,

  • NOT GIVEN
    • Example:

In the question,

Of the three pieces of Hesse’s work described, the first is the writer’s favorite.

In the article,

The article did not mention anything about “writer’s favorite work“ anywhere.

Conditional Question

Note: These questions are 80% False

9.     If there are A and B two set of information in the article, but the question only mention A OR B,

  • FALSE
    • Example:

In the article,

Deforestation and fumes from vehicles may lead to environmental imbalance and can cause disaster.

In the question,

Deforestation or fumes from vehicles may lead to environmental imbalance and can cause disaster. (Pay attention to this point, it’s very tricky)

  • Example:

In the article,

Weeds can be removed by hand and without the use of herbicides, in order to encourage bio-diversity.

In the question,

Weeds can be removed by hand or without the use of herbicides, in order to encourage bio-diversity

 10. If in the article A appears with a restricted terms, but the question only mention A without that term,

  • FALSE
    • Example:

In the article,

Weeds can be removed by hand and without the use of herbicides only when bio-diversity is needed.

In the question,

Weeds can be removed by hand and without the use of herbicides.

Note: Question did not mentioned the restricted term “only when bio-diversity is needed”

11. In the article, the sentence is A + some conditions that is (unless or if or provided or but or for or except… etc statement) than or that of B, but in the question only A no subordinate clause B,

  • FALSE
    • Example:

In the article,

When American economy is compared with Japanese economy, we find similar consumer behavior, provided the market is global.

In the question,

American economy is similar to Japanese economy in terms of consumer behavior.

 Tricky Questions

12. In the article using possibility words “odd, opportunity, chances, many believe, possible, likely, probable, seems, appear to,   one theory is…. etc”

But question changes to certain words “convinced, fact, definitely, invariably, absolutely, universally, accepted, well-documented, unanimously, perceived, acknowledged, all of theories…..etc”

  • FALSE
    • Example:

In the article,

Many believe that percentages of people who are involved in accidents are found to be under the influence of alcohol.

In the question,

Percentages of people who are involved in accidents are found to be under the influence of alcohol had been well documented.

13. In the article appearing “different, various, varied, versatile, a wide variety of , diversified….etc, but in question “only, unique, sole…..etc”

  • FALSE
    • Example:

In the article,

Researchers at Bell college of Technology selected different varieties of deeper-burrowing earthworm species for mineral content improvement.

In the question,

Researchers at Bell college of Technology selected unique variety of deeper-burrowing earthworm specie for mineral content improvement.

14. In the article “somewhat, somehow, someone…all”, but in question “common, usual, normal, typical, etc”.

  • FALSE
    • Example

In the article,

The main town in the region called Southhampton, somehow is the hub of UK ports.

In the question,

The main town in the region called Southhampton, is a typical hub of UK ports.

 Present – Past Questions

15. The article uses subjunctive , but the question changes to reality or a fact (would/may+ happen in article — changed to happened in question)

  • NOT GIVEN
    • Example

In the article,

There may be little room for further development in residential accommodation of the Waterside.

In the question,

There is a little room for further development in residential accommodation of the Waterside.

 Possibility Questions

16. There are some possibilities in the articles (not necessarily)

But question just give one of those possibilities or situation

(A, B and C leads to pollution in article— – pollution caused by A in question)

  • NOT GIVEN
    • Example

In the article,

Google, yahoo and MSN lead us to the way to information age.

In the question,

The way to information age is led by Yahoo.

Note: In article three companies; Google,  yahoo and MSN are mentioned but in question, only yahoo is mentioned

17. All the circumstances in the article appear in the question, but the extent, emotion and scope are different

  • NOT GIVEN
    • Example

In the article,

It’s good that some day-dreamers survive the process of conformity.

In the question,

It’s good that tomorrow day-dreamers survive the process of conformity

  • Example

In the article,

A reasonable thesis statement is a declarative sentence that contains no qualifiers.

In the question,

An exceptional thesis statement is a declarative sentence that contains no qualifiers.

{Note: Extent means, the strength in the words, the emotions used in the words, or the range used in the information. Also, note that second case shows the example of emotion. You can clearly observe the difference between reasonable (it’s not very good) and exceptional (it is brilliant)}

 Conclusion Questions

18. The question doesn’t give enough information to make a conclusion

  • NOT GIVEN

19. The question is a conclusion, but cant be made by the given information in the article

  • NOT GIVEN

Finding answer by adding – Not

Add NOT in the question

20. After adding NOT: if same with article

  • FALSE
    • Example:

In the article,

The main town in the region called Southhampton is not the hub of UK ports.

