Đề thi IELTS Writing Task 2 ngày 20/01/2018

Đề bài: Research shows that business meetings, discussions and training are happening online nowadays. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

SAMPLE IELTS Writing Task 2 ngày 20/01/2018

Business conferences and training are taking place more and more on online platforms, replacing the traditional face-to-face communication and information exchange. Although this trend has certain advantages, its disadvantages are much more considerable.

The trend seen in companies switching their training activities and business discussions to the online mode has many advantages. First of all, this offers staff increased flexibility and full control of their timetable, which is likely to diminish the unnecessary high stress levels and thus boost their work productivity. For instance, working mothers find this incredibly helpful for them to multitask between rearing their children and joining meetings to keep abreast of developments in the company. Furthermore, this online mode of operation could help companies economize on expenditure by not having to pay for electricity bill, printed documents or equipment for carrying out the meeting or training procedures, for instance.

On the other hand, this option has two major drawbacks. Firstly, communication via the internet can be a hindrance as there might be failures in the flow of information. For example, in Vietnam, not many people can afford high-speed internet connection, and as a consequence, lagging connection or computer crashing can cause disruptions, reducing the comprehension among meeting or training participants. In addition, there is little room for practice and the lack of direct guidance also prevents people from fully grasping the skills. It would be less productive because employees receiving training cannot apply what they are taught on the internet, or can be clumsy in their actual performance since there is no one to
show them whether they are doing it the right way as reality is sometimes completely different from theory.

In conclusion, despite some benefits of staying at home and participating in discussions or training sessions, the drawbacks far outweigh such benefits.


VOCABULARY IELTS Writing Task 2 ngày 20/01/2018

Conference (n) = meeting

cuộc họp

Traditional face-to-face communication

giao tiếp mặt đối mặt truyền thống

Flexibility (n)

sự linh hoạt

Diminish stress levels

giảm stress

Boost work productivity

tăng hiệu quả công việc

Multitask (v)

làm nhiều việc cùng lúc

Rear their children

nuôi con cái

Keep abreast of

cập nhật

Economize on

tiết kiệm

Hindrance (n)

cản trở

ASSESSMENT IELTS Writing Task 2 ngày 20/01/2018

Clear answer is given in the thesis statement in the introduction and then supported and explained in full throughout the essay. The writing is easy to follow as it is well organized with the help of effective cohesive devices (first of all, furthermore, in addition, on the other hand,…). The writer’s range of vocabulary is good and he shows an understanding of how words fit together (boost work productivity, diminish stress levels, traditional face-to-face communication,…). The writer uses a variety of complex sentences and produces these accurately.

  • Task achievement: 8.5;

  • Coherence and Cohesion: 8.0;

  • Lexical Resources: 9.0;

  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy: 8.5.


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