IELTS Exercise – Writing Task 2

Complete the Writing Task 2 and share your answer with your study group.

Nowadays, people usually have several jobs throughout their life.  This is different from the past when people often worked in the same profession or for the same company for their entire life.  What are the advantages and  disadvantages of both? Give reasons for your answer and include any  relevant information from your own knowledge and experience. Write at least 250 words. 


In the past, people used to work in the same profession or for the same company all their working life. These days, it is common for people to have a variety of job throughout their life. These views have their own advantages and disadvantages, and I will share my opinion regarding to this matter.

There are some benefits if people work in the same profession or workplace. It will show that they are a loyal person. People who show loyalty to the company will be more trusted and they will probably be given a good position. Another advantage of having the same job is people will be more stable financially. They will receive a promising salary and high incentives. Nevertheless, it can cause more stress because people are tired and bored of sticking with the same routine every day.

Meanwhile, people with several jobs in their entire life will have more experience in dealing with problem. It is because they are faced with different challenges. Changing jobs also mean improving skill and knowledge because people are exposed with various situation. Another advantage is it can broaden the networking. People who have ever been in different workplace will have many friends in many places.

To summarize, it would be good for people to try different jobs throughout their life. Beside getting new experience, knowledge, and skill, people will also grow their networks.


Nice writing, miss Dian, but your opinion is not needed because the question is only about the advantages and disadvantages of the topic.

Please make sure that you mention both advantages and disadvantages for each point.

Score: 6.5

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