Mock Test 9 | Writing Task 2


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:


Multi-cultural societies, in which there is a mixture of different ethnic peoples, bring more benefits than drawbacks to a country.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


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

Write at least 250 words.



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    I definitely agree with the statement that cosmopolitan societies are better for the overall progress of a country. That is perhaps by nations such as the USA, Canada and Australia, which are primarily multi-cultural societies, enjoy great prosperity, stability and harmony. [Crack IELTS with Rob] In the following paragraphs I shall provide arguments to support my views.


    Apparently, a multi-cultural society can bring a wide variety of benefits to a nation in terms of economic, cultural and social development. To begin with, the majority of immigrants from different cultural backgrounds are high achievers, including experts, scholars, engineers, business people and other well-trained people. Their arrival means an inflow of expertise, experience, investments as well as a dynamic labor force, which are all key factors to the increase of competitiveness, efficiency and productivity of a nation’s economy.


    What is more, the new arrivals know very well the importance of respecting the local traditions and customs. Therefore, they cooperate and collaborate well with the natives. [Crack IELTS with Rob] They work very harmoniously side by side in offices, factories and schools. In addition, with a rich blend of people, cultures and lifestyles, people in multi-cultural societies tend to be more open-minded and tolerant of other people’s customs and religions.


    However,  multi-societies also have some problems. Sometimes, people from overseas will try to maintain their unique ethnic cultures with their own distinctive characteristics. These differences may seem trivial, but they can cause some conflicts that make it difficult for immigrants to become assimilated into the mainstream of the local social life. But multi-cultural societies are usually based on equality and diversity, so these problems can eventually be dealt with successfully.


    To sum up, after what I have discussed, the advantages of multi-cultural societies far outweigh the disadvantages. [Crack IELTS with Rob] That is the reason so many countries make great efforts to attract more immigrants from abroad.



    Collocations and Idioms:

    1. Cosmopolitan societies: there is a mixture of different ethnic people

    2. Enjoy great prosperity, stability and harmony: are rich, stable and harmonious

    3. Bring a wide variety of benefits: bring many benefits

    4. High achievers: those who achieve a lot in their study and work

    5. Maintain their unique ethnic cultures: stick to their own cultures

    6. Become assimilated into the mainstream of the local social life: mix with their life there


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