Prison
Prison-IELTS writing

Society believes prison is the best way to punish criminals. Write an essay to express your opinion, and where possible, try and include examples from your experience.


Prison
Prison

Deterrent

History has shown society that prison may not always act as a deterrent. As a result, there appears to be a growing opinion that the rehabilitation of prisoners could include other methods.

Social deprivation, also linked to poverty, can act as a catalyst and facilitate crime. In addition, various studies have indicated a link between crime and education.

Deterrents such as prison are now considered a factor for removing social skills and the inability to be reintroduced into society. In addition, an environment such as a prison could educate prisoners on criminal skills, thus reflected in the statistics showing a direct link towards repeat offending.

Prison

Prison is widely adopted as the preferred method of choice in protecting society from criminals. However, like any argument, many perspectives should always be considered. In the case of this essay writing task, writing about them will show the depth of your grammar.

Drawing a parallel to society as a structure in general, there are older, younger and middle-aged prisoners, some of who have served lengthy prison sentences for their crimes.

On some level, this is thought-provoking as perhaps the younger generation does not respond to prison in the same way as the other generations, thus making it ineffective as a method of reform.

I recommend you take a few minutes to plan the structure of your essay. Don’t use the same vocabulary; avoid using structures with the letter “I”. Repeating yourself will not give you points or show the depth of your grammar.

You’re expected to complete an IELTS essay writing task within a deadline of forty minutes and write a minimum word count of two hundred and fifty words. 

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Dirty cash - IELTS essay
DIRTY CASH – IELTS ESSAY

Essay writing task; some people believe that money brings happiness, while others believe that money only brings misery.


Dirty cash-IELTS essay

That’s the IELTS writing essay task for this week. It’s common knowledge that the cost of living has widened. Generally speaking, this worldwide phenomenon affected most global societies.

ESSAY RULES

As this is an IELTS essay task. There are specific essay writing rules that you must adhere to; these include a forty-minute deadline and a minimum word count of 250 words. 

ESSAY ADVICE

Points are awarded when you demonstrate the depth of your grammar skills, so you should try your best to avoid repeatedly using the same vocabulary and phrases.

Try to include examples where possible, as this can help you to gain points with this task. Finally, as with all writing tasks, you must leave a few minutes to check your work. 

ESSAY PRACTICE

Unfortunately, practising against time constraints and learning to paraphrase are just some of the skills you should focus on. In my opinion, most students don’t like to venture out of their comfort zone. They practice building their strength while omitting to develop their weaknesses. This can be costly as it will compromise your valuable study time.

MONEY

The economy, finance and banking are all common topics. IELTS is an international exam, and as such, they will always choose issues that affect global society. 

Reading news articles will always be more beneficial than streaming movies with subtitles. Also, most films and TV series use slang which will work against you in the context of this exam.

ESSAY PLANNING

Try to plan the structure of this essay; under exam conditions, this is something that will need practice within task deadlines. Remember that quality is always better than quantity.

As always, we will correct your essay at the beginning of your class so that you can identify any errors. Learning is a process and requires time, so don’t rush. A decent IELTS exam score will open the doors of opportunity and can make the difference between getting a survival job or a job that will give you professional development and, ultimately, a defined career path.

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Synthetic skin, an IELTS writing topic
Synthetic Skin-IELTS Essay

This is an IELTS-styled essay writing topic. Listen to the podcast and follow the instructions. If you’re preparing for the IELTS exam, it is a good idea to keep up to date with general knowledge. Be aware of topics that are commonplace in the news.

Synthetic skin, an IELTS writing topic
Synthetic skin – IELTS essay writing task

Some people believe that synthetic skin has no place in society. However, others believe that these types of advances are necessary to protect humans in the future.

IELTS Essay Task

Synthetic Skin Podcast

Write an essay to express your opinion, and try to include examples from your own experience where possible. You should take no longer than 40 minutes to complete this task. The minimum word count is 250 words.

Technological advancements in the field of robotics is a very topical subject. So, unfortunately, in the last decade, significant ethical dilemmas impacted the science surrounding this development.

The argument

There is an argument to support health benefits for burn victims who would otherwise live with disfigurement. In addition, such development in growing synthetic skin would also mean that robots may appear lifelike and perhaps may one day re-classify the definition of robotics.

In this essay, you must present arguments for and against the idea that skin can grow in a laboratory. So, consider the advantages and disadvantages and compare them to draw conclusions.

Comparative and superlative

Comparative and superlative grammar structures can prove helpful in supporting your opinion. Good luck with this task. Remember to like and share so we can continue producing more homework podcasts.

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Homework Podcast-Laptops Vs Tablets

The IELTS writing task 2 homework is on the topic of technology and society. Two hundred and fifty minimum word count and forty minutes to complete.


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Homework

Hi, and welcome to this homework podcast. The homework task is on the topic of technology and society. The text to this podcast can be found on our website.

Some people believe that laptops will soon become a redundant piece of technology as tablets grow in popularity. Others believe that Laptops will outlive tablets and that they are more popular than tablets.

IELTS writing task

Write an essay to express your opinion. Your score for this task will depend on your ability to respond to this topic. The minimum word count is 250 words, and you are given a maximum of 40 minutes to complete this task.

