IELTS Direct Question Essay Sample 6 - Education

In this post, we will look at a direct question 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 >>

The number of college graduates who want to become professors is declining rapidly as the year's progress. Firstly, this essay believes that students do not choose to become teachers because they think that this profession is not a high paying job and secondly, it will discuss possible solutions that could make teaching an attractive vocation.

On the one hand, becoming a teacher is a very challenging career path. This is demanding work for they need a lot of patience and dedication in order to teach different kinds of personalities. In addition, the salary of a teacher is not enough to cover the costs of more than a one person family and in order to make extra income, many teachers have second jobs. For instance, a study by the National Teachers Coalition in the Philippines in 2014 reported that 70% of secondary teachers in public schools in Metro Manila offered private study lessons outside of their school hours.

On the other hand, the government should offer free scholarship grants for those students who want to pursue becoming a teacher. This could encourage them to choose the teaching profession for this would allow them to develop a career with many possibilities, once trained. The government could also raise the teaching salary to match other schools based in other countries. For example, a survey by the Department of Education in the Philippines in 2011 revealed that 6 of out 10 students chose to become a teacher after gaining a full scholarship program, with the understanding that they have to teach in their country for at least 2 years.

In conclusion, to become a teacher is a noble profession. The government should compensate them for their tasks in helping future minds reach their potential. They need to offer support so that the teaching profession can continue to grow and develop.

(Word count - 306 / 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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