In this post, we will look at an agree/disagree essay example from the IELTS writing task 2 test. Students often ask if the questions are repeated year after year and the answer is no, but the topics are. There are so many questions written each year, you may find your practice answering various questions on different topics. For example, you could write essays to answer questions about education or the environment, which benefits you because you learn vocabulary associated with those topics and develop ideas that can help you in your writing test.
Practising writing IELTS task 2 essays on a range of topics is a great way to learn new vocabulary for those topics, but also to practice your essay structures. You begin to develop your ideas around those topics, thinking of examples, and giving your opinions.
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At the present time, the younger generation idolizes celebrities, not only for their acting accomplishments but also for their fashion sense and wealthy lifestyles. They are also influenced by the behaviour of celebrities and this may lead to troubling situations. I strongly agree that many teens admire famous people who can be a bad influence. Firstly, this essay will discuss how a certain individual can become famous instantly without proper training. Secondly, it will discuss how well-known people can affect our younger generation.
On the one hand, reality TV can make an ordinary person turn into a famous celebrity in an instant. This is happening all over the world since the TV networks are adapting different types of reality TV shows. This can be seen from dating games, modelling contests or even in singing competitions and as soon as the shows have ended, the winner will be an instant celebrity. Instead of planning to work hard for the job they want, many young people see instant fame through reality shows as a way of getting money and recognition. For instance, DLSU from the Philippines developed a survey in 2017 that revealed 95% of their students wanted to become a celebrity by joining a reality TV contest, rather than learning through acting workshops.
On the other hand, a sudden change of lifestyle can sometimes make or break you; this can be seen through most of the instant celebrities. They want to retain their famous status and that is why they would do unlawful acts, to create publicity. Therefore, younger people through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are following them; eventually, mimicking them because they think that this is normal acceptable behaviour. For example, a survey, conducted by the London Police in June 2017 showed that youth crime including lewd behaviour, drinking underage and violent acts had increased by 40% since 2016. Many of these young people were influenced by the behaviour they witnessed from celebrities in the media acting out.
In conclusion, I strongly agree that celebrities can sometimes be a bad influence among our younger generation however, I also believe that celebrities have a wider duty to the public and especially to their younger followers to practice good behaviour and set a good example.
(Word count – 372 / Band score 8)
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- Task Achievement – The essay provides an answer to the question asked, supported by relevant examples.
- Coherence and Cohesion – The answer has been divided into clear logical paragraphs and each main body paragraph only has one main idea. There are cohesive links between the main body paragraphs.
- Lexical Resource – There is evidence of a wide range of vocabulary, with no errors in the text.
- Grammatical Range and Accuracy – The answer has no grammatical errors. The sentences have a wide range of structures.
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