WRITING TASK 2
You should spend around 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
|It is important for people to take risks, both in their professional lives and their personal lives.|
Do you think the advantages of taking risks outweigh the disadvantages?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Write at least 250 words.
It is important for people to take risks, both in their professional lives and their personal lives. Do you think the advantages of taking risks outweigh the disadvantages?
There is an age-old adage that fortune favors the brave. But it does not mean that bravery always pays off.
One obvious benefit of taking a risk in life despite being uncertain regarding the outcome is the possibility of discovering new opportunities. There may be rewards lurking beyond the horizon, so it takes a leap of faith in order to gain them. This may be in the form of achieving fame and fortune by taking a career or business decision irrespective of probable threats. For an instance, one of the richest persons in the world Jeff Bezos took a chance on his dream by quitting his job in an IT firm and establishing Amazon which has now become an online giant. We can see how his high risk resulted in high rewards.
Apart from that, taking a more personal perspective, people always take a risk when starting relationships. When it comes to choosing a life partner, individuals pin their hope on another person by believing it will work out in the future, and they will have a happy conjugal life. Unless one is willing to bear the risk, he will remain single.
However, playing the risk-or-reward game may turn out to be costly. It is not uncommon to hear stories of people who took a chance in their business but instead of hitting big became bankrupt. Similarly, there are people who have gambled their fortune away in sports betting or casinos. Referring to the earlier point about marriage, there is always a risk that one ties the knot with someone without much deliberation and eventually must go through divorce. Such instances prompt the thinking that individuals should know the limits of their luck. Maybe, stability is a better option than trying new things.
In conclusion, to take or not to take a risk in life is a question that plagues all of us in different stages of our life. Perhaps, youngsters are keener on going headstrong into uncertainty, while aged people hedge their bets and are wiser. In my opinion, courage in the face of risks is not a lack of fear but a determination of one’s volition despite fear. So, as long as we believe in our ability, we should accept risks in life.
|Color and style code|
|Underlined and italicized sentences are complex sentences.|
Red-colored words are uncommon context-specific words which boost vocabulary score.
Orange-colored words or phrases are discourse markers which boost the score for coherence and cohesion.
Blue-colored phrases are idiomatic expressions or collocations which increase the score for lexical resources.
How to score?
First of all, the essay has to answer all parts of the question in logically-developed and well-supported argumentative paragraphs.
Secondly, it needs to use discourse markers and cohesive devices for coherence.
Thirdly, there should a wide range of sophisticated vocabulary.
And lastly, the essay should be composed of error-free sentences, including some complex grammatical structures.