In the question,

The main town in the region called Southhampton is (not) the hub of UK ports.

Finding answer by adding-Not

21. After adding NOT : If differ with the article

  • TRUE
    • Example:

In the article,

The main town in the region called Southhampton is the hub of UK ports.

In the question,

The main town in the region called Southhampton is (not) the hub of UK ports.

 Finding answer by adding-Not

22. After adding NOT : Still can’t make conclusion

  • NOT GIVEN

 Turning Point Words

  • “But, however, yet, in fact, on the contrary, whereas, on the other hand, conversely, although, while, albeit, nevertheless, despite, inspite of, even if”

Note: Always read the sentence which follows your sentence in which you are looking for answers. If in next sentence you see, However or Yet these kind of words, then it means that the answer you thought for sentence is opposite 75% of the times

Reasons and Results

  • “Lead to, cause, pose, contribute to, result in, affect, influence, effect, impact, bring about, incur, create, trigger, because, in that, so, therefore, consequently, since, hence, thus”.

IELTS Writing – IELTS Essays Writing Samples for 9 Bands

This section covers the IELTS Essays Writing Samples and shows how to create a rough draft before writing the essay in IELTS Writing Tests.

Essay Writing – Rough Draft to make before you start Writing (Takes no more than 2 minutes and makes your ideas clear)

Writing Topic 1:

Do you think that Private Institutions Should be Banned? Discuss your options in 250 words.

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Quick notes

  • I am not in agreement with this statement
  • Reasons why not in agreement

Equality issues

Education quality issues

  • Possibilities if banned

Inexpensive as compared to private institution if banned

Multicultural environments increment if banned

  • Disabled Children issues
  • Conclusion

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OK so by looking the Quick notes (rough draft), you can write an essay in a logical way and the writing will flow smoothly. Sample IELTS Essay 1 below uses the Quick note that i made above.

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 Essay Writing – Sample Essay 1

Do you think that Private Institutions Should be Banned? Discuss your options in 250 words.

Apropos of this statement, I am in consummate discord with it. Private institutions should not be banned. Because it will mean, abating the choices made by parents for the future of their children. They may not get best education and quality of studies in Government institution. Hence, life for bright students may be downsized. Furthermore, consequences could be devastating for the future of individual and perhaps for the whole nation.

On the other hand, there will be huge positive impact on the way our Government Schools work if the private institutions are banned. Once government institutions realize their problems and shortcomings, quality of teaching and code of practice will improve. As the code for conduct improve in the Government institutions, their way of teaching will be more pragmatic. Also there will definitely be profits from schools which will go in Government Treasury once the private institutes are banned; hence the school conditions will improve. These schools will then retrospect the multi-religious culture and will teach students to be respectful towards other religions. Parents will definitely benefit from this decision by paying less tuition fees in Government institutions as compared to private institutions. Furthermore, there will be sense of equality between students and there will be exhibit of nor rich or poor in schools.

Absence of private schools may become a source of anguish in middle and high income people. It may be misunderstood as a loss in freedom of choice as Government has taken the right of choice form parents for their children education.

Some of the children who need special education or attention need private education. For instance, people with disabilities will be cared more in private institutions for their needs as compared with Government Institutions. Similarly, blind or deaf students also need special attention and care which in my option is impossible to provide in Government institutions.

In nutshell, I would like to assert the importance of private institutes in our community. Private institutions cater needs for all type of students. They always change their teaching styles and skills in accord to the demand of students, providing them with high stands of education. So I strongly feel that private education should not be banned.

Essay Writing – Sample Essay 2

As our nations are becoming stronger and more powerful economically, the quality of life seems to be improved. However, that is not actually true. We may think that we are healthy individuals and our off springs will be same, unfortunately that is just a mirage. As we look around us we find the poisons which will be polluting our generations to come. For instance alcohol and drugs are affecting our wellbeing. In accord to the statistics the percentage of smokers has risen to almost 17% in five years and that is a major cause of concern. And it is not unusual to understand that majority of lung and heart diseases are consequences of smoking. In addition to that, people who do not smoke actually are also smoking it is called as “Passive Smoking”. Recently Australia has implemented some regulations for smokers which is a relief to nonsmokers.

