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IELTS Writing Task 2: enjoyable job vs earning a lot of money

IELTS Writing Task 2: enjoyable job vs earning a lot of money

Here’s an example of Both views and opinion

Some people argue that it is more important to have an enjoyable job than to earn a lot of money. Others disagree and think that a good salary leads to a better life. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Give your own opinion and examples based on your experience.

Vocabulary

  • earning a living

  • job satisfaction 

  • work extra hard

  • to fit people’s interests

  • satisfy all the needs

Model answer

One of the most frequently discussed topics nowadays is the one about different career choices. Some people state that having a fulfilling job is the key to a happy life, while others argue that earning much money is what is truly important. In this essay, I will discuss both these views and give my opinion on the subject.

On the one hand, some would claim that there is hardly a person in this world who would not want to work in the field they are passionate about. This can be explained by the fact that mostly all people have been encouraged to pursue a career that best suits their interests in life. Moreover, feeling enthusiastic about the work inspires individuals to be more creative and endows them a certain sense of accomplishment. As an example, Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, is renowned for his commitment to the business and he certainly achieved great success in it.

On the other hand, others believe that the only way to live a happy life is to have a high-paying job. It is widely known that lucrative occupations usually do not require original approaches. This may be due to the fact that these work options are very accessible to the general public, often involve only technical skills and are not off the beaten track. This means that they allow the people involved to reach their goals early in the work process. Therefore, for instance, even recent graduates from prestigious universities lead wealthy lifestyles and are able to afford anything they desire.

In summary, there are countless advantages to these career choices. While many convincing arguments have been mentioned for both points of view, I believe that in order to be content in life it is better to have a job you are truly interested in, as it is the most logical way to implement one’s dreams into reality.

(310 words, band 8)

NB Remember that the structure of an essay depends on the type of Writing task 2. Learn more about types here.

Practice more and check out other IELTS essay model answers.


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