IELTS Writing task 2(Discussion Essay)

Some people work for the same organisation all their working life. Others think that it is better to work for different organisations. 

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 


Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience

Write at least 250 words.

Writing Format of Discussion Essay
    1. Introduction:  Paraphrase + your opinion
    2. Main Paragraph 1:Discuss the first view + example
    3. Main Paragraph 2:Discuss the second view + example
    4. Conclusion: Summaries your argument




For most people, when they get the first job they have little idea whether or not they will remain in the same organisation throughout their working life. There are some peoples who love to work in the same organisation for the rest of their career, and another group to people believes, working on the different organisations is good for their career.

People who stay with the same organisation have the advantage of thoroughly understanding how it works and also becoming familiar with the staff and process. If they work hard, their promotion prospects are good and there is likely to be greater job security, with the promise of a good pension when they retire. Employers value loyalty and may offer additional incentives to long-term employees, including bonuses and schemes.

However, one of the drawbacks of staying with the same organisation is that the person may get stuck doing the same job year after year. In some cases, this can lead to boredom and disillusionment. Moving from one organisation to another can be a strategic decision in order to have variety and acquire a range of skills and experience. A friend of my father started out as a sociology teacher, he then joined the Social Services and is currently managing a care home in Western Australia. This has made him incredibly knowledgeable in a range of related fields.

To conclude, although there are benefits of working in the same organisation, I feel that it is also valuable for an employee to be able to offer a wide range of experience having worked for different companies. As long as it is planned carefully, I feel that change is good and will ultimately benefit the employee and the employer.

285 words

Source: The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS for Academic and General Training.


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