Saturday, February 5, 2011

IELTS academic writing sample 1

Without capital punishment (the death penalty) our lives are less secure and crimes of violence increase. Capital punishment is essential to control violence in society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Today ,one of the most debated issues of criminal justice system is the issue of capital punishment which is also commonly known as the death penalty.Capital punishment was widely applied in ancient times throughout the world and it is still practiced in non-democratic or authoritarian countries.

There are both supporters and protesters of capital punishment.Proponents have argued that capital punishment is an extreme penalty as a deterrent to brutal crimes.Moreover, they have also pointed out that only capital punishment could provide emotional compensation to the families of crime victims.To some extent, the death penalty is "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth " philosophy. What the offenders have done is irreversible based on human judgment.Thus,it has been argued that society has the right to keep the offenders from ever committing further brutal ,violent crimes :executed offenders will never commit another capital offense .

Does capital punishment discourage murderers? Opponents have counterargued that there is no valid supporting statistical evidence showing that crimes are totally deterred by the death penalty and capital offenders can just as easily be prevented from committing further crimes by a life imprisonment. They believe that the death penalty is the ultimate cruel punishment and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state in the name of justice. It violates the human right as it does not give the offenders a second chance for reform. Opponents have also argued that there are high rates of error in the criminal justice system thereby executing innocent ones wrongly.

In my opinion,I am totally against the death penalty.Capital offenses are still occurring in countries where the death penalty is carried out.Most offenders are not afraid of death, even welcoming it.I also believe that everybody is capable of rehabilitations and personally see capital punishment as a form of revenge within the justice system. Justice and vengeance are two entirely separate things, one is based on hatred, the other on a humanitarian desire to make the world a better place.

(approximately 30 mins, 245 words)


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Monday, January 19, 2009


I was a dreamer.
I used to live in my own imaginary world and make the most ridiculous and outrageous wishes. I wished to own a mermaid or a white elephant as a pet.
I also wished for a thousand more wishes...
I dreamt of becoming a magical soceress.
I had waited for Santa Claus ,staring at the stary sky through the glass window in countless Christmas nights . Too bad, I never caught a fleeting glimpse of that old man with long beard.
When I was young ,my dad used to tell me that if i closed my eyes and prayed to Buddha every morning,all of my wishes would come true.
I always believed that all of my wishes would come true.
When they did not, I was fed up with my dad and demanded an explanation.
He burst out laughing and said I just hadn't done it right.
Time passed.....
As I grew older, the old dreamer within me had totally vanished and was replaced by a hrash ,psychotic pessimist who told me over and over to stop being silly ,be sentimental and to realize the facts of life.
It mocked at me for my past belief in the existence of mermaids and vampires.
Most of my old dreams and ideas had vinished forever.
I tried...
I threw myself almost entirely into school and the whole tiresome and aggressive rat race of struggling for grades and ofcourse popularity.
Now, I am leading a robotic life....
For some reasons, I still keep on thinking about my old dreams. I have to, because it was these dreams that had accompanied my lonely childhood and diluted the absolute meaninglessness of my daily dreary struggles in school and made me happy.

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