IELTS Agree/Disagree Essay Sample 11 - Government

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 >>

It is thought by many that the administration should offer support to less fortunate individuals. This essay strongly agrees that the government should provide assistance to people who are underprivileged. Firstly, this essay will discuss the importance of aiding people who are deprived of employment or housing and secondly, the different ways of providing support to them.

On the one hand, one of the responsibilities of the government is to assist its people. Unemployment and homelessness are both currently at an all-time high in most countries across the globe, with many people looking for work and if unsuccessful finding themselves without shelter. The government have a responsibility to provide assistance in these matters, offering monetary support and temporary housing for anyone who is in need. For example, a program developed in 2015 by the UK government offers benefits to those who are unemployed, which also includes free accommodation to those who have none.

On the other hand, there are different ways to help the less fortunate. The government should provide free educational programs to those who are unemployed and need new skills in order to find work. Many people who have no job, no income and no housing are often people who desperately need support from the system so that they can survive. For instance, in 2017 London Borough Council rolled out a 'get back into work' program, which offered skills-based training to those with no level 2 qualifications. 

In conclusion, the government should provide assistance to underprivileged people but at the same time, these people should also help themselves for it’s a two-way process to make it successful.

(Word count - 269 / 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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