Choice of smoking is made freely and with cognition of a smoker. However, since smoker is commensurately addicted to smoking, providing warning on the cigarette pack is not enough. Furthermore, Government should impose high taxes on cigarettes, so that smoking addiction could be controlled in youngsters. But it is also a fact that most of the Government’s revenue comes from cigarettes and alcohol. If smoking is controlled then it is questionable, what will be happening to the strong economy of that country? I believe there must be equilibrium for this crisis.

Smokers can be considered as the high risk people because of vulnerability of disease. Majority of people are smokers with complications in lungs and heart. So it should be kept in mind that these people will be expected to pay more for their treatment. But there is actually a fine line between smokers and nonsmokers. For instance, non smokers may have to pay enormous amount of money for medical treatment, if the disease is serious.

I am in partial accord with this statement. It is a possibility that smokers may have high medical treatment bills, but it doesn’t necessary means non smokers bound to have less complications and hence less medical expenses. The scenario depends upon person to person and it may even vary from one nation to another.

Essay Writing – Sample Essay 3

I am not in consummate accord with the statement. Smoking is bad for health. But it is only on case to case basis. Some of the people have been observed immune to the bad effects of smoking. In accord to one research, some people can sustain the bad effects of smoking and can live longer. However, some people can not sustain the bad effects of smoking and therefore, the results can be devastating.

People who could be severely effected by smoking are more prone to heart and lung diseases. Paying for the medical treatment should not be biased. Because it doesn’t matter if the person is smoker or non-smoker, the problem in non-smoker could be similar to a smoker. For example, a non-smoker could be “passive smoker”. Also, even though the chances of getting heart and lung diseases in smokers are high, it doesn’t mean that a non-smoker can not have the similar disease. Reasons may vary from high cholesterol level to lungs infection in non-smokers. Research has showed that a non-smoker could also exhibit the same complications as a smoker reason being non-smoker could be inhaling the smoke fumes from smokers.

In conclusion, I would like to state that even though, majority of smokers are having complications because of smoking but it does not necessarily mean that the non-smokers cannot have the same problems. On this basis, I would assert that the medical treatment should not be biased; it should be fair to anyone who needs it. If the medical treatment is not fair, it could lead to more casualties in smokers. As a consequence, it will leave a bad taste in our community and then the riots will be inevitable.

Essay Writing – Sample Essay 4

I am in consummate accord with this statement. Apropos of the statement, I strongly believe that medical professionals and engineers must be paid more as compared to film actors. By pragmatic cognizance, one can understand that doctors and engineers are buttress of our society and economy.

Doctors and nurses are individuals who not only work for a living, but also contribute to our society. They are the people who can be regarded as “hands of God”. Reason being they save our lives, hence make this planet better for living. If one really wants to understand what it means to be a doctor, ask them, they will tell that you must have a “heart of a lion and hands of a weaver” in order to be a doctor. It is so true. Doctors and nurses improve our quality of lives. They contribute to the community in ways different to any other professions.

Similarly, teachers are also building blocks of our society. They educate us in order to make us successful in our professional and personal lives. Mentors make us realize our true potential and our responsibilities as an individual. Personally speaking, they are the messengers of angels who teach us how our life should be. They give us sense of direction in life. They show us the way to success.

Doctors, teachers and nurses are undoubtedly the pillar of any nation. Therefore, it becomes imperative to understand that they must be paid well in order to help build our community not just for themselves but for the whole society. Doctors and nurses should be paid according to their rank and their department. Higher the precision required, higher should be the pay. Similarly, teachers should be paid according to their rank and qualifications. And one most important thing is to increment their salary every year to keep them motivated.

On the contrary to these professions, actors should not be paid huge amounts for their acting. Main reason being apart of showing their sexuality, emotions and their violent nature, they exhibit wrong ideas in our society. I feel they have a limited contribution to our community as compared to any other profession.

In a nutshell, I would like to assert that doctors, teachers and nurses should be paid well as compared to actors. The main reason is because doctors, teachers and nurses contribute to our society constructively. On the other hand, film industries actually contribute destructively in our community.

Essay Writing – Sample Essay 5

I am in consummate accord with this statement. There is too much attention on keeping a pet even though people throughout the world are starving. However, one cannot negate the benefits of keeping pets. Pets are known to being harmony in families and lives of people.

