Do you know about the IELTS writing section? If yes, then we are sure you have done your research, but if not then you will need a guide to help you through. The writing section has two tasks 1 & 2. The candidate has to complete both tasks. And to complete both the tasks in just 60 minutes will take time management and the knowledge of smart tricks, to complete the section with greater accuracy. Make sure that you go through this article carefully to get a thorough knowledge of the writing task and how you can answer writing task 2 with the help of recent IELTS writing task 2 questions of March-May, 2021 and sample answers.
When you get the idea about how to write the answer you can start with the topic and write your answer.
Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2 IELTS
You have to complete the writing section of IELTS in 60 minutes, thus you need to allocate your time according to task 1 and task 2. Task 1 requires you to write the answer in about 150 words, where you will be given a graph, table, diagram to describe or you can be given a letter to write. Make sure you complete it within the initial 20 minutes of your examination period. In this task, you have to identify the key attributes needed to compare the data and the pattern given. When you are describing the question make sure that you also focus on your vocabulary, grammar, coherence, and the structure of the answer. If your answer doesn’t have a structure, it might become difficult for the examiner to make sense out of it. This part searches for your analytical abilities and rational thinking.
Recent IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions
In writing task 2 you will be given an IELTS essay topic and you are required to write your opinion about it, generally, the question ends with, “What if your opinion on this, “Do you agree or disagree with the statement” do you agree or disagree, justify your answer. When you are allotting 20 minutes for writing task 1 you have 40 minutes to complete writing task 2, so make sure that you leave some margin to check your written answer during the examination. Before you start with the description, it is important that you understand the question correctly, so spend a few minutes noting down the points which exactly indicate what the question is asking you to write. In the coming section, you will get the IELTS writing task 2 topics with answers, read them carefully, and then write your own description. One of the other great ways to practice the writing task is to check out the previous year question paper that could repeat in the present paper.
May 2021 Topic
If a product is good and meets customer needs, then people will buy it and advertising is unnecessary.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Companies have moved from the traditional way of marketing their products to new content marketing methods of advertising their product. I don’t agree with the statement that “If a product is good and meets customer needs, then people will buy it and advertising is unnecessary.”
2. Main Body
Advertisement is used to make people aware of the product and services, this is the way that companies reach out to their targeted audience and convert their prospective customers into customers and when the quality of the product is more than sufficient, the customer gets converted into a loyal customer. But in any scenario companies cannot do away with the advertisement because unless and until companies reach out to these target audiences, how can they make them know about the quality of their product. Every company irrespective of big, medium, or MSME, needs to advertise so that they make their presence known to their customers.
There are various methods of the advertisement but in this digitally engulfed world the most trending way is through content marketing, that is making the customers acquainted with the product through blogs, emails, newsletter, captions and much more.
We have seen big companies spending a huge percentage of their expenditure on an advertisement, but according to the statement above they shouldn’t invest in the advertisement because they already have a customer base and huge revenue. But we need to advertise to get new customers because we keep on losing an old customer in the world of tough competition.
April 2021 Topic
Some people think young people should follow the traditions of their society. Others think that they should be free to behave as individuals.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
I think young people should be free to follow their values and behave as individuals. There is some tradition that is still being followed, although the reason behind following those traditions ended many years ago, for the sake of following these traditions, we are following them.
2. Main Body
In such a scenario it is better to let the young people of today’s time decide whether to follow the tradition or not. Everybody has decision-making skills but the only problem with our society is that we don’t think that they are capable of making their own decisions. With this perspective, we fail to give freedom to the individuals, to think and question the traditions so that they can decide whether to follow them or not. Instead what happens is that these traditions are forced upon an individual, his opinion is not asked for before telling him/her to follow them. In the actual world, young people do not have a choice but to follow blindly what their ancestors have followed for ages.
In such a scenario it becomes difficult for society to move forward because they are stuck in their own world and beliefs that applied many years back. This is a troubling situation for today’s youth who live in a dilemma whether to follow the tradition or break the chain to fly free.
March 2021 Topic
Children who grow up in families, which are short of money, are better prepared for the problems of adult life than children who are brought up by wealthy parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Not completely but yes I undoubtedly agree with this statement to an extent. Unlike a non-living thing that gets damaged due to hurdles in its lifespan, the human brain, as well as the body, works in the opposite direction when compared to non-living things. Our body develops at a much more pace when we go to the gym or do other physical activities and the brain develops at a much higher rate when we put the strain on it.
2. Main Body
Having limited money is quite a strain on the human mind as we all know and having
ample money is definitely a relief to the brain, hence slowing down (not all
but majority cases) the overall development of children who are brought up by
Let’s have a look at all the billionaires, highly successful actors, politicians,
sportsmen, and more. What will you find common among them? It is a fact that
nearly all of them do not belong to a wealthy background initially and were
brought up by families which were short of money. At the same time have a look
again at their kids who are born with a silver spoon. While it isn’t necessary
to match or rewrite the success of their parents but the majority of those who
tried and didn’t even make it close like Anil Ambani.
But yes it isn’t always the case as Mukesh Ambani was born with one of the shiniest silver spoons and yet went way beyond his father Dhirubhai Ambani. It is just that the
The experiences and life hurdles of a child who grows up in families, which are short of money, are harsh and definitely provide a better taste of the real world and how to survive. There would always be a huge gap between the exposure
provided by wealthy parents vs parents who are short of money.
When you are practicing the IELTS writing task 2 make sure that you divide your content into 3 parts: Introduction, Main body, and conclusion. You can refer to the sample answers given to the topics above in the article, note that each sample answer is divided into three parts, to give the examiner clarity about what structure you have followed. You can get a plethora of resources to take help from when you reach the IELTS Ninja site. You can get the topics for the speaking section, reading section, listening, and more of the writing section. With such a huge resource library you can move closer to achieving the desired band in IELTS.