IELTS Agree/Disagree Essay Sample 10 - Customs/Traditions

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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Take a look at the IELTS essay example below >>

Many think that when a person migrates to another place they are expected to follow practices and rituals native to that place. This essay strongly agrees that we should follow and adopt the good traditions innate to the country as a way of respect. Firstly, this essay will discuss why we should value the beliefs of the country we are living in and secondly the negative impacts if we don’t abide by their rules.

On the one hand, many people want to migrate abroad for they believe they can get a bigger salary and a brighter future for their families. It’s crucial that one should follow and adapt to the customary traditions of the country you move to in order to integrate into the culture. In addition, we need to appreciate other customs because this will help us to seamlessly adapt to new surroundings and make friends with others.  For example, an article by the World Explorer in 2014 revealed that 80% of people who immigrate to the UK learn about traditions and customs prior to moving.

On the other hand, every country has its own set of traditions and customs. Some of these practices and rituals are somehow unusual to migrators because they are hard to follow and difficult to understand and as a result, certain actions can jeopardize the budding relationships that are built with them. This can also affect the image of countries outside of their culture, giving people the wrong impression as well as showing disrespect in certain situations. For instance, a news report by CNN Asia in 2014 showed a story about a Mexican family who migrated to Saudi Arabia that was forced to leave the country because they were found guilty of not respecting the Ramadan Traditions.

In conclusion, I strongly agree that we need to abide and respect the traditions of any culture from any place because it not only allows us to adapt to new places but to make friends from all over the world. 

(Word count - 333 / Band score 8)


  • 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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