Pets are source of happiness and recreation for people of all ages. Pets especially dogs may keep a person fit, as it is important to take dogs for a walk. As we walk with dogs we help ourselves to be fit. So, pets could be one reason to become fit. Guide dogs are helpful to our community. Everyone knows the significance of these specially trained dogs in lives of blind people. Guide dogs act as eyes through which they see. Dogs are also known to save lives, in some cases. At night dogs act like guards on patrol, saving our houses from burglars.

Although there are benefits to keep pets, but they could also be source of diseases. Viruses are known to be present in animals and birds. By their droppings, these viruses can travel places, infecting people which could lead to deaths in worst case scenario. Some pets, like cats and parrots can be aggressive and impulsive and it can result in instant attacks in people and can show way to the hospital.

Loss of a pet can be devastating to family members especially children. Pets have tendency to blend as a family member, so loss of who can create the same effect as a loss of a family member. As a consequence, it can lead to depression in young children.

Having a pet could also mean that lots of money will be spent on them. It is up to a person weather to keep a pet or negate the idea of having one. Once it is decided to get a pet, foremost things to do is to manage finances well in advance.

In the end, I would like to say that it actually depends upon a person either to adopt a pet or give up the idea of having one. Personally speaking, I would like to have a dog in future, as I like myself to keep fit and I think it will enhance my lifestyle.

Essay Writing – Sample Essay 6

Computers, televisions, internet, these are the must have assets in our contemporary world. It seems that world without media sources would come to halt instantaneously. However, if this is the case I imagine how our ancestors would have survived all those years without these information sources?

Computers nowadays are the major buttress in any market, be it in financial sector, like offices or businesses or stocks. It has definitely changed the world we live in. With invent of this magnificent device, people have realized the benefits of technology, which is to make lives easier and comfortable, in this technological era. Even if you ask a 3 year old child how to operate a computer, answer will definitely be positive.

Generally speaking, computers are helping our communities in numerous ways. People have become more aware of technology, resulting in increased cognizance. Computers are assisting us in factories where operations are completely autonomous. In offices, computers help us to manage our data and information. Thus, computers have actually changed our world.

Having said that, in accord to some researches done in America, there have been reports that using computers are harmful to our wellbeing. According to annals published back in 2006, working on computers for long hours continuously, can lead to stress and depression. In addition to that, people tend to gain weight as they work on computers all day long. Further more, working on computers for more than four hours can lead to decrease in eyesight. But this is not all, by invent of internet; minors have easy excess to explicit materials online. In addition to that, Email frauds are all time high.

In my option, every technology has some benefits and some drawbacks, just like the medical pills have side effects. The power is ours because choice is ours, it depends upon us which side to choose from, constructive side of technology or the destructive side.

Essay Writing – Sample Essay 7

All people glorify and enthusiastically talk about human virtues and morality yet few people actually live up to them. What is your opinion? Do you agree or disagree?

Apropos to the above parable about conversation and following human virtues and ethics I would like to quote a proverb “Early to bed , early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” which people say but don’t follow. Do they really represent what we called human nature, undoubtedly they are?

The answer is disparaging, depreciating and moribund in true sense/pragmatic way. These garrulous, so called high profiled people, lack principles themselves. They can be considered as the quintessence of incorrigible liars .The examples of these people can be found everywhere, take for instance, out esteemed politicians , they know how to convince people at the time of voting, but after elections where are those promises, moralities and merits. Their talk is really egregious but do they really apply all to themselves. Another example can be had of those people who talk about banning fashion shows as its is not up to intrinsic worth, but in reality they are the one who watch these with full spread, question arises where is the morality then, only in words?

Exceptions are always there, no qualms in it but exceptions are rare. Stats indicate the out of 100 people approx 85 are not following what they are saying to others. So where is morality, only in lectures? This tradition simply indicates that we are camouflaging our weaknesses over our sins.

In the nutshell, we can say that if forgiveness is divine why people are giving capital punishment to others? People talk about human merits and principles but still they don’t practice what they preach, isn’t it disgusting. They live on the rules that, rules are for others not for themselves. In my opinion these people are disgrace/stigma to society.

Essay Writing – Sample Essay 8

Should foreign languages be encouraged from kindergarten?

Nothing concrete can be had without aspiration, inspiration, and perspiration. Language is a mode of communication by which we can express our ideas, emotions etc. on a piece of paper or otherwise. Apart from the native languages taught in school and allied institutions I strongly feel that the foreign languages should be encouraged from the kindergarten itself.

