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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The Property Market
The property market

The property market, an age-old question is whether buying a house is better than renting a house. This is an IELTS essay writing task. True, how we work has changed on many levels, with remote working dominating the employment landscape.

The media reports that buying property as a process has become more complex. Spiralling deposit requirements and higher bank interest rates are some of the reasons.

The property market, a photo of a house model with keys to depict this ielts writing task.
Property Market

Property owning

The property market has changed over the last two decades. The younger generation now has some financial support from the older generation.

Some believe that buying a home provides more financial security in the future, whereas others think the benefit will never materialise in their lifetime.

Property Renting

Flexibility is key to a modern work ethic, so the ability to change location is also an important consideration. Since, for the majority, buying has become unattainable, renting is the only option.

There is no doubt that living in a city is no longer necessary. Remote workers can rent properties on the perimeter with no consequence to earnings.

Thus, a work-life balance has impacted the decision to buy or rent a property. More and more employees find that renting is less stressful and more adaptable to modern life.

Rich and poor

We can see that the line between having money and not is getting more expansive, which influences the property market.

IELTS essay writing task

Some people believe in buying a property, while others believe in renting. Write an essay and express your opinion where possible try your best to provide examples from your own experience.

As this is an IELTS essay writing task so, you must adhere to the following guidelines. The deadline to complete this task is 40 minutes, and the minimum word count is 250 words.

Try to leave a few minutes to check your work. Furthermore, spotting simple errors can make a difference to your score.

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A passion for style-IELTS
A passion for style-IELTS

A passion for status, society has always found a way to separate one another by defining a class system. Over the years, the lines may have widened, but it does exist.

A passion for status-IELTS
A passion for status – IELTS

A passion for status; the lower, middle and upper classes are defined by money. The more you have, the higher up the chain you are.

Status

Wearing your wealth on your sleeve is one way of showing which class system you belong to. However, there is some truth to people who try to display one class’s wealth while belonging to another.

Studies have shown that status still plays a major part in modern society. For example, it is still considered important to show wealth.

Gold and jewellery used to be the most valuable assets often used to suggest a level of income and wealth. However, today this has changed, and we can see that portable devices such as mobile phones can also carry the same prestige.

Brands like Apple have pushed the barriers on pricing structures, with phones breaking traditional prices.

IELTS – A passion for status

The following is your IELTS writing task:

Some people believe that devices such as mobile phones have status. Others believe that gadgets don’t have any status. Write an essay to express your opinion on this topic and provide examples from your own experience where possible.

This style of question features in part two of the writing section for the IELTS exam. There is a maximum time of 40 minutes to complete this task, and you must write more than 250 words.

Good luck with the task, and please remember to write and share till next time; bye for now.

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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

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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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Letter writing – IELTS task 1

It’s one of two parts of the writing section. Learning how to write with different levels of formality is key.


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IELTS Letter Writing – Task 1

IELTS letter writing task 1 is one of two tasks to complete in the writing section.

Formality

Letter writing is one of two parts of the writing section for the IELTS exam. Therefore, learning how to write with different levels of formality is key to mastering this section. 

Memorising set phrases and words will not help you since, although there is a letter template in terms of layout and design, there is no way to fill it without knowledge of grammar. 

You are required to write a minimum of 150 words, and there is a maximum time allowed of 20 minutes to complete this task. 

There are three levels of formality that you will need to understand. and these are detailed below:

Formal

This is where you don’t know the person you are writing to, for example, a store manager, restaurant manager or even a business representative such as a parking offence office.

Semi-formal

This is where you may know someone but not as a friend, for example, a school teacher, next-door neighbour or even a cleaner who works in your building.

Informal

This is where you know someone very well, such as a work colleague, close friend or even a relative you know very well, like a cousin.

Writing task 1

You recently ordered an item of clothing online, but it was not the right size when it arrived.

Write a letter to the company you bought the item from, and in your letter state the following:

Provide some details about the order

Explain why you wish to return this item

Tell the company what you want them to do about this situation.

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Cyclists IELTS writing

This is an IELTS homework writing podcast. Should cyclists pay for using roads, or should they be exempt? That’s the topic of today’s podcast.


Have you ever thought that cyclists don’t follow the rules?

A fair ride - IELTS writing topic. Should cyclists pay to use the roads?
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Cyclists ignore red lights, undertake traffic, ride on pavements and even ride on the wrong side of the road. 

Governments have provided them with cycle lanes and promoted green areas with a ride to work incentive. There is some truth that our environment benefits from decreased air pollution. 

