Some People Believe that it is Best to Accept a Bad Situation – IELTS Writing Task 2

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Some People Believe that it is Best to Accept a Bad Situation – IELTS Writing Task 2

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Soon after graduating with a Master’s in Literature from Southern Arkansas University, she joined an institute as an English language trainer. She has had innumerous student interactions and has produced a couple of research papers on English language teaching. She soon found that non-native speakers struggled to meet the English language requirements set by foreign universities. It was when she decided to jump ship into IELTS training. From then on, she has been mentoring IELTS aspirants. She joined IELTSMaterial about a year ago, and her contributions have been exceptional. Her essay ideas and vocabulary have taken many students to a band 9.

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Rumpa

Posted on May 24, 2022

Good and bad situations are part and parcel of our daily lives. There are conflicting views about whether people should accept the bad situation or make an effort to improve the situation. Though both sides have different reasons to accept their views, I think it is better to try to overcome the bad situation rather than accept it.
On one side of the coin, people try to accept the bad situation because they think the good thing will come out of it. They simply want to go with the flow. For example, if any student gets B grade in his exam and he missed the A grade only for one number. When we convert the grade to percentage, the student gets 69%, whereas, he needs 70% to achieve grade A. When the teacher goes with the question paper in the class, he notices he did not get any mark in the right answer of one question. But he did not tell the teacher to increase his grade because he thinks it will help him to work harder and get better grade in future exam. However, theye are some situations which are beyond our power, such as, a bad illness which eventually leads to a death of dearest one. In such cases, we need to cope up with the lose rather than brooding over it.
On the other side of the coin, some feel a bit paranoid, they think it will be worse if they do not do anything to tackle the situation. For example, if any person is unhappy with the job, they should leave the job as there are lots of available options in the market. They might need to do some extra courses or training but at the end of the day, he might get his desired job. In addition, an ill patient could see some visual improvements in his health by physical exercise and following healthy diet. Thus, if a person is determined to change his lifestyle, he can definitely improve bad situations.
In conclusion, though there are some reasons to accept the bad situation. I think it is better to do something to overcome the problem and there are some reasons which I mentioned above.

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kasturika

kasturika

Posted on May 24, 2022

Band Score – 5.5

Concentrate on the correct usage of articles, pronouns, tense, subject-verb agreement, prepositions and punctuation.

Pay attention to spellings and word order in a sentence.

Use C2 level of words.

Khoa Nguyeb

Posted on May 12, 2022

Some people believe that it is best to accept a bad situation, such as an unsatisfactory job or shortage of money. Others argue that it is better to try and improve such situations.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion

There are conflicting views about whether people should accept bad moments in life or make effort to change such situations. While some find it reasonable to go along with the former opinion, I tend to agree with the latter which encourage us to try and have things improved.
On the one hand, people who are reluctant to make changes usually blame fate for anything happens in their life. As one’s fate is planned by a supernatural force, he or she should be satisfied with it, even in bad situations including undesirable job or lack of money. Advocates of such idea may further argue that changes are unpredictable and risky, therefore trying to improve current situation sometimes worsen it. For instance, switching to a different job does not guarantee a higher level of career satisfaction. Under some unfavorable conditions such as economic depression or pandemic, it could turn out to be a disaster if one tries to change job to better undesired conditions.
On the other hand, I side with those who are willing to at least make an attempt to improve the situations. First of all, the entire human civilization would have never existed if our ancestors had chosen to stay fine with what they had. The spirit of perpetual change and advancement in life has been behind any great inventions in the history, from light bulbs to telephone or the Internet. Furthermore, solving the problems, not accepting them, enables us to learn new skills, explore our inner potentials and live our lives to the fullest. Apple, Microsoft or any gigantic enterprises all started from a tiny entity with a never give up mindset. Therefore, the courage to seek for enhancement would always be rewarded.
To conclude, although in some exceptional cases, making changes sometimes brings about uncertainties, it is more encouraged that people make effort to improve situations, not only to create outstanding achievements, but also help ourselves live our lives the most meaningful way.