To illustrate my above mentioned viewpoint, I would like to quote some examples. As we often know that children’s are the backbone for any developing nation. So if they are strong the nation will progress. If they know foreign languages they won’t face any difficulty when ever they go abroad, and hence will understand their culture and technology well. Secondly, we often talk about global village of world, which is we consider the world as a global village bonded by one single theme, love, so encouraging foreign languages from the kindergarten itself will promote this theme as the students/professionals won’t have any misconception regarding other language.

To support my viewpoint further, I would like to add that promoting foreign languages from the beginning will help student learn new things, they will develop themselves into well defined professionals and citizens. Even society will acknowledge them as urbane elites. This will bring an ingenious attitude in them. They won’t be feeling guilty if they come to face such a situation called language barrier. Moreover this boosting of foreign language at the kindergarten stage will generate a feeling of oneness and may simulate foreign currency growth.

In the nutshell I can say that language (written ,oral or symbolic) is the sole way to express yourself so encouraging foreign language will not bring additional burden to children or kindergartens but this will really help in proliferating their carrier and undoubtedly strengthen a nation’s stronghold apart from generating feeling of oneness.

Essay Writing – Sample Essay 9

Smoking in public places should be banned, what is your viewpoint, do you agree or disagree.

Ban on smoking in places is not only justified but also imperative. Many countries are realizing the dangers of passive smoking and are coming up with measures to curb the problems popping up with the passive smoking.

Medical science has fully supported the dangers of potential passive smoking. To illustrate my point I will like to cite the fact that most of the people die due to cigarette smoking which contains nicotine. Inveterate smokers pack up themselves with lung and oral cancer rather than from natural causes. Government is squandering astronomical sums for the treatment of pulmonary cancers and  educating the populace from the dangers of smoking .The imposition of high taxes on nicotine based products has already been done to restrain this habit.

The debatable point is that to what extent these steps have been succeeded to dissuade the smokers. Cigarette smoking not only pollutes the air but also make non-smokers inhale the stale smoke imperiling their health too. Ingrained smokers are not destroying their own health but also of others. The main critical issue in this respect is that is anyone (child or adult) safe from passive smoking. The doom of asthmatics, pregnant women can we well imagined too.

Some smokers argue that banning smoking in public places is direct impingement of their human rights but this line is futile because right to smoking is not absolute, but right to life is. Many persons unintentionally take up smoking by watching others; thereby unleash the smoke in public places. This is what they call fashion.

Thus it is imperative to impose appropriate laws as it will not only prevent non-smokers from falling victim to the dangers of passive smoking, but also directly benefit the diehard smokers who would then have no choice but to curtail their smoking habit.

Essay Writing – Sample Essay 10

Societies that don’t respect and honor their women can never make progress. To what extent do you agree or disagree on this statement.

Behind every successful man there is a woman. In fact this statement can be generalized for a state, country or a nation also that a country can never make progress if it didn’t respect their women counterparts.

The prologue of this statement can be attributed to simple questions: how will you distinguish between a civilized and uncivilized person or in fact a developed or an underdeveloped nation? Can one answer this question this by saying or referring to his economic status or his rank. Well, unfortunately it is no. The answer reclines in the reverence of their better halves. The society which commits atrocities on their weaker members is not only uncivilized but also underdeveloped as referred to developed and civilized.

The brutalities done on women by men are not their sign of strength by they are construed as the sign of their weakness which they are camouflaging. Is the valor of men lies in committing crimes on the weak hapless women? The question is still debatable.

So why cant the societies who don’t respect the women progress, because the intelligence and wisdom of women is unique in every respect. By not acknowledging the efforts of women and depriving them of their rights means improper motherhood for future generations which hence weakens the society. Margaret Thatcher, Mother Teresa, Florence Nightingale, Indira Gandhi, etc. these names don’t need any words to prove themselves, they were the torch bearers and had enlightened the lives of many. They represent the sublime face of self-service and sacrifice.

To conclude, I would like to say that women are the best gift ever gifted to man by the God. Dishonoring and demonizing the women folks will not only invite the wrath of God, but also disfigure him too. It is the women who give birth to man, so how can he think of disrespecting the same and progress simultaneously.

