Sample IELTS Essays Corrected

Samples of IELTS writing tasks that I’ve corrected for students are included here to help your preparation. You can see the corrected version of each essay and also all the changes I have made. By reading the sample tasks you can get ideas about how to write tasks better. In addition, you can see some of the common errors that students make and understand how the band score is influenced by these mistakes.

Example showing issues with Task Response and Cohesion and Coherence

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IELTS essay feedback issues with task response and cohesion and coherence

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Alcohol abuse

Birth control

Job satisfaction

Museums should be enjoyable

Public health

Ads are more important then the real needs of the consumer

Alcohol abuse becoming common

Alcohol abuse in many nations

Alcohol abuse is becoming popular in many countries

Alcohol abuse is rising in many parts of the world

Alcohol is becoming popular

Are computers better then teachers

Are dangerous leisure activities good

Are pets good for old people

Are phones better then letters

Are tv ads useful

Are hand written letters good

Can the development in technology cause environmental problems

Changes the 21st century has on the world

Children playing sport

Consumer culture



Does reading help imagination

Does the media have too much power

Environmental hazards

Exporting food to other nations

Flights for leisure

Food technology

Human activity has had a negative impact on plants and animals around the world

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Instead of just giving money what should rich countries do to

help the poor

Is it better to travel abroad

Is it good that the world is highly interconnected

Job as supervisor in a oil company

Jobs for men and women

Lack of safe water in the world

Long term jobs

Obesity is rising

Punishments for each type of crime

Road traffic

Sense of community is being lost

Shoud there be fixed punishments for each crime

Should children with different backgrounds mix with other children

Should education prepare students for employment

Should higher education be available to students from rural areas

Should people drive private cars

Should people marry for love

Should people travel abroad

Should people travel abroad

Should university provide students with the skills needed in the workplace

Should wild animals be in zoos

Should young people be ambitious

Should young people have a gap year

Strict education systems

Technology will increase the gap of rich and poor

Teenagers behavior

Teenagers behavior is becoming worse

The effects advertisements have on teenagers

The effects technology has on the rich and poor

The number of plants and animals are declining

Ways humans are damaging earth

What is the best way to spread news

What is the favourite snack in supermarkets

When learning a language you should also learn about the whole culture

Why are more people eating fast food

Why do people like buying things

Why do people stay working for the same company all their life

Why is music so popular

Young people face a lot of pressure


Young people going to the city

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13 Responses

  1. Siamak

    Thank you for sharing sample essays corrected here. I think it is the best way to improve our writing skill by looking through mistakes made by other students and trying not to make the same mistake.

  2. Poonam Rajput

    Hello Mike,

    I have written my essay on a piece of paper, can I send the pictures of it as an attachment in an email or directly on Skype? I also want a feedback on my writing as it is not very good.

    Thank You!

  3. Annie Truong

    Hi Mike,
    I’m Annie. Could you tell me the phrase “live on their own” means someone chooses to not marry and live alone or it means people who just care about their own families (selfish) and do not care and help others in society.

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