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kasturika

kasturika

Posted on May 12, 2022

Band Score – 6

Concentrate on the correct usage of articles, subject-verb agreement, prepositions, pronouns and punctuation.

Use C2 level of words.

th hti myint

Posted on Apr 17, 2022

Some people believe that it is best to accept a bad situation such as an unsatisfactory job or shortage of money. Others argue that it is better to try and improve such situations. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

Since the turn of the 21st Century,the issue of accept a bad situation or improve such situations has stirred up a number of heated debates among people of different opinions as some come up with the idea of improve the situations bring some benefits to one’s life,nonetheless,other do not assertion with that. Therefore, the arguments on both sides of this controversial issue will be discussed in the following paragraphs and in turn,and finally, my opinion will be given.

First of all, some opponents are quick to point out the fact that although we know there are some chance to overcome the bad situation, we stay with the negative situation without looking for or try. Then, it will make our life and career lead to more worse and bring more depression than before that time we cannot cope anymore in a order, which brings some negative thoughts as well. For example, there are some promotions available at one’s office or better paid job with job satisfaction, for a employ who upgrade his or her qualified by attending class. Of course, It is quiet difficult to manage both job and academic at same time. However, if we need change, we need to put hard work.

In spite of these positive effect, on the other hand, other proponents have also expressed an equal view and it has brought some important benefits as well. First and foremost, sometimes it seems inevitable for a number of events or occasions which happen in life such as accidents or unexpected business loss or natural disasters. It is better to realize the bad situation and able to accept the bad events.

Having both sides of arguments considered,both dark and bright sides occupy each face of any issue,and the idea of accept the bad situation or not is no exception.Overall,improve the situations according to your satisfaction can presents more benefitc.

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kasturika

kasturika

Posted on Apr 18, 2022

Band Score – 5

Concentrate on the correct usage of articles, verb forms, prepositions and punctuation.

Pay attention to spacing between words and spellings.

Learn error-free sentence formation.

Use C2 level words and appropriate transitional phrases.

shreya

Posted on Jan 25, 2022

In today’s world a high paying stable job is desired by many, some people prefer to bear with unsatisfactory circumstances while others make alterations to attain it. In the trailing essay we will delve deeper into both views, followed by my opinion on it.
The first set of the people are the kind to adjust with whatever is thrown at them, be it an unsatisfactory or a low paying job. This happens when they succumb to affliction and accept the adverse situation caused; rather blame it on fate and label it “hardships of life” and do nothing about it to break the loop. For instance, an individual might consider leaving his/her vague job for one that excites them. But the fear of unemployment and unnecessary pressure kicks in, which lamentably leads the individual to be grateful for at least having a regular income.
On the other hand, there are people who empathise less with themselves and such situations and work on making drastic or minor changes, however. Furthermore, they adapt to harsh circumstance by learning from it and using it as their strength. An example would be somebody who deals with a toxic manager; instead of brooding about how life is unfair towards them they make working under adverse conditions with efficiency their asset and quit from unsatisfactory job to hunt for a better one.
To sum it up, every individual will stumble upon at least one experience where they would find themselves unsatisfied with their job or pay. And will have to make a decision on whether to give into it and call it experience or grab the opportunity to make situations better, I personally align with the latter. In my opinion when one stays in their comfort zone of mundane job and mediocre pay, they tend to stagnate their own growth and capabilities. Adhering to changes, simultaneously implementing it makes an individual achieving a better income and employer.

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Posted on Jan 27, 2022

Band score: 5

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JOSENA JOSEPH

Posted on Jan 10, 2022

Accept or do something about it. For several people accepting an unpleasant situation like money shortage or unsatisfactory job is the best option .While ,for others, it is better to try and enhance such scenes . This essay sheds light on both these views to decide the best alternative .

