Đề thi IELTS Writing Task 2 ngày 10/03/2018

Đề bài: When designing a building, the most important factor is intended use of the building rather than its outward appearance. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

SAMPLE IELTS Writing Task 2 ngày 10/03/2018

It is widely believed that a building’s function should be considered more important than its exterior in the design stage. Although an attractive appearance is beneficial sometimes, I would argue that the true function of a building should have higher priority.

On the one hand, there is no doubt that a magnificent outer space can bring about many prestigious commercial value. For example, with shopping centers or apartments for rent, it is the outward
appearance that attracts the customers’ attention. A person who gets a positive first impression with the exterior is more likely to enter the building to ask for services. Therefore, the outlook of the constructions is always regarded as an effective advertising tool that brings considerable revenues for their owners. In addition, some buildings symbolizing the history of the city they are located in also need to be beautiful from the outside. Take Hanoi Opera House as an example, it has long been considered a Vietnamese cultural site, so maintaining its attractive exterior is undoubtedly an essential task.

On the other hand, the function is also of significances to a building. The first reason is that every construction needs to be safe and comfortable. For instance, a shopping mall has to possess a wide walkway, a good lighting system, and adequate emergency exits. Furthermore, each building has its own practical use, so architects have to design it with a view to satisfying the requirements of the building’s users. A theatre, for example, is supposed to have a well- designed sound system and a scientifically-arranged hall so that everyone in the audience can conveniently enjoy movies or shows.

Although both factors are important, I accept that without a proper function-based design, the gorgeous appearance of a building is only a waste of investment.

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VOCABULARY IELTS Writing Task 2 ngày 10/03/2018

Function (n):

chức năng

Exterior (n)

ngoại thất

Priority (n):

ưu tiên

For rent

cho thuê

Magnificent (adj)

lộng lẫy

Commercial value

giá trị thương mại

Prestigious (adj)

được đánh giá cao

Attract one’s attention

thu hút sự chú ý của ai đó

Be regarded as

được xem như là

Revenue (n)

thu nhập

ASSESSMENT IELTS Writing Task 2 ngày 10/03/2018

This is a thoughtful and well-argued response to the task. The write gives clear opinion that is well-developed and supported. The arguments are well-organized and linking is wellmanaged throughout (on the one hand, therefore, on the other hand,…). An excellent range of vocabulary is used with a sophisticated level of control (scientifically arranged hall, function-based design, well-designed sound system, prestigious, magnificient,…). The range of structures is also wide with error-free sentences.

  • Task achievement: 8.5;

  • Coherence and Cohesion: 8.0;

  • Lexical Resources: 9.0;

  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy: 8.5.

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