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IELTS 7 Test 4 Task 2 Writing Model Essays Two

IELTS 7 Test 4 Task 2 Writing Model Essays Two

IELTS  7  Writing Model Essay (Free sample)

Test 4 Task 2 Question

Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. Others think that the true function of a university should be to give access to knowledge for its own sake, regardless of whether the course is useful to an employer.

What, in your opinion, should be the main function of a university?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Test 4 Task 2 Model Essay by an Expert Two

The main function of a university, in my view, is to provide students with skills to help them to be productive citizens in the workplace. However, this does not mean that the content of a university course should be directed towards a certain career, since all university courses involve useful transferable skills.

In a knowledge-based economy where graduate jobs are in high demand, it is very important for universities to provide their students with the skills that they need to get a job, and then excel within their company. These skills might include communication skills, organisation, self-motivation, and the ability to prioritise one’s workload. I would argue, however, that every university course equips students with these skills, regardless of the content or subject of the degree. Working towards group projects develops communication skills, for example, and students need to learn to be self-motivated to succeed in their exams.

Indeed, knowledge intended to be relevant to a workplace isn’t necessarily a useful thing for universities to teach. It is difficult for universities to provide knowledge which will be relevant to all of their graduates’ potential workplaces, since different businesses and companies may work from different models. It makes more sense for graduates to learn relevant knowledge once they have a job in a particular company. What companies need from graduate employees are the skills and potential to learn at work, and to function as a successful employee.

It is impossible for a university course to be useless to an employer, since success at university means that the graduate has gained crucial skills. Providing knowledge is not the main function of a university; providing skills as students pursue knowledge should be its main priority.

(277 words)

 

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IELTS 7 Test 4 Task 2 Writing Model Essays One

IELTS  7  Writing Model Essay (Free sample)

Test 4 Task 2 Question

Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. Others think that the true function of a university should be to give access to knowledge for its own sake, regardless of whether the course is useful to an employer.

What, in your opinion, should be the main function of a university?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Test 4 Task 2 Model Essay by an Expert One

As many countries try to increase the number of students that gain a university qualification, the experience of university is a more and more common part of the lives of recent generations. As the numbers of students grow, the role of the university in society becomes less clear. Is it just another qualification required to be competitive in the job market, or does the university remain a special place for those few who wish to contribute to the world of ideas? In this essay, I will argue that the university should not consider itself as a place where people gain skills needed for the workplace. Instead, the university should be protected as a place where the main focus is on knowledge for its own sake.

To argue that the university should not consider the needs of employers seems very strange to some. Many university themselves are changing to reflect the wishes of future employers. A number of universities in the UK have “careers services” to help students find the best possible employment opportunities. The University of Cambridge in England has recently set up a Business school, which many of its undergraduates have access to as a part of their degrees. This reflects a growing understanding of the University as a place that trains future employees. Those who support these changes believe that only in this way can the university play an important role in society. They believe that if the university does not make these changes, it would be a waste for governments to support these places of “useless” learning.

In opposition, I argue that the university should be proud of teaching things which employers consider “useless”. To educate people so that they can lead richer, fuller lives does not necessarily mean educating them to be skilled workers. Most people would consider their jobs highly important to them, but would also agree that when the work day ends there is still much more to life. The university can only appear “useless” if we consider one part of people’s lives the most important – their working day. Even employers know this, and many creative-sector companies like Google try to support their employees’ leisure activities, knowing that when people nurture other skills and interests they become happier and more dynamic in the workplace too.

If the university it so be proud of its “useless” knowledge, it does not mean fewer people should go. One of the benefits of a rich nation is its ability to support its citizens in reaching their full potential and leading happy lives. The argument that only those skills which help the economy are important does not take account of people’s entire lives. It is therefore important that we protect the university as a place where people can learn simply because they enjoy learning.

(465 words)

 

 

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IELTS 7 Test 3 Task 2 Writing Model Essays Two

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Test 3 Task 2 Question

Write about the following topic:

Some people believe that visitors to other countries should follow local customs and behaviours. Others disagree and think that host country should welcome cultural differences.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Test 3 Task 2 Model Essay by an Expert Two

Whether or not foreign visitors should follow local customs is a complex issue. Something that is regarded as completely normal in one country can be highly offensive in another.

