IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample Answer #204

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This page consists the IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample Answer Band 7 with Examiner feedback which will help you understanding the tactic to solve the IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:


Include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience to back up your answer.

Write a minimum of 250 words.

Sample Band 7 Answer

It cannot be denied that the number of people who prefer to live alone has increased. While some believe that it is has positive aspects, I think overall it is a negative development.

Solitary living is thought to have some benefits. When a person lives alone, he experiences a sense of freedom as there is nobody to interrupt him in any of his likings. This is believed to make the person more focused on his work and more productive. A recent German study has shown a strong correlation between professional success and the liberty to exercise freedom at home. In addition, living by themselves, people have a broader experience of life. Having lived alone, one has to look after his finances, health and social relationships all by himself. This makes the person more capable to manage such things as compared to someone living in a large family.

On the other hand, I believe that the drawback of living alone are much more. Without having somebody to talk to in residence, people have the tendency to constantly think over their minor problems and obstacles. The resulting stress is attributable to many medical conditions such as depression, suicidal attempts and panic attacks. Besides, solitary living deprives one from the care of family members especially at times of ill health. For instance, my cousin who lived alone in Pokhara sustained a fracture of his hand last year. Because he couldn’t take care of the fracture alone, he had had some complication costing amputation of his right hand. Lastly, people living on themselves, do not like being advised upon life matters, thus having problems maintaining personal relationships in long term.

In conclusion, while I understand that there are both benefits and harms of living alone, I believe that the benefits eclipse the demerits, and opine that overall living alone is a negative development.


This is the answer is written by the real student who appeared on IELTS exam and got band 7 for this answer. now, let’s us look forward to the essay feedback given by the IELTS Examiner.

Examiner Feedback

TA – What is the purpose of para 2? You seem to be arguing against yourself. Is your opinion anywhere in para 2? However, your arguments in para 3 are strong and well -developed// CC – para 2 is better than para 3. Why do I say this? But is “Having lived alone” used correctly?// LR – good (apart from “demerits”, “harm(s)” & “opine”)// G – para 2 is faultless but there are a few minor errors in para 8 and punctuation isn’t perfect but is still well-,managed

So, I’d say-
//TA – 7 (just – but making your opinion clear in para 3 saves you)
// CC – 7 (but beginning a sentence with “Because” isn’t a good idea)
// LR – 8
// G – 8
//Overall = 7.5 (at least a strong 7.0)

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