Essay Writing – Sample Essay 11

Today in this modern contemporary world, people are striving hard to earn their living and to have two square meals a day. In this so called high profiled technological growth, people are suffering from many problems and diseases. As the growth is proliferating so is the problem of maligning image. Today the juveniles are suffering from what is called eve-teasing.

Eve teasing is scaling rapidly now-a-days. As per the dictionary meaning of eve-teasing it means commenting on someone in order to make fun, or abashing him or her. This problem has elevated now as compared to past. Question arises what is the main cause of eve- teasing? Is it that we want to show that we are superior to others? Or we just want to make fun of others. Well what ever may be the reasons; this is really a bad aspect of human life that we are treating others as inhumane.

The problem of eve teasing may be attributed to the bad education scenario, because it is what the education makes the human as humane. Today’s education scenario is such like we have some hesitation in talking to people of other gender. We are not taught how to behave with the members of other gender. Another main factor which is contributing towards growing this menace is the fashion of today. Today fashion is such that we are in volubly compelled toward teasing. Last, but not least, as far as I am concerned I think is the cinema which is responsible for some part of eve teasing. Movies are not what they used to be, they are hampering the minds of people, affecting their mentality and growth. People are becoming stoical, not convivial. They are not of placating nature now.

In the nutshell we can say that eve teasing is a becoming a serious problem now as population or penury. People who undergo eve teasing may end up their life due to abashment. Government should behave like a martinet and should imprison or impose monetary implications on those who are responsible because everyone in this world has the right to live without trepidations and tensions.

Essay Writing – Sample Essay 12

The human mind tries to find complex solutions to the simple problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree

Apropos to the above statement, I consider this as human nature. We are connotating westernization to such extent that we feel shame if we look ’simple’, this may be attributed to what is called fashion.

Why we have tied ourselves into so many kinks? Aren’t we have increased the complexities ourselves? In the retrospect it was not so. People were simple and their lifestyle matching to them so the problems were simple. The mind ‘thought’ accordingly.
Insight of this statement reveals the fact that we are ‘addicted’ to make mountain out of mole. The human nature is so complex that it makes complex solutions even to fairly easy problems. Even if there are no problems the mind tries to generate one and then visualizes it making it complex. An old saying that “empty vessels make much noise” is quite in this situation.

To exemplify I would like to give some examples. Suppose your food is not tasty, then mind will think why it is not tasty and then it starts pondering over it making it complex problem. Another instance can be had of  overweight, overweight no doubt is problem, but still mind make it more complex and you switch to weight loss, dieting techniques and taking pills instead of ’simple’ exercising.

Furthermore going on the same track, I would like to add the examples of ‘looks’ which are ‘euphermal’ but for looks people are going to cosmetic or plastic surgeons for getting their face lifted and for removing wrinkles. Question arises why they or (human mind in particular) don’t understand the simple problem of ageing which is universal. Isn’t it the complex solution to a fairly simple problem? Other examples may include weathering, insomnia etc which are natural phenomenon but mind tries to find complex solutions to even these natural and simple phenomenon’s and ‘problems’

In the nutshell, I can say that if you want to get rid of all the problems, count your blessing not your sins daily.

IELTS Writing – The Check List for 9 bands

Does the essay follow the logical pattern?

It should follow the logical pattern; you make it logical when you write the rough draft. Writing the rough draft before you start to write the essay ensures that your essay will be logically correct.

Example of Rough Draft:

  1. I am not in agreement with this statement
  2. Reasons why not in agreement

Equality issues

Education quality issues

  1. Possibilities if banned

Inexpensive as compared to private institution if banned

Multicultural environments increment if banned

  1. Disabled Children issues
  2. Conclusion

Is it grammatical correct?

You have to make sure that your essay is grammatically correct. If you have any doubt about a word which you think may not be correct do not use it in you essay. Avoid using the words you have problems with; instead use alternate words which convey same or similar meaning.  Also, when you finish writing your essay check for the grammatical errors and rectify them.

Did you made your introduction relevant and attractive by adding your option and range of vocabulary with the topic given to you?

Observe your introduction and see if you have used at least three high quality words in introduction. Also observe if you have stated your opinions in the introduction and correlated with statement. Make sure you do these things to make your introduction an excellent start.

Did you express the main reasons for your opinion when you write the conclusion in your essay?

