Sunday, September 22, 2013

EC Essays for IELTS

Please note: While writing essays use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence. You should write at least 250 words.

Why do so many people want to study in English? Why is English such an important international language?

English has become a common medium of instruction in many countries around the world irrespective of the fact that they use it as their first language or not. In countries like India it is the language of teaching in schools, colleges and universities; also in offices, business transactions, meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops the interactions and discussions take place in mostly English.
People nowadays are very much interested in learning various subjects and skills in English because they think that whatever is learnt and understood in English becomes very easy to be communicated also in English.  A well qualified person with good communications skills in English is seen as a global professional who has unlimited opportunities of growth and development.
In this era of globalization and technological revolution in information and communication, English assumes a special status because of its acceptability among various nations owing to historical reasons and also because of its compatibility with digital technology used in computers, Internet, mobile phones, tablets etc. It can be said that English has become the lingua franca of the modern world.
So in conclusion it can be said that since education makes people aspire for better jobs so by becoming proficient in English they can connect with the world and seek better opportunities for personal and professional success. Moreover in this century dominated by  tools of  information and communication, English provides the common and easy link to people speaking different native languages and living in different societies to come together and participate in the process of achieving goals collectively as a team.

More topics for essay writing:

1.The idea of having a single career is becoming an old fashioned one. The new fashion will be to have several careers or ways of earning money and further education will be something that continues throughout life.

2. Today, the high sales of popular consumer goods reflect the power of advertising and not the real needs of the society in which they are sold. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

3. Some people believe that visitors in other countries should follow local customs and behaviour. Others disagree and think that the host country should welcome cultural differences. Discuss both these views and give your opinions.

4. News editors decide what to broadcast on television and what  to print in newspapers. What factors do you think influence these decisions? Do we become used to bad news? Would it be better if more good news was reported?

5. Some people prefer to spend their lives doing the same things and avoiding change. Others, however, think that change is always a good thing. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

6. Successful sports professionals can earn a great deal more money than people in other important professions. Some people think this is fully justified while others think it is unfair. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

7. Improvements in health, education and trade are essential for the development of poorer nations. However, the governments of richer nations should take more responsibility for helping poorer nations in such areas. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

8. Popular events like the football World Cup and other international sporting occasions are essential in easing international tensions and releasing patriotic emotions in a safe way. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

9. When a country develops its technology, the traditional skills and ways of life die out. It is pointless to try and keep them alive. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

10. In many countries children are engaged in some kind of paid work. Some people regard this as completely wrong, while others consider it as valuable work experience, important for learning and taking responsibility. What are your opinions on this?

11. Some people believe that children's leisure activities must be educational, otherwise they are a complete waste of time. Do you agree or disagree?

12. It is generally accepted that families are not as close as they used to be. Give some reasons why this change has happened and suggest how families could be brought closer together.

13. Without capital punishment(the death penalty) our lives are less secure and crimes of violence increase. Capital punishment is essential to control violence in society.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

14. The position of women in society has changed markedly in the last twenty years. Many of the problems young people now experience such as juvenile delinquency, arise from the fact that many married women now work and are not at home to care for their children. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

15. Some governments say how many children a family can have in their country. They may control the number of children someone has through taxes. It is sometimes necessary and right for a government to control the population in this way. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

16. It is generally accepted that families are not as close as they used to be. Give reasons why this change has happened and suggest how families could be brought together. Include any relevant examples from your experience.

17. The mass media, including television, radio and newspapers, have great influence in shaping people's ideas. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give reasons for your answer.

18. The idea of going overseas for university study is an exciting prospect for many people. But while it may offer some advantages, it is probably better that they stay at home because of the difficulties a student encounters living and studying in a different culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give reasons for your answer.

19. The rising levels of congestion and air pollution found in most of the world cities can be attributed directly to the rapidly increasing number of private cars in use. In order to reverse this decline in the quality of life in cities, attempts must be made to encourage people to use their cars less and public transport more. Discuss possible ways to encourage the use of public transport.

20. A healthy person is often described as someone who has a good diet, gets lots of exercise and avoids stress. What do people do to stay healthy in your country?

21. In some countries, children have very strict rules of behavior  in other countries they are allowed to do almost anything they want. To what extent should children have to follow rules?

22. What difficulties will your country face in the next ten years? How can these problems be overcome?

23. Every country has some poor people and every country has different ways of dealing with the poor. What are some of the reasons for world poverty? What can we do to help the poor?


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Speaking versus Writing

Speaking versus Writing

Let's see how Speaking content differs from Writing content with a question like "What to you do in your free time?"

Answer while speaking:

Well...I spend my free time mostly...by watching sports on TV, also I read some books,newspapers etc. I call my friends, then I also do gardening whenever I get spare time.

Answer while writing:

I spend my leisure time watching TV which I do everyday for at least half an hour and I think that this has become a favourite pastime for millions in our country considering the fact that there are a lot of channels today catering to different tastes of viewers ranging from politics to movies, from sports to education, from business to serials and reality shows; all this offered at a cost which is very much affordable to the common citizens.
I am also fond of reading especially newspapers and magazines which take most of my free time as I always try to catch up with the latest happenings in politics, sports, business, fashion, arts and movies.
Gardening is another activity enjoyed during free time because of the feeling that comes from being out with nature, interacting with plants and observing their world of sunshine, butterflies, insects and the composition of soil; all these so essential for being happy if you are born as a plant. 

 
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