IELTS Writing Samples of Band 6

Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language can cause serious social problems as well as practical problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement.

Opinions differ regarding the challenges that are faced by a person who is not native to a particular country. Some people may face a problem socially or practically whereas rest have to struggle with both. I, however, completely agree with the later and opine that the foreigners have to go an extra mile in order to accept a country socially and practically. This essay will elaborate this rationale with supporting arguments and examples....

Some people think that it is better to educate boys and girls in separate schools. Others, however, believe that boys and girls benefit more from attending mixed schools. Discuss both these view and give your opinion.

Education imparts knowledge to the offspring and helps them to achieve a goal at a later part of their life. It is indeed a moot topic that whether to go to mixed schools is more beneficial than going to separate schools. Although, some parents prefer same sex schools because of their conservative thinking, in my opinion, sending children to mixed schools would make them more confident and independent in the long run....

Some people think it’s better to choose friends who always have the same opinions as them. Other people believe it’s good to have friends who sometimes disagree with them. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Having friends is a necessity, especially for our mental health. For some people, choosing friends depends on their common viewpoints, interests and even common professions, others don’t care about their friends’ different opinions, in fact, both cases have positive and negative points....

Some people think that cooking is an important skill for young people to learn. Others believe that it is better for people to learn how to cook after they become adults. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

It is considered by most people that teenagers and adolescents should be taught culinary skills. In my opinion, adults should learn gastronomy skills as they can pursue this art based on their interests. However, youngsters should know the necessary cooking skills, in case of an emergency....

Not enough students around the world choose to study science subjects at university. what are the reasons for this? what impact does this issue have on society?

Technology is rapidly changing the lives of people around the world, creating a high demand for university graduates with a background in science. However, the number of students studying relevant subject is well below the required level. This problem seems to be caused by outdated preconceptions, which determine young people's choices today....

Some people think that job satisfaction is more important than job security, while some people think that they cannot always expect job satisfaction, a permanent job is more important. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. You should write at least 250 words.

There is no doubt that most adults spend the majority of their day at work and a job is an extremely important factor to live livelihood in a better way. Strata of the populace reiterate that job satisfaction is immensely significant as compared to job security. Contrarily, opponents deem that mankind should have an enduring job to relish life. This essay intends to delve into both conflicting sides with relevant examples prior to embarking on my perspective....

Tourism is becoming increasingly important as a source of revenue to many countries, but it's disadvantages should not be overlooked. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Many people love traveling to different countries, so the number of tourism is starting to have significant growth. Some people think that it is good for countries earn more money and it is overweigh the disadvantages. In this essay , I will discuss both sides of the argument and give my own point of view....

The threat of nuclear weapons maintains world peace. Nuclear power provides cheap and Clean energy. The benefits of nuclear energy far outweigh the disadvantages. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Nuclear power has gained a popularity in recent years by ways of utilizing its energy and weapons.Some people believe that there are many advantages in its efficiency, Whereas comparing the drawbacks I strongly agree that it is considered as a major threat to the human kingdom....

Some people think that the most important thing about being rich is it gives a person the opportunity to help other people. Do you agree or disagree?

Although it is sometimes thought that being financially sound will give a chance to spend money for charity, whereas, it will vary and cannot be generalised. In my opinion, I agree with the idea of helping, it would be even better if the help can be in multiple ways rather than just donating....

Today’s society provides people with various ways to lose weight, such as special diets or exercise regimes. Many people believe though that poor food and today’s lifestyle should be addressed first. What is your opinion?

In modern day western society one can easily become obese, as the availability of cheap and unhealthy food is high. Nonetheless, many people desire to be healthy and slim and therefore have chosen to follow special diets or exercise regimes so as to not become obese. Others believe, however, that people should be better informed about today’s unhealthy lifestyles and the poor food they are consuming before such diets and regimes are taken into consideration. Personally, I agree that the unhealthy lifestyle of many people must be addressed before thinking about ways of losing weight through special diets....

‘Failure is proof that the desire wasn’t strong enough’ To what extent do you agree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

People usually use the saying 'Failure is the mother of success' to encourage others to get used to their hardships since they will be successful sooner or later as long as they have passion. But I have a different point of view. Despite the fact that a burning desire is essential to success, other factors, for instance, a correct method, should also be taken into account....

Although the prices of fuels have greatly increased over the last decade or two, it is argued that further increases in fuel prices are the only way to reduce world consumption of fuel and lessen pressure on the world’s fuel resources. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Oil, gas and coal are all non-renewable resources. This is known worldwide, as well as the fact that society lives above its demands. Even though fuel prices have increased significantly over the last decade, consumption will still cause these resources to run out eventually. It has been argued that the only way to decrease the usage of fuel is to further increase the prices....

‘Failure is proof that the desire wasn’t strong enough’ To what extent do you agree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

People usually use the saying 'Failure is the mother of success' to encourage others to get used to their hardships since they will be successful sooner or later as long as they have passion. But I have a different point of view. Despite the fact that a burning desire is essential to success, other factors, for instance, a correct method, should also be taken into account....

Many people say that eating out in restaurant is better for the individual and the family than cooking and eating at home. Do you agree or disagree?

Everyone has to eat. The question is where to eat? We may cook and eat at home or just eat out in a restaurant. My personal opinion is that eating out is better than eating at home....

It seems clear that obesity in today’s society is to some extent due to the availability of fast food. Should governments place a tax on fast food to reduce the amount of fast food consumed?

Obesity has become a common problem in western societies and this is partly due to the availability of fast food at low prices. To tackle this problem, it has been suggested that governments should increase the tax on fast foods in order to reduce the amount of pre-cooked meals consumed. I personally believe that this is a sound idea, because especially young people, who have less money, will be discouraged from buying food at quick service restaurants....

Students perform better in school when they are rewarded rather than punished. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people believe that rewarding pupils will improve their performance in academics while others think that giving punishment will make students to perform better. However, punishing students is not at all advisable and should be avoided. This essay will look at both the views and arrive at a conclusion....

Nowadays, many people have to work longer hours and they feel more stress out then before, what are the reasons and what can employer do to make their life easier.

Recently, many people are becoming workaholics and spending more time at their office tasks and do not have much of the social life. This is happening because now everyone is reachable easily due to the advancement of technologies. This essay will provide factors responsible to influence them to work more and how these can be improved....

Having more money and less free time is better than earning less money and having more free time. Discuss both views and state your opinion.

In this rapidly changing world, individuals often go through the dilemma of paying more attention to their bank accounts or having more free time for themselves. For this reason, some people compromise with higher income while some bargain with leisure time. I concur with the view that people should not negotiate with the quality of life for money....

Some people think it is a waste of money to establish libraries since the public can use the Internet at home to obtain information, do you agree or disagree?

In this ever-advanced modern world, the advent of sophisticated technology provides us with new avenues to access a wide range of information. Citizens can simply acquire different knowledge in the Internet instead of educational centre like public libraries. In view of this, some people pointed out that the establishment of libraries is a waste of money and resources. However, from my point of view, I do not accord with this notion....

In many countries, traditions and customs are disappearing. What are the reasons? What should schools and parents do to keeping our traditions alive?

A lot of countries are facing the problem of loosing their traditions and habits. There are a number of reasons for that and especially mature people should do something to protect their culture and keep it alive....