IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 182 - Teenagers have jobs while they are still students

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.   

In some countries, teenagers have jobs while they are still students. Do you think this is a good idea? Support your opinion by using specific reasons and details.

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:
Some people think that teenagers need to work while they are students. However, others believe that young people should not combine their education with a job. These two options are controversial ones. In my opinion, they both have disadvantages and advantages. I base my opinion on the following points.

On one hand, a working student has many benefits. First of all, such a student learns how to arrange his time to be able to combine his study time and working schedule. Personally, I think that it is a very important benefit a student can get from this. Second of all, a student learns how to save money and manage his budget. A person gains new experience and knowledge working with the new people. He feels more independent and spends his or her money wisely.

On the other hand, a student who works might not have enough time to meet his or her course requirements. Sometimes it may result in a failure on an exam and that would be a waste of money and time. From my everyday experience and observation, some people require more time to study new materials and prepare for an exam. Others, on the contrary, can easily understand new materials and they need less time. So, my point is that a person should decide for himself whether he will be able to combine his study and his work or not. Another important aspect of getting a job is that a student most likely will have no time for parties, movies and his friends. I think that he or she should understand this fact.

To conclude, I believe that a working experience will give a student more benefits in the future than it takes from him or her in the present.

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This was very helpful, the only mistake here was that instead of “his or her” you could write “their’s” :)
It helped a lot for my final exam, thank you very much.
Mega Rizkyana
Nowadays, in some countries around the world, many juveniles hold a job while they are still focusing on their academic path. I believe this is a good idea and I shall elaborate my opinion in the following paragraphs.

One of the arguments to support my opinion to justify that it is good for young people to work besides studying is the financial support it offers. In other words, since the tuition fees are quite high in many universities, they have to seek a job in order to support their finances and expenses. Furthermore, they could save more pocket money from their wages if they work during their student life. On top of that, holding a job while studying teach them to be independent. This way they will be mature enough to face several problems in life. Such part-time jobs offer learning opportunities and from these jobs, young students learn many useful skills.

Apart from this, personal values are yet another reason why working gives a positive impact on university students. Since students who work while they are still students will get an experience of working and this experience will improve their knowledge as well as their skill which can lead them to benefit for their future career after they graduate. Thus, by having working experience, knowledge as well as skills, such learners create a better future career path.

To conclude, it is obvious that working and studying at the same time is a good idea to support students' financial requirements as well as improve their ability for their future career.

This is so good. This helped me a lot.
Anilkumar Mallamapati
Very helpful.