Avoiding IELTS Essay TopicIELTS essays are a very common and often rewarding form of test writing. For this reason many students seek to avoid the IELTS essay topic.
A good IELTS essay topic is one that can only be described as interesting and thus requires creative thinking. The target audience for such an essay will be adults, not children. An IELTS essay topic that can easily be translated into standard English can be useful if the entire essay has to focus on the same topic but in a different context.
An example of this is a 'Weeping Eulogy'. Such an essay might consist of all sorts of funeral speeches. For example, some would be an accurate translation of a person's famous speech from the time of his/her life. Some, however, may have absolutely nothing to do with that particular event and would have been created in order to make an interesting statement.
Many students choose to avoid the subject of Eulogy. The reasons behind this are varied and involve a lot of considerations and often times it just comes down to a dislike of the subject or a fear of making a mistake. But perhaps the biggest reason why students avoid Eulogy is because they do not want to miss out on the opportunity to appear intelligent and interesting to their teachers and college admissions committees.
This article should not come as a surprise, I believe, that a lot of students avoid IELTS essays. I will outline a few reasons why students avoid such essays.
First, students avoid IELTS essays because they are concerned about their reading comprehension level. It is important for a student to read academic material in its entirety before passing it to their parents. A critical reading comprehension level, therefore, is very important. If a student cannot grasp a part of the text and its meaning, there is no point in passing it on to their parents.
Some students avoid IELTS because they believe that it is difficult to understand and cannot be compared to standard English. A student who is from a traditionally English-speaking country may find it hard to understand and learn IELTS at all and as such they will be better off without the essay.