IELTS Writing Task 2: 'salary' essay
When choosing a job, the salary is the most important
consideration. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Many people choose their jobs based on the size of the salary
offered. Personally, I disagree with the idea that money is the key
consideration when deciding on a career, because I believe that other factors
are equally important.
On the one hand, I agree that money is necessary in order for
people to meet their basic needs. For example, we all need money to pay for
housing, food, bills, health care, and education. Most people consider it a
priority to at least earn a salary that allows them to cover these needs and
have a reasonable quality of life. If people chose their jobs based on
enjoyment or other non-financial factors, they might find it difficult to
support themselves. Artists and musicians, for instance, are known for choosing
a career path that they love, but that does not always provide them with enough
money to live comfortably and raise a family.
Nevertheless, I believe that other considerations are just as
important as what we earn in our jobs. Firstly, personal relationships and the
atmosphere in a workplace are extremely important when choosing a job. Having a
good manager or friendly colleagues, for example, can make a huge difference to
workers’ levels of happiness and general quality of life. Secondly, many
people’s feelings of job satisfaction come from their professional
achievements, the skills they learn, and the position they reach, rather than
the money they earn. Finally, some people choose a career because they want to
help others and contribute something positive to society.
In conclusion, while salaries certainly affect people’s choice of
profession, I do not believe that money outweighs all other motivators.
(275 words, band 9)
based on/on the basis of بر اساس
key consideration فاكتور اساسی
equally important به همان اندازه مهم
basic needs نیازهای اساسی و اولیه
health care مراقبتهای بهداشتی، بهداشت
cover the needs برآوردن نیازها
career path مسیر شغلی
general quality of life كیفیت كلی زندگی
job satisfaction رضایت شغلی
outweigh مهم تر بودن