Posted by Grant Richardson, 27nd July, 2017
Here is a sample answer I wrote today to Cambridge IELTS 7 Test 1 writing task 2.
Writing Task 2
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task
Write about the following topic:
It is generally believed that some people are born with certain talents, for instance for sport or music, and others are not. However, it is sometimes claimed that any child can be taught to become a good sports person or musician.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
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:
Most people hold the view that some people are born talented in at least one pursuit (such as art, sports, or mathematics) and that others do not possess any such gifts and therefore are destined for a life of mediocrity. Some people, on the other hand, claim that anyone can be trained from an early age to excel in a given area regardless of their innate capabilities. Granted that some people do naturally perform better than most others in a given activity due to their physical characteristics or disposition, it is
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