IELTS Writing Samples of Band 7.5

It is commonly believed that nowadays main factors that affect a child’s development are media, pop culture and friends. A different point of view is that family plays a significant role. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

It is argued that in current time, leading factors affecting a little one’s growth are peers, modern fashion and media, whereas, people having the other view reckon that family members have the most influential impact on the overall development of a child. However, I believe that the former viewpoint is worth considering because society influences them the most....

In future, more people will choose to go on holiday in their country and do not travel abroad on holiday. Do you agree or disagree?

There is an opinion that shortly, many people will prefer to go on a vacation in their home country rather than travel abroad. I disagree with this viewpoint as I think in the future, the cost of travelling abroad might significantly decrease and visa procedures could become easier....

In some areas of the US, a 'curfew' is imposed, in which teenagers are not allowed to be out of doors after a particular time at night unless they are accompanied by an adult. What is your opinion about this?

The government imposed lockdown in some areas of the US where the teenagers are not to be permitted outside after a particular time at night and can only be permitted if they accompanied by an adult. I agree with the above statement that it is a mandate that the teenagers are not required to go outside after 8 PM. This essay will provide more support and examples of this....

Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

What should be taught in third-level education is always been a debatable topic. While some would argue that students should focus to learn technology-related subjects as they have more demand, I believe they should learn whatever they want to in order to be successful in their life....

Explain some of the ways in which humans are damaging the environment. What can governments do to address these problems? What can individual people do?

Humans are responsible for a variety of environmental problems, but we can also take steps to reduce the damage that we are causing to the planet. This essay will discuss environmental problems and the measures that governments and individuals can take to address these problems....

Some education systems make students focus on certain subjects at the age of 15, while other require students to study a wide range of subjects until they leave school. What are the benefits of each system? Which do you think is a better education system?

There are a lot of advantages when students are educated with certain subjects in some institution systems for children at the age of 15; however, some schools in which students study all classes before they graduate also bring plenty of benefits. In my opinion, I completely agree with the second statement....

Most of the people in society enjoy watching crime movies and criminal TV programs. Why do you think people have more interest to watch them? What is the impact on society due to this.

In recent times, a steep inclination towards movies based on crime and criminal activities has been noticed in people. I believe that learning about possible crime incidents is the prime reason behind this change. However, watching such television programs excessively could affect society adversely....

Due to the development and rapid expansion of supermarket in some countries, many small, local business are unable to compete. Some people think that the closure of local business will bring about the death of local communities. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

The thriving of small scale local firms is hugely impacted by the introduction of world-renowned supermarket chains in rural areas. It is believed that they engulf the locally owned shops. In my opinion, I firmly agree with this argument because these retail chains hardly have sufficient fund and technology to strike back to their opponents....

In most developed countries shopping is not only about buying the goods you need, it is also perceived as entertainment. Is it a positive or negative development? Give your own opinion and examples based on your experience.

Consumerism is viewed today as a form of entertainment, particularly in wealthy countries. This is a negative development because although it is a great booster for the economy, it increases materialism in people....

Some film companies spend millions of dollars on the production of a single movie. Is it necessary to spend a lot of money to make a good movie? What factors contribute to the success of a movie?

Hollywood blockbusters are successful, big-budget productions, but it is possible to make good movies on a shoestring budget and they can be profitable as well. I believe the most successful films have certain elements in common....

Some people believe that people should be required to retire from their careers at a certain age. Others believe that people should be allowed to work as long as they like. Discuss both these views, and give your opinion.

In recent years, with the improvement in the healthcare sector and better living standards, peoples' life expectancy has been increased. With this, they can serve and contribute to the nation's economic progress more compared to the past. In this context, retirement age is set to be fixed or to be allowed to be flexible based on an individual's ability, and interest has become a controversial issue. Although a fixed working period seems positive and consistent across all the occupations, I agree with the second option....

Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

The demand of women for educational opportunities has increased dramatically since the last century. It would not be wrong to claim that a regulation which offers the same quotas of genders for university departments may be beneficial for individuals on account of creating an incentive to enhance the women's participation in education. The regulation, however, will be injustice due to the nature of human beings which dictates that a man tends to be more active than a woman in commerce, academia, policy and so on. Overall, this essay will reveal advantageous and detrimental facets of the same quotas by genders in the academic departments....

Employers sometimes ask people applying for jobs for personal information such as their hobbies and interests, and whether they are married or single. Some people say this information is relevant and useful. Others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

It is a fact that we go under a microscope when it comes to job interviews. Employers want to know all about the employee's life and personal details in order to understand whether they are appropriate for the position. In my point of view, asking those details would be helpful when hiring but they should not be the only main point....

Governments should speand money on railways rather than roads. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Having an efficient transport system always significant factor to determine the progress of a country. It is sometimes thought that the authority requires to channelise more financial assistance to the development of railway lines than roads. I strongly support this since this is more fast and reliable....

Some people say that too much time and resources are spent on the protection of wild animals and birds. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Wild animals protection has always been a matter of discussion. Even though some individuals give an opinion that a high amount of time and resources are wasted for these activities, I disagree with it. In this essay, I would list down the aspects that support my disagreement along with examples....

The government should lower the budget on the arts in order to allocate more money to education.To what extent do you agree

It is often argued that governments should focus on improving schools and curriculums, leaving out arts. I strongly disagree with the previous statement, as I firmly believe that art education is as crucial as teaching scientific and theoretical subjects....

Some people think that teenagers should follow the old generation but others believe that they sould challenge the old thoughts. Discuss both view and give your opinion.

Following the right path is essential to have a successful life. Although a group of people argues that the youngsters require to learn from elders, opponents of this advocate that they may not support this idea. In my opinion, I consider the latter's belief as this has many benefits to modern living....

Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology. Discuss both these views and give your opinion

University study is one of the most important elements consider nowadays to determine the future of a student. Since based on this the career will be chosen, there is no way to ignore that fact. Many trusts that they should learn whatever they feel convenient to study. Some others, however; think that they should learn the subject suitable for the future, such as science and technology. In this essay, I am going to discuss both points of views, and I will provide my opinion at the end of it....

Some people argue that space exploration has had more to do with national pride than international effort. To what extent do you agree with this? How do you think space exploration will change in the future?

Many countries in the world try to explore something about space that has never been discovered before. They provide their money and labour of the scientist to achieve that because to be the first at the explore a piece of new information about that is always been a significant event all the time since existing of the world. So, I tend to agree with the idea that space exploration is about national pride than international effort....

In may countries today, crime novels and TV crimes dramas are becoming more and more popular. Why do you think these books and TV shows are popular? What is your opinion of crime fiction and TV crime dramas?

It has become increasingly popular the interest of people in novels and TV shows that deal with crimes. The tendency in choosing this particular subject can be explained as they attract people’ attention due to their similarities with real life. In addition, I strongly support the wide range of styles in books and TV shows, including crime fiction and TV crime dramas, as they help us to understand how the mind of criminal works, as well as the process involved in an investigation....