To begin with, sometimes, accepting things the way they are is a good option .Because, without acknowledging the fact , doing something for easing it is so hard or even seems impossible for one. Therefore, acceptance is not only a first choice , it is important. Studies have proven that, welcoming a worst case scenario , will make one prepare to deal with it . It will help the person to be more optimistic thus , can decrease the stress related to it . For example, taking the story of biblical character Job , his welcoming mentality towards the hardships given by the God to him, is what made him strong to go through the tough times he had . A final point , accepting and being grateful for what is left can do miracles .

On the other hand, trying and making things better is also so significant . Life is all about change not about being stuck. To move on, sometimes , a fight is needed ,to make things the way one wanted. Trying best to improve the bad situations is a sign of , how passionate is one about his or her life. For example, instead of accepting the failure , working for making it right is so important . By correcting the worst case , one is improving himself or herself .

In conclusion , in my opinion , accepting is the first best option . Only by acknowledging the worst condition , one will be able to do something about it ., making better .Moreover, to make things workout the way one like , one should be in right mind , one should be calm and I believe that , it can be achieved only by accepting.

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Posted on Jan 10, 2022

Band score: 5

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Concentrate on the usage of articles, subject verb agreeement.
Learn collocations.

NISY JOHN PANICKER

Posted on Dec 10, 2021

While some individuals think that coping with the bad conditions like an unsatisfactory work or shortage of wealth is good, others are of opposite opinion of keep on trying so that they can have improvised lifestyle. In my opinion, I believe that it all depends on one’s level of determination, hard work and social background.
On the one hand, accepting the situation of life the way it is, such as an unsatisfactory job or shortage of money, is considered to be the best, according to some. The social background of such people may not be favouring them to spend much time on finding better paid jobs, as they are struggling to meet their daily needs for which they don’t even consider their happiness at job. They prefer to live on with the low salary they get than to give a better try.
On the other hand, there are some people who thrive, because of their determination and hard work, and lead a better lifestyle. They move on ahead of their social background and situations, and keep on trying until they get into a better and sound financial setup. It may take some years for them to achieve a good position.
Finally, in my opinion, it all depends on an individual’s decision of accepting the situation. For example, people from low living standards continue to be in their worst situation as they find it very hard to find a high earning job. Hence, they live with the unsatisfactory job earning low income. In contrast, there are individuals who move forward with their willpower, K R Narayanan, for instance. Though he had a very bad social background, he was the first scheduled caste to be the President of India.
In conclusion, the choice of making life better is left to each individual. They can accept bad situations or try for a better living standard and move life forward.

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Posted on Dec 10, 2021

Band score: 5

Concentrate on prepositions, articles and learn collocations

Vaishnavi

Posted on Nov 10, 2021

A fraction of people believe that it is best to accept a bad situation such as an unsatisfactory job or shortage of money while others believe that it is better to try and improve such situations.
Many of us set goals in our life with an expectation of improving standard of living or to get that job in the dream company,Every time we set forward for this voyage there is an equal probability of success and failure.
In case of a failure we may sometimes have to compromise upon the unsatisfactory job that we ended up in or the eternal shortage of money we have.In such situations some people, being aware of their capabilities for improvisation in the above mentioned arena may find it easier to accept their bad situation.In such cases they often try to remodel their priorities and goals and make the best out of whatever they have in hand.
While a fraction of people argue that there is always a choice to improve your current situation whilst it being a hard road to tread upon. It takes an immense amount of willpower, perseverance and patience to start over again carrying the baggage of the possibility of not succeeding again.
In my opinion, it is better to try and improve the undesirable situation. Instead of staying stagnant, one should always keep correcting the mistakes in their previous course of action and move forward in an intelligent way.
For instance , due to the ongoing pandemic, almost a year and a half of my lab work was sacrificed and I had to settle online. Instead of thinking about how I lost my chance to work in a lab, I tried for internships I could harness during this time. After multiple disappointments, I ended up getting two internships and a project that gave me an edge over other students who accepted the inability to go to the lab because of the pandemic.
However, my classmate tried getting multiple internships but failed every single time.So she accepted her situation and channelized her effort on publishing two scientific blogs as she may have realized this to be a better path than the former for her.
On a concluding note, I believe that trying or not trying to improve one’s situation is completely a personal choice.At the end if the person is completely aware about the possibility of an improvement and still decides to not try further, it’s absolutely fine as long as the person does not stay stagnant and explores their possibilities in other arenas.