Your vocabulary and demonstration of how you apply grammar are key to scoring points in this exam section. A guide to structuring your essay should show how you feel about a topic and include examples from your own experience.

Opinion

Contrasting two opinions should be presented as advantages and disadvantages of both points of view. Ensure that you use the vocabulary that the IELTS board recommend.

There is no way to improve without practising; learning where your mistakes are being made will help to improve your overall score. We score your essay in class with you so that you can identify errors.

Contact us for more information about our online courses. Also, don’t forget that if you need to improve your listening skills, we have a shop with unique materials that focus on improving this skill—select shop on the menu on the homepage of our website. In addition, the text is provided with every audio so you can check comprehension.

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Experience vs qualifications

Some people believe that employers value experience more than they value qualifications. Write an essay to express your opinion. Where possible, try and include examples from your own experience.


Qualifications and experience

Firstly, there are many employers who, based on traditional values, will only consider job applicants who are at a degree level or above. So, some employers view a degree-level candidate as a marker. Thus, this so-called milestone demonstrates dedication, commitment, planning and achievement on a professional and personal level. 

Experience

However, there is a different school of thought that nothing can replace experience, which contributes towards enhanced business economies of scale and thus more profit.

Most employers would probably like a candidate to have a striking balance between the two. However, this may not be possible and is sector-dependent. 

Writing Task

This is an IELTS essay writing task based on this topic. Listen to the Podcast and write an IELTS essay. You must finish the task within 40 minutes and write more than 250 words. Where possible, try and include examples based on your own experience.

The IELTS essay is part two of the writing task. The letter-writing task is part one; at an academic level, you will be asked to interpret data instead.

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At the beginning of each class, homework is marked and errors identified. So, we will do our very best to identify strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, this will help to identify a study plan. The average time taken for a student to prepare for the IELTS general level exam is twelve weeks compared to the IELTS academic level which is twenty weeks. Please bear in mind that these are only guidelines and each student is different.

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Robots and the elderly.

This is an IELTS essay writing task based on whether robots should replace humans to look after the elderly. The time allowed to complete this task is 40 minutes and you need to write a minimum of 250 words. Listen to the audio and follow the instructions.


This is an image of a robot which is the theme of this IELTS essay writing task.

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TEXT VERSION

“Work smarter, not harder”.

Task

This weeks task is an IELTS writing task, so you will need to try and complete it within 40 mins. It’s ok if you take longer when you’re studying, but you need to be aware of time since that is the maximum time allowed.

The essay writing section of this exam allows for a minimum word count of 250 words, and again, you need to work towards that target. It’s ok to write more; most students average at about 300 words.

Robots and the elderly

This weeks task is about Robots helping to care for the elderly. It’s an interesting concept since globally; we are all living longer. I have included a video to help you understand the idea in our blog, which can be found on our website; one2oneacademy.com.

Here is the task that you need to complete:

Some people believe that humans should look after the elderly; others believe that robots can replace carers. Write an essay to express your opinion, and where possible, try and include examples from your own experience.

One2one Students

If you’re a one2one student, we will correct your essay in real-time at the beginning of your next class using Google Docs. This will help you to identify with your mistakes and provide you with a point of reference. Focus on your weaknesses not your strengths.

Try your best to avoid using the same vocabulary since this defeats the objective. However, using synonyms can often help you to achieve a better score.

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E-Scooters

This is an IELTS general level essay. You must write more than 250 words and take a maximum of 40 minutes to complete this task. (If you’re taking the Duolingo exam, you can use this topic to write an essay too).


Writing Task

Some people believe that E-scooters are an imaginative way to reduce air pollution and traffic. Others believe that there are more negatives compared to positives of using them. Write an essay to provide your opinion, and where possible, try and use examples from your own experience.

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3D Printing

Some people believe that the future of home building will rely on technology, others believe that humans will always be required in this process. Write an essay to express your opinion on this topic and where possible try and include examples from your own experiences.

Instructions

VIDEO

Watch the video on this topic to help with understanding. You’re expected to provide examples to support your opinion. Often this is from your own experience. Homework will be marked at the beginning of your next class.

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Repair It Or Throw It Away?

This is an IELTS essay writing task set at general level.

Topic: Disposable Society – Task: Essay writing – Time allowed: 40 minutes – Word count: 250 words minimum. Some believe that we should discard electrical items such as washing machines when they break down, others claim it’s better to repair and continue to use them. Write an essay and express your opinion, where possible try and use examples from your own personal experiences. I’m looking for high scores so push yourself with: Comparative/ superlative, preposition usage and paraphrasing. Good luck and see you soon.

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Phones are in, wallets are out. – An IELTS essay writing task.

This is an IELTS general level writing task. Listen to the instructions carefully and write an essay containing a minimum of 250 words within 40 minutes. Your essay will be marked at the beginning of your next class.

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This is an IELTS essay writing task based on the concept of whether we need a wallet. Since we now pay for things using our phones, has the idea of carrying a wallet become somewhat outdated and unnecessary?

Essential vocabulary:

Wallet

Purse

Hints:

Your task is to express your opinion.

I strongly believe

I think

In my opinion