On the one hand, it is important for foreign visitors such as tourists to be respectful of their host country’s culture and customs. It would be highly insensitive to engage in offensive and insulting behaviour, when one is essentially a guest in another country. Insensitivity or ignorance of local customs can also be dangerous for visitors; in the United Arab Emirates, for example, it is illegal to show certain signs of romantic affection in public; this includes behaviour such as kissing, which would be considered very normal in more liberal countries such as the UK.

In such liberal countries, cultural differences are generally welcomed, mostly because there are few legal restrictions on behaviour that is allowed in many other countries. That is, most activities that are legal in other countries are also legal in liberal countries, such as European countries. These countries generally maintain that diversity is a very positive force in society, since it encourages its citizens to learn about and accept different views and cultures, making societies richer and more tolerant. Research has shown that contact with other cultures and groups reduces violence and antagonism caused by racism and cultural differences.

My generally liberal standpoint leads me to believe that a liberal and accepting approach to cultural differences is best, since it can lead to tolerance and even peace. However, I accept that in countries with stricter regulations on behaviour, such as religious societies, people ought to be respectful, particularly when they are visiting the country.

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Test 3 Task 2 Question

Write about the following topic:

Some people believe that visitors to other countries should follow local customs and behaviours. Others disagree and think that host country should welcome cultural differences.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Test 3 Task 2 Model Essay by an Expert One

Today, many people around the world live in multi-cultural societies and many more people encounter aspects of other cultures through television, the internet and other media. Because of this, when people travel, more and more they expect to be comfortable and for people to adapt to their way of life. Sometimes this expectation can lead to difficulties and disagreements. This expectation can even have a negative effect on the culture of the place these people have come to visit. In this essay I will explore both sides of the argument and try to establish a positive way to experience other cultures and societies.  

When people visit cities for specific cultural reasons, these cities may try to adapt and change to be more like what tourists feel comfortable with and expect. In Florence, people expect to eat lots of pizza and look around the churches and famous buildings. As a result, restaurants in the center of the city only make dishes tourists like and other shops and restaurants the local people need cannot open. All of this means that tourists come and see what they expect. They do not feel uncomfortable in a new culture and so do not learn what it is really like to be and live in Florence or Italy. I believe that being uncomfortable and adapting to a new culture can be a very good way to learn about a new place and to grow as a person. Because visitors want cultures to be welcoming and not make them feel like outsiders, they are unable to experience real cultural differences.

At the same time, some people are so shocked by a new culture that they find their experiences as tourists very unpleasant. This can lead to a dislike of another culture and can equally make visitors feel like they do not belong. Some parts of Ireland are very unpleasant places for English people to visit because of a history of conflict. Many English people remember the IRA bombings, and the Irish remember centuries of English colonialism. Some Irish people do not like English people in their pubs even today. Consequently, these parts of Ireland are not visited by English people. Perhaps, if both tourists and locals learnt to be welcoming, these two countries could start to learn from each other and move forward from the cruelty and crimes committed. Tourism has an important role to play in helping societies understand one another.

The answer is not simple. Both locals and tourists need to learn to be welcoming and to respect each other. Visitors to a culture can learn something from these places and, perhaps, can give something back to the locals. Equally, locals should not feel as though they must adapt to tourists, but must at the same time extend a welcoming hand.

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Test 3 Task 1 Question

The chart below shows information about changes in average house prices in five different cities between 1990 and 2002 compared with the average house prices in 1989.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Test 3 Task 1 Model Essay by an Expert 

The chart displays the increases and decreases in average house prices in five global cities. The average house price is shown for two periods – 1990-1995 and 1996-2002, compared to the average house price in 1989.

All cities but one, Frankfurt, experienced an increase in average house price across the time period shown on the chart. The two cities that experienced a dramatic increase in average house price are New York and London. Both cities went from being lower than the 1989 average price in 1990-1995, to above the 1989 average price in 1996-2002. London experienced a striking increase of around 18% between these two time periods, and New York an increase of 10%. The average price of a home in Madrid and Tokyo experienced more modest growth, both of around 3%. Tokyo was the only city whose house prices remained below the average house price in 1989.

The only city on the chart to experience a decrease in average house prices was Frankfurt. The average price of a house there decreased by about 1%. However, the prices remained above the 1989 average throughout the period displayed on the chart.

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