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Posted on Nov 10, 2021

Overall bandscore: 5

Grammar: Concentrate on verb forms.
Cohesion: Learn the usage of the linkers of contrast.
Develop paragraphing skills. It is best to organise your essay into four paragraphs. An introduction, 2 body paragraphs and a conclusion.

Teja Vinukonda

Posted on Nov 10, 2021

Money cannot buy happiness; However, a high-paid job can bring comfort in life and one can have financial stability. Few believe that it is better to accept a worse situation and get along with it while others tend to find ways to overcome and become better and stronger with the lessons learnt. In this essay I will compare and contrast both the situations and outline my opinion on the best practice.
To begin with, many people presume that the work life they are into is their fate and is final. They are in the state of mind that even if the job role is not a right fit for their skills, they force themselves to do it because of their financial situation. Conditions like having sick elders at home and the responsibility of single-handedly running a household keeps an individual stick to the job even if it is low paying or undesirable. They are expected to provide for the family relentlessly and do not dare to take the risk of changing the jobs they desire.
On the other hand, few people choose the freedom of following what they admire and enjoy the most. They are the risk takers and are ready to face the challenges that occur when they work towards reaching their goals. This determined attitude not only helps achieve success but also keeps them continuously growing and be an inspiration to many.
To conclude, both of these situations has their benefits and drawbacks. Giving up and staying in the same place is an easy option; consequently, it pulls you down. While putting effort to get the things you are passionate about involves hurdles and hustles but it will be worth the fight. In my opinion one has to try to improvise for a better living standard.

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Posted on Nov 10, 2021

Overall band score: 5

Cohesion: Concentrate on the usage of linker of contrast and tenses.
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Collocation : Improvise and improve are different
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SIXTUS AMIHERE

Posted on Nov 10, 2021

There is a widespread phenomenon that it is very normal to live with life’s setback, for instance, a dissatisfied employment or being constrained financially. In contrast,others are of the perception that it is important to remedy the situation. This essay shall share in the opinion of the of the latter notion and further bring to the limelight reasons for these divergent views. After which a suitable conclusion shall be drawn.
To start with,there are varieties of reasons individuals in terrible circumstances should try to do something positive about it because the situation can be changed. This is true when such individuals stop to ponder and evaluate their setting they find themselves. It could just be having a better view of themselves or even taking up some self improvement courses and applying them religiously. To illustrate this, a survey conducted by a private research firm, the Afro Barometer reported that,in just 2 years period from 2013, 75 per cent of workers who were discontent with their jobs and struggling financially had a happy work environment and appreciative salary. Six months following a completion of self improvement and management courses of 3 months duration.
On the other hand, significant number of people accept their situation because doing something about it will only worsen the problem. This is die to the fact that , most of them decide to quit their their jobs and try other avenues such as starting their own businesses or looking for alternative but a promising employment. This may totally cut them off from their salary completely. Hence frustration arises, intensifying the existing conditions. For example, Ghana mental health authority reported in 2012 that 69 per cent of suicide cases were people who were not happy with their work and poorly paid. This is why people endure hardship than to exert themselves to escape. In spite of this, it is always commendable to try and work things out when people found themselves in an awful situation.
In conclusion,after having assessed the two opposing views, it is clear that trying to remedy an awful situation is worth the effort than to resign oneself to fate

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Posted on Nov 10, 2021

Overall bandscore: 5
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