IELTS Writing Practice 14

 
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The Writing Task 2 of the IELTS Academic/General test requires you to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. You will be presented with a topic and will be tested on your ability to respond by giving and justifying an opinion, discussing the topic, summarizing details, outlining problems, identifying possible solutions and supporting what you write with reasons, arguments and relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

  • - Write in a formal style
  • - Write at least 250 words

Write about the following topic:

In many countries schools have severe problems with student behavior. What do you think are the causes of this?  What solutions can you suggest?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

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Question

In many countries schools have severe problems with student behavior. What do you think are the causes of this?  What solutions can you suggest?

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In many countries schools have severe problems with student behavior. What do you think are the causes of this?  What solutions can you suggest?

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It is true that the conduct of school pupils has been declining in certain parts of the world in recent years.  While there are a range of possible reasons for this, several measures exist to solve the issue.

In my opinion, bad classroom behavior can be attributed to three main factors.  Firstly, parents nowadays are often too busy to fully attend to the needs of their child.  Craving attention, many children take out their frustration by disrupting the class, which results in conflict with either the teacher or fellow classmates. Secondly, teacher behavior is crucial to maintaining a well-functioning class.   Educators with bad attitudes or poor classroom management may distance themselves from their students causing the class to rebel and disrespect the teacher.   Finally, in schools with overcrowded classrooms, bad lighting and uncomfortable chairs, students are expected to sit for long periods and listen to the teacher. An uneasy learning environment results in an uneasy class and may cause fighting between the school children.

However, there are several solutions to improve how students behave.  Good communication between schools and parents is imperative.   It is important that schools persuade parents to establish clear codes of conduct with clear punishments if their offspring step out of line. In addition, professional training and regular assessments at school can improve teaching standards and motivate students and reduce disruptions.  Questionnaires given to students could further be used to assess class satisfaction during class time.   Meanwhile, schools should invest in producing bright, airy classrooms with small class sizes in which students wish to spent the better part of their day studying.

In conclusion, effective rule setting, good role models and a motivating classroom environment are essential for students if disciplinary problems are to be avoided in the future.

Revision Exercise
Each sentence in the report below contains one or two errors. Errors may be grammar or punctuation based. A list of the common errors used with answer is given at the end.

However, there are several solutions improve how students behavior.  Good communicate between schools and parents imperative. It is importance that schools persuade parents to establish clear codes of conduct with clear punishment.  Their offspring step out line. Professional train and regular assessments at school can improve teaching standards and motivate students and reduce disruptions. Questionnaires given to students could further be used to assess class satisfaction during class time.   Schools should investment in producing bright, airy classrooms with small class size. Students wish to spent the better part of their day studying.

In conclusion, effective rule setting, good role modles and a motivation classroom environment are essential for students if disciplinary problems are to avoided in future.

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Step 1: Planning
In many countries schools have severe problems with student behavior. What do you think are the causes of this?  What solutions can you suggest?

  1. What is the topic of the question?
  2. How many questions are there?
  3. How many sides do you need to consider?  

The question topic is about the problems with student behavior experienced by schools in multiple countries. There are two questions  asking about the causes and solutions of this phenomenon. Therefore two paragraphs should answer, one describing reasons, and one describing solutions.

Plan:

  1. Analyse the question.
  2. Brainstorm a number of main points that you wish to talk about
  3. Choose which points you wish to use and think of two supporting details for each
  4. Decide on the order of your main points before writing.

Thesis

Several problems, several solutions

Causes

Busy parents, cannot attend to children’s needs

  • Children take out their frustration in class, conflict with classmates or teacher

Teacher behavior is  crucial

  • Bad attitudes/poor classroom management cause the class disrespect the teacher

Overcrowded classrooms, bad lighting, uncomfortable chairs

  • Uneasy learning environment, uneasy class, fights

Solutions

Good communication between school and parents

  • Persuade parents to establish rules and punishments for breaking those

Professional training and regular assessments

  • Improve teaching standards, motivate students, reduce disruptions in class
  • Questionnaires assess student satisfaction

Small class sizes, airy classrooms,(improved studying environment)

Step 2: Write the essay

It is true that the conduct of school pupils has been declining in certain parts of the world in recent years.  While there are a range of possible reasons for this, several measures exist to solve the issue.

In my opinion, bad classroom behavior can be attributed to three main factors.  Firstly, parents nowadays are often too busy to fully attend to the needs of their child.  Craving attention, many children take out their frustration by disrupting the class, which results in conflict with either the teacher or fellow classmates. Secondly, teacher behavior is crucial to maintaining a well-functioning class.   Educators with bad attitudes or poor classroom management may distance themselves from their students causing the class to rebel and disrespect the teacher.   Finally, in schools with overcrowded classrooms, bad lighting and uncomfortable chairs, students are expected to sit for long periods and listen to the teacher. An uneasy learning environment results in an uneasy class and may cause fighting between the school children.

However, there are several solutions to improve how students behave.  Good communication between schools and parents is imperative.   It is important that schools persuade parents to establish clear codes of conduct with clear punishments if their offspring step out of line. In addition, professional training and regular assessments at school can improve teaching standards and motivate students and reduce disruptions.  Questionnaires given to students could further be used to assess class satisfaction during class time.   Meanwhile, schools should invest in producing bright, airy classrooms with small class sizes in which students wish to spent the better part of their day studying.

In conclusion, effective rule setting, good role models and a motivating classroom environment are essential for students if disciplinary problems are to be avoided in the future.

 
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