Observe your conclusion and see if you have mentioned your opinions and the main reasons behind your opinions from the above paragraphs. Also, observe if you have paraphrased the sentences from introduction paragraph to the conclusion paragraph. Make sure you do this to finish your essay on a positive note.

IELTS Essay Writing – Factsheets

When topic is provided you should be able to answer these questions before you write.

How many paragraphs to write?

Ideally at least four paragraphs and maximum of five are sufficient for IELTS writing module.

What kind of words to use?

Normally when attempting IELTS writing module, you would personalize the essay by using strong words in the conclusion. Strong tone means you use words like should, will, definitely and so on. It gives authority in your command.

You have a choice to use whatever kind of words you want in other paragraphs, but its highly recommended to use soft words like could, would, may, might and so on.

What kind of vocabulary to use?

Using range of vocabulary especially in introduction passage is strongly recommended. Vocabulary with your opinion makes excellent combination in the introduction of the passage. It’s also recommended to use no more than five high quality words in whole of the essay.

What kind of examples to give?

In IELTS writing module it’s all about your opinions, so you can use any experience from your personal life. But remember that example must be correlated to the topic you are writing about.

What facts and figures to write?

IELTS examiners have limited knowledge of science and research. The one thing they know is English. Some books recommend writing the true facts, but IELTS examination is exception. What ever you write it should sound credible. Take your time to read this paragraph and see how it’s written.

“In accord to some researches done in America, there have been reports that using computers are harmful to our wellbeing. According to annals published back in 2006, working on computers for long hours continuously, can lead to stress and depression. In addition to that, people tend to gain weight as they work on computers all day long. Further more, working on computers for more than four hours can lead to decrease in eyesight. But this is not all, by invent of internet; minors have easy excess to explicit materials online. In addition to that, Email frauds are all time high. “

This passage is stating the research done in America, but actually the facts and figures are made up just to support the argument. In other words, you make up your own facts and write in IELTS writing module.

How to express an opinion?

Giving facts, examples and figures is the best way to express your opinion.

For example, you might explain figures like the paragraph written below. Again you can write whatever fact you want to prove your argument.

“In accord to the some figures, the percentage of smokers has risen to almost 17% in five years and that is a major cause of concern. And it is not unusual to understand that majority of lung and heart diseases are consequences of smoking. In addition to that, people who do not smoke actually are also smoking it is called as “Passive Smoking”. Recently Australia has implemented some regulations for smokers which is a relief to nonsmokers.”

This paragraph is stating the figures, which are just made up to support the argument. This is the best way to support your arguments and opinions and writing the facts and figures are easy when you know that you can write without worrying too much.

How to connect two paragraphs?

Connect the two paragraphs by using however if you are changing the idea. For example;

“In accord to one research, some people can sustain the bad effects of smoking and can live longer. However, some people can not sustain the bad effects of smoking and therefore, the results can be devastating.

People who could be severely effected by smoking are more prone to heart and lung diseases. Paying for the medical treatment should not be biased. Because it doesn’t matter if the person is smoker or non-smoker, the problem in non-smoker could be similar to a smoker. For example, a non-smoker could be passive smoker.”

In these paragraphs you can see how first paragraph is supporting the smoking and the transition is done by using “However” and then the next paragraph has changed the idea to bad effects of smoking.

Connect the two paragraphs by using words like therefore, moreover, similarly and furthermore if you are emphasizing the idea. For example;

“Doctors and nurses are individuals who not only work for a living, but also contribute to our society. They are the people who can be regarded as “hands of God”. Reason being they save our lives, hence make this planet better for living. If one really wants to understand what it means to be a doctor, ask them, they will tell that you must have a “heart of a lion and hands of a weaver” in order to be a doctor. It is so true. Doctors and nurses improve our quality of lives. They contribute to the community in ways different to any other professions.

Similarly, teachers are also building blocks of our society. They educate us in order to make us successful in our professional and personal lives. Mentors make us realize our true potential and our responsibilities as an individual. Personally speaking, they are the messengers of angels who teach us how our life should be. They give us sense of direction in life. They show us the way to success.”

In above paragraphs you can observe that the idea in first paragraph is connected to second paragraph by using “Similarly“. You can use other words like furthermore or in addition to and so on. Remember it’s important to connect the paragraphs so that the transition is smooth.

How an essay should look like when it finishes?

Your essay should be between four to five paragraphs, including the introduction which is your first paragraph and the conclusion which is your last paragraph.