IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 191 - What are the qualities of a good neighbor

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.  

Neighbours are the people who live near us. In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good neighbour?

Use specific details and examples in your answer.

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:
I think that my neighbour at least must be friendly. In the morning when I meet my neighbour he or she should greet me and wish me to have a great day. Also, it would be great if he did not smoke. I do not smoke and I do not like to smell a smoke from cigarettes in the morning in my bedroom if I leave the windows opened. A few years ago I lived in a small community. One of my neighbours smoked every morning in front of my windows while his dog was trampling down a beautiful lawn. It was really a terrible experience because I did not need my alarm clock to awake anymore. I was awake exactly in a few seconds after my neighbour began to smoke.

From my point of view, the ideal neighbour must always be ready to offer help. For instance, If I need to go somewhere he would offer me to babysit my children and borrow his car. One more thing, I think it would be great if he picked up my mail and watered my plants while I was on vacation.

Finally, I think that good neighbours are those who become friends. From my opinion it is sufficient.

However, if talk about my "ideal" neighbour I can add some extra qualities. First of all, he should allow me to listen to loud music. I think it would be great if he did not call a police if I decided to turn on my radio fully in the late evening or in the early morning. Second of all, my "ideal" neighbour should allow me to use his backyard for my party. I understand that it is almost impossible to find such a good neighbour, but if at least half of my requirements are satisfied I will appreciate it.

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+1 # Kavery 2016-02-10 16:44
Today's world is more and more complicated and people relax their body and soul at their home. Everybody wants to live in a tranquil environment. So neighbors play an important role in people's life. In this essay I try to list down some of the qualities of a good neighbor.

There is a saying that "near enemy is better than a distant relative". Obviously a good neighbor is always kind and supportive. In case of any emergency they are the near one to help. For instance if thieves enter one's residency, neighbor can help the family to catch the thief. In addition to that good neighbors having good communication skills can mingle freely. Furthermore good neighbors maintain proper sanitation and hygiene. Unhealthy way of living often disturbs the social relationship.

More over a good neighbor always respects the individuality and treats them well. Not only they consider the privacy of other people but also give importance to the human rights. It is very difficult to sleep in the night, for instance, when the neighbors celebrate any occasion with loud music. Last but not least, like any other relationship, honesty and trustworthiness are also two important qualities for good neighbors.

Every thing taken into consideration, a good neighbor is a good friend and something more than a relative. They are the first helping hand in all kind of emergencies.
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+3 # Busra Cangut 2015-10-20 15:01
Being a good neighbor means living with others in a social community called a ‘’neighborhood’’. People talking in their front yard, children playing on the sidewalk, people moving lawns, and similar activities are all part of being neighbors. People are what make a neighborhood a living community rather than just a group of buildings. Neighbor helps make your neighborhood a better place to live. It can contribute many benefits in your life. In my opinion there is two main points being a good neighbor.

First of all, good neighbors’ actions should support community. A good neighbor looks out for others. For example, in the Unites States communities have developed neighborhood watches. It is consisted of neighborhood residents who watch out for criminal and suspicious behavior and report it to proper authorities so they can help prevent crime.

Another main point is being good neighbor help each other. For instance, in my hometown we sometimes get heavy snowfall. When this happens, younger people in our neighborhood go out and shovel for people who are older or who have medical problems that prevent them from shoveling. Good neighbors are important to make life easier.

In conclusion, when people consider the others who live around them life gets more desirable and easier.
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