Posted by Grant Richardson, 2nd July, 2017
Below is a sample answer I wrote recently to Cambridge IELTS 5 Test 2 writing task 2.
Writing Task 2
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task
Write about the following topic:
In some countries, young people are encouraged to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for people who decide to do this.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Sample answer by Grant:
In recent years, it has become increasingly common for high school leavers in certain countries, particularly in the western world, to spend a year working and/or travelling abroad before commencing their university studies. The trend
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