COSTS

Drivers believe that cyclists should contribute to maintaining the roads; after all, they use them. In addition, they pay insurance, road tax, MOT, and servicing costs compared to cyclists who pay nothing. 

This is an IELTS essay writing task. You will need to write a minimum of 250 words, and it should take you no more than 40 minutes to complete the task.

Writing tasks are designed to show the contrast between two perspectives. Therefore, you should try your best to show examples from your own experiences.

This is how the question will sound in an IELTS style.

Some believe that cyclists should pay to use roads while others think they shouldn’t, based on their contribution to cleaner air. Write an essay to express your opinion, and where possible, provide examples from your own experiences.

Improving your writing skills depend on how much practice you do. Always leave enough time before booking and paying for an exam to have time to practice.

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Facial Recognition – IELTS Writing

Facial recognition is not a new concept. Matching human faces to digitally mapped images stored on a database started around the 1960s. It’s fair to say that this technology is now widely used in the mobile phone landscape and the security sector.


Facial recognition is a controversial topic. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to its use.

Image of facial recognition used for an IELTS writing task.
Facial Recognition

Facial recognition podcast

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Facial recognition violates society’s rights; there should be controls to ensure that people can opt out and protect their data. That’s the topic for today; thanks for joining me. 

This writing task features in part two of the IELTS writing exam. You will need to write a minimum word count of 250 words and take no more than 40 minutes to complete.

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Facial recognition is not a new concept. Matching human faces to digitally mapped images stored on a database started around the 1960s. So it’s fair to say that this technology is now widely used in the mobile phone landscape and the security sector.

This technology is still on its learning curve and not yet 100% accurate. However, some people in society believe that the benefits of contributing to national security outweigh the disadvantages. 

There is a growing concern that facial recognition is a threat to people’s rights and that this type of data should be managed and protected rather than freely used. 

FACIAL RECOGNITION AND SOCIETY

We do not have to go far to see how it has impacted society, particularly at events, train stations and airports. However, its uses are not restricted to just security, and its latest application sees it being used to identify people in wars. 

There has been some controversy over Facial Recognition and the global facial recognition database assembly in recent news. For example, a recent news article published on Sky News reports a company was fined for taking images randomly without authorisation from the internet.

This topic is controversial but never the less important as it affects a global society. We can see how valuable facial recognition is, but there are disadvantages.

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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.


Homework Podcast

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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.

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If you enjoyed this podcast, please remember to like and share. Good luck with the task, until next time, bye for now.

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The data trail, IELTS academic task one.
The data trail – IELTS Academic Level Podcast

This podcast is called the data trail. It is about how data is presented in part one of the IELTS academic level writing exam.


The IELTS academic level writing task requires a greater understanding of how presented data is contrasted. This Podcast will help you to identify with the vocabulary used in part one.

The following podcast will help you to identify with the format of part one of the IELTS writing task at academic level.

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Writing Vocabulary Booster-IELTS

A vocabulary booster, the depth of your vocabulary is essential if you want to achieve a higher score in this section of the IELTS exam.


The key to improving your writing skills is based on building vocabulary.

Memorising words and phrasing can be a gamble as the task requires you to have understanding. One of the questions often raised by students is how to start an essay. Copying the question or statement to form an answer is not recommended since that will not gain points. Below, you will find some vocabulary to help you begin the introduction.

Vocabulary for an introduction

Most people believe that …..
The vast majority of people believe that……

Some believe that …

There are no defined rules, but you can use the following to end an introduction as a guide.

This essay will discuss both perspectives
The following essay will take a look at the advantages and disadvantages
The following essay will look at both points of view

A photo of different shapes to suggest that learning vocabulary is a challenge.

Opinion

There are many different levels of expressing an opinion. You should consider the following:

I think (general)
I strongly believe that (Strong opinion)

Personally speaking (Personal opinion)
In my opinion (general)

Transitions

In the second and third paragraph of your essay, you will need to use a transition; this guides the reader to identify with a sequence. Consider using the following:

Firstly
First
On the one hand

The third paragraph is used to demonstrate another point of view, so you can use the following:

Secondly
Second of all
On the other hand

With every essay, you will be required to give examples. Here are a few to consider:

For example
As an example
For instance

The final part of your essay is where you are showing your audience that you are coming to the end of your essay:

In summary
In conclusion
Taking the above into account

At this point, I will say that there is more vocabulary to consider, and I have only shown limited vocabulary to help you get started.

The following topic is based on music. Based on a maximum time of 40 minutes to complete and a 250 minimum word count, complete the following task.

Essay writing task

Some people believe that working from home is more productive than woking in an office. Write an essay to express your opinion and where possible provide examples from your own experience.

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