IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample Answer #211

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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:

Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

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

Some argue that university students should study subjects of their interests while others believe that subjects like science and technology that will have more importance in future, will only be allowed to study. This essay agrees that importance of key subjects cannot be negated but subject selection should be rest with students’ choice. In the remaining essay discussion about the both views will be carried out.

Universities offered a wide range of key subjects to the students including mathematics, science and technology, medicines and engineering. Some of these subjects have bright jobs prospective that attracts the most of the students to study them and find good job in the future. Moreover, these key subjects are compulsory for one to become specialized in specific field. For instance doctors specialized in medicine must have skills in composition and action of drugs on human body. So, studying medicine courses is compulsory for the doctor to become master in this field regardless of his interests. This is evident that key subjects and skills are important in job.

In spite of these arguments, I believe university students must pursue their interests and have choice to choose the subject they like most. Society will get more benefits from the persons who are specialized in the field of their interests. Beside this, no one can predict the importance of subject in near future, along with this, it may be happened that employer begins to prefer creative thinking skills over practical and technical skills. One of the renowned local singer ABC is the prime example who pursued his interests in singing despite of the fact that he is the student of science and technology subject. So, it is clear that choice of subjects must be according to likeness of students to perform well in specific area but still interests cannot be held with subject selection.

In conclusion, although key subjects have good and bright future but still master in subject of interest will produce more creative thinkers. I believe that proper guidance to students before the selection of subjects is beneficial and allow students to choose the subjects of their interests.


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

Why do you give your opinion in the introduction of a discussion essay? And is your view clear? TA – What is the topic sentence of para 2? In fact, until the last sentence I don’t see any relevance to the question. Para 3 is much more ‘helpful’ to the reader. ” singer ABC “? You are answering a question, not simply doing an intellectual exercise. The final sentence of the conclusion baffles me. Where in the essay do you discuss ” proper guidance to students “?// CC – using “So” in each paragraph to begin a sentence is very basic organisation. This is a shame as there is some cohesion// LR – a good use of collocation (even though I’d like more carrier nouns). There are a few word formation errors (eg “according to likeness of students”) but this is penalised under G)// G – articles are a weakness and there are needless slips (eg “subject selection should be rest / it may be happened / he is the student of science and technology subject”/ etc)

So, I’d say:
//TA – 6 (because of para 2 & the conclusion)
// CC – 6 (;close to 7)
//LR – 8 (just)
// G – 7
//Overall = 7.0 (but not an impressive 7).

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