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IELTS – TOEFL Preparation Course – Session 2

Published on November 13th, 2016 | Last updated on April 3rd, 2021 by | Category: IELTS Essay Writing Practice | 41 Comments on IELTS – TOEFL Preparation Course – Session 2 | 338 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

IELTS – TOEFL Preparation Course | Session 2

Writing Task

  • Topic: Nowadays food has become easier to prepare. Has this change improved the way people live?
  • The first essayist writes an introductory paragraph on the above topic, delineating 2 merits and 2 demerits of the central idea in approximately 70 words.
  • The second essayist writes the first supporting paragraph, focusing on one merit and one demerit of the central idea in approximately 70 words.
  • The third essayist composes the second supporting paragraph, indicating the other merit and demerit (one for each) of the central idea discussed in the introductory paragraph in approximately 70 words.
  • The last essayist concludes the essay in approximately 70 words.
  • The sequence of the paragraphs is chronologically ordered.
  • The first essayist technically lays the foundation of the entire essay by particularly raising 2 merits and 2 demerits of the central idea that should be elaborated on in the 2 supporting paragraphs.
  • This is a collaborative task and if you need clarification, you should ask your classmates for it (clarification) through using the REPLY button, which is usually ignored. Let’s practice some teamwork.
  • If you need to edit your own task, you can use the EDIT button (self-assessment).

One of the most significant advances in civilization is the development of modern methods of food production and preparation. Convenience foods have now become the norm in many societies. As a matter of fact, there are many people who don’t have enough time to spend for cooking like employees and this change is good for them. Furthermore, you can save money because convenience foods tend to be cheaper than the alternatives. On the other hand, these are not healthful and probably the family members can be avoided.

41 comments on “IELTS – TOEFL Preparation Course – Session 2”

  1. To recapitulate, nowadays, some folks welcome convenience foods with opening arms, on the grounds that these foods could be a type of short-cut in terms of saving money and time. However, nobody can deny the fact that many diseases lie at the root of convenience foods and also these types of food could leave family relationships on the verge of collapse.

  2. Moreover, people can reap some benefits by going through convenience foods. To be more specific, in the new era, time management and working on a tight schedule is so crucial. So, it would be time-saving to use convenience food. Another point which could shore up the above-mentioned advantages is that prepared foods are cost-effective and they could be provided by less money compared to other dishes. Nevertheless, becoming far from traditional methods of making foods brings about disintegration among family members not only physically but also emotionally. Hence, using convenience foods has pros and cons simultaneously.

    • Your paragraph is supposed to be the concluding one, according to the instructions. However, your first word, i.e. moreover is usually used to add some additional information, which does not generally happen in a concluding paragraph.

        • I should thank you, too.
          Reza submitted his paragraph 24 minutes earlier than you.
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        • I suppose you faced this problem because in the middle of wiring your paragraph, just a couple of minutes before submitting or posting it, Reza simply posted his paragraph and you were not aware of that.
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  3. There is no room for doubt that using inexpensive culinary materials is a double-edged sword. As a positive aspect, it supports the family economically; nevertheless, degradation in food quality drastically threats being healthy. In fact, it has such negative effects on the health of the family members that gives rise to family expenses such as medical expenditures. Therefore, not only is it an economic decision to consume worthless materials, but it also is problematic.

    • threat :arrow: threaten (verb)
      that IT gives rise to … (the sentence should have a subject.
      threats being :arrow: is a menace to the health benefits of proper nutrition (my idea)

  4. With the purpose of having a healthy diet, it is crucial to consume foods which are rich in nutrition. Baking the raw materials gradually and in a long period is one essential factor in saving their nutritional values which is most often in contrast with the convenience foods. In addition, almost all of the convenience foods contain some kinds of artificial preservatives which are considered as a central problem of such productions due to causing health problems.

  5. One of the most significant advances in civilization is the development of modern methods of food production and preparation. Convenience foods have now become the norm in many societies. As a matter of fact, there are many people who don’t have enough time to spend for cooking like employees and this change is good for them. Furthermore, you can save money because convenience foods tend to be cheaper than the alternatives. On the other hand, these are not healthful and probably the